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Encyclopedia > Line matrix printer

A line matrix printer is a computer printer that is a compromise between a lineprinter and a dot matrix printer. Basically, it prints a page-wide line of dots. It builds up a line of text by printing lines of dots.

These are often used for printing box labels. They print as rapidly as slow lineprinters, and can print bar codes and other graphics as well. When implemented as impact printers, they can be the least expensive to operate, per page.

There are numerous mechanisms. One of the most successful is to use a reliable stored energy printer arranged as a comb, and then move the comb back and forth.

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line printer: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (1470 words)
Line printers are still widely used in datacenters and in industrial environments and can print multipart forms at a very rapid rate.
The line printer is a form of high speed impact printer in which a line of type is printed at a time.
In a typical drum printer design, a fixed font character set is engraved onto the periphery of a number of print wheels, the number matching the number of columns (letters in a line) the printer could print.
Stored energy printer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (417 words)
A stored energy printer is a type of computer printer that uses the energy stored in a spring or magnetic field to push a hammer through a ribbon to print a dot.
As compared to dot matrix printers that print a single column of dots at a time, these printers generally print an entire line of dots at a time and so are sometimes called line matrix printers.
In this printer, the hammers were machined from an oval of magnetically-permeable stainless steel, and the hammer-tips form a couple of vertical rows.
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