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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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:iconjerrie46:
jerrie46 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ink jet printer!!! We're doomed!!!!!
LOL!!!!:)
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Professional General Artist
Yeah...this page was printed out on one of those, almost 19 years ago. Aagh.
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MirrorKhaos Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconmensjedezeemeermin:
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
He took her!  Seriously!
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Professional General Artist
She was swept off her feet!
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  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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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018
Poor Elita! Actually, that beard suits that copy of Jordrell. :) (Smile) 
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  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 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
Hmmm, maybe a copy of a copy, which often has glitches the original never displayed. Wink/Razz 
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Professional General Artist
Nope...you're getting colder! :-)
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
Brrrrrrr….Wink/Razz 
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
The next installment brings with it a hefty clue, so you'll get warmer!
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Dangerguy01 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AARGH inkjets.
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  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 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018
That was totally unexpected
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Professional General Artist
Expect only the unexpected with this loony strip!
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Ultramichelle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018
Oh i like that ^^
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Chickfighter Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018
"An inkjet printer!" :fear:
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Professional General Artist
It was at this point I think I had that nervous breakdown.
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Chickfighter Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018
At least it's not an impact printer.
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Professional General Artist
That's a machine designed to print out legislation relating to imps.
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Chickfighter Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018
Years ago I sat at a desk next to an impact printer used by a whole office area. We did finally get a cover for it. Prior to that it was like having a machine gun go off next to you every time someone used it. I wonder if I can claim PTSD, Printer Terror Stricken Doll?
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TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Professional General Artist
To be honest with you, I'd never heard of them! If I had done, they would probably have featured in this story, battling with the ink jets. (This is starting to sound like West Side Story...well, that was a copy of Romeo and Hewlett-Packard) That's not such a crazy notion, as, when I was doing this strip, the same company had commissioned a version of Space invaders to tie in with this story, which substituted demon printers for alien spacecraft. I'm wondering if it's still out there somewhere....
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