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Printer (computing)

The Game Boy Pocket Printer, a thermal printer released as a peripheral for the Nintendo Game Boy
This is an example of a wide-carriage dot matrix printer, designed for 14-inch (360 mm) wide paper, shown with 8.5-by-14-inch (220 mm × 360 mm) legal paper. Wide carriage printers were often used in the field of businesses, to print accounting records on 11-by-14-inch (280 mm × 360 mm) tractor-feed paper. They were also called "132-column printers".
A video showing an inkjet printer while printing a page.

In computing, a printer is a peripheral machine which makes a persistent representation of graphics or text, usually on paper.[1] While most output is human-readable, bar code printers are an example of an expanded use for printers.[2] The different types of printers include 3D printer, inkjet printer, laser printer, thermal printer, and the air printer etc.[3]

  1. ^ "Printer - Definition of printer by Merriam-Webster". merriam-webster.com.
  2. ^ "0271-2834-MTDC; Assembling a Bar-Code Tracking System". Printers designed to print bar-code labels ...
  3. ^ "Printer".

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