The first computer printer designed was a mechanically driven apparatus by Charles Babbage for his difference engine in the 19th century; however, his mechanical printer design was not built until 2000.
Printer - Wikipedia definition
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In computing, a printer is a peripheral device which makes a persistent human-readable representation of graphics or text on paper.
The first electronic printer was the EP-101, invented by Japanese company Epson and released in 1968.
The first commercial printers generally used mechanisms from electric typewriters and Teletype machines.
The demand for higher speed led to the development of new systems specifically for computer use.
In the 1980s were daisy wheel systems similar to typewriters, line printers that produced similar output but at much higher speed, and dot matrix systems that could mix text and graphics but produced relatively low-quality output.
The plotter was used for those requiring high quality line art like blueprints.Źródło: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printer_(computing)
And you also print?
The printing era has been pretty good since Gutenberg. First, important things were printed like books. But these are REALLY important, not some literature for the mob. Well, because the mob was quite illiterate at the time.
Then also such fiction was printed, meaning for the reading of the book.
Well, since the last 50 years (even hundreds of them), it's all about printing - books, leaflets, business cards, even shirts, mugs, pens ...
Well, really everything.
Because you need to build brand awareness at the customer, i.e. printing and marketing is an inseparable couple.
Because you can print everything on your T-shirt and have it originally.
Well, who would prohibit the rich?
Internet printing Online printers are gaining more and more supporters, not surprisingly when more and more commerce is done online.
This is a very convenient solution, because you can immediately overcome mistakes made by potential customers when placing an order.
Often, they send a bad file in the wrong format, with the web printing this error is still captured by the script itself accepting the order.
Of course, such printers also have their drawbacks, ie the lack of the possibility of an individualized approach to the client and his needs, unless we get a really good printing house.