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AN OUTPUT DEVICES

PRINTER: This is an output device, which can be used to produce Hardcopy output.

 

TYPES OF PRINTER

The types of printer are listed below;

  1. Impact Printers
  2. Non-impact Printers

 

IMPACT PRINTERS

This is a type of printer, which usually make contact with paper while printing. It is usually noisy.

Examples include:

  1. Daisy Wheel Printer
  2. Dot Matrix Printer
  3. Line Printer

 

NON-IMPACT PRINTERS

This is a type of printer, which do not make contact with paper while printing. It is usually less noisy than the impact printers.

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Examples include:

  1. Ink Jet Printer
  2. Laser Printer
  3. Thermal Printer

 

EVALUATION:

  1. List the types of printers known to you.
  2. What are the major differences between impact and non-impact printer.

 

ASSIGNMENT:

Search for the real image of both printers yourself

 

See also:

COMPUTER OUTPUT DEVICES

COMPUTER INPUT DEVICES

COMPUTER INPUT DEVICES

HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTING DEVICES

HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTING DEVICES

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