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HP to hike upfront price of printer hardware as ink biz growth runs dry


I did a ton of printing with my Seikosha SP-1000VC 9-pin dot matrix printer during my Commodore years, and even more in my introductory PC years with my Panasonic KX-P1124 24-pin dot matrix printer for my uni years. I printed miles of fanfold pin-drive pages, and that original ribbon (in both printers) just kept going and going. Both of those old printers were still in working order when I put them in storage in favor of newer, "better" replacements. Inkjets were far faster and quieter, but there was no contest in reliability, durability, or cost per page.

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