Bringing Dot Matrix Printing into 2021 | Nostalgia Nerd

27 nov. 2020
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Head to ​ to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NOSTALGIANERD....Dot matrix printers, you remember; they've actually been around in some form since the 1920s, but really became a useful consumer product in the 70s. Remember that screeching sound bursting out of your corner desk whilst a piece of homework, or your freshly composed CV thrashes its way out of a print head? Well, thankfully dot matrix printers were also useful for printing dirty great banners, for all the best parties you could imagine. So, in this video, armed with a brand new Epson LX350 dot matrix printer, I will perform the duty of bringing the banner back for 2020.
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  • the sweet sound of a dot matrix printer. (and that BOX of tractor feed.....totally WIKID)

    Teknik GroupTeknik Group2 dagen geleden
  • Holy crap??? Banners, I never thought to do that...damm what a trick I missed in the past :p

    Chris CoweyChris Cowey2 dagen geleden
  • I have an almost insatiable urge to print a giant banner that just says "Bruce" over and over. A Bruce banner if you will.... I'll see myself out

    TechnocentristTechnocentrist10 dagen geleden
  • LGR is one of my favorite channels... sooo... I'm confused by the anti American racist opening 🤗

    Christopher MillerChristopher Miller10 dagen geleden
  • When I was a kid, I used to scrounge parts and had an Espon 1050 something or other in my bedroom and a Toshiba 286 laptop.

    Daniel PereiraDaniel Pereira11 dagen geleden
  • Anyone else love the smell of a fresh dot matrix printout? ❤️

    Aaron AltonAaron Alton14 dagen geleden
  • sopnsor skip 7:35

    SummonTheEndermanSummonTheEnderman16 dagen geleden
  • They're not cheaper. Dot matrix printers are shocking expensive now. I remember when they were considered trash. Ya should have mentioned the WD-40 hack for the printer ribbon too.

    M LM L17 dagen geleden
  • I had an old Okidata 9-pin printer (Microline 184) that used to be hooked up to our Telex (yes, Telex) machine. Since we still had a large stash of 2-form roll paper from the older ASR-33 Teletype, I sourced a roll-paper holder for the Okidata. When that office closed I took the printer AND all the paper home. Used it until the printer finally died. And I saw a Microline 184 still in use at an IBM office late 2019 or early 2020 (monitoring signals on the old phone system, it looked like).

    Senile OtakuSenile OtakuMaand geleden
  • I mean it makes sense for a "heavy duty" printer so to speak. Imagine a printer has to print something almost nonstop across 3 shifts or something like that 7 days a week. Maybe some kind of certificate which goes along with each part from a productionline. Or some documentation for the next manufacturing process.

    AcceptYourDeathAcceptYourDeathMaand geleden
  • Printer banners from middle school and high school. So nostalgic. Or how the first banner came out: Baniner... 😂

    WiseAssGamerWiseAssGamerMaand geleden
  • Support mac os?

  • Nice! I loved banner prints back in the day. A strong memory of mine was at a "garage birthday disco" (which was quite popular in the 80's) featuring a large banner stating "Disco" along with the dancing couple clip art. Classic. Iconic... In later years, I had to support dot matrix printers for business use. Not as fun as banner making, unfortunately...

    Arcade SundayArcade SundayMaand geleden
  • Honestly dot matrix is music to my ears. I had several inkjets and they never gave me any feels. My dot matrix with tractor fed continuous paper was great. I'm not sure the carbon copy feature will keep them alive. Have you noticed how even airports have stopped using dot matrix for the most part.

