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  Daisy wheel printer -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In many respects the daisy wheel is similar to a standard (Hand-operated character printer for printing written messages one character at a time) typewriter in the way it forms its letters on the page, differing only in the details of the mechanism (daisy wheel vs typebar or IBM 'typeball').
Daisy wheel printers were fairly common in the 1980s, but were always less popular than (Click link for more info and facts about ballistic wire printer) ballistic wire printers due to the latter's ability to print graphics and different fonts.
With the introduction of high quality (Electrostatic printer that focuses a laser beam to form images that are transferred to paper electrostatically) laser printers and (Click link for more info and facts about ink jet printer) ink jet printers in the later 1980s daisy wheel systems quickly disappeared but for the small remaining typewriter market.
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 Computer printer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A monochrome printer may also be able to produce graduations of tone of that color, such as a grey-scale.
Impact printers rely on a forcible impact to transfer ink to the media, similar to typewriters, that are typically limited to reproducing text.
A daisy wheel printer is a specific type of impact printer where the type is moulded around the edge of a wheel.
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 Encyclopedia: Daisy wheel printer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With the introduction of high quality laser printers and inkjet printers in the later 1980s daisy wheel systems quickly disappeared but for the small remaining typewriter market.
Ink jet printers are the most common type of computer printer; and industry and commerce also use them extensively for special-purpose applications.
Impact printers The Diablo 630 was a daisy wheel printer (computer printer) sold by the Diablo Data Systems division of the Xerox Corporation.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Daisy-wheel-printer   (571 words)

 daisy wheel printer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The daisy wheel itself was simply a metal or plastic disk sliced into thin strips toward the center.
Daisy wheel printers had the advantage of being able to produce letter-quality text (unlike dot matrix printers, which created fuzzy, low-quality characters).
On the downside, daisy wheel printers were slow, couldn't print graphics, and were often incredibly loud, sounding like a long string of firecrackers as they rat-a-tatted through documents.
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 MSN Encarta - Printer
Printer, a computerperipheral that puts text or a computer-generated image on paper or on another medium, such as a transparency.
Impact printers physically strike the paper and are exemplified by pin dot-matrix printers and daisy-wheel printers; nonimpact printers include every other type of print mechanism, including laser, ink-jet, and thermal printers.
Laser printers, while technically dot-matrix, are generally considered to produce fully formed characters because their output is very clear and the dots are extremely small and closely spaced.
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Daisy retains all of the text editing features of Scripsit; none of the original commands are changed.
Daisy offers an impressive array of over 100 special symbols, both "intrinsic' (actually located on the daisy wheel), and "extrinsic' (contrived), for mathematical, scientific, and foreign language applications.
Daisy has six basic control characters; two of them are devoted primarily to producing special symbols when combined with keyboard characters.
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 Letter-quality printer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Selectric-based and daisy wheel printers offered the additional advantage that the typeface was readily changeable by the user to accommodate varying needs.
Most letter quality printers were available either as complete computer terminals with keyboards or as print-only devices.
Nowadays, printers using non-impact printing (for example laser printers, inkjet printers, and other similar means) have replaced traditional letter-quality printers in most applications.
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Printers, serial ports, and disk drives are often referred to as devices; such subsystems frequently require their own controlling software, called device drivers.
The quality of output from a dot-matrix printer depends largely on the number of dots in the matrix, which might be low enough to show individual dots or might be high enough to approach the look of fully formed characters.
In laser printers, a rotating drum is coated with a photoelectric material that retains a charge when struck by a laser beam.
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When the wheel is turned and the required character is aligned to the print hammer, the character is then struck into a ribbon and onto a paper with the hammer.
Dot-matrix printers are printers that write characters and form graphic images using one or two columns of tiny dots on a print head.
A laser printer is a printer that uses the electrophotograpic method used in a copy machine.
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 printer - Webopedia.com
A hammer presses the wheel against a ribbon, which in turn makes an ink stain in the shape of the character on the paper.Daisy-wheel printers produce letter-quality print but cannot print graphics.
Thermal printers are widely used in calculators and fax machines.
Daisy-wheel printers can also print different fonts, but you need to change the daisy wheel, making it difficult to mix fonts in the same document.
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 What is daisy-wheel printer? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
The daisy wheel is a disk made of plastic or metal on which characters stand out in relief along the outer edge.
To print a character, the printer rotates the disk until the desired letter is facing the paper.
Daisy-wheel printers cannot print graphics, and in general they are noisy and slow, printing from 10 to about 75 characters per second.
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 Printer and cartridges help and info: How Daisy Wheel Printer Works
The wheel spins to the correct character position and a hammer than taps the leaf to impress the character (via a ribbon) on the paper.
Daisy wheel technology was killed by the laser printer becoming cheap and having better quality.
Daisy wheel only moves one spoke, (to print one character) and got 30 chars/s.
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 Coleco Adam computer
The included daisy-wheel printer is very noisy and slow, printing about 10 characters per second, but it has much better print quality than any dot-matrix printer, a cheaper and more common printer of the 1980's.
