nonimpact printer

nonimpact printer

[¦nän′im‚pakt ‚print·ər]
(graphic arts)
A line printer in which the characters are produced electrically, electronically, or optically rather than mechanically; only a single copy can be produced.
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There are also two classes of nonimpact printers: Page printers, which are based on laser electrophotographic technology, and ink jet printers.