Ink Jet Printer

Unlike daisy wheel and dot matrix printers, which rely on physical contact with the an inked ribbon and paper, ink jet printers simply spray ink in a series of dots to form characters. While early ink jets were prone to clogging, they were capable of delivering good print speeds and relatively high-quality text and graphics. Today's best ink jet printers have eliminated most of the clogging problems, rival laser printers for text quality, and can also produce color images with near-photographic quality--all for even less money than a low-end laser printer.