Talk:Line printer

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Needs a picture[edit]

This article needs a picture. Somebody must have a public-domain picture of a line printer. --John Nagle (talk) 16:37, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Done. --John Nagle (talk) 16:44, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Typeface?[edit]

What typeface was used on the early line printers? I think there is a computer font derived from the line printer era. Does anyone know?--DThomsen8 (talk) 12:38, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Print Samples[edit]

I'd like to see print samples from the various types of printers, especially a bit out of alignment, as each type of printer exhibited it's own unique registration problems (wavy lines, character clipping, etc.) 72.228.32.170 (talk) 12:35, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Paper (forms) handling[edit]

"Many printers supported ASA carriage control characters..."
Really? I worked on a number of line printer drivers across a couple of OS's, and never saw one that implemented ASA carriage control characters in the printer. The conversion of ASA carriage control characters was always in the FORTRAN I/O library or provided in a post processing filter. 81.187.162.106 (talk) 05:42, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

Another type of drum printer?[edit]

Back in the late '60s I was on a tour of a Michigan Air Force base. In the "command center," where they had taped newspapers over some equipment to hide it from us, there was a line printer in use, and I was fascinated. Its basic construction was what is described as a drum printer, but I have a distinct memory of the entire cylinder moving to strike the paper, not the other way around. Did some of them work that way, or is my memory flawed? PapayaSF (talk) 20:55, 31 August 2014 (UTC)