Date: Sun, 10-Mar-85 19:32:42 EST
Posted: Sun Mar 10 19:32:42 1985
Date-Received: Tue, 12-Mar-85 21:20:20 EST
Reply-To: mikevp@proper.UUCP (mikevp)
Organization: Proper UNIX, San Leandro, CA
> I also bought the Cardco +G interface. Is everyone else who bought
> one of these happy with it?
I bought one of these, and I am very UNhappy with it. I am using it with
an Epson MX80, so my experience may not be applicable to the Gemini.
Printing any kind of graphics takes *f*o*r*e*v*e*r* (that includes the
Comodore special characters, anything that is not standard ASCII) because
it does continuous forward-backward shuttling of the print head back and
forth. This beats the print mechanism to death, and takes about 45-50
seconds for every single line of print. Also, for all potential Epson/Cardco
users out there, you absolutely MUST have Graftrax+ to run this: The original
Graftrax will not work for anything but straight ASCII text, though the
Cardco people will swear up and down that you don't need Graftrax+.
Personally, if I knew now what I knew then, I would look for something else.