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Line printer




<printer> A printer that prints one entire line at a time. Print quality is low compared with a laser printer.

Line printers typically use sprocket feed and wide fanfold paper.

Line printer speed is usually measured in lines per minute (lpm).

1200 lpm is a good rate for a line printer like a 3205 m5.

66 lines per page is typical, giving 18 pages per minute (ppm).

This assumes all upper case, if a mixed case print train is used, throughput is halved.

By comparison, a fast laser printer can output 100+ ppm



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