Sub-100 Laser printers, tape drive needed, Was Stuck printer pins ?

Sub-100 Laser printers, tape drive needed, Was Stuck printer pins ?

Post by B'ichel » Tue, 13 Feb 2007 09:16:16



Bad choice! Make that Sub-200 Monochrome laser and you got a
better deal Get a Lexmark E232 printer or a E330 series. Consumables
are inexpensive if you go generic and they print at 22PPM in addition
to do 600DPI and Postscript Level 3 (in hardware). They also use
Embedded Linux which is available as source code (I know, as I got the
source for mine! (Lexmark E232 w/80MB (upgradded ram)) My prinyer can
be found for around $190 (new).
As for Dot matrix? Nothing can beat a dot matrix for quick and
dirty and CHEAP! printing jobs on Tractor fed paper or tractor feed
mailing labels. If you by the laser ones that come in big sheets. you
have to want to print lots en-masse to offset the cost of the pages.
you can't do a label at a time with those, unless you are willing to
use a whole sheet for ONE Label.
I am looking to get another Panasonic KX-1124 as it was one of
the best dot matrix printers I had! True my Rainbow Star-NX1024 did
color and was 24 pin the ribbons were just too hard to find! I lost
both printers when my old apartment was Condemmed in Willimantic. BTW
does anyone now where I can find a Wangtek 5150ES scsi QIC-150 tape
drive? I got my old tapes from the old apartment computer which I
still would like to read. forgot to grab the drive (ugh!).


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Sub-100 Laser printers, tape drive needed, Was Stuck printer pins ?

Post by gfretwel » Wed, 14 Feb 2007 04:29:38

On Mon, 12 Feb 2007 00:16:16 GMT, B'ichela < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >




Good point. You also can't print a carbon on an ink jet or laser. That
is handy for reciepts and job tickets where you want signatures on the
origiinal document. If you notice, most counter sale operations still
use wire printers.

 
 
 

Sub-100 Laser printers, tape drive needed, Was Stuck printer pins ?

Post by B'ichel » Wed, 14 Feb 2007 09:43:47


I certainly have! for that task alone they do excell very
well. But even for normal every day Ascii text file printing they work
great.

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Sub-100 Laser printers, tape drive needed, Was Stuck printer pins ?

Post by AZ Noma » Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:31:05


Most counter sales don't use paper copies for keeping records. They
print one copy and store the other one on a server. I can't remember the
last time I came across a dot matrix printer except for perhaps a my
auto mechanic who is using a twenty year old system.

About the only application where copies are printed out most of the time
are credit card receipts they they're usually done using 2 1/4" thermal
paper.