Sunday, August 23, 2009

U.S. Suppliers and Services

Per the conversation on transparency machine repair, please note that the sources listed below have all been known to sell and repair transparency makers. The first company listed is Welsh Products, where Riso Film, Frames and Carbon pens can also be purchased.

If you are in the market for a machine, you may want to ask the seller the weight of the model for sale. They vary from 24 - 46 lbs. for the models that are not portable. Twenty pounds can make a big difference if you're moving it around.

Should you know of a reliable repair business, please let us know and we can add the names and info to this list.


CA: Welsh Products 800-745-3255

Machines, Riso Film, tape and spare parts

CA: Image Works 888-789-1917

Repair and spare parts

CA: Roy White 916-481-2450

Repair and spare parts

Gil White Repair and spare parts 909-790-9588

IL: Duplicators & Visuals John Messaris

Available April - October

Pick up only in Chicago 312-226-1331

Repair and spare parts 773-561-7330

NY: GC Service George Cromas 718-951-8293

COD shipping only Repair and spare parts

PA: Bob Haller Svc 412-364-4340

and Sales Repair and spare parts

TX: McIntosh AV 888-449-6893

Repair and spare parts

FL: Jim Leasure

Repair and spare parts


  1. The NY guy is George Cromas - not Cronus. I couldn't get into the post to edit the misspelling of his name.

  2. We have the new thermal imagers available in both sizes (A3 and A4) at
    as well as all kinds of RISO and gocco supplies
    :~) Dream and Do! *Judy

  3. i just aquired '3' old 3M thermofax machines. talked to mr.cromus on the phone (very nice & informative) just shipped one to him & excited about getting it gone over. hope to have all 3 up & runnin' soon. -billyclub, club tattoo, springdale,arkansas 479-750-1835

  4. FL: Jim

    I Stock Thermofax / Transparency Maker Belts and Bulbs. I also sell a machines. Check out my web site.
    Thank You,

  5. Hi could somebody email me Mr. cromus's information, I have a 3m model 45EGA in need of repair.

  6. In ebay, there are offers for thermofax repair.

  7. After not using my thermofax machine for a few months and maybe moving it to a different location, it suddenly stopped working. I just talked with Gil White (contact info above), and he got my machine working over the phone - what a relief! Seems the lid was not completely closed, so if you have a problem, try that fix first!

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