Dot Matrix Printers
We all know some customers still own and operate dot matrix printers which are much more economical in printing out draft documents or documents where print quality is not an issue rather than deskjet printers or inkjet printers. Printer ribbons are pretty cheap for most part.Some computer users still use dot matrix printers and their printer ribbons even though they are already a thing of the past.
The Ribbon cartridges
In thermal transfer printing, ribbon cartridges are used, and these ribbon cartridges contain ink that resembles the consistency of crayon or wax. During the printing process, heat-sensitive paper is inserted into the machine and then squeezed between the printer’s thermal head and platen roller. The paper comes into contact with the ink in the ribbon cartridge with the use of a spring on the printer head itself.
How Do They Work?
Dot matrix printers got their name from the tiny dots that make up their printed output. These dots are created by the pins on the printer head, which strike the paper through a strip of ink-soaked cloth. Essentially, this paper is precisely what a printer ribbon is. Because these printers make use of dot matrices, they give their users a measure of flexibility when it comes to printing letters of different sizes and different fonts.