Saturday, August 15, 2009

Praxis: Pet Milk Tip & the Need for a Resistance Printer.

armed_and_christian gives us this heads up:

Printing ink (i.e. from an actual printing press) won't run, but toner (from a copier) will. Not so certain about inkjet printer ink, You'll just have to check it out and see for yourself. The paper's weight is much less a concern than the type of ink.

Silk Screen Printing Apparatus.

True enough. All the posters I put up in my mis-spent youth were either silk-screened or printed on a press. So, be advised. Find yourself a resistance printer. Good to know before the balloon goes up anyway.


Simon Jester said...

Any links or advice on printers/presses? All of the ones I've found have been fairly expensive. I suppose I could always hire someone to print posters for me.

Loneviking said...

Ink from the printer I used will run. That's why I use rubber cement. It won't wrinkle the paper and sticks well. Yes, you have to apply the glue and let it get a bit tacky so you have to figure that into your posting. But I've put up a fair number of posters using this.
I wish I could find a resistance printer but I don't know of any I would trust at this point.

Crustyrusty said...

I learned how to set type and run a platen jobber press a long time ago in high school. Maybe my long-dormant skills will find a use in the next few years, huh?

Johnny said...

Relax guys, tech has moved on a bit - cheap inkjet and laser printers are ubiquitous. Also, spray paint and airbrushes can be used on large sheets of paper and canvas or directly on surfaces. Adapt. Improvise. Overcome.

Anonymous said...

It is my understanding that photocopy machines, laser printers and perhaps inkjet printers are tagged with a unique serial number that is hidden on every document printed. Adapt, Improvise, Overcome. III

ScottJ said...


Color laser jets are getting down to the sub-$500 range too.

Miles said...

Modern (last 25 years or so, at least) printers do indeed "tag" every document printed with the device's serial number.

The manufacturer will gladly cough up to LE where and when that particular machine went to whatever store.

If the store has video surveillance and computerized checkout (ala wally werld), and even if cash was used to buy the thing, LE can deduce the end purchaser.

This was how BTK was caught.

And don't think that the powers that be wouldn't use the same methods to find uppity serfs.

Anonymous said...

Here's a link to building your own press (around $200)

pdxr13 said...

BTK case was cracked when the killer used technology that he did not completely understand or control (computer media, floppy disk, and borrowed computer stations) to communicate with a television station (thus police computer forensics). The floppy contained a bunch of meta data that narrowed the search for people to the point that he became a suspect.

It wasn't a printed sheet, it was MicroSoft Word/Office meta-data on a floppy disk.

This may be disinformation, but MS products do default to saving and noting all kinds of unwanted (who what where when how) info in .doc files.

Postering could be a "political crime" as well as vandalism/littering if we get that far.


Crustyrusty said...

I'd wager that my 16-year-old HP laser printer doesn't have any of that tracking crap on it. It's old and slow, but it'll do the job.

Crustyrusty said...

"This may be disinformation, but MS products do default to saving and noting all kinds of unwanted (who what where when how) info in .doc files."

Not to mention M$ computers "phoning home" all the time. Who's to say that the alphabet agencies (if they haven't already) won't make Windows call THEM whenever the 'puter does something they don't like (like visit Sipsey Street).

Yet another reason to use Linux and Open Source software.

Happy D said...

Old tech often the best tech.