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Dot Matrix Printers

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Dot matrix printers are generally used for printing special forms and long lists (such as accounting reports). They are notable for their low printing cost and long service life. The printing method resembles a typewriter—pins strike an ink-soaked ribbon against the paper. This creates text or simple graphics elements consisting of dots.

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What should you focus on when choosing a dot matrix printer?

  • Print format - the most common formats are A4 and A3. Printing uses special tabulating paper.
  • Number of pins - usually you can find printers with 9 or 24 pins. Printers with increased pin-count are faster, have better printing quality, and are usually quieter. 9-pin printers are suitable for simple data logging, but for documents that require higher print quality you need a 24-pin printer.
  • Print speed - determined by the number of characters a machine can print per second. Ranges between 300 and 1550.
  • Carbon copy - the option to create an exact copy of the printed document on carbon paper. The number of carbon copies can range between 3 and 9.
  • Connectors - USB for universal connectivity with all modern computers. LPT (parallel port) if you need to connect legacy systems.

 

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Epson LX-350
Impact Printer - A4, 9 pins, 347 cps, 1+4 copy, USB 2.0, LPT
Quality black and white dot matrix printer EPSON LX-350, which is suitable for economical printing documents. Quality printing ensures print...

£174.90 excl.VAT £145.75
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Epson FX-890
Impact Printer - A4 680 cps, 2x9 pins, 1 original + 5 copies, USB + LPT
Extremely powerful dot matrix printer with a top speed of printing is particularly well suited for the printing medium to large quantities podpouje...

Epson FX-890 - Impact Printer
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£392.90 excl.VAT £327.42
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Epson LQ-350
Dot Matrix Printer - A4, 24 pin, 347c/s, 1+3 carbon copies, USB 2.0, LPT
Quality black and white dot matrix printer EPSON LQ-350 is suitable for printing long texts or multilayer sheets. Quality printing is ensured by 24...

£210.90 excl.VAT £175.75
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In stock 1 pcs
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Epson LQ-680 Pro
Dot Matrix Printer - A4, 24 pins, 413 cps, 1 original + 5 carbon copies, LPT, LAN
Flat dot matrix printer LQ-680 Pro from Epson. Advanced technology and advanced parameters contribute to the low cost of ownership. With this...

Epson LQ-680 Pro - Dot Matrix Printer
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£577.90 excl.VAT £481.58
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Epson LQ-630
Impact Printer - A4, 360 cps/s, 24 needles, 1+4 copy, the bi-directional parallel, USB 2.0
Black and white dot matrix printer EPSON LQ-630 is ideal for use in shops, doctors' surgeries, shops with tickets, ticket offices, post...

£323.90 excl.VAT £269.92
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Epson LQ-590
Impact Printer - A4, 529 cps, 24 pins, 1 original + 3 copies, USB + LPT
Robust high-speed 24jehličková printer equipped with dual USB and parallel interfaces for maximum compatibility with older computers and the...

£522.90 excl.VAT £435.75
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Epson FX-2190
Impact Printer - A3, 680 cps, 2x9 pins, 1 original + 5 copies, USB + LPT
Robust high-speed dot matrix printer for A3 format with the option to print 5 copies and flexible paper feed with the option to buy a tractor for...

£587.90 excl.VAT £489.92
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Epson LX-1350
Dot Matrix Printer - A3, No. 357 chars/s, 9 needles, 1 + 4 carbon copy, USB 2.0, RJ 232, USB 2.0
Dot matrix printer with the ability to print in size A3 is a great helper to deal with smaller print jobs on a large scale. It works at speeds up...

£481.90 excl.VAT £401.58
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Epson FX-2190N
Impact Printer - A3, 680 cps, 2x9 pins, 1 original + 5 copies, USB + LPT + LAN
Robust high-speed dot matrix printer for A3 format with the option to print 5 copies and flexible paper feed with the option to buy a tractor for...

£867.90 excl.VAT £723.25
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OKI ML3390 ECO
Impact Printer - A4, 390 cps, 24 pins, 1 original + 3 copies, LPT + USB
Printer OKI ML3390 ECO features advanced functions, which ensure high productivity and reliability. Its robustness and flexibility make it the...

£462.90 excl.VAT £385.75
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OKI ML280 Elite parallel
Impact Printer - A4, 375cps, 9 pins, 1 original + 3 copies, LPT
Rugged yet fast ML280 Elite robust and fast 9-pin printer bottom feed paper and tear strip. Suited to industrial enterprises and shops. OKI...

£284.90 excl.VAT £237.42
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OKI ML3320 ECO
Dot Matrix Printer - A4, 435 cps, 9 pins, 1 original + 4 copies, LPT + USB
Dot Matrix Printer OKI ML3320 ECO was designed for the widest possible uses and print in a larger volume. 9-pin printer low cost is ideal for...

£386.90 excl.VAT £322.42
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OKI ML1120 ECO
Dot Matrix Printer - A4, 375 cps, 9 pins, 1 original + 4 copies, LPT + RS-232C + USB
Dot Matrix Printer OKI ML1120 ECO was designed for use in smaller offices, where it is prepared to handle even the most demanding print jobs....

£160.90 excl.VAT £134.08
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Dot Matrix Printers

Dot matrix printers are the oldest type of printers, however, are still popular for their reliability and low cost operation. This makes the dot-matrix printers ideal for use in a commercial environment, specifically as POS printer in stores, restaurants, or over the counter shops and accounting departments.

 

Dot matrix POS printers

Dot matrix printers operate on the principle of using press needles, as a rule, 8, 9 or 24 needles are used. These are placed in the print head and transfer small dots on the paper from which the printed text or image is composed. The advantage is that you can print several copies at the same time (using a copy paper). In addition, the ink ribbon gradually becomes more and more useful in a single-needle printing process. You will notice this in time, if it has to be replaced. Dot matrix printers print on paper with side perforation, which guarantees very good guidance of the paper and thus accurate printing.

Connecting dot-matrix printers

For the connection of other devices, Dot matrix printers usually use connector types. i.e. LPT, USB, NET, the first two being the most widespread. Within the scope of the accessories you can buy ink ribbons for a dot-matrix printer. High-quality dot matrix printers of all price levels can be bought from companies such as Epson and OKI.

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