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10.6: Enable dot matrix printing in Snow Leopard
Authored by: limbikity on May 25, '10 08:45:29AM

unrelated, but why use a dot matrix printer these days?



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10.6: Enable dot matrix printing in Snow Leopard
Authored by: astrosmash on May 25, '10 08:57:08AM

I presume they're much cheaper to operate if you're doing large volume printing, because dot matrix ink is so inexpensive and lasts for so long.



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10.6: Enable dot matrix printing in Snow Leopard
Authored by: marmoset on May 25, '10 08:57:26AM

Multipart forms / carbons.



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10.6: Enable dot matrix printing in Snow Leopard
Authored by: scotty321 on May 25, '10 09:28:09AM

For printing carbonless copies of forms, too.



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10.6: Enable dot matrix printing in Snow Leopard
Authored by: leamanc on May 25, '10 06:42:09PM

I would love to see the remaining dot matrix we have at my office go away, but there really is no suitable replacement for carbon-copy form printing...or heck, just form printing.

I sure wish somebody would come up with something. It is 2010, The Year We Make Contact, after all...



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10.6: Enable dot matrix printing in Snow Leopard
Authored by: operator207 on May 26, '10 06:58:18AM

I work for a publishing company (Newspapers) we use them at every location. For bundle tops (your paper thrower gets a bundle with a piece of paper on it telling him what it is and where to throw it) and for labels (some newspapers are hand delivered, ever see a sticker on the paper denoting where it was delivered to? Very common to see these in hotels)

They are a cheap way of making labels on a large scale quantity. Most magazines use them, look at the label on your magazines that are mailed to you.

We are starting to convert to laser printing, but as of right now, the paper to do that (sheets of labels instead of ribbons of labels) is still expensive. If we buy enough in bulk it breaks even, but you then run into the problem of storing it.



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