Well, this is fun! I was looking for a different type of thermal paper to try and happened upon this EKG paper. I was hoping it would be heavier, but alas, it’s not much heavier than the Staples thermal fax rolls. As you can see above, some sort of “bruising” has affected the thermal reaction.
It may be a little OCD, but the fact that the print was going outside of the printed grid was annoying me, so I adjusted the left margin. Ah, much better.
In one of our Typewriter Club LIVE meetings, I had mentioned I had ordered a couple rolls of this paper–110mm and 210mm, each in 20 meter lengths. Joe Van Cleave suggested a swap for some of his high quality Brother thermal sheets, and I was quick to agree. I gave him the choice of the two sizes; he opted for the 210mm. That’s fine by me as I mostly see myself blogging with this paper, or perhaps for writing short notes. Either way, it’s sure to be a hoot.
I am very much looking forward to Joe’s inevitable video on this paper. For example, I am too lazy to measure the grid, but I am sure Joe will include that in his review.
I have to say, the imprint is nice and dark, and it seems sharper than the fax paper. But maybe that’s just a trick of the grid.