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Ribbon Inker

Tend machines that impregnate ribbons with ink.

What does a Ribbon Inker do?

Tends machine that impregnates ribbons with ink to make ribbons for machines, such as typewriters, adding and addressograph machines, and cash registers: Fills ink pan of machine and loads machine roll or spool of silk, cotton, or nylon ribbon. Starts machine to rotate rollers that dip into ink pan and press ink on ribbon. Adjusts speed of machine and amount of ink to be pressed on ribbon according to type of ribbon to be made. Inspects inked ribbons for imperfections. May shape inner curve of divider that separates inks of bicolored ribbons, using file and emery cloth, until curve matches that of inking rollers. May adjust machine guides according to width of ribbon to be inked.