Using a Typewriter

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Although typewriters are not used by many people anymore, some people enjoy using them for art projects and correspondence. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your typewriter.
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I have this electronic typewriter (Brother GX-6750) that I bought last week. I used the ribbon too much and eventually emptied both ribbons (typing ribbon and correction ribbon). Now that the typing ribbon is low, can I use a carbon paper?

It's like this:

I'll remove the cassette ribbon, place three papers (one scratch paper, under it is a carbon paper, under the carbon paper is the fresh paper). Is that a good substitute? Although there are available ribbons here, the only thing is that I don't have enough money to buy both ribbons.

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July 19, 20110 found this helpful
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I would imagine that you could use the carbon, but if you're typing up something important, it would always considered to be a "copy." Have you tried a regular stationery or art store for ribbons or carbon paper?

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July 19, 20110 found this helpful
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Here is what I did because I couldn't afford both when I had the reg. typewriter. I bought the ink ribbon and when you make a mistake then you still have correction tape (or liquid you put a dot on the mistake) then type over the white out and you will still have your original copy.

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Do you have a computer but no printer? or do you use the library. I have an old hp printer on my dell computer and the ink is 4 years old. I just have black ink in it. Cheaper than new ink.

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September 4, 2019

Does anyone remember the typewriter paper that had ink on one side, which meant you didn't need a ribbon? I used to buy it when I was a teenager 20+ years ago. I'm not sure if it still exists, but I'd appreciate any information if anyone knows if it's available and where.
Thank you!

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September 5, 20190 found this helpful
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Carbon paper? You can still get it on Amazon and in office supply stores. It was black or blue or yellow and the "ink" was on one side, and the other side was blank?

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Or mimeograph paper. This you may find on eBay. It had a very distinctive smell when the papers were mimeod. Wow what a flashback!

I actually have some that is vintage, but I have no clue if it still works. I used to use it to trace patterns when I was designing my own cross stitch samplers.

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