That’s too much impact

Which of these is a common characteristic of an impact printer?

A) Cannot print to carbon copies

B) Low per-page printing cost

C) High-resolution output

D) Very quiet operation

E) It requires a room painted bright orange

The answer: B) Low per-page printing cost

Impact printers and dot-matrix printers can easily print to multiple-copy paper, but the output is not very high resolution and the printer itself is relatively loud when compared to other printer types. However, the cost per-page to print on a dot-matrix printer is relatively low.

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.