Impact Printers for Continuous Form Printing

Heavy Duty Industrial Printing: Labels, Forms, Bills of Lading, Etc.

In the world of heavy-duty industrial operations, where precision, reliability, and efficiency are paramount. The role of printing is often underappreciated yet undeniably crucial. Labels, forms, and bills of lading serve as the unsung heroes of logistics, manufacturing, and shipping. From the seamless tracking of goods to the creation of multi-part documents, the demands of these industrial printing applications are as diverse as the sectors they support. Heavy-duty industrial printing ensures the smooth flow of materials and information within the heart of manufacturing and logistics. Impact printers do this job well.

Line Matrix or Line Printers: The Fastest Impact Printers

We offer high-speed line printing options with new and refurbished printers from Printronix, TallyGenicom, and IBM/InfoPrint.

Line matrix printers excel at high-speed, reliable, and cost-effective bulk printing tasks. Their ability to produce text and graphics by striking an entire line of characters simultaneously, often with impact technology, makes them suitable for environments where continuous forms, invoices, and other multipart documents need to be printed in large quantities. Line matrix printers are known for their durability, and capability of handling challenging industrial settings and high-volume printing requirements, making them a preferred choice for organizations seeking a balance between speed, quality, and operational efficiency.

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Heavy Duty Dot Matrix Printers: More Compact & Versatile Impact Printers

We offer Tally Dascom and Compuprint printers. These are heavy-duty dot matrix printers for form and label printing.

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Pros and Cons of Dot Matrix Printers

Dot matrix printers have their own set of advantages and disadvantages:


  1. Durability: Dot matrix printers are known for their robustness and reliability. They can withstand harsh environmental conditions and continue to function well in challenging settings, such as industrial or manufacturing environments.
  2. Low Operating Costs: Dot matrix printers are economical to run. Their consumables, typically ribbons, and paper, are relatively inexpensive compared to other printing technologies.
  3. Multi-Part Forms: These printers can create multi-part forms with carbon copies by using pressure-sensitive or carbon paper, which is still necessary for certain applications like invoicing and record-keeping.
  4. Impact Printing: The impact of the print head against the ribbon and paper results in carbon copies and is ideal for printing in conditions where the print needs to be readable after exposure to various elements.
  5. Longevity: Dot matrix printers can have a long service life, making them a cost-effective choice for businesses with consistent, high-volume printing needs.


  1. Print Quality: Dot matrix printers produce lower-quality output compared to modern inkjet or laser printers. The characters are made up of dots, which can be less sharp and clear.
  2. Noise: These printers are notably loud due to the impact of the print head against the paper. This can be disruptive in quiet office settings.
  3. Speed: While some dot matrix printers offer reasonable speeds, they are generally slower than modern printers, which can be a drawback when speed is a critical factor.
  4. Limited Color Options: Dot matrix printers are typically monochromatic, limiting their use for tasks that require color printing.
  5. Limited Connectivity: Many dot matrix printers lack modern connectivity options, such as wireless printing or network compatibility, which can be inconvenient in a networked office environment.
  6. Maintenance: Regular maintenance is often required, including cleaning and replacing the print head and ribbon, which can be time-consuming.

In summary, dot matrix printers are valued for their durability and cost-effectiveness, but their lower print quality, noise, and limited features may limit their appeal, especially in offices with high-quality printing and connectivity demands. They are still relevant in specific niche applications but have largely been replaced by more advanced printing technologies for general use. For laser continuous form printing, click here >

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*Discontinued printer models are occasionally offered refurbished or remanufactured. Limited availability on a first-come, first-served basis.