Printers
By the end of this lesson you should be                able to:1.   Define a printer2.   Name the two categories of printe...
Printer• a printer is a peripheral which produces a  representation of an electronic document on  physical media such as p...
Classes of printers1. Impact Printers2. Non impact printers
Impact printers• Impact printers rely on a forcible impact to  transfer ink to the media. The impact printer  uses a print...
• Dot matrix printer
How Dot-Matrix works?• The dot matrix forms images one character at a time  as the print head moves across the paper.• Use...
“A typical dot matrix output”                                9
“Advantages/Dis-advantages of Dot-                 Matrix”•     Advantages:•   (1) In-expensive.•   (2) Low per page cost....
“Daisy Wheel Printer”• A daisy wheel printer is  basically an impact printer  consisting of a wheel and  attached extensio...
How Daisy wheel printer works?• In a daisy wheel printer, a hammer presses the  wheel against a ribbon which in turn makes...
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Printers

  1. 1. Printers
  2. 2. By the end of this lesson you should be able to:1. Define a printer2. Name the two categories of printers3. Give three examples of impact printers4. List area of application of each type of printer5. Outline the advantages and disadvantages of using impact printers
  3. 3. Printer• a printer is a peripheral which produces a representation of an electronic document on physical media such as paper or transparency film
  4. 4. Classes of printers1. Impact Printers2. Non impact printers
  5. 5. Impact printers• Impact printers rely on a forcible impact to transfer ink to the media. The impact printer uses a print head that either hits the surface of the ink ribbon, pressing the ink ribbon against the paper (similar to the action of a typewriter), or hits the back of the paper, pressing the paper against the ink ribbon
  6. 6. • Dot matrix printer
  7. 7. How Dot-Matrix works?• The dot matrix forms images one character at a time as the print head moves across the paper.• Uses tiny pins to hit an ink ribbon and the paper much as a typewriter does.• This printer arranges dots to form characters and all kinds of images.• 9 to 24 vertical column pins are contained in a rectangular print head. When print head moves across the paper, pins are activated to form a dotted character image. These printers can produce carbon copies along with the originals. 8
  8. 8. “A typical dot matrix output” 9
  9. 9. “Advantages/Dis-advantages of Dot- Matrix”• Advantages:• (1) In-expensive.• (2) Low per page cost.• (3) Energy efficient.• Dis-advantages:• (1) Noisy• (2) Low resolution• (3) Limited fonts flexibility• (4) Poor quality graphics output. 10
  10. 10. “Daisy Wheel Printer”• A daisy wheel printer is basically an impact printer consisting of a wheel and attached extensions on which molded metal characters are mounted. A daisy wheel printer produces letter quality print and it can’t produce graphics output. 11
  11. 11. How Daisy wheel printer works?• In a daisy wheel printer, a hammer presses the wheel against a ribbon which in turn makes an ink stain on the paper in the form of a character mounted on the wheel extensions.• These printers are very noisy as there occur great movement during the printing. Its printing speed is also very slow ,i.e. less than 90cps. 12

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