    James SmithJames SmithMaand geleden
  • Actually there is a reason dot matrix printers are made and sold still. A lot of legal forms or “contracts” require a dot matrix printer. Car dealerships still have these beasts. These are also used for budget rentals when you rent a vehicle from them. OKI 320’s are the best

    Jay BrooksJay BrooksMaand geleden
  • Do Daisywheel printers with tractor feed exist? Time to one-up ashens with some mental ASCII-Art bannerage.

    devjockdevjockMaand geleden
  • 10:17 ʙᴀɴɪɴᴇʀ

    MagicianMagicianMaand geleden
  • 4:46 Pure ASMR

    GCAT01 LivingGCAT01 LivingMaand geleden
  • I used to go to the YMCA after school while my mom was still at work, and I can't tell you the countless hours I spent playing Number Munchers, Oregon Trail and the number of dot matrix banners I printed up on their Apple IIe. 🤣🤣🤣

    stillcoldstillcoldMaand geleden
  • Well its a British show so I'm assuming you had several tea breaks and a crumpet or two before taking your mid day nap.

    bogey361bogey361Maand geleden
  • haha i remember those cheesy ream banners. that is hilarious. we had a panasonic xk or something and i miss the noises it made

    jub8891jub8891Maand geleden
  • American channel segment lol. New gimmick? In other words take an electronic type writer away, take away the keyboard and WALA! :)

    PauldjreadmanPauldjreadman2 maanden geleden
  • unsubscribed for xenophobia

    brokenstyxbrokenstyx2 maanden geleden
  • Your imitation of the American version of youtubers really reminded me of LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

    Big WendigoBig Wendigo2 maanden geleden
  • First time I watched this, I didn't realize he was makeing a dig at Clint from LGR

    victor van grim gammingvictor van grim gamming2 maanden geleden
  • Good job. Keep up the good work, along with your like minded American counterparts. Like minded being the key word. I have no interest in the tech channels covering modern rotten fruit.

    Jeff MJeff M2 maanden geleden
  • I used to have a 24-pin dot-matrix Postscript printer. Printed almost as nice as a Laser. But it was rather slow and noisy. It was before USB, though, used the large clunky Centronics connector, and I had to use an active adapter since I used it with a Commodore 128D.

    Del ScovilleDel Scoville3 maanden geleden
  • I still use a continuous printer for printing out family tree charts. 24 feet across 24 inches tall.

    Jonathan HarstonJonathan Harston3 maanden geleden
  • 11:50 lol, in the 90s we'd loop paper through our fax machine in a similar manner. we'd ring up annoying customers, enemies, etc. in the middle of the night, sending them a deluge of obscenities, exhausting their thermal paper roll ;)

    Sheila DikshitSheila Dikshit3 maanden geleden
  • 1:40 :D

    Sheila DikshitSheila Dikshit3 maanden geleden
  • BRILLIANT machines! Expat living in Thailand, Dot Matrix are EVERYWHERE, so robust, so reliable. Bought an LQ310, excellent! Best for invoices and receipts. Loaned my neighbors a wide carriage Epsom LQ (with the proviso they returned it when no longer required), they trashed it when moving out from the rental property. Bad form, great printer gone - DAMN. Second hand, these are all SO expensive - justifiably so I would suggest!

    Mark and Suriyon Phanason KathuMark and Suriyon Phanason Kathu3 maanden geleden
  • I still use my Star LC10 Citizen I bought from a jumble sale about 20 years ago.

    john newelljohn newell3 maanden geleden
  • It seems, that this software is optimised for printing on an ordinary inkjet printer, where unprintable margins are a thing and overlap between pages helps seamlessly put the whole thing together

    Piotr PoradaPiotr Porada3 maanden geleden
  • Hahaha I know you know LGR and 8bit Guy....

    malicious217malicious2173 maanden geleden
  • I still remember my apple dot matrix printer. No printer has ever come close to the satisfaction of a dot matrix. Kinda like the dial up sound. There's just something about it.

    XanthosAcanthusXanthosAcanthus3 maanden geleden
  • You hit the nail on the head first 30 seconds, i live in the USA and HATE the way youtubers are all like their sh^^ don't stink and there the top youtuber... its embarrassing.

    Beau DeLonyBeau DeLony3 maanden geleden
  • Your impression of a famous "american youtuber" is amazing !! :-D :-D The saddest thing in your case is that you actually had to buy it !

    Yannick KirschhofferYannick Kirschhoffer3 maanden geleden
  • A friend once called me and asked,”do you know the command to make the printer roll backwards off the top of your head?” To which i replied,”why would i want to roll a printer off the top of my head?”

