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impact printer

[im′pakt]
a mechanical printer that imprints computer characters on paper by striking it as a typewriter does, usually through an inked ribbon. Compare nonimpact printer. See also dot-matrix printer.
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the number one maker of impact printers in North America, announced today that its new OKI(R) MICROLINE(R) (ML) 420/421 impact printers have fueled the company's recent gain in marketshare and acquisition of new customers.
OKI also reported recent large orders of its ML 420/421 impact printers in the overnight shipping and car rental industries for mission critical applications.
This network printing solutions also offers network administrators the ability to remotely manage all of the OKI Impact Printers installed across the network from one workstation by accessing the resident web page embedded in each print server.
BLI put both the OKI impact printers through a grueling "harsh environment" test that involved 48 hours of operation in four different temperature and humidity settings, ranging from 41 degrees (F) at 20% humidity to 95 degrees (F) at 80% humidity.
The BLI test on the OKI ML 420 and 490 impact printers is proof that OKI continues to put reliability and performance at high priority.
Impact printers, such as line printers and dot-matrix printers, are inexpensive and hold up well in harsh environments, but they print at relatively low resolutions-usually too low for reliably printing bar codes.
This technology allows impact printers to do something no other printer can: produce carbon copies using multi-part forms.
com at no cost from Oki Data and works with all networked OKI products, including color and mono printers, networked fax machines, and impact printers.