dot-matrix printer


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dot-matrix printer

a printer that imprints a character by creating it from a pattern of dots, each of which is produced by activating selected wires in a set so that their ends strike the paper through an inked ribbon. Compare character printer, laser printer.
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Some inexpensive dot-matrix printers produce traditional computer print, while others produce quality print that rivals that of laser printers.
The printer is ideal for families who own dot-matrix printers or other outdated technology and are considering upgrading to inkjet printers.
Letter-quality speeds range from 150 to 180 characters per second, and many of the new generation dot-matrix printers come with six different typefaces.
Though dot-matrix printers are the most highly penetrated (71%), followed by inkjets (70%), deployment of laser printers is quite significant among India medium businesses.
For the consumer and business markets, EPSON offers ink-jet, laser and dot-matrix printers, as well as LCD video projectors and digital cameras.