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dot matrix

n.
A grid of dots or pins used to form characters or designs, as by some computer printers and visual display units.
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Noun1.dot matrix - a rectangular matrix of dots from which written characters can be formed
matrix - (mathematics) a rectangular array of quantities or expressions set out by rows and columns; treated as a single element and manipulated according to rules
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dot matrix (printer)

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Epson Philippines, the six-year No.1 brand in Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, is ready to help customers using thermal POS printers with regard to this new government regulation by offering its other reliable Epson printer technology that can be used for POS systems: dot matrix technology.
Three years later, Epson achieved its goal and reported market share increase in inkjet printers, projectors, and dot matrix printers and POS (point of sale) systems.
In June 1993 the front page article in Holography News[R] summarised the claims and counter-claims between CFC Applied Holographics Inc, Crown Roll Leaf Inc and 3D AG regarding the alleged theft of trade secrets covering dot matrix origination methods and rainbow patterns.
Also, the new dot matrix printer can produce up to five carbon copies in addition to the original in one printing operation.
Epson, a global imaging leader, has launched its fastest flatbed dot matrix printer to date, featuring its new print speed enhancer technology, which enables high speed printing of bit image data under Windows environment.
Additional applications include circuit fault and large scale muti-color light bars, large display edge illumination, dot matrix moving sign displays and other dot matrix arrays where each LED needs to be individually addressable.
Howard also founded and served from 1969 to 1980 as president and chairman of the board of Centronics Data Computer Corp., a manufacturer of a variety of computer printers, including the first impact dot matrix printer, which he invented.
As the substrate travels beneath the printhead, a controller signals solenoids within the printhead to eject drops of ink, forming characters in a dot matrix pattern on the substrate (in this case, extruded rubber).
A large, easy-to-read backlit dot matrix LCD provides excellent viewing in all lighting conditions.
Alternatively, the laminate can be pre-printed by conventional flexo, letterpress or offset, and subsequently overprinted with any of the desktop digital print processes plus dot matrix, which is needed to create an image on the second label layer underneath.
The unit uses a unique new operator interface, which combines color-coded icons for simplicity and an LCD dot matrix display, with data in both numeric and graphic form.