On 2002-03-09 19:37, Spune wrote:
I know there are a lot of dot matrix printer kicking around school here, hooked to apple IIe's and oscilliscopes. I think they basically are used for certain labs and then shoved in a corner somewhere until next year. They are slow but the program they use works and it seems to be a decent use of old hardware.
I thought it was funny some of the printers are same as the one I had at home hooked to an 8086. I don't know where they find print cartridges/heads for them any more.
On 2002-03-09 18:37, Vrock wrote:
Tanker27, what are you doing tonite? I'm sitting here at BDE Headquarters pulling duty as a favor to someone. At least I get a chance to study for my A+. Damn printer questions drive me nuts. Honestly, who the heck is still using dot matrix printers....
On 2002-03-10 16:34, lenzenm wrote:
Well, in Milwaukee, WI all of Time Warner's work orders are pounded out on a bank of dot matrix printers. It makes sense, since then you can use carbonless quick-copy paper, and do the quadruplicate forms that are required. A laser printer would actually have to print 4 separate pages, while an impact printer (i.e. dot-matrix) can pound on the top layer, and have it pass through to the lower layers. One-pass printing is kinda convenient.
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