Which of these is an important consideration when replacing paper on an impact printer?
A) You cannot use multi-part forms
B) Laser printer paper cannot be used in an impact printer
C) Pre-printed forms must be carefully aligned
D) The printer must be calibrated before adding more paper
E) Pre-printed forms align automatically
F) The outside of the printer must be brightly colored, thus the name “impact” printer
The answer: C) Pre-printed forms must be carefully aligned
An impact printer uses either friction feed (for single sheets) or tractor feed for paper that uses holes on each side to pull the paper through the printer. Multi-part paper can be used, and pre-printed forms must be carefully aligned so that everything will print in the correct position on the paper.
Want to know more? Watch “Impact Printer Maintenance.”
Impact printers may be loud, but they do a great job with multi-page forms. In this video, you’ll learn how to keep the dot-matrix print head and ribbons working at peak effectiveness.