    Photo GrapherPhoto Grapher3 maanden geleden
  • Here's an old joke for an old style of printing... 1990 called and they want their printer back.

    FreihEitnerFreihEitner3 maanden geleden
  • To this day I'm using a Panasonic KX-P2124 color 24 pin dot matrix and it's WAY more economical to maintain than a modern printer. a few bucks a ribbon vs 50+ for cartriges.

    PonySoftOnlinePonySoftOnline3 maanden geleden
  • British NLworldrs sound to me just like how American NLworldrs sound to you.

    Lasky LabsLasky Labs3 maanden geleden
  • Anyone remember the MX-80?

    Esra ErimezEsra Erimez3 maanden geleden
  • EXCELLENT 😄 I remember using one of those back in the 80s... Good old nostalgia. Keep them coming!

    Retro DreamRetro Dream3 maanden geleden
  • Love the loud sound of a dot matrix printer 😍

    Lisa BLisa B3 maanden geleden
  • First whole 60 seconds talking about HOW different he is from US NLworldrs when I find no difference to LGR and the 8bit guy. No, actually, there is a difference, the US NLworldrs don't go full cringe about how different they are.

    David EscalanteDavid Escalante3 maanden geleden
  • Yes, yes there are channels that bad.

    joshman1019joshman10193 maanden geleden
  • Ashen's office? You mean his couch?

    urdnalurdnal3 maanden geleden
  • Amasing! Really good not bad it was a good video you should watch it.

    thomasgrisfettthomasgrisfett3 maanden geleden
  • Band printers in the ear;y 1990s

    Paul AndersonPaul Anderson3 maanden geleden
  • Banners? Source code is what we printed.

    huhummmmmmmhuhummmmmmm3 maanden geleden
  • Couldn't you use a lazer printer to use that paper in the paper feed? Just need to use a duct taped piece of cardboard to redirect the output paper into a second box. You would need a printer that supports a little wider paper feed maybe one that supports up to an 420mm or 11 inches wide paper.

    Jeff SadowskiJeff Sadowski3 maanden geleden
  • Where I buy my computer components they still use an old ('80s) dot matrix printer to print receipts.

    Daniel DuluDaniel Dulu3 maanden geleden
  • To keep the printer from eating its own work, continuous feed printers like this were often placed on special stands that had a shelf for a box of paper directly below where the printer sat. The paper would feed out a slot in the back of the stand and into the printer. Gravity then caused the printed pages to flow over the incoming sheets and into a tray near the base of the stand (or onto the floor if you had a cheap particleboard printer stand like we did, lol).

    Eric KEric K3 maanden geleden
  • I printed some of my school coursework on a dot matrix printer i had at home in the early 90s

    Graham JonesGraham Jones3 maanden geleden
  • No comments about when Tom Scott had a livestream where he shredded the live chat comments on a Dot Matrix printer?

    KieranKieran3 maanden geleden
  • My first printer was a Mannesmann Tally with 9 squared needles. With the right software (Signum on Atari ST), it could yield an amazing font quality.

    minastarosminastaros3 maanden geleden
  • That's it. I have an Apple Image Write II that I have had since Christmas 2005 (bought for $25 on eBay before retro computing was "cool"; complete Apple IIe system with two disk drives, color monitor, printer, mouse, and software... try and find that today for that cost!). This video has prompted me to get that printer out tonight and connect it to my IIgs, IIe, or one of my vintage Macs, fire up the old Floppy Emu, see if the printer works, and if it does, hunt down a ribbon for it. Thanks for the motivation for me to get off my butt and do something fun with it tonight.... and finally test the printer after 15 years! ;)

    Bolling HoltBolling Holt3 maanden geleden
  • Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.

    Bolling HoltBolling Holt3 maanden geleden
  • I got my first citation (more accurately demerit, but what would an institution of lower education care about such trivialities) in 5th grade for printing a banner that included the phrase "eat my shorts". My second was for putting a four letter word on a tomb stone on 'the trail'.

