A printer is a peripheral which produces a text and/or graphics of documents stored in electronic form, usually on physical print media such as paper or transparencies. Many printers are primarily used as local peripherals, and are attached by a printer cable or, in most newer printers, a USB cable to a computer which serves as a document source. Some printers, commonly known as network printers, have built-in network interfaces, typically wireless and/or Ethernet based, and can serve as a hard copy device for any user on the network.

Types of Printers

Popular Printers:

Inkjet printers
Laser printers

Less Popular Printers:

Dot-matrix printers
Thermal printers

Specialty Printers:

Photo printers
Portable printers
Multifunction / all-in-one printers