Two categories of Printers. Which is more Speedy.

Q16. What are the two categories of printers? Which type of printers are more speedy?

Ans. The printers can be classified into following two categories:

  1. Impact Printers: In these type of printers, there is a physical contact between the paper and the printer head.

These can further be classified as:

  • Line printers which can print a line at a time,
  • Character printers which can print a character at a time.
  1. Non-Impact Printers: In these type of printers, there is a no physical contact between the paper and the printer head. The printing takes place with some electromagnetic or thermal or laser techniques.

The non-impact printers are more speedy than impact printers.

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