Re: Printers Revisited

From: Karl Auerbach <karl@cavebear.com>
Date: Sat May 22 2004 - 21:30:21 CDT

On Sat, 22 May 2004, Ellen Theisen wrote:

> I thought the idea was to let the counties use whatever hardware they could
> get inexpensively for the election. If so, having detailed printer specs
> could be a problem, couldn't it?

Printers are perhaps one of the most persnicketty parts of the whole
system. A ballot that prints perfectly on one printer may be completely
fouled up on a different one, particularly when doing things that require
some precise printing, like bar codes (especially the 2-D ones) and
near-edge printing. So, to my way of thinking, if there is any one single
part that is most crying out for standardization, it's the printer.

                --karl--
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