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Best Dot Matrix Printers

Updated November 2018
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  • 20 Models Considered
  • 7 Hours Researched
  • 1 Experts Interviewed
  • 153 Consumers Consulted
  • Zero products received from manufacturers.

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    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    A dot matrix printer is somewhat like a typewriter: pins and a ribbon impact the page while printing. Unlike ink and laser printers, dot matrix models can print through multiple pages or thicker papers because of the impact. This makes them a typical sight in offices and schools where forms and heavy paper are common. Dot matrix printers are available in in nine- and 24-pin models. The latter have a higher resolution that’s more comparable to other printer types. To decrease the price tag and level of complexity, a nine-pin printer may be preferable if you don't need the best resolution possible.

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