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Old 14th Oct 2018, 10:10 am   #21
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I use paper also.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 1:05 pm   #22
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I use paper also.
I used a 5 note. Tips rarely extended to a tenner. Modern plastic banknotes probably won't work.
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Once, when desperate, a bit of card + vodka.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 3:07 pm   #24
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anyone ever used p40 paper?
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 10:56 pm   #25
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I take it you mean thermal printer paper, similar to any other paper I'd think.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 11:21 pm   #26
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For heads which are not too heavily soiled I often found that playing a 'Chrome' or especially a 'Metal' tape all the way through, if necessary more than once, was enough to clear the problem, the premise being that these types were inherently more abrasive than standard tapes.
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