Is This Love?

It’s funny how a typewriter from 1983 can make you feel like you’re in the space age. Imagine, a typewriter that requires no ink. Well, this is it! I just received this Canon Typestar 5 yesterday and I’m in love. Mind you, this is my third thermal typewriter, with a fourth on the way. The other two both have their issues. This one appears to be flawless, and super clean.

I wonder if I would have the guts to take this to do some public typing? I take my AlphaSmart Neo2 out all the time and I am barely noticed. But the trail of thermal receipt paper might be a bit obvious.

This narrow receipt paper isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. The goal, of course, will be to get 8½” fax paper. As you can see, my margin has shifted with the paper.

Alas, I cannot lie. This really truly is love.

Canon Typestar 5

Author: Gregory

4 thoughts on “Is This Love?

  1. I love my Typestar 5 too. What’s odd is how this model has fewer features than the Typestar 4. About the only one I miss is the ability to print justified text. Mostly I use 8-1/2-inch wide fax paper chop to fit. From time to time I also enjoy using bright yellow receipt paper. I bought kinds of thermal paper at my local Staples.

    1. I did see they carry yellow receipt paper! That’s pretty cool. But I have to agree: they did start removing features after the 4. I still adore my 5, though.

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