Talk:Printer (computing)

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Business model[edit]

Most computer printers are sold on the "razor and razor blades" business model, where the printers are sold at artificially low prices in order to lock the user in to consuming a stream of ink cartridges sold at inflated prices.

Two problems with this: it's not NPOV, and it is rather particular to ink jet printers, rather than printers in general. I'm moving a toned down version over to the ink jet article. -- Ryguasu 12:50, 29 October 2002 (UTC)

Forensic identification[edit]

This information is also showing up on Laser printer under Secret Dots. Instead of two independent article sections, this information should either be split into a separate Printer Forensics article or merged into the Computer forensics article. Any other thoughts? --Gadget850 12:46, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

Agreed, though "page printer" has little useful content. I'd AfD page printer, and have it redirect here.--EngineerScotty 01:13, 21 April 2006 (UTC)
Better idea.--Wikiwriter706 01:46, 21 April 2006 (UTC)
Nominated -- Wikiwriter706 01:55, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Messy uncited page[edit]

I've done a little bit of clean-up work on this page to fix some of the text (most of which is pretty good as is) and to try and make the headings a little more clear. This page is unnecessarily messy and has too many headings. It really needs to be worked over a bit to organize it better. It also has issues with being completely uncited.--Lendorien 15:17, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Expansion needed[edit]

It would be better to include circuit diagrams of computer printers& mother boards. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.55.95.4 (talk) 09:53, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Please expand as soon as you can! Bigtop 23:15, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Prior to this edit, the article was much bigger, an anon snipped a whole bunch of stuff. The stuff was rather poorly referenced and unorganized, but much of it was largely correct. A good place to start... --EngineerScotty 23:19, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

And are waiting for...? I have revert this. If another user have best redaction / info / references, please, upgrade this. Do not "waiting..." And not more Jack the Ripper tolerance. --Museo8bits 17:09, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

This could use driver links.--192.228.19.2 (talk) 13:39, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Dangerous Particles[edit]

I was logging on at uni, and the potential dangers of printers has been discussed on QUT website. This was an unexpected find, but they're doing more research into it. I have edited toner printers breifly to show this. 131.181.65.137 23:08, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Transfer from article to talk page[edit]

I have removed the following from the main article and put it here because it doesnt belong in the main article, but might be worth researching/reformatting to include later:

Mobile Minature Printers

Perhaps a product in the near future would be a mobile minature printer for photo and document printing. Would add convenience while increasing value to the end user.

Miniature integrated printed with handheld devices facilitate workers on the move to be more productive print information on the fly.

Lets C if minatuarization has gone that far! Something to see in the near term

StealthFox 01:09, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

colors in printers[edit]

how the printers will identify which color has to be printed —Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.167.144.172 (talk) 04:35, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

An idea[edit]

How about a mentioning of how printers don't work 95% of the time and just give shitty looking blue, pink, and yellow? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.23.212.206 (talk) 21:09, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Because most people who have the intelligence to use a computer can figure out how to use a printer. Knucktwo (talk) 21:45, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Spam[edit]

I just removed the following from the section on line printers. The two companies mentioned are the same company, and the paragraph has been inserted by an IP belonging to printronix...

Line printers, better known as linematrix printers are widely used in the automotive, logistic and banking world for high speed and barcode printing. They are known as robust and durable printers that have the lowest price per page (form). Companies as Printronix Inc. and TallyGenicom are the leading manufactures today.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.17.72.220 (talk) 10:23, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

paper feed types[edit]

Should this article have a section describing the variety of ways paper goes through printers (and possibly scanners), analogous to offset printing#Types of paper feed? Or is there already some other article on that topic? Something that mentions sprocket-fed continuous stationery, friction-feed cut sheet feeders, vacuum-lift cut sheet feeders, etc. ? --68.0.124.33 (talk) 03:25, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Line Printer[edit]

Yeah the title "Line Printer," is in one of those grey box thingy majiggers. You might want to have that removed. In order to make it a title you need to put two equal signs (==) front and back to make a title. Please would someone correct this mistake.-James Pandora Adams —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.176.152.59 (talk) 21:55, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Look out for possible copyright violations in this article[edit]

This article has been found to be edited by students of the Wikipedia:India Education Program project as part of their (still ongoing) course-work. Unfortunately, many of the edits in this program so far have been identified as plain copy-jobs from books and online resources and therefore had to be reverted. See the India Education Program talk page for details. In order to maintain the WP standards and policies, let's all have a careful eye on this and other related articles to ensure that no material violating copyrights remains in here. --Matthiaspaul (talk) 12:40, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Don't know whether it is related or not but there still seems to be some copyright violations around (or at least I just removed one) with the odd word changed here and there. --wintonian talk 15:08, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

Critique-Printer(computing) HIST406-13110618904[edit]

The article begins by describing the function of the Printer and how it operates. It then gives examples of different types of printers, while providing acronyms along with the full names to inform the reader. The article then offers information on the productivity of the printer, and suggests that the printing press is a more preferred tool than the printer, when printing a large number of items. It then states that the first computer printer was created in the 19th century. The article gives descriptions of several different types of printers, more than i knew existed, and their different functions and methods of printing, one for example uses heat along with special paper to print out such things as receipts. And finishes by describing various attributes, such as speed, and different printing modes. In my opinion the writing style does not seem aimed at people who already have an understanding of the technology, but at people who know very little. It does not appear to me that this article is full of "big" words that could confuse the reader, but is very good at explaining what everything is and does.

While this article does provide a fair amount of pictures of several different types of printers, a majority of the printer types do not have photos to associate themselves with, and in my opinion they should be added so that the reader can put a "face" to the printer type.

While some of the sources referenced in this article do seem very credible, ie IBM journal of Research and Development, others do not seem as credible. Some sources used are from news stations, which can be credible, but are not peer-reviewed. This article could use more peer-reviewed sources to lend more credibility.

I did not find any frivolous or spurious contributions in the article, however after reading other entries in the talk section it has been noted that some people have copied and pasted things from other sources. However people have mentioned that they have actively been removing them.

When comparing this article to the one on Computer Printers in the Encyclopedia Britannica, i found that the Wikipedia article provides far more information on the topic, as well as longer descriptions of the different kinds of printers.

As i said previously, i suggest the addition of more images so that each printer type has an image to give the reader an idea of what that printer looks like. Also i noticed that there was very little information on the creation and development of the printer, in order for this to be a great article instead of a good one, it should include the history of the printer. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.2.129.86 (talk) 06:38, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

Daisy wheel quality[edit]

"These printers were also referred to as letter-quality printers because, during their heyday, they could produce text which was as clear and crisp as a typewriter, though they were nowhere near the quality of printing presses." is incorrect. It wuold be true if such printers only used cloth ribbons, but with the carbon ribbons preferred for daisywheels the print quality was as good as metal print and more consistent, and vastly superior to traditional typewriters using cloth ribbon.

If you think about it, the printing element on a daisy operates like much traditional metal print, in that its a moulded character that presses carbon powder onto paper. 82.31.66.207 (talk) 10:42, 11 March 2014 (UTC)