Panasonic Printers – Specialists in Dot Matrix Printers
The Panasonic printers range is somewhat behind their competitors in
many respects. Panasonic are a general electronics manufacturer, and
printers have not been made a priority in their product range.
Panasonic’s only real strength in printer manufacturing is in its line
of dot matrix impact printers.
The Panasonic Corporation was founded in Japan in 1918. Early in its
history the company produced lights and, surprisingly enough, bicycles.
It wasn’t until the 1960s that they moved into the television market in
the United States, spreading further to Europe in the 1970s. Over the
last four decades Panasonic has continued to expand the brand globally
with speakers, digital televisions and various other electronics
Benefits of Panasonic Models
Unfortunately for Panasonic, they are lagging in the printer market.
The only competitive advantage they have is with users who need a high
quality impact printer.
The dot matrix impact printer is a machine which is more akin in some
ways to a typewriter than to a typical inkjet printer. As the name
suggests, they print by actually impacting on the paper – this means
these types of printers can be used for creating identical carbon
copies of documents. Also, these printers are easily compatible with a
long paper roll (as were used in typewriters) so you don’t have to
print documents on separate sheets. Basically, these kinds of units are
best in situations where a high volume of printing is necessary on a
regular basis and for an extended time period, but where the actual
quality of the printed product is not so important.
Impact printers are also known for being extremely cheap to operate in
terms of per-page printing costs.
All that said, the modern inkjet printer has now largely overtaken dot
matrix printers due to the superiority of inkjet in terms of speed and
Types of Panasonic Printers
The range of printers available from Panasonic is very limited.
C3 Series – The C3 Series is Panasonic’s
color laser range. The actual number of different models Panasonic
produce is fairly small, but they do have a few innovative advantages
on their side. Rather than create a wide range of units for different
needs, they’ve focused on creating a few models that do virtually
everything you might want a color laser printer to do. This includes
functions like duplex (double-sided) printing, induction heating
technology developed by Panasonic to make printing faster and more
eco-friendly in terms of power use, and easy network and Web set-up.
Dot Matrix Printers – As mentioned above,
Panasonic’s line is largely centred around this type of printer, and in
this range they offer a lot more options. Overall, Panasonic’s dot
matrix printers are a good option if the task at hand involves a lot of
continuous printing. The range offered gives you a few choices between
wide and narrow carriage printers, and various numbers of pin printing
heads. The pin printing heads in a machine determine the quality of the
printed documents and allow for the use of more detailed fonts, letters
and characters from other languages.
Popular Models Of Panasonic Printers
Here are some of the models of Panasonic printers you’re most likely to
run across in a modern office.