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dot matrix

[¦dät ′mā·triks]
(computer science)
An array of dots that forms a character or graphic symbol.

dot matrix

A pattern of dots that forms character and graphic images on printers. Although inkjet and laser printers print in dots, and monitors display dots as well, the term generally refers to images created with serial dot matrix printers. See dot matrix printer.
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Some inexpensive dot-matrix printers produce traditional computer print, while others produce quality print that rivals that of laser printers.
The most frequently emulated are IBM, Epson (for dot-matrix printers) and Hewlett-Packard (for ink-jet and laser printers).
A demonstration board is available for the AS1130 dot-matrix LED driver.
Letter-quality speeds range from 150 to 180 characters per second, and many of the new generation dot-matrix printers come with six different typefaces.
Laser printers may not beat dot-matrix printers when it comes to cost, but at a resolution of 300 to 600 dots per inch (dpi), they're superior in print quality.
No longer exorbitantly priced, dot-matrix, ink-jet and PostScript color printers start at about $500.
The LightJet Dot-Matrix markers are based on sealed gas laser expertise and ROFIN's proprietary diffusion-cooled CO2 Slab laser technology.
ROFIN's Dot-Matrix laser systems compliment the existing portfolio and underline Imaje's commitment to offer a comprehensive range of products.
Imaje's first exhibition of its ROFIN manufactured LightJet Dot-Matrix laser coding system will be at the Hispack Exhibition, Spain, March 5 - 9, 2001.
Like all HP DeskJet home printers, the new printer consumes approximately 80 percent less energy than a typical dot-matrix printer and has earned the U.
For the consumer and business markets, EPSON offers ink-jet, laser and dot-matrix printers as well as LCD video projectors and digital cameras.