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Impact printer

any printing device in which the printing surface strikes the paper, such as a traditional typewriter or a line printer See also non-impact printer

The earlier, noisier kind of printer where part of the mechanism comes into contact with the paper. The term would only be only used in contrast to “non-impact printer”. Examples include line printer, daisy wheel printer, golf ball printer, dot matrix printer, Braille printer.


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