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Thread: Chrony F-1 Printer questions

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    Chrony F-1 Printer questions

    I purchased a used F1 chrony printer and was wondering if someone had the paper size ? width? diameter?

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    Standard adding machine paper rolls at your friendly stationary store
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    Adding machine paper does come in different diameters and widths so a better idea of the width is needed.

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    Standard calculator rolls are 2 1/4. When the manufacturer or anyone else says standard paper, they mean the standard paper of the standard 2 1/4 size. A simple google search turned up verification of that fact.

    A link to be helpful: http://thegodfatherofairguns.com/bas...ooting-chrony/

    You could probably even measure your existing paper with a ruler, the kind carried by 9 year old children for learning basic measurements, and come to the same conclusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rototerrier View Post
    Standard calculator rolls are 2 1/4. When the manufacturer or anyone else says standard paper, they mean the standard paper of the standard 2 1/4 size. A simple google search turned up verification of that fact.

    A link to be helpful: http://thegodfatherofairguns.com/bas...ooting-chrony/

    You could probably even measure your existing paper with a ruler, the kind carried by 9 year old children for learning basic measurements, and come to the same conclusion.
    Thanks for the link that is one I hadn't seen.

    Well, I googled the paper question and brought up 4 different sizes. I guess I should have mentioned I bought the printer sight unseen without a roll of paper and I'm in the process of trying to locate the correct size paper, and a ribbon(IR-40) to have on hand when the printer arrives. Had I been blessed with the ability to read the missing specifications on the printer page of the Chrony site I wouldn't have bothered with a post. So, I'm just trying to find out the correct width which you so kindly mentioned was 2.250" and I need the correct diameter or the correct footage of the paper reel.

    The diameter of the roll would be helpful since they aren't standard. Diameter or number of feet on the roll so that the roll would properly fit in the area set aside for it.
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    The diameter of the roll would be helpful since they aren't standard. Diameter or number of feet on the roll so that the roll would properly fit in the area set aside for it.
    Buy the smallest roll for starters.
    BTW, didn't your F-1 come with a roll of paper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Boy View Post
    Buy the smallest roll for starters.
    BTW, didn't your F-1 come with a roll of paper?

    I bought it used. I haven't received it yet. I don't even know if it will have a roll of paper with it since it is used and I haven't seen it yet.

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    For 10 bucks, you can order a pack of 12 rolls off the Internet and they will have it for you in the store closest to you ... https://www.officedepot.com/a/produc...dmVR:17h4h7cou
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Boy View Post
    For 10 bucks, you can order a pack of 12 rolls off the Internet and they will have it for you in the store closest to you ... https://www.officedepot.com/a/produc...dmVR:17h4h7cou

    Thanks for your reply. Simple logic already told me to purchase a small diameter roll. I was however thinking that someone on the forum had to have a printer like this and would be willing to share a few minutes to take a take measure and give me a diameter of their roll. Yes, I can purchase a pack of 10 or 12 rolls and possibly end up with a smaller roll size than what the machine is designed to take and then have to carry two rolls with me every time I used the unit. I guess I will wait until the unit is shipped to me and then go out and purchase the correct diameter.

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    The link above is correct, I do believe, I'm not at home to check mine?
    I've been picking it up at Goodwill and St. Vinny's, usually about $2-3 for several+ rolls, I probably will never have to buy another roll ever?
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    Ok, got the printer yesterday and found I could fit an external roll of 3" diameter by standard 2.25" width.

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    Be sure to buy some ink to put on the pad in case the used printer pad is dried out
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Boy View Post
    Be sure to buy some ink to put on the pad in case the used printer pad is dried out
    I already ordered a 5 pak of the printer carts.

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    My Chrony is so old the original sky screens were suspended by cardboard instead of wire rods. It has no provision for a remote screen or printer. A few years ago, I bought a newer one for my brother and it has those features. I can send mine in to be refinished and upgraded for $50 but I still haven't made up my mind. The unit still works great especially in the shade or on a cloudy day with no direct sunlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcvan View Post
    My Chrony is so old the original sky screens were suspended by cardboard instead of wire rods. It has no provision for a remote screen or printer. A few years ago, I bought a newer one for my brother and it has those features. I can send mine in to be refinished and upgraded for $50 but I still haven't made up my mind. The unit still works great especially in the shade or on a cloudy day with no direct sunlight.
    Better re-check that upgrade price. I have some older infor that gives a cheaper price than what the upgrade is now.

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