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Author Topic: Can we still find ink ribbons for DMP printers ?  (Read 742 times)

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Offline gotcha

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Can we still find ink ribbons for DMP printers ?
« on: 13:19, 07 September 18 »
Hello,
I have a DMP2000 printer and until now, I didn't manage to find any ink ribbon for it.Without ink ribbons, the printer unfortunatelly just becomes useless.

Does anyone know if we can still get new ink ribbons for DMP printers ?
Thanks !



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Re: Can we still find ink ribbons for DMP printers ?
« Reply #1 on: 15:43, 07 September 18 »
For Germany this could be a possible source:

https://www.typenrad-24.de/Farbbaender/fuer-Nadeldrucker/Amstrad:::27518_26153_28722.html
Don't know if they also deliver to France.


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Re: Can we still find ink ribbons for DMP printers ?
« Reply #2 on: 15:55, 07 September 18 »
Hello
I have written to an[size=78%] alibaba supplier [/size]
https://french.alibaba.com/product-detail/compatible-printer-ink-ribbon-for-printer-amstrad-dmp2000-3000-212021519.html


But sadly :doh: [size=78%], this company does not produce anymore those ribbons.[/size]

[size=78%]regards[/size]

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Re: Can we still find ink ribbons for DMP printers ?
« Reply #3 on: 15:58, 07 September 18 »
For Germany this could be a possible source:

https://www.typenrad-24.de/Farbbaender/fuer-Nadeldrucker/Amstrad:::27518_26153_28722.html
Don't know if they also deliver to France.




This url doesn't give the good ribbon. :(

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Re: Can we still find ink ribbons for DMP printers ?
« Reply #4 on: 17:47, 07 September 18 »
This url doesn't give the good ribbon. :(
What is referenced as 2000, 3000, and DMP 3000  doesn't indeed give the expected pictures for the ribbons.
« Last Edit: 17:54, 07 September 18 by gotcha »

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Re: Can we still find ink ribbons for DMP printers ?
« Reply #5 on: 17:53, 07 September 18 »
I have written to an[size=78%] alibaba supplier [/size]
https://french.alibaba.com/product-detail/compatible-printer-ink-ribbon-for-printer-amstrad-dmp2000-3000-212021519.html
But sadly :doh: , this company does not produce anymore those ribbons.

Well, I was not feeling comfortable buying on alibaba. I'm glad you tried. At least now, we know that they don't actually produce it.

I think that all these DMP printers are now useless due to the lack of ribbons. I'm not feeling confortable throwing mine away, but I think that this is what is going to happen. :-[
If someone in France is interested getting one for free, please let me know (see: https://forum.system-cfg.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=9285)

For printing from my CPC, I've finally acquired a more recent Amstrad LQ3500 printer for which we can still easily buy ribbons on ebay
« Last Edit: 17:55, 07 September 18 by gotcha »

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Re: Can we still find ink ribbons for DMP printers ?
« Reply #6 on: 18:29, 07 September 18 »
Well, I was not feeling comfortable buying on alibaba. I'm glad you tried. At least now, we know that they don't actually produce it.

I think that all these DMP printers are now useless due to the lack of ribbons. I'm not feeling confortable throwing mine away, but I think that this is what is going to happen. :-[
If someone in France is interested getting one for free, please let me know (see: https://forum.system-cfg.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=9285)
Don't throw it away if you ever intend to use a DART scanner  :)
You don't need a ribbon for that.

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Re: Can we still find ink ribbons for DMP printers ?
« Reply #7 on: 22:03, 07 September 18 »
What is referenced as 2000, 3000, and DMP 3000  doesn't indeed give the expected pictures for the ribbons.
Désolée... Don't know how they look like. I never had an Amstrad printer, I always used a Commodore MPS on my CPC.  :o

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Re: Can we still find ink ribbons for DMP printers ?
« Reply #8 on: 22:49, 07 September 18 »
Don't throw it away if you ever intend to use a DART scanner  :) You don't need a ribbon for that.
Well, actually I've seen a DART once on ebay, but someone was ready to pay more money for it than me  :) The DART scanner is pretty rare !
« Last Edit: 08:26, 08 September 18 by gotcha »

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Re: Can we still find ink ribbons for DMP printers ?
« Reply #9 on: 03:29, 08 September 18 »
I'm pretty sure that if anyone still makes them, Porelon in Tennessee still does. They used to be IBM's printer ribbon division. They still make impact printer ribbons for specialist applications. Someone, somewhere will still be using this type of printer in a commercial application and Porelon will make a tiny amount of money making ribbons for it.
The DMP 2000 was basically a badged version of the ALPS ASP1000 (except with all the ugly taken out of it). It was also sold as a C.Itoh Riteman-C (and Riteman-F) and C.Itoh Prowriter Jr. I also wouldn't be too averse to buying from Shenzhen: there are a couple of manufacturers who have taken pretty much the whole ALPS OEM printer line and made compatible parts and mechanisms. I've been tempted to get a clone of the terrible old ALPS 4-colour mini pen plotters (badged by Tandy, Atari, CBM and others) to see what I can make of it.

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Re: Can we still find ink ribbons for DMP printers ?
« Reply #11 on: 21:55, 02 November 18 »
P&p very expensive. (+Custom tax for non spanish, i remembered)