[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Printer Paper Christmas

December 23rd, 2013 by Benj Edwards

Bowater Computer Forms Inc. Bowater Paper and Files Computer Printer Paper Christmas Ad Advertisement- 1985“Shhh! Don’t tell dad, but I got him a box of blank paper for Christmas.”

Merry Christmas from VC&G.

[ From Compute!, November 1985, p.21]

Discussion Topic of the Week: When was the last time you printed something, and what was it?

9 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Printer Paper Christmas”

  1. Judith Says:

    We got a new printer at the museum – scans, color, prints both sides – for $60 – and on Saturday we used it to print a Deed of Gift for an Atari 1400XLF – which doesn’t seem possible, but it’s Silicon Valley, where anything is possible. I’m going in later and will have to look at it more carefully. Pretty nice way to inaugurate a printer!

  2. Multimedia Mike Says:

    When I was searching for a job over the summer, I had to go to FedEx Office (formerly Kinko’s office) often with a USB drive in order to print out various things I needed to have signed before showing up to interviews (NDAs and such). I’ve never owned a printer because, for the rare times that I’ve ever needed to print something, I’ve always considered it a fringe benefit of any workplace to be able to use their printer. Not so when I was unemployed.

  3. Rowan Lipkovits Says:

    When I saw the post subject, I was expecting to see some Printshop dot matrix banners celebrating the season!

  4. t3hfr3ak Says:

    Today, something for work.

    It’s amazing that business’s still run off of paper. In fact this past week I had to automate some excel functions for my buddy’s workplace to cut down paper use by 80%.

  5. JackSoar Says:

    Last thing I printed was a confirmation of a charity donation to put in a Christmas card, but it didn’t even print out that well. I typically use a printer almost exclusively for printing out forms that have to be mailed, which doesn’t come up all that often.

    Honestly, I get far more use out of my 3D printer than my inkjet. Last night, I printed out a plastic shark.

  6. SirFatty Says:

    Today, building an audio amp and needed to print out some data sheets. I have a couple printers, an HP Deskjet 9800 that can print 11×17 and a HP LaserJet P2015 (with duplex).

  7. matt Says:

    Printed some recipes today. We actually print pretty often.

  8. Ronan Says:

    I’m old school: I print emails at work almost daily, walk over to the sender’s desk, speak in person, scribble diagrams on the paper, etc. I’m far more paperless than I used to be, but I still like reading & writing things on paper.

  9. Alexander Says:

    Besides the frequent printing I do at work (so I can have a physical copy of a PDF, or a paper PO to sign for accounting), I haven’t printed anything at home in a very very long time. Most printers I’ve had have bitten the dust due to planned obsolescence taking hold, so I haven’t bothered buying a new one.

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