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Xeroids16
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Published: September 12, 2018
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If this episode tells us nothing else, it does tell us what domestic printer quality was like in late 1999. This was printed at the highest setting on coated paper, and it still looks horrible.  In those days, too, I was not conversant with creating things digitally, and I recall I created all the Xeroids pages at 150 dpi...I was loading them directly onto floppy disks, and physically running them round the the office, because it would have taken an hour to send them down the line in those dial-up days! I'm thinking a long way back now, but I think I eventually transferred all the digital art to a CD-ROM, which, one day, for no good reason, clammed up on me, and that's why I don't have any of the digital artwork now. Ah - don't you love hearing these little stories?
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jerrie46's avatar
jerrie46|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ink jet printer!!! We're doomed!!!!!
LOL!!!!:)
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TheOldGoat1955|Professional General Artist
Yeah...this page was printed out on one of those, almost 19 years ago. Aagh.
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MirrorKhaos|Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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MensjeDeZeemeermin's avatar
He took her!  Seriously!
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TheOldGoat1955|Professional General Artist
She was swept off her feet!
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TheOldGoat1955|Professional General Artist
And, a whole day later, I've just this second got what you said.  Duh. My brain broke.
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Poor Elita! Actually, that beard suits that copy of Jordrell. :) (Smile) 
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TheOldGoat1955|Professional General Artist
It does...but...and here's the question...how can the copy have a beard if Jodrell doesn't have one?  The mystery will be unraveled next time...
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scorpionlover42's avatar
Hmmm, maybe a copy of a copy, which often has glitches the original never displayed. Wink/Razz 
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TheOldGoat1955|Professional General Artist
Nope...you're getting colder! :-)
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Dangerguy01|Hobbyist Digital Artist
AARGH inkjets.
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TheOldGoat1955|Professional General Artist
I still have an inkjet printer, almost twenty years later. Half the price of the one I printed this on, half the size, and with a scanner. And photo quality. Aahhh.
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Ultramichelle's avatar
That was totally unexpected
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TheOldGoat1955|Professional General Artist
Expect only the unexpected with this loony strip!
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Oh i like that ^^
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"An inkjet printer!" :fear:
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TheOldGoat1955|Professional General Artist
It was at this point I think I had that nervous breakdown.
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At least it's not an impact printer.
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TheOldGoat1955|Professional General Artist
That's a machine designed to print out legislation relating to imps.
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