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What is a ribbon for a electronic typewriter?

What does a ribbon mean ?? for electronic typewriter someone help!

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A printer ribbon is an inked strip of tissue or other material necessary for any typewritter to print.
In the case of your machine, this ribbon comes inside a cartidge or cassette that looks like those in the image in this link:

To learn more about your machine, you can download de User Manual from here:

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