letter quality


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letter quality

An evaluation of the print quality of an electric typewriter, indicating suitability for business correspondence. Relevant in the past, laser printers and most inkjet printers have long achieved this standard. See NLQ.
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In fact, laser printers are the clear favorites for almost all microcomputer uses and have essentially replaced letter quality impact printers.
usage of bullets, underlining, boldface type, letter quality, etc.)?
Although dot-matrix letter quality has improved in recent years, documents printed on most of these printers still look "computer printed."
For instance, when I am printing in compressed mode (in order to get 132 columns of printing on an 8 1/2 inch wide page), I prefer to use the draft mode, as I think compressed print looks ridiculous in letter quality Roman type style (the boot-up default on my printer).
It produces printed text on a 9-pin dot matrix which is letter quality (not near letter quality) and does everything the advertisements say it does.
* What is the difference between dot-matrix, lefter quality, &ld near letter quality?