Humidity Fade-out Hits ZX Paper

The summer has taken its toll on one of the most common accessories on the UK micro scene - paper for the ZX Printer.

The paper suffers from humidity - there may be no risk from the weather for the rest of the year but it will be a good idea to stay out of the greenhouse when you are looking for somewhere to store it.

Faded paper, according to Sinclair, is more often caused by humidity than be exposure to sunlight.

When questioned, a Sinclair spokesman said: "The paper should be used within twelve months of purchase. It photocopies well. I would therefore advise users to copy printouts which may be required at a later date, avoiding fading due to strong sunlight or deterioration of any kind."