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History of Computer Printing

The history of computer printing began in 1983 when Chester Carlson invented the electrophotographic dry printing process known as a Xerox. It laid out the foundations for laser printers. However, it was in 1953 when Remington-Rand developed the first ever high-speed printer used with the Univac computer. Origins of Impact and Non-impact Printers Though line […]

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Dye Sublimation Printing: History and How It Works

Dye sublimation printing requires heat to transfer dye onto paper, card, fabric and other similar materials. Apparel, photos, and even ceramic tiles make use of this method of printing. Dye sublimation printing got its name because it was first believed that the dye went through the solid and gas states without undergoing a liquid stage. […]

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Dot Matrix Printing: History, How It Works, and Types of Dot Matrix Printers

Dot matrix printing use impact to move the print head horizontally or vertically to print on pages. This impact is either applied to an ink-soaked ribbon against the paper or directly onto carbon paper forms. More versatile than a typewriter, letters formed from a dot matrix allow for a wider variety of fonts and graphics. […]

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Daisy Wheel Printers: History and Design

Daisy wheel printers were invented by David S. Lee at Diablo Data Systems in 1969. They use 96 glyphs with a template of interchangeable elements to print high quality characters similar to high-end typewriters. When first introduced, they were two times faster than their manually operated counterparts. It received its name due to its resemblance […]

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Clean Your Printer’s Printhead in Seconds

If your printouts are coming out a little streaky or subpar, it might be time to replace your ink cartridge. The issue could be a clogged or a misaligned print head. Sometimes, you may also get the message “printhead missing” or “printhead not installed”.  Thankfully, the steps to fix problems like these are simple. Check […]

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