List of printer companies

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This is a list of companies who produce or have produced digital printers. This list includes only those companies who have actually designed and manufactured printers, not those who have only offered rebadged products.

A[edit]

Name Products Status References
A. B. Dick
Advanced Matrix Technology merged to AMT Datasouth
ALPS
AMT Datasouth
ANZAC
Apple List of Apple printers exited printer business
Axonix now known as Mozaex

B[edit]

Name Products Status References
Bell-Mark
Brother
Bull spun off to Compuprint

C[edit]

Name Products Status References
Canon
Centronics acquired by GENICOM
Checkpoint Meto continuous-feed laser became Checkpoint Systems
exited printer business
Citizen serial matrix
Cognitive thermal
Compuprint
Computer Peripherals Inc merged into Centronics
Comtec Mobile printers acquired by Zebra
Copal acquired by Nidec to form Nidec Copal
Control Data Corporation printer business merged into Centronics

D[edit]

Name Products Status References
DASCOM serial matrix, thermal, mobile
Datamax-O'Neil thermal bar code label printers (desktop and portable)
Dataproducts acquired by Hitachi Kochi
Datasouth merged to AMT Datasouth
Decision Data defunct
Delphax Technologies inc
Diablo acquired by Xerox
Digital Equipment Corporation printer business acquired by GENICOM

E[edit]

Name Products Status References
Eastman Kodak
Eltron thermal acquired by Zebra
Epson
Everex (Abaton div.) laser acquired by Formosa Plastics group

F[edit]

Name Products Status References
Facit defunct
Fargo
Fujitsu

G[edit]

Name Products Status References
GENICOM merged into TallyGenicom
airline ticketing business acquired by IER
GCC Printers defunct
General Electric printer business spun off as GENICOM

H[edit]

Name Products Status References
Hitachi printer business acquired by Ricoh
Heidelberg
Hewlett-Packard

I[edit]

Name Products Status References
IBM IBM 3800 spun off printer business as Infoprint
InfoPrint acquired by Ricoh

J[edit]

Name Products Status References
Juki

K[edit]

Name Products Status References
Kentek LED page printers defunct 2003
Kodak mobile inkjet
Konica merged to Konica Minolta in 2003
Konica Minolta
Kyocera Mita

L[edit]

Name Products Status References
Lake Erie Systems serial matrix
Lenovo laser, inkjet
Lexmark serial matrix, laser, inkjet
LiPi Data sys. serial matrix, laser, inkjet, color

M[edit]

Name Products Status References
Mannesmann Tally leveraged buyout into Tally
MapleJet Jet Printer Joined Complete InkJet Package http://www.maplejet.com
http://www.InkJet-Package.com
Minolta printer division merged to Minolta-QMS in 2000
Minolta-QMS merged to Konica Minolta in 2003
Memorex Telex became MTX
MTX became Visara

N[edit]

Name Products Status References
Nakajima
NEC thimble printers (NEC Spinwriter), serial matrix printers / color serial matrix printers (NEC Pinwriter), color thermal transfer printers (NEC Colormate), thermal inkjet printers (NEC Jetmate), wax thermal printers / variable dot thermal printers / dye sublimation printers (NEC SuperScript), laser printers (NEC Silentwriter, NEC SuperScript), color laser printers (NEC SuperScript), APC/Astra printers printer business acquired by Fuji Xerox in 2001
Nidec Copal dye sublimation printer
Nipson Digital Printing - High Speed - Magnetography

O[edit]

Name Products Status References
Océ
Oki Data
Olivetti
Output Technology

P[edit]

Name Products Status References
Panasonic serial matrix, laser
Pentax mobile inkjet, continuous form laser mobile printer group acquired by Brother
Printer System Corporation acquired by GENICOM
Printek serial matrix, thermal, mobile
Printer Systems International serial matrix, continuous form laser
Printronix line matrix, thermal, continuous form laser
PSI Engineering envelope laser c/w feeder, continuous form laser, document automation, folder & feeder finishers, friction feeders, packing slip printing and feeding systems

Q[edit]

Name Products Status References
QMS merged to Minolta-QMS in 2000
Qume daisywheel acquired by Wyse

R[edit]

Name Products Status References
Rank Xerox acquired by Xerox
Ricoh
RISO
RJS thernal acquired by Elton

S[edit]

Name Products Status References
Samsung A4 Mono & A4 Colour Laser, A4 MFP Mono & A4 MFP Colour, A3 MFP Mono & A3 MFP Colour
Seiko
Seiko Epson
Sharp
Siemens Nixdorf
Source Technologies
Swecoin Acquired by Zebra in 2006
Syscan mobile merged to Syscan-ID
exited printer business
Star
Star Micronics

T[edit]

Name Products Status References
Tally serial matrix, line matrix, laser merged into TallyGenicom
TallyGenicom serial matrix, line matrix, laser, thermal, mobile U.S. assets purchased by Printronix
European assets purchased by Dascom
TEC
Tektronix Phaser brand solid ink color, dye-sublimation printers printer business acquired by Xerox
Teletype
Texas Instruments serial matrix, inkjet, low-end laser, airline ticketing printer business acquired by GENICOM
Toshiba
Trilog color serial matrix printers acquired by Centronics
TVS Electronics dot matrix printers

U[edit]

Name Products Status References
UBIX Corp. Konica Minolta, Bizhub, brother, acquired by UBIX Corporation

V[edit]

Name Products Status References
Versatec electrostatic plotter acquired by Xerox

X[edit]

Name Products Status References
Xeicon
Xerox Laser Printer - Mid range and High end (1000 page per minute), Color printers of all range, Engineering Printers - LED Printer, Piezo Ink Jet plotters, Docutech series digital press etc. http://www.xerox.com/
Xerox International Partners
(Fuji Xerox)

W[edit]

Name Products Status References
Wipro Technologies

Z[edit]

Name Products Status References
Zebra Label, Mobile, Card and Kiosk Printers. Thermal, Thermal Transfer and Retransfer technologies.

References[edit]

  • Webster, Edward (2001). Print Unchained: 50 Years of Digital Printing, 1950-2000 and Beyond. Dra of Vermont. ISBN 0-9702617-0-5.