【Hitachi】 H-8191, H-8195 and H-8171 Cut Paper Printer

Around 1975, there was a strong desire among users to switch computer output from kana letters to kanji (Chinese characters). But this was difficult to achieve with conventional approaches using the impact system—such as type drums and type bands—and a different method of configuring characters was needed.

In 1977, Hitachi shipped its first laser printer, and in 1982 they shipped a printer with expanded functions (i.e. with added rule line printing, partial diagram printing and external character processing functions).

Dot Printer Specifications
  H-8191/8195 H-8171
Printing system Laser-based wet xerography Laser-based xerography
Printing speed(A4 size) 12ppm(single-sided) 9.4ppm(single-sided)
Character size 4,5,6,8,10,12 and 16 point
Paper size A4, A5, B4, B5
Resolution 289dpi
Shipment date November 1977 June 1982

H-8195 Cut Paper Printer