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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Differences Between Impact & Non-Impact Printers

Differences Between Impact and Non-Impact Printers
Impact Printers
Non-Impact Printers
1 It produces print on paper by striking mechanism. It produces print on paper with a non-striking mechanism
2 It uses pins, hammers or wheel to strike against an inked ribbon to print on a paper.. It uses laser, spray of special ink, or heat and pressure to print on paper. 
3 Normally impact printers use continuous paper sheet.  Non-Impact printers normally use individual paper sheets.
4 Impact printers are normally less expansive. Non-Impact printers are more expansive.
5 Print quality of impact printers is lower than those of non impact printers.. Print quality of Non-Impact printers is higher than those of impact printers.
6 Impact printers use special inked ribbons to produce print on paper when print head strikes. Non-Impact printers use toner or cartridge for printing on paper.
7 Impact printers are low speed printers. They consume a lot of time to print a document. Non-Impact printers are very fast, they can print many pages per minute.
8 Impact printers are very noisy because they strike print head. Non-Impact printers do not make a noise because they do not use striking mechanism in which print head strikes on ribbon and paper etc.
9 Examples of Impact printers are Dot matrix and daisy wheel printers. Examples of Non-Impact printers are laser printers and inkjet printers.
10 Impact printers use old printing technologies. Non impact printers use latest printing technologies.

What are different Types of Printers? Impact Printers and Non Impact Printers in Detail...


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