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impact printer

[′im‚pakt ‚print·ər]
(graphic arts)
A line printer that has one or more character fonts, a ribbon or other inking device, a paper transport, and some means of impacting desired characters or character elements on the paper.

impact printer

(printer)
The earlier, noisier kind of printer where part of the mechanism comes into contact with the paper. The term would only be only used in contrast to "non-impact printer". Examples include line printer, daisy wheel printer, golf ball printer, dot matrix printer, Braille printer.

impact printer

A printer that uses a printing mechanism that bangs the character image into the ribbon and onto the paper. See printer for examples.
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Oki has been producing dot impact printers in Shenzhen since July 2002, and has expanded its product lineup to include monochrome and color LED printers.
According to recent research from analyst group IDC, reliability is the most important quality end users look for in an Impact printer.
OKI consistently strives to bolster its reputation as the impact printer authority by bringing new offerings to the marketplace, and the new ML186 line will continue to reinforce the company's leadership status.
NASDAQ: NKOT) announced today it has signed a license agreement with Eastman Kodak Company that authorizes Nu-kote to manufacture ribbons for impact printers to be distributed worldwide by Nu-kote under the Kodak trademark.
In addition, Diablo Supplies carries consumable items for its own brand of impact printers and for Xerox impact printers, electronic typewriters and word processors.
today underscored its position as the world's leading provider of best-in-class impact printers with the introduction of the new EPSON LQ-590 and EPSON LQ-2090 24-pin, serial impact dot matrix (SIDM) printers.
1 among impact printer manufacturers in America, with a 53 percent market share (IDC, 2004)," said Becker.
Nabeshima initiated the distribution of the European version of the Slimline 100 impact printer and in doing so expanded the Oki pan-European distribution network.
Building on its advanced line of award-winning impact printers, Epson America is launching the new EPSON FX-890.
The OKI ML420/421 printers are evidence of OKI's continued commitment to the impact category and our leadership in impact printer technology.
Both the OKI impact printers were recognized for their "ease of operation" and earned BLI's "highest impact printer output quality rating for all aspects of print quality (bold fonts, lines, graphs, and images) when printing on single-forms.