NEC announced three color thermal-transfer printers in February 1992 that printed 80 columns per line at 48-dot resolution. The three models were the PC-PR101/T165, a color, Japanese-language printer that used a multi-line print head to print at 165 Japanese characters per second, which was fastest print speed of any domestic serial thermal-transfer computer printer; the PC-PR101/T103, which printed at 103 characters per second, and the PC-PR101/T67, which had three standard built-in kanji character fonts — Mincho, Gothic, and Mouhitsu.
- The PC-PR101/T165 had the following features:
- （1）It used a 128-dot print head, capable of printing multiple lines of characters and lines in one pass, to print at 165 Japanese characters per second, which was fastest print speed of any domestic serial thermal-transfer computer printer.
- （2）Richly expressive documents could be printed, since the printer came with five built-in kanji character fonts: Mincho, Gothic, Mouhitsu, Maru Gothic, and Kyokasho.
- （3）It offered three levels of reduced print sizes, one-half, two-thirds, and four-fifths. This made it possible to reduce an A3 portrait document or a B4 portrait document to fit on an A4 portrait sheet or to reduce an A4 portrait document to fit on a B5 portrait sheet or a refill sheet. Thus, large documents and illustrations could be printed in a compact fashion.
- （4）In addition to printing on cut sheets and postcards, the PC-PR101/T165 could, using a special inked ribbon, make eight-color overhead transparency prints.
- （5）To make operations simpler, it featured an integrated panel with separate controls for each function.