Friday, October 17, 2014

Saint Coemgen Adds Another Point to Carbon Paper

I love getting reader comments. They allow me to look at things from perspectives I would not otherwise think about. One final note from me before moving on to the comment sent it... When I taught elementary school, at Halloween time, I would use carbon paper to create a ghost on white paper. Then dunking the paper in water made the ink run, giving it an extra ghostly appearance. The 3rd and 4th graders loved it as a simple art project.

Saint Coemgen has left a new comment on the post "Adrianna Responds to Carbon Dating...":

While everyone can appreciate your preference for NCR paper, your own link to Wikipedia also highlights known issues with NCR paper. Such as, despite the modern reformulation of NCR paper, the chemicals used in NCR paper are still toxic to users of this paper specifically, and are an environmental issue in general. The fact that a "Public Health" worker rather uses carbon paper should give you pause and something to think about.

Also do consider that since carbon paper can be reused hundreds of times, it is long term cheaper to use than NCR paper. A fact that a "budget" nomad should appreciate.

You make find it antiquated and humorous, but many others still find it useful and practical. You can even still today easily purchased carbon paper from Amazon in the USA.

Ryan: Anyone interested in ordering carbon paper through here is the link.

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