[rescue] Tektronix Phaser 840 plus

The Renaissance Man alaric at caerllewys.net
Thu Jun 17 14:15:46 CDT 2004

On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 07:23:03AM -0400, James wrote:
> What would be toxic in toner? Black toner consists of carbon and a low-temp
> melting plastic powder. Colored toner would have nearly the same dyes as
> colored waxes used in phasers. Phaser waxes have low-temp melting plastic
> poweders too, to make them stable at higher temps once on a page.

For some values of "stable".  I've seen someone put a warm coffee cup
down on a stack of Phaser340 output and had the "ink" melt.

The 840 is a whole different beast, iirc ....  according to Tek's
documentation when I looked at it, the 840 is a true color laser, not a
thermal-wax printer.

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