With the arrival of the VIC-20 came a series of low cost, consumer-friendly printers to bring out the Computer in the Game-focused VIC. The VIC-1515 is a great example of it, as it is little more than a foot in width; seeming more a toy printer than a serious peripheral.
These units have the most unusal printing mechanism ever made. They use a rotating ribbed drum behind the paper and a single uni-hammer that hits the paper (through the ribbon) and bangs on the drum when a ridge is in the proper place to make a single dot. Hence each dot is produced individualy. Normal printers used a multi wire printhead and created 8 or 9 dots at a time banging against a fixed platen. These printer mechanisms were manufactured by Seikosha.
Model : VIC-1515 Type : Dot matrix printer Resolution: 7x6 pin Paper Feed: Tractor-feed Interface : CBM Serial Bus Notes : Very "cute". Seikosha GP-100VC
Model : VIC-1525 Type : Dot matrix printer Resolution: 7x6 pin Paper Feed: Tractor-feed Interface : CBM Serial Bus Notes : Seikosha GP-100VC
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