Dot-Matrix Printers

Dot-matrix printers is defined as a type of computer printer with a print head that runs back and forth on the page by impact which is much like the print mechanism on a typewriter.


Dot-matrix printers were generally considered the best combination of expense and versatility in the 1970s and 1980s and became the most common form of printer used with personal and home computers.

Advantages of the Dot-matrix printers include that it can print on multi-part stationery or make carbon-copies. Moreover Dot-matrix printers have very lowest printing costs per page.