preserving / ressurecting old docs?

From: R. D. Davis <>
Date: Mon Jun 25 14:32:10 2001

On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> --- John Foust <> wrote:
> > Plastic-carbon toners aren't archival, be they from a copier
> > or a laser printer. They re-melt, re-flow or otherwise become

> court documents for court reporters, you cannot submit laser printed
> or inkjet documents for certain uses - i.e., ones where they will be
> stuck together, compressed in a file for decades. The documents must
> be printed on an inkjet device or offset printed.

What's the difference betwen an inkjet printer and an inkjet device?

This problem with the output from inkjet printers running and laser
printers being unuseable for long-term storage is yet another example
of the preponderance of poor-quality engineering and poor product
quality foisted upon consumers by corporations. Have others here
noticed an increasing proliferation of misleading and down-right
deceptive advertising, and more wide-spread decreases in product
quality ranging from disappointing to unuseable, over the past decade
or so? I'm not just referring to computer equipment, but to products
ranging from basic necessities such as food to more expensive items
like automobiles. It seems like the more companies tout that ISO
?000, or whavever, "quality certification," the worse things seem to
get, as do the prices, which seem to rise inversely with changes in
product quality and convenience. I'll bet that many corporations have
adoped, if you'll pardon the language, "screw the consumer and rake in
the money" as their motto.

What we need is a method of good-quality printing, useful for archival
quality, that's reasonably affordable to most people who already own

Like manhy others here have most likely experienced, I've had
laser-printed pages stick together, injet printed pages become
unreadable when they get a little to damp, and dot-matrix output fade


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