Which of these characteristics are common of dot-matrix printers? Pick two.
A) Provides high-resolution graphical output
B) The printing process is louder than other printer types
C) The total cost per-page is relatively low
D) The printer requires relatively high-voltages
E) The printer always has scrambled eggs for breakfast
The answer: B) The printing process is louder than other printer types and C) The total cost per-page is relatively low
Because the impact printer hits a pin to a page, there’s a loud noise as the printing occurs. Because the output is using a standard ribbon, the total per-page cost is kept to a minimum.
Want to know more? Watch “Understanding Impact Printers.”
Impact printing has been around for a long time, and it’s common to see dot-matrix printers used today in many computing environments. In this video, you’ll learn about dot-matrix printers and the components inside of the printer that are used in this impact printing process.