If the printer is told to print the letter "a", it spins the daisy-wheel until the character "a" is at the top, then hits it with a striker, imprinting the "a" on the paper, similar to a typewriter.
The printer has to know where all of the characters are located on the daisy-wheel, otherwise it wouldn't know when to strike it.
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 The Secret Guide to Computers: Printers
Printers are noisier, slower, cost more, consume more electricity, need repairs more often, and require you to buy paper and ink.
To print the letter C, the printer spins the daisy wheel until the C petal is in front of the inked ribbon.
In fancier 24-pin printers (such as the Panasonic 2130 and 2135), the 24 pins are arranged as a diamond instead of two columns, so that the sound of firing pins is staggered: when you print a vertical line you hear a quiet hum instead of two bangs.
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 HP Printer basics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Printers have come a long way from the noisy daisy-wheel and dot-matrix printers of the 1980s.  Today you can print any document with crisp, realistic colors and sharp text in essentially any font you can imagine.
Remove all the packaging material that might still be on the printer.  There might be restraints within the printer itself--used to keep non-stationary parts from moving around during shipping--that you will need to remove.  Your manual should be able to guide you in their removal.
If your printer has a removable tray, install it at this point.  Then add paper to the tray or built-in hopper.  Be careful not to overfill the tray or it will jam.  Turn on the printer, your monitor, and your PC.
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 cheap dsl, low cost dsl, upgrade dsl
DAISY WHEEL PRINTER - A printer that uses a wheel with all the characters on it to produce output.
These printers generally aren't used much anymore due to the decreased cost of other printers that can produce graphics as well as text.
The one good thing about a daisy-wheel printer is that the text is generally very crisp, but even that advantage is nullified now with laser printers that can produce very crisp characters as well.
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 impact printer - Webopedia.com
Refers to a class of printers that work by banging a head or needle against an ink ribbon to make a mark on the paper.
In contrast, laser and ink-jet printers are nonimpact printers.
The distinction is important because impact printers tend to be considerably noisier than nonimpact printers but are useful for multipart forms such as invoices.
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 Daisy-wheel printers:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A daisy-wheel printer works on the same principle as a ball-head typewriter.
To print a character, the printer rotates a disk, on which characters stand out along the outer edge, until the desired letter faces the paper.
Then a hammer strikes the disk,forcing the character to hit an ink ribbon, leaving an impression of the letter on the paper.
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 daisy wheel printers - Masses of information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 impact printer Computer Encyclopedia Enterprise Resource Directory Complete Guide to Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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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 Daisy wheel printers
Daisy wheel printers are very similar to typewriters.
Figure 3-10 shows a daisy wheel printer printing element.
printers are the fastest of printers with speeds approximating 20,000 lines of
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Shortly after the Dot-Matrix printers, there were Daisy Wheel printers which ditched the dots and printed actual letters and symbols.
Although the quality was good, the Daisy Wheel printers were slower, louder, more expensive and didn't print graphics.
Printers can send data two ways from the computer to the printer.
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 Flowered - Pretty Petals - daisy model b   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Why in the world in the first place would someone write daisy model b as their slogan in the first place.
Besides writing daisy model b as the phrase however, it was designed in a very creative manner.
Daisy Model B BB Gun 1905-1915 Lever Action.
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 [lp.general] Re: Daisy wheel support?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If there is already a PPD file with your queue name in > /etc/cups/ppd/ (from your former printer setup attempts) remove or > rename it and restart the CUPS daemon ("killall -HUP cupsd").
That works fine with normal queues for my HP Laserjet 4 Plus but when I print to the raw queue, I of course get the whole postscript output to the typewriter.
I have seen that there are interfaces to ghostscript like ps2ascii, but I can not figure out how I can use them to get the output for my typewriter out of a program that prints a postscript output (there are quite a lot, e.g.
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 What is printer? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
HP Printers: Printers - HP printing and imaging center can help you choose and manage your business needs.
Microboards Technology: CD and DVD Printers - Offers several CD printers including the Print Factory, the Signature Series from Primera, and the Prism and Everest from Rimage.
All Service Computer Rental: Printers - Nationwide, business only rentals of a full range of computers and printers, as well as technical support and services.
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 HP Virtual Museum: Hewlett-Packard DeskJet printer, 1988
Customers could now get a printer that was superior in every way to an impact printer (such as a dot-matrix printer or daisy wheel printer) for the same price.
Perhaps the most significant technological achievement in the early days of HP's DeskJet printer was the creation of a very inexpensive, disposable print head that could be built into the ink cartridge itself.
The value and efficiency of a disposable print head is in its ability to guarantee a consistently high level of print quality over the entire life of the printer.
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 Ink jet printer - Glossary - CNET.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Unlike daisy wheel and dot matrix printers, which rely on physical contact with the an inked ribbon and paper, ink jet printers simply spray ink in a series of dots to form characters.
Today's best ink jet printers have eliminated most of the clogging problems, rival laser printers for text quality, and can also produce color images with near-photographic quality--all for even less money than a low-end laser printer.
See also: daisy wheel printer, dot matrix printer, laser printer
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