I could only get onionskin paper on a pad rather than for a printer but I tried
it anyway. It printed OK, and is significantly better than normal printer
paper, but is still quite grainy/papery with the back lighting.
So I'm still looking.
From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Roger Parsons <email@example.com>; Roger Parsons <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, 24 October 2011, 15:30
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Emotator 1105MS Rotator & Controller
I would try 'onion skin' paper, or very translucent paper which could be made
even LESS opaque by rubbing it with OIL.
Quoting Roger Parsons <email@example.com>:
> A while ago my controller stopped indicating the antenna direction, although
> everything was OK otherwise. Significant messing around later I found that a
> drive belt in the controller had perished. To my amazement I found a source
> of the correct belt and now it works fine again.
> The direction indication was a printed translucent sheet held between two
> transparent pieces of polycarbonate. Disassembling the unit to fit the new
> belt made the translucent sheet fall apart - it was after all at least 20
> years old. I was able to draw a replacement sheet pretty much exactly as the
> original, but I can't find the proper material to print it on. If I use a
> transparency it is much too light and the works of the controller are
> clearly visible though it. If I use paper, the back illumination emphasises
> the grain in the paper and it looks really amateurish.
> Any suggestions for the best material to use? I use an inkjet printer, but
> if laser is necessary I could take it to a shop for printout. Thanks for any
> 73 Roger
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