Printers (laser, ink jet and dot matrix), plotters

Hi everyone!

This page is about printers, I mean here you´ll find some information about what is it, their evolution and types, their uses, some pictures and also a conclusion to get a brief but a complete idea of what are printers.

Hope you like it!

What are printers?

Basically printers are devices that are connected to the computer to enable the printing of documents, pictures and other kind of information from your desktop. Also they are one of the most important computer hardware parts. Printers are sometimes sold with computers, but more frequently are purchased separately. Printers have become one of the necessities to any business to make the daily operations work smoothly or also they are so important for other people, I mean students and teachers too, because they need them to do their homework’s or to print important documents. So in conclusion printers are necessarily devices for everybody because we need them to have a physical job, I mean the information we need in a paper.


The next information would help you to know what kind of printer you have to buy, because here you would find all of their kinds and also for what are they use.

Dot-matrix Printer

This is the oldest type of printers. This printer operates by having its pin strike against the ink ribbon. The print out from dot matrix is easily recognized because of the obvious lines and dots that you can see on the image or character it prints.

Thermal Printer

This, however, works only on papers that are heat sensitive. It operates by having the heated pins pushed against the medium.

Plotters Printer

This type of printer is ideal for printing larger drawings. This is the most unique printer so far invented and available in the market.

Ink jet Printer

Before the advent of laser printers, ink jet printers are the most widely used printer type. They are cheaper than any other printer types and produces quality output. However, the only disadvantage is that the printing time would take longer. It is because such kind of printers uses variably-sized droplets of ink that is propelled onto the paper or various print media.

Laser Printer

This is the most often purchased printer today. The text and graphics are printed with a high quality result. The reason why there are lots of people who choose lasers despite is comparatively higher price is that it is economical. Its LED technology helps reduce the use of toner from a cartridge.


The printers have a lot of uses in a lot of scopes, sometimes they are used in small companies, others in house, malls, or in many other places so those places choose what kind of printers they need to use in their companies, so they buy them.

Here are some examples are :

The dot matrix printer is still used by some business establishments because its mechanical pressure enables the producing of carbon and carbon-less copies.

Thermal printer is is very common among department stores and malls. Thermal printer are convenient to be used by cashiers because it allows the calculations and giving the print out at the same time in fast manner.


So in conclusion printers are everywhere and also everybody used them, so we need them in our lives to make them a little bit easier. Also there are many kinds of printers that can help us on what we need, I mean we can buy them according on our needs. Well I hope you like my web page and the information that is there.


2 responses to “Printers (laser, ink jet and dot matrix), plotters

  1. itsstefany

    May 26, 2011 at 7:48 am

    The information is really good, I understood everything and the pictures are nice, it was really interesting the evolution part, you did a really good job! 🙂

  2. itsstefany

    May 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    You have to improve the grammar a little bit, besides that, everything was so good! 🙂


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