The blue pill

Which of these printer types is also known as a dot-matrix printer?

A) Inkjet

B) Impact

C) Laser

D) Virtual

E) Thermal

F) I’m not sure which matrix my printer is living in

The answer: B) Impact

A dot-matrix printer uses small pins to press through a cloth ribbon and display the output on a piece of paper.

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.