Mimeograph


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mimeograph

[′mim·ē·ə‚graf]
(graphic arts)
A duplicating device for making copies by means of a stretched stencil and ink roller.

Mimeograph

 

a stencil-printing machine for rapid duplication of documents in small- and medium-sized batches. The stencil is made on special stencil paper by typewriter or by photoelectric, photomechanical, or galvanic means. The stencil is set on a drum whose surface is inked by an inking device. During printing, ink is forced through the openings of the stencil and onto a sheet of paper. The sheets are fed by an automatic friction feeder along an inclined tray, pass between the printing drum and the stencil, receive the ink image, and are fed out to a receiving tray. The mimeograph can print 6,000 copies per hour on large-format sheets (30 X 45 cm), but the copies are not of high quality.

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Beginning in the 1980s, personal computers began to replace typewriters, "stickies" replaced thumbtacks and paper clips, and photocopiers and printers replaced mimeograph machines.
For the moment, though, I will happily retreat back in reverie to 1980 when all I had to do was plod on my Selectric and publish news of Kamaji on the mimeograph.
Lee establishes Third World Press in his Southside Chicago basement apartment with $400, a used mimeograph machine, and the help of poets Johari Amini and Carolyn Rodgers.
When my father-in-law founded Repeat-O-Type in 1931, he repaired mimeograph machines and sold stencils and inks," said Whitney Keen, president of Repeat-O-Type.
In the past, there were lots of sources of paper like mimeograph or Xerox machines.
In the first place, when certain literary works were distributed strictly among friends, the mimeograph machine worked reasonably well for the task, but the thought that Latin American literature was not widely distributed until the advent of the copy machine is puzzling to say the least.
After humble beginnings with a mimeograph machine, she later recited her spiritual visitors' messages (on both mundane and heavenly matters) straight into a tape recorder for distribution to followers nationwide.
We had manual typewriters, mimeograph machines, carbon paper, and of course, a rotary dial telephone.
Eventually, though, the process led to the modern technique of photocopying, which has virtually eliminated the mimeograph machine and greatly reduced the need for carbon paper.
As the opponents see it, if in the fifties we had established an activist bureaucracy to encourage and help finance the growth of the most promising new industries, the United States would have wasted much money on plants built to produce nylon shirts, mimeograph machines, eight-track tape players, and analog calculators.
The computer networks were also used as effective fundraising tools to collect donations to supply Beijing students with mimeograph machines, typewriters and a photocopier.
We photocopied, we went to the mimeograph machine, and now (the young ones) don't understand what a mimeograph machine is.