Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 57 / FEBRUARY 1985 / PAGE 152

Dot-Matrix Printer

The Fastext-80, a dot-matrix printer from Smith-Corona, prints 80 characters
per second.

Smith-Corona has introduced the Fastext-80, a $259 dot - matrix printer which prints 80 characters per second.
    Other features of the printer include bidirectional printing, six-pitch capability, full-line buffer, standard Centronics parallel interface, friction feed, selftest switch, and true descenders.
    The printer, which prints ten characters per inch, uses a drop-in ribbon with a projected life span of one million characters.

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