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I found a 1985 vintage Daisy Wheel recently. It's basically an electric typewriter (sans keyboard) with a serial port. I have no docs but it seems to have similar guts to an old Atari printer which has PDFs floating around. It's enough that I have sorted out how to print all characters, and tweak the vertical and horizontal pitch.

art is fun but I decided to make graphics... by typing lots of periods. I dig it. It has a kind of offset dithered look:

One of the cool things about Daisy Wheel printers was that you could change the wheel and get a different font. And unlike the competing dot-matrix printers of the day, you get "letter quality" type.

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Daisy-Wheel printers are also loud! My studio suddenly has the ambience of a news bureau in an old political thriller from the 70s.

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