Re: flimsy paper?

From: Cameron L. Spitzer <cls_at_truffula_dot_sj_dot_ca_dot_us>
Date: Wed May 11 2005 - 15:07:35 CDT

>Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 16:19:31 -0700 (PDT)
>From: "Edmund R. Kennedy" <>
>Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] flimsy paper?

>Sounds like 'thermal' paper Kurt like they used to use on fax machines.
>I remember we were always cautioned to xerox our thermal paper faxes.
>It also sounded silly to me until one day I left a thermal printed
>fax on a south facing window still in mid-morning and came back after
>lunch to find that it had turned completely brown. I wonder if Lara's
>questioner is thinking about thermal paper? That certainly is flimsy.
>I wouldn't put it past the DRE vendors to think that a thermal receipt
>paper would be fine for ballots under glass.

Carbonless carbon paper ("NCR paper") has the same problem.
Rough handling or a little heat and the image is lost.
Extra marks can be made with a second original and the tampering
is really hard to detect. Thumbs down for NCR paper.


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