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.
Hmmm, I don't know about that. Factor in the relative speed of a good laser printer, the superior print quality, the overall cost and environmental factors like noise, and impact doesn't seem to be a good deal at all! All things considered, the impact printers are really just a kludge to support ancient office technology, long after it's obsolete. I would think that Time Warner's technical management is reactionary, looking back on a time when multi-part forms were
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