Mini Printer

Front view of a mini printer showing the black and white dial and character selector. Underside view of a mini printer showing the base of the printer and the trigger. Rear view of a mini printer showing the trigger and the moulded inscription. Top view of a mini printer showing the character stricking plates. Rear view of a mini printer showing the moulded inscription. Front view of a mini printer showing the character selector dial.
Front view of a mini printer showing the black and white dial and character selector. Underside view of a mini printer showing the base of the printer and the trigger. Rear view of a mini printer showing the trigger and the moulded inscription. Top view of a mini printer showing the character stricking plates. Rear view of a mini printer showing the moulded inscription. Front view of a mini printer showing the character selector dial.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 0_6539
Date
1980 - 1989 (circa)

Description

A small, blue plastic label maker from circa 1980s. To create a label a thin strip of self adhesive plastic strip is threaded through the device, the dial is rotated to the required character. The trigger is then squeezed and the letter is embossed into the back of the tape by stretching the plastic, where the plastic is stretched a stress mark is left. The final effect is a thin strip with raised white lettering.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

moulded: "Mini Printer. Reg. design Pat. Pending" (rear)
Material
plastic
Colour