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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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has unveiled a new line in the MICROLINE (ML) series of impact printers, called the ML186 series.
The OKI ML420/421 printers are evidence of OKI's continued commitment to the impact category and our leadership in impact printer technology.
announced today that both its MICROLINE (ML) 420 (9-pin) and 490 (24-pin) impact printers have received a "Certificate of Reliability" -- for their flawless performance during a three-month, 46.
Documents used in industrial environments can be produced by laser printers or by impact printers, which are capable of printing on multi-part forms.
According to IBM the total cost of printing associated with the impact printers can be as much as 40% less when compared to laser printers of comparable speeds.
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By adding Chris's leadership and experience in the printer business to our team, we've greatly enhanced our position to gain market and mind share for OKI color and mono printers while maintaining our number one share in impact printers.