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What's a use for 'continuous' printer paper? The stuff with the tear-off/hole-punched edges... Answered

I've got a carton of the stuff, and it's just sitting there. Plain white, unlined. I've been using single sheets at a time for drawings or notes, and just tossing the fringes out. They end up in random places around the house. Maybe a notebook? Somehow bind the pages together by the holes, then make it tearaway. Which still leaves half of the tear-stuff floating around. Filler for something? Any ideas?

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iguanian

9 years ago

Actually, if you have any left, I'd be happy to take it off your hands. :) I have an old dot matrix printer and I want to create the old BZZZZZZTTT! sound of it running for a retro computer build. Let me know!

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mikeasaurus

10 years ago

Didn't any of you guys used to rip the edges of and fold them together to make those long accordions? With a whole box just imagine how long you could make it!

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fwjs28

10 years ago

Throw it in a shredder and watch each page being pulled to it's death... O,what's that...u wanted a more useful idea...I'm afraid that's all I got.... :(

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DELETED_GuardianFox

10 years ago

Back when we first made the switch, we used to tear off individual sheets and use them in our old laser printer. Note, this led us to a lot of paper jams. Then we gave half of the box to a couple young children for crayon time. They did a good job of using it all up by the time they got older and into other things. The rest? I used it for notes for a couple of years... but eventually we had to send almost half a box of mildewy paper to the recyclers. YOU might consider taking the stack to a nearby print or copy shop. If they have a nice guillotine, they'll be able to cut the perforated edges off for you... leaving you with a pile of very-close-to-letter-sized loose office paper. I can't imagine they'll charge more than a few bucks for this service.

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frollard

10 years ago

Officially it's "tractor feed" paper - man I miss dot matrix printers... wait, no I don't. I hate dot matrix printers :S if you rip the edges off, you can use it in a dot matrix printer for a really long banner - if you tell the printer the paper is continuous.

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frollardfrollard

Answer 10 years ago

nix that - you can use it in an INKJET printer...

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gmxx

10 years ago

I like the notebook idea. You would oly need some yarn... of course... you could continuously print on it,