NEWS & PRODUCTS
Axiom Corporation's GP-550 dot-matrix printer offers both draft and near letter-quality printing for $299.
Dual Mode Dot-Matrix Printer
A $299 dot-matrix printer that can print in both near letter-quality and draft modes, the GP-550, has been introduced by Axiom Corporation. It is compatible with most personal computers.
In draft mode, the GP-550 can print up to 86 characters per second with six different character sets: pica, expanded pica, elite, expanded elite, condensed, and expanded condensed. The near letter-quality mode prints up to 43 characters per second and has 12 character sets: pica, expanded pica, elite, expanded elite, italic, expanded italic, superscript, expanded superscript, expanded subscript, subscript, proportional, and expanded proportional.
The printer also has a high-resolution graphics mode with 140 different characters, 18 different print fonts, and self-testing.
The GP-550 can print three copies, including the original, on either fanfold or cut sheet paper. It offers both pinfeed and friction feed as well as bottom feed.
Built-in interfaces for many home computers, such as Apple, Commodore, Atari, and Texas Instruments, are included. An additional model, the GP-550PC, has an interface for the IBM PC and PC compatibles. Units with built-in interfaces start at $319.
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