Differences Between Impact and Non-Impact Printers
| Impact Printers
||It produces print on paper by striking mechanism.
||It produces print on paper with a non-striking mechanism
||It uses pins, hammers or wheel to strike against an inked ribbon to print on a paper..
||It uses laser, spray of special ink, or heat and pressure to print on paper.
||Normally impact printers use continuous paper sheet.
||Non-Impact printers normally use individual paper sheets.
||Impact printers are normally less expansive.
||Non-Impact printers are more expansive.
||Print quality of impact printers is lower than those of non impact printers..
||Print quality of Non-Impact printers is higher than those of impact printers.
||Impact printers use special inked ribbons to produce print on paper when print head strikes.
||Non-Impact printers use toner or cartridge for printing on paper.
||Impact printers are low speed printers. They consume a lot of time to print a document.
||Non-Impact printers are very fast, they can print many pages per minute.
||Impact printers are very noisy because they strike print head.
||Non-Impact printers do not make a noise because they do not use striking mechanism in which print head strikes on ribbon and paper etc.
||Examples of Impact printers are Dot matrix and daisy wheel printers.
||Examples of Non-Impact printers are laser printers and inkjet printers.
||Impact printers use old printing technologies.
||Non impact printers use latest printing technologies.