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Chapter 47. Selecting and Installing a P... > Understanding the Types of Printers

Understanding the Types of Printers

All printers fall into one of two broad categories: impact or nonimpact printers. Impact printers employ some type of mechanical process to form characters or images by physically striking (or impacting) paper or some other printable medium. Some examples of impact printers are

  • Dot-matrix printers

  • Daisy-wheel printers


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