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Will Dot Matrix Printer Go Obsolete?

By on April 3, 2010

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You have seen lots of new model of printers (Laserjet and deskjet) coming out to the market but for the dot matrix printer, it was a bit slow. So, will Dot Matrix Printer go obsolete? The answer is no. My company still getting Dot Matrix printer for repair and most of the printers came from computer dealers that deals with the factories and offices that needs lot of printing. Not only they need to print a lot, they also need to print few copies (using carbonized paper) ie; a copy for customer, a copy for account’s department and another copy for reference. That means they are using 3 ply paper for this printing purposes. Imagine using Laserjet or Deskjet to print 3 times for the same information-the toner will deplete very fast and the price of a toner cartridge is quite expensive. For long term printing with laserjet or deskjet it will gone to cost a lot.

Since there are not many models of Dot Matrix printer in the market that means it don’t phase out that fast. It would be easy to  get the spare parts and the price of the ribbon is also not expensive. The last point is that usually the service charge/labour charge and replacement parts for Dot Matrix Printer is cheaper than repairing the LaserJet.

Because of these advantages there is no reason for those who rely on Dot Matrix Printer to switch to using Laserjet printer. So do not worry, there will still have business for repairing the Dot Matrix printer.



  1. Amir Mukhtar

    February 16, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Sir jestine,
    I have a question about Epson DFX 8000 pritner. the question is everytime when i printer on, print head alignment goes wrong of mis aligned.
    what should i do in order to align printer head space alignment.

    thanks you in advance

    Amir MUkhtar

  2. admin

    February 18, 2011 at 8:56 am

    HI Amir,

    I'm not familiar with Dot matrix printer repair thus i can't provide you the answer-sorry.


  3. Amir Mukhtar

    February 18, 2011 at 4:45 pm


    About dot matrix printer's obsolete matter is Concerned, i would like to bring into your kind attention that Dot matrix printers is more useful now a days in several places and locations.
    Furthermore, these printers having marvelous features and benefits which need to be expressed before everyone understand that dot matrix is useless technology.
    As matter above, majority believe that Dot matrix printer OR impact technology printer is economical and worth-full in billing system printing, MIS, Reporting, School colleges student's printing, Bulk utilities charges printing and banking system printing solution and using.
    As a part, Dot matrix is less powered and more economical machine which having non consumable printing engine needs like ribbon cartridge features.
    for example: Now a days Toner powder and laser toner rates became very high every where, despite the fact that, dot matrix ribbon cartridges are easily available in cheap rates currently.
    Although, world is going too fast but countries are going down because off price hiking, inflation and natural disasters. so therefore need to be thinked positively in favor of national interest that new technology creates by human nor vice-versa.

    Conclussion: As a result, both technologies Laser and Dot matrix is useful and worth-full. Its up to the person and organization that what will be the solution of his needs or requirements.
    On the other hand Its also to be searched what is economical and less expanditure. which will be beneficial and grow up fastly.

    Amir Mukhtar

  4. Reynold Chen

    April 19, 2012 at 4:32 am

    OKI vs Epson printers... OKI win...
    1) OKI allow user to control the printer from software and the control Panel but Epson from control Panel only.
    2) OKI would be able  to print cheque easily but Epson will not be that convenient.

    • Jestine Yong

      April 19, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Hi Reynold,

      Thanks for the useful info. Do you still repair dot matrix printer? What about inkjet and laserprinter?


  5. Em

    June 20, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Where I cn Purchase this printer??

    • Jestine Yong

      June 20, 2012 at 3:17 am

      Hi Em,

      You can purchase it from computer center in your country.



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