New Red & Black Group 4 Typewriter Ribbon for Olivetti
New red and black typewriter ribbon for Olivetti typewriters such as the Lettera 22 , 32, 82, Studio 35, 44, 45 46, Valentine , Dora and Roma . It comes on two Group 4 plastic spools . These should drop into your Olivetti manual machine or we would recommend in most cases that you rewind this new ribbon onto the existing spools in your typewriter if it has the original metal spools .These ribbon spools will also suit later Underwood portable typewriters as they were basically Olivetti models such as the Underwood 310 and 315.
It's also a good idea to take a photo of the way the ribbon is threaded through the " ribbon throw " in the centre of the typewriter . You then have something to refer to when you have taken the old ribbon out and are trying to fit your new ribbon . To type in red you will need to use the "red ribbon selector " on your typewriter , but please note that while most typewriters have this feature , not all do .
Our ribbons are 10 m long and the standard 1/2 inch width , with a good level of black ink in them. The plastic spools that the ribbon comes on are 5.3 cms in diameter , with the central hole 7 mm in diameter .The ribbon passes from one spool to other by moving fractionally every time you type , and then returns back from the full spool to the empty one again .This process can be repeated many times and for someone typing 40 hours a week in an office a ribbon would last around 3 months .
The ribbon comes in a sealed plastic bag and as long as you keep it sealed and out of direct sunlight will be fine for a long period of time .
Delivery anywhere within Australia is included in the price .