Dot matrix printers are generally used for printing special forms and long lists (such as accounting reports). They are notable for their low printing cost and long service life. The printing method resembles a typewriter—pins strike an ink-soaked ribbon against the paper. This creates text or simple graphics elements consisting of dots.Continue
Dot matrix printers are the oldest type of printers, however, are still popular for their reliability and low cost operation. This makes the dot-matrix printers ideal for use in a commercial environment, specifically as POS printer in stores, restaurants, or over the counter shops and accounting departments.