[PD] Controlling a Printer

Dan Wilcox danomatika at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 04:05:35 CEST 2011

How about this? http://www.amazon.com/Type-Male-Centronics-CN36-Printer/dp/B000I996M6

On Aug 31, 2011, at 5:56 PM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:

> On Wed, 31 Aug 2011, Martin wrote:
>> For me the best are the old dot-matrix with the serial connection.
> I've never seen an old dot-matrix with a serial connection.
> For use with the Color Computer, I had a DIN4 serial port (RS232) connected to a box that would reframe the data in 8-bit packets. The box was connected to the printer directly by a Centronics36 cable. That was something made by hand, by the owner of a small computer shop in the 80's. Otherwise, I was limited to printers that supported DIN4, which were a 4-pen plotter and a 75-dpi CMYK inkjet (!!!).
> When I connected dot-matrix printers to PC computers, it was using a DB25-to-Centronics36 cable, which was the normal way to do so.
> I'm sure that there were RS232 dot matrix printers at one point, but they were not common.
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Dan Wilcox

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