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One of your customers is asking you to replace their printer ribbon. Which type of printer would this most likely be?

A) Laser

B) Dot-matrix

C) Inkjet


E) Thermal

F) The new ribbon-powered Windows computer

The answer: B) Dot-matrix

A dot-matrix is an impact printer that pushes small pins through an ink ribbon to transfer an image to the 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.