What kind of printer is this?

Which printer type is good for multiple copies, but is relatively noisy when it operates?

A) Laser

B) Inkjet

C) Dot-matrix

D) Thermal

E) Pen and Paper

The answer: C) Dot-matrix

The dot-matrix printer has been around for a long time, and it’s one of the best choices for multiple copies because it physically hits the paper with a matrix of small pins. Because of this constant banging of pins onto paper, the dot-matrix printer also is louder than most printer types.

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