USING the Spectrum's functions it becomes laborious and time-consuming to produce a screen display which can be used as a title or loading logo. For the average programmer it is much simpler to use a custom-built screen editor on which complicated designs can be roughed-out, altered and then saved on tape when complete.
The ISP Screen Machine provides a flexible and relatively simple system for the production of such displays.
Circles, arcs and blocks can be drawn, filled or unfilled. Paper, ink and border colours can be altered without affecting the design. There is a graphics mode with a full set of UDGs which are useful in building a design.
The designs are based mainly on character cell blocks and the user should not expect to produce a fine-line masterpiece. There does not appear to be a printer function.
The general impression is of a versatile editor which will be a boon to the amateur programmer, helping him to enliven his efforts and giving very acceptable screen displays for the minimum of effort.