Selectric type element: JetBrains Mono 10


About this Product

A 3D printed type ball for Selectric I and II typewriters, either 10 character per inch pitch or dual-pitch.

This is the JetBrains Mono font from, a nice sans serif that holds the middle ground between round and square typefaces. It is easy to read and feels somewhat technical but not sterile.

The ball is printed with Sunlu ABS-like resin, and is very durable.

A couple of clips are included with each order. Leave a note if you need more!

Austin Selectric Rescue

Austin, TX
Free shipping on orders $30+
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Meet the Maker

Hi! I'm Dave, a techy/engineery guy who recently discovered and fell in love with Selectric typewriters. I've been collecting unwanted Selectrics from Goodwill because I love getting them working again and I can't bear the thought of them going to the scrap yard, but now I have more than anyone should. I realized I'm basically a cat lady but for Selectric typewriters--I'm running a shelter for feral Selectrics. So the logical next step is to make it a rescue organization and put these noble machines up for adoption after getting them cleaned up and purring (sorry) again.

Once I'd collected most of the existing IBM type balls I wondered what it would take to make new ones. I assumed it would require injection molding, but through a random internet connection I found that UV resin-based printing can indeed produce a working type ball, and then I discovered that even the cheapest resin printers on the market do a respectable job. I spent the summer fine-tuning the design and now, after countless hours of testing, here they are!

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