Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Carbon Paper Casting

P1010064a Typecast055 Post-Script: Of course, using carbon paper with one's endless roll of paper could prove troublesome, since you can't find an endless roll of carbon paper, unless you did one of those Breaking Bad-style, late-night break-ins to the carbon paper factory. Which I don't recommend. Typing via carbon paper reminded me about the Summer of '08, a formative time in the Typosphere when Strikethru and others were coating paper with thick layers of colorful crayon wax and using that as a form of stencil to type upon, transferring the colored wax to another sheet. I also tried typing onto aluminum foil, which was interesting. For those of you new to the Typosphere, it might provide hours of fun doing some research into the archives of the Typosphere, and try your hand at pressure-transfer typing.


Blogger Richard P said...

Interesting. So you have to type blind, right? It's a good exercise in memory, if I understand correctly.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Joe V said...

Well, the ribbon still makes a mark, just not very neat, so I don't have to type totally blind. I'll have to try it completely without a ribbon and see how it goes.

7:12 PM  
Blogger Dwayne F. said...

I like this experiment and will have to give it a try just for fun. This is the same approach used for foil embossing greeting cards. There is a whole lot of film that doesn't get used.

10:08 PM  

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