What is the optimal placement of bail rollers?

Pictured above is what I perceive to be the optimal placement of Bail rollers.  The inside rollers from left to right should be at 3 and 5.25 respectively, with the margin set at 1, and the page set at 0.  In Pica, this would be a margin at space 10, and the inner sides of the rollers at space 30 and space 52.
When the rollers are too far apart, the page bows up in the middle and slaps around a bit.
 When they are to close, the page bows the opposite way.  The Royal user manual recommends that they be no further than three inches apart.  If they’re too far apart, the edge of the page can crinkle up.
If your machine has one roller, center it.  If it has more than two, have one in the center, and evenly space the rest.  Paper fingers should be right at the edge of the margins, so the writing guide doesn’t push them, but merely nestles up against them.


But then again, it’s your machine.  You’re free to do whatever you want with it, and I really don’t care what that is.

If you don’t want to deal with bail rollers, you can always just remove them :)


  1. This is something I hadn't really reflected on. I'm going to start paying more attention!

    1. Hahaha! It was more of a lighthearted post, I tend to be a bit OCD about everything :)

  2. I prefer to call it "CDO". That way the letters are alphabetized! :)

    1. Lol What on earth would that stand for then? Captive Dark Ocelot? Creativity Deficient Orphans?


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