Fanfold paper

Updated: 06/22/2018 by Computer Hope
Dot matrix printer with fan folding paper

Sometimes referred to as continuous feed paper or tractor feed paper, fanfold paper is specially manufactured paper for use with a continuous feed printer. Its pages are attached by perforated folds and separated by tearing after the pages have been printed.

Tip

The discarded paper edges were referred to as snaf.

Fanfold paper is used with old dot matrix printers and is still being used today. The picture is an example of a Dot matrix printer with fanfolding paper.

Note

Dot matrix printers mostly disappeared in the 1990s when inkjet printers and laser printers became cheaper and more available.

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