Can someone recommend a (sub-$900) new, current production model dot matrix printer? I plan to use it on Windows-7, USB.
My strong preference is for a wide carriage, but I could probably live with 80 columns given some compelling reasons, such as performance or reliability, etc.. I'm looking at: OKI62434101 - Oki Microline 691 24-Pin Wide Carriage Dot Matrix Printer.
If anyone has personal experience with this exact model (or even the smaller 690) I'd really appreciate hearing your thoughts and experience with it.
I just want something that is reliable and prints with reasonably good speed (for a dot matrix) and quality. The application is making printouts for assembly language programs.
I realize a laser or inkjet is the modern-day alternative, if one were going to print it at all.
But I actually PREFER to archive, review and update code the old-fashioned way - i.e., having the printout in a Presstex/ACCO hanging binder.
My last dot matrix (a Panasonic) finally died, and while I have spent most of this past year trying to get accustomed to different bindings, it just isn't happening. (Note: That's a sure sign of getting old!) :)
OKI and Epson seem to be the only ones making these things anymore?
Thanks in advance, as always.