Fanfold paper

Updated: 06/22/2018 by Computer Hope

Dot matrix printer with fan folding paperSometimes 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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