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typewriter printer

a printer that uses typewriter mechanisms to print documents
 
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A nice thing about typewriters was they achieved something like letterpress printing but without the hassle or cost.

Business card tray included.

Fine, automated control of the document positioning mechanisms and feeding combined with typed periods makes printing of images a snap. (Well, more like a million snaps)

fishboner, Jan 19 2014

Invented in 1969 http://en.wikipedia...aisy_wheel_printing
[pocmloc, Jan 19 2014]

Teletype Model 33 http://en.m.wikiped...i/Teletype_Model_33
As used by God to print the Ten Commandments ... [8th of 7, Jan 22 2014]

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       ??   

       Will it run with a steam engine?
pashute, Jan 19 2014
  

       Yep, fine until you get a new character like @ then you need a new wheel/typewriter...
not_morrison_rm, Jan 19 2014
  

       This is very, very WKTE. At least, it was at one time. IBM produced a variant of the Selectric that was capable of printing documents via an electronic interface—no mean feat, considering the Selectric was an entirely mechanical device. There was an entire system that stored documents on magnetic cards for later reprinting. Some offices held onto this system until as late as the mid-'90s.
ytk, Jan 19 2014
  

       As somebody who has owned dot-matrix printers what do this sort of thing, they are extremely messy. Wotcha need is a plotter with a selection of fountain pens; change the angle or press harder for a wider stroke.
FlyingToaster, Jan 19 2014
  

       That's just a daisywheel. Or a golfball. Actually, whatever happened to those? Were rhey too fiddly to work properly?
nineteenthly, Jan 22 2014
  

       They worked fine. But "everybody" wanted all sorts of fonts and graphics.
FlyingToaster, Jan 22 2014
  

       Daisywheels are noisy, and for LQ printing the single-pass carbon ribbons had short lifetimes.   

       This idea is WKTE and Baked to a crisp. Have a look at the 33 series Teletype. <link>
8th of 7, Jan 22 2014
  
      
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