Best Dot Matrix Printers

Updated November 2019
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20 Models Considered
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153 Consumers Consulted
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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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