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.