letter-quality printer


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letter-quality printer

[′led·ər ¦kwäl·əd·ē ′print·ər]
(computer science)
A printer that produces high-quality output. Also known as correspondence printer; letter-perfect printer.
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For example: The Brother two-piece WP combines a stand-alone video monitor with a console holding keyboard, disc drive, and a letter-quality printer. Preloaded with word processing software, it sells new for about $250 at Wal-Mart, and for half that used.
When you're finished with the draft printer and want to start using the letter-quality printer, all you have to do is flip the connecting switch, instead of unplugging one printer and plugging in the other.
Overall, 65% of our respondents said they relied on a laser printer to produce the manual for their most popular title, while 31% used phototypesetting equipment and 4% used letter-quality printers. When we compared this data against product prices, we expected to see that companies would generally rely on phototypesetting for their more expensive titles.
Letter-quality printers are rarely used to print graphics.
Eight out of 10 have monitors with their microcomputers; two-thirds have standard printers; and four out of 10 have letter-quality printers. About four out of 10 possess word processing systems.