82906A Printer

Impact Selection:

Name: 82906
Product Number: 82906
Introduced: 1983
Division: Personal Computer Division
Original Price: $995
Catalog Reference: 1984, page 594


The 82906A, like the 82905A was also OEM'd from Epson (model FX-80) by HP. It was faster (160 characters per second), with a higher resolution dot cell matrix (9 x 11). Maximum resolution in graphics printing was 72 dots per inch.

Collector's Notes:

The 82905 and 82906 printers are very reliable. Five of the six units at the museum are in fully functioning order. The wayward unit normally functions fine but will occaisionally trip a circuit breaker when the power is turned off. The paper-feed mechanism on these low-end printers is not as robust as that on the 2631-class printers. The sprocket-feed mechanism will sometimes cause the paper to feed askew. The sound made by these printers (mid-level buzzing briefly interupted by relatively quiet line feeds) is one of the classic office sounds of the 1980s.


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