Line printer

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

line printerAlternatively referred to as a band printer, chain printer, drum printer, and barrel printer, a line printer is a high-speed printer capable of printing an entire line of text at once.

These types of printers are too fast to be measured in words or characters per minute, and instead are measured in lines per minute. For example, a line printer may be capable of printing over 3,000 lines of type per minute.

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