Line printer


It is an impact type printer. It can print a complete line of text at a time. It can’t print images and text of different size and font. It is expensive than non-impact. It is appropriate for continuous printing like printing mark sheet, bill, bank statement, etc. the different line printers are: chain printer, drum printer, band printer.

Merits:

  •     It can be used for continuous printing.
  •    It is faster than character printer.
  •    It can print a complete line of text at a time.
  •    It can print multiple copies at a time.

Demerits:

  •    It can’t print images and text of different size and font.
  •     Its printing quality is low.
  •    It is slower and noisy.
  •     It can print a single color.
  •    It is expensive.