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A Brief History of Modern Printing

A Brief History of Modern Printing -19th Century Difference Engine by Charles Babbage KEY O Time to print £ Cost Fact Around 30 digits per minute 1959 IBM 1403 Line printer £ £17,000 The project was never finished 600 lines of text per minute £ £30,000 1969 Xerox 9700 So loud, the hammers could play music First laser printer 215 pages per minute 1970 DEC LA 30 Dot matrix printer £ 10,800 Delayed until 1976, due to the firm's focus on copiers 30 characters per second 1972 The Diablo Daisy Wheel Printer £ 2,165 IT COULD ONLY PRINT IN UPPERCASE! 30 characters 1984 The HP LaserJet First desktop laser printer per second £ 2,030 Changing font meant changing printers 8 pages per minute 1972 £ 2,165 More than two million shipped around the country Game Boy Micro computer printer 1984 1.5" sticker in 45 seconds The BfB RapMan First commercial 3D printer £ 40 Being able to print stickers was very popular Variable £ 700 * 3D technology was used to print a car in 2011 Sources: Perfect Čolours large format print solutions Call us on: 0845 163 2904 Visit our website:

A Brief History of Modern Printing

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Created for Perfect Colours, this infographic looks into a brief history of modern printing.



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