Hektographer's Hands
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
is a strange malady afflicting users of the above process. Handle hekto carbons, inks, pencils, ribbons ever so carefully, yet smudges of purple will appear on the ends of the fingers, and by some mysterious process spread to the backs of the hands and up the inner side of the forearm. Then, tho the hektoer never touch his face with arms or hands, purple splotches will break out on the nose and one cheek, and on the nape of the neck, tho he can't see it there. What is more, the dye will spread to all light-colored woodwork in the room, and deposit in an uneven film over the lavatory when he tries to wash. The Ditto company puts out a soap which is supposed to ease the condition, but really it comes off only when the skin does.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
Mimeoer's hands in technicolor. This is a strange malady which affects nearly all fans at some stage in their career. Handle hekto carbons, inks, pencils, ribbons, ever so carefully, yet smudges of purple will appear on the end of the fingers, and by some mysterious process spread to the backs of the hands and up the inner side of the forearm. Then, tho the hektoer never touch his face with hands or arms, purple splotches will break out on the nose and one cheek, and on the nape of the neck, tho he can't see it there. What is more, the dye will spread too all lite-colored woodwork in the room and deposit in an uneven film over the lavatory when he tried to wash. The Ditto Company has put out some soap in tubes which is supposed to ease the condition, but really iy comes off only when the skin does.