Which dot-matrix printer will work on my Ubuntu 9.10 machine - Old Hardware Warning

Ian Coetzee ubuntu at iancoetzee.za.net
Thu Apr 22 08:08:23 UTC 2010

On 2010/04/22 05:24 AM, Fred A. Miller wrote:
> On 04/21/2010 11:02 PM, Rashkae wrote:
>> There are few reasons to use dot matrix printers anymore besides support
>> for the plethora of legacy software.  Sure, carbon copy is oft. cited,
>> but I seriously doubt carbon copy paper is less expensive than simply
>> spitting out 2 copies collated.  While it's true that lots of things
>> have taken me by surprise over the years, I would be floored to find
>> someone actually manufacturing a dot matrix printer that doesn't support
>> the legacy emulation.  (ps, all the epson usb dot matrix printers I see
>> also support at least parallel, and sevleral models, serial. )
> [snip]
> I don't know of any dot matrix printers being made today. Most of that
> tech.
> was replaced by band printers......132 column stuff. Home and small office
> dot matrix printers died a long time ago.
> Fred
Eh hem....

I use a dot-matrix at home. Why? Its the cheapest method of printing for 
me, atleast. I worry about the cost of paper, not the ink, whereas if I 
were to use a inkjet or laser, the ink would be my main concern.

However we are veering off-topic here :)

To get this on-topic again, some feedback. Uhm ye I have non :)

Thanks for all the suggestions, still in the process of organising one 
of the printers.


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