Dot matrix printers originated in the 1970s and gained popularity in the ’80s through the early to mid ’90s. The printers are known for being exceptionally slow, noisy, and for printing with limited color performance and quality.
Nowadays, dot matrix printers are still around, however the printer is considered obsolete for the home computer user and is mostly used in lo-tech devices such as a receipt printer or an ATM. Some individuals find other uses for the dot matrix printer — e.g, making rhythmic and pulsating music. Meet Sue Harding.