Printer seen, DEC LP25

From: Bill/Carolyn Pechter <>
Date: Sat Apr 25 21:02:56 1998

> On Sat, 25 Apr 1998, William Donzelli wrote:
> > Anyone (finger points at Allison) have any stories about them? It looked
> > fairly serious.
> I was in my local Honda dealership the other day and they were using
> old-assed DEC line-printers on their PC network (don't know which model).
> I asked the guy about them and he basically said that yeah, they're as old
> as the hills. But one started printing my invoice and I realized why they
> kept them...they are FAST.
> Sam Alternate e-mail:

I'd bet they're DEC LA120 serial RS232 terminal printers. These things
replaced a ton of Teletypes and their main competition was TI 8xx models.

Were they DOT MATRIX? I'll bet they're not big old noisy line printers unless
they're sound covered and about 4 feet tall.

The DEC dot matrix stuff (except for the Printronix based P300 stuff that
DEC rebadged) were the greatest console printers ever built. I'd love
to put an LA120 on my PC here running FreeBSD. Unix begs for a real
ASCII tty console.

Received on Sat Apr 25 1998 - 21:02:56 BST

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