Homage Tektronix Circuit Computer: Laser Printed Scales

Given the proper command-line options, GCMC can produce an SVG image and, after some Bash fiddling and a bank shot off Inkscape, the same GCMC program I’ve been using to plot Homage Tektronix Circuit Computer decks can produce laser-printed decks:

Tek CC - laser - detail
Tek CC – laser – detail

Pen-plotting on yellow Astrobrights paper showed how much ink bleeds on slightly porous paper, but laser-printing the same paper produces crisp lines:

Tek CC - laser - yellow detail
Tek CC – laser – yellow detail

Laser printing definitely feels like cheating, but, for comparison, here’s a Genuine Tektronix Circuit Computer:

Tek CC - genuine - detail
Tek CC – genuine – detail

Plotting the decks on hard mode was definitely a learning experience!

Obviously, my cursor engraving hand remains weak.

4 thoughts on “Homage Tektronix Circuit Computer: Laser Printed Scales

    1. Much though it pains me to admit it, there’s a good reason printers wiped the floor with pen plotters. [grin]

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