Dot matrix printing or impact matrix printing is a type of computer printing which uses a print head that runs back and forth, or in an up and down motion, on the page and prints by impact, striking an ink-soaked cloth ribbon against the paper, much like the print mechanism on a typewriter. However, unlike a typewriter or daisy wheel printer, letters are drawn out of a dot matrix, and thus, varied fonts and arbitrary graphics can be produced.
... both sides into a more neutral presentation Dot matrix printers, like any impact printer, can print on multi-part stationery or make carbon-copies ... Impact printers have one of the lowest printing costs per page ... portion that is stretched in front of the print head this unique property allows the dot-matrix printer to be used in environments where printer duty can be rare, for instance, as with a Fire Alarm Control ...
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