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Marks on Paper: Part 2. A Historical Survey of Computer Output Printing

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Original Publication Date: 1991-Mar-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-06
Document File: 19 page(s) / 69K

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Software Patent Institute

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IRVING L. WIESELMAN: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The evolution and history of computer printing technology in the United States is covered from the end of World War l/ to recent times (1946-1987). The wide variety of printer products introduced over the forty-year period is surveyed and their differentiating characteristics described. The relationship of computer technology to printer technology is discussed as is the relationship of the computer industry to the printer industry.

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THIS DOCUMENT IS AN APPROXIMATE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL.

Copyright ©; 1991 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Used with permission.

Marks on Paper: Part 2. A Historical Survey of Computer Output Printing

IRVING L. WIESELMAN*

ERWIN TOMASH

(Image Omitted: Author's Address: Computer Printer Technology, 4144 Ellenita Avenue, Tarzana, CA 91356.)

The evolution and history of computer printing technology in the United States is covered from the end of World War l/ to recent times (1946-1987). The wide variety of printer products introduced over the forty-year period is surveyed and their differentiating characteristics described. The relationship of computer technology to printer technology is discussed as is the relationship of the computer industry to the printer industry.

Categories and subject Descriptors: K.1. [Computing Milieux]: The Computer Industry -- hardware, suppliers, markets. K 2. [Computing Milieux]: History of Computing-input/output, data communications, people. K., Hardware -- input/output devices. General Terms: design, performance. Additional Terms: Dataquest, Creative Strategies, Inc, Quantum Sciences, Dataproducts, IBM, Printronix, Hewlett-Packard, Tally, Centronics, Brothers, Tandy Corporation, Sanders Technology Systems, Diablo, pixel, Versatec, Xerox, Mead Digital Systems, Dijit, magnetographic, Data Interface, Inforex, PPS, electrostatic, Sweet technology, Brush Development Corporation, Varian, electrophotography. xerography, laser, inkjet, dot matrix printers, Sweet technology, drop-on-demand inkjet, Siemens, NLQ, thermal, Epson, Okidata, NEC, TEC, Proprinter, COMDEX, Canon, photoconductor, monocomponent toner, Hewlett- Packard, HP, LaserJet, Apple, Laserwriter, HPPCL, Adobe, Postscript, ion deposition, inography, Delphax, electrostabc, dielectac, monocomponent toner, Dennison Manufacturing Company, Canadian Development Corporation, Bull, magnetographic, Data Interface, Bull Periphenque, Groupe Bull, Bull Peripherals, thermal, Toshiba, Okidata, OKIMATE, Quietwriter, resistive ribbon, Eastman Kodak Company, Diconix, ThinkJet, solid ink, Exxon, Howtek, COMDEX, electrocompositor, electroerosion, electrosensitive, Teledeltos, Western Union, SCI, Iris Graphics, Mead Imaging, Cycolor, photoinitiators, cyliths, Noritsu.

Introduction

This paper is a continuation of Part I, which was published in the last issue of the Annals. The history of computer printing technology and its relation to the computer industry was covered up to the end of the 1960s. The history continues here describing the history of the technologies that are still being used today. The volume of printers delivered is still rising, but the popularity of printer types has changed due to changes in technology, pricing, and associated features.

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