A dot-matrix printer has several benefits over other printing systems that use Inkjet or Laser Based technologies. For example, Dot-matrix printers can:
- Print multiple copies of the same document on carbonized multi-part stationary.
- Print short documents, or messages, on perforated paper that can be read without ejecting the paper.
However, people often complain about:
- Size: A typical dot-matrix printer, suitable for multipart/high yield printing, typically has a bigger footprint than an inkjet or laser based product.
- Noise: Dot-matrix printers are very noisy and often have to be placed in special insulated cases to lower their noise level.
To help replace dot-matrix printers, Brother laser printers offer the following solutions:
Solutions #1: Epson FX and IBM Pro Printer emulations
If you're currently using an Epson or an IBM dot-matrix printer, switching to a Brother laser printer is straight forward, as many Brother printers support the Epson FX and IBM Pro Printer emulations.
Solution #2: Reprint Function (to eliminate the use of carbonized paper)
With our reprint function, users can easily re-print their documents by pressing the Reprint button on the printer LCD panel. Using the Reprint button: saves time because the print job does not have to be resent if you want another copy and saves money, because you don't have to use expensive carbonized multi-part paper.
Solution #3: Form Feed Suppress
Our customers have found that by using the Form feed suppress feature, Brother laser printers can receive small amounts of print data from the host computer. This print data is stored in the printer memory until the page buffer is full, any paper ejects pages are ignored. When the buffer is full, the printer ejects the page. By working this way, the Brother laser printer offers the paper saving convenience of a dot-matrix printer, but benefits from the high print quality and speed benefits of a laser printer.
Brother laser printers offer built in Epson and IBM dot matrix connectivity, convenient document duplicating and paper saving capabilities without compromising on performance and quality.