Graphite iBook Quick Test

This graphite iBook has been at the top of one of the storage shelves for over a year and I honestly just forgot about it so figured maybe I should check to see if it functions. This is one of the iBook's fro...

A Hot Attic Printer Rescue!

Over the weekend I was catching up on breaking down old recycled machines while at the same time there was a good amount of printer conversation on the social networks, this got me to thinking I still had a f...

ImageWriter II color ribbon PART 2

Yesterday my test print on the new color ribbon for the Apple ImageWriter II printer was not as vibrant as I was expecting. This morning I woke up to find a suggestion by a fellow Twitter pal so let's see how it goes. You can purchase these ImageWriter II ...

Windows printing on MPS-1270A

Thought I would share testing the Commodore MPS-1270 printing a Word document from Windows 11 on a Sunday afternoon. The MPS-1270 printer is being connected to a selector switch so multiple machines can print...

The Atari Haul

On the 1st of June 2022, I filled my car with the 2nd largest computer haul to date for 8-Bit Boyz, the first one being the “Rick Collection” that is still being shipped bit by bit at a time. This current Ata...

Commodore MPS 1270A

After a very long search I found a Commodore MPS 1270A inkjet printer, but to get the deal closed took about 3 months before the seller would accept a deal.  It was marketed as NEW IN BOX however once I opened it and could smell smoke and found ink all over ...

Quick-Bit: May Calendar 2022

A quick video creating and printing May 2022's calendar on an Apple //GS with the Printshop Companion software, using an Apple Image Writer II printer with tractor feed paper. I used a "New" ribbon for this c...

Image BBS v3.0 January 2022 Update

X-Tec has released a new January 2022 fixes disk for Image BBS v3.0, this update also addresses a few bugs folks have been having with some previous Image fixes. Here is what's in this update: This disk cont...

DOWNLOAD: Image 3.0 Fall 2021 Fixes

I wanted to make sure these fixes put out by X-Tec were available before the end of 2021. If you have not updated to the spring 2021 update first, you can find that here: Image BBS v3.0 Update (Mar21).  For best results apply the 1101221 (Nov) fixes first then...

Tandy Power Switching System Restore

Early November 2021 I found a Tandy Power Switching System at a thrift store for all of $4.00, so I picked it up expecting at best it might need some minor repairs. It was yellowed and missing most of the feet ...