The DP-100 was Oki's first dot line printer. It was released in response to the need for smaller size, lower weight, reduced noise and lower price. It had the following features:
- 1) It enabled flexible printing by using a shuttle bar system employing 22 dot heads. In addition to printing horizontally enlarged characters and vertically enlarged characters, it could also perform printing in image mode with special specifications.
- 2) It was extremely small and lightweight compared with previous line printers, and could be used as a desktop printer, even with the power supply included.
- 3) Motors and fans were driven only during printing operation. This prevented noise, improved durability and economized power consumption.
- 4) Simple, electronic mechanisms improved reliability and maintainability.
|DP-100 Dot Line Printer|
|Kinds of type||127kinds|
|Character format||Quasi 9×7 dot matrix|
|Characters per line||132char|
However, this becomes 5.08mm with horizontally or vertically enlarged characters
|Copy capability||Up to 5 sheets(including original)|
|External dimensions||Front width 590mm Depth 570mm Height 221mm|
|Power consumption||Max. 300VA|