    Andrew SkowAndrew Skow4 maanden geleden
  • Y'all remember when Tom Scott used a dot matrix printer to print out the chat of a live stream and then shredded it

    JeffPussyLolJeffPussyLol4 maanden geleden
  • That ashens thing was like a heart attack of an unexpected crossover episode...

    p Hsp Hs4 maanden geleden
  • You can see on of these in every single govt office or bank in india...

    p Hsp Hs4 maanden geleden
  • What a strange office. Downstairs: a load of old computer hardware. Upstairs: a load of odd pound shop tat. I bet visitors think it's some strange hoarders hang-out. Just line the hallway with stacks of old newspapers - and the look will be complete.

    CrazyChivCrazyChiv4 maanden geleden
  • I like the sound of a dot matrix printer, but then I also find the sound of a ZX Spectrum loading rather soothing.

    Xen OracXen Orac4 maanden geleden
  • I was hoping to see the good old DOS program 'Banner' :)

    BigjimBigjim4 maanden geleden
  • 4:47 Ahhh haven't heard that sound since the late 90s. My last Dot-Matrix-Printer was a 24pin Epson LQ850 👍👍👍

    Oliver WegenOliver Wegen4 maanden geleden
  • Polystyrene! You sure it's new? Time to boycott Epson.

    Don RobertsonDon Robertson4 maanden geleden
    • You need to have the printer at the edge of the table, so the paper falls to the ground. The weight of the paper pulls it away from the printer. And a bloody great foam lined box to put over it. And a sound proof room to put them both in. Preferably in a different building.

      Don RobertsonDon Robertson4 maanden geleden
    • Ah the noise of the dot matrix ... Memories.

      Don RobertsonDon Robertson4 maanden geleden
  • You should be watching technology connections

    epistax4epistax44 maanden geleden
  • So when is a daisy wheel printer going to be featured? You know, to make up with Ashens with? :P

    KageYamiKageYami4 maanden geleden
  • Just checked prices on Amazon for these things and holy crap they’re expensive.

    Mr. SmityMr. Smity4 maanden geleden
  • Dot matrix printers aren't used because they are cheap. It's because it's the only type of printer that does multicopy stationary in a single pass.

    Steven BoothSteven Booth4 maanden geleden
  • I've had the LX and LC range. Quote reliable and basic. Killed plenty. lol.

    MrWitchbladeMrWitchblade4 maanden geleden
  • I'm trying to think back and I'm sure the last time I've heard that sound at 04:50, was in 1999/2000. Next demo must be a 56k dial-up modem.

    Duchal van WyngaardDuchal van Wyngaard4 maanden geleden
  • I Love how Dot Matrix (industrial) printers are so Rugged, thousands of pages, tractor fed, no faults... When you have a good one, they can run through loads of Wide Column paper, no errors. AND - When you are reviewing something long, like Code, or chapters, you can physically fold and move back and forth on tracktor fed sheets, without ripping them... On our laser printers, you get lots of little sheets, and you can use a binder, to flip back and forth on them. But the laser printers can not print one huge long paper. And for some things, and banners, you need it to be all together.

    SeaJay OceansSeaJay Oceans4 maanden geleden
  • plasma silicon wafer stamper printer

    Jätski.fiJätski.fi4 maanden geleden
    • e-paper

      Jätski.fiJätski.fi4 maanden geleden
    • kiss

      Jätski.fiJätski.fi4 maanden geleden
    • you could just have 4 rolls, the paper going through all

      Jätski.fiJätski.fi4 maanden geleden
    • chiplet printer

      Jätski.fiJätski.fi4 maanden geleden
  • Noisier than dot matrix printer ? A braille dot matrix printer of course ! Same process, but with 8 long pins, extra-wide paper and no ink at all because the pins just do holes in the paper. I mostly ruined one of those printer with the special "graphical" mode that use those pins to print graphics instead of braille text ! (Those braille printers are also quite heavy to resist long printing sessions, not like this piece of light and mostly plastic crap !)

    IcidelIcidel4 maanden geleden
  • Perfect for documents and invoices where you need the tripple copies.

    Leon van der LindeLeon van der Linde4 maanden geleden
  • Laser cartridges seem expensive, until you consider how many pages they can print and then they are actually a really good value. We bought a Dell laser printer four years ago and it's still using the original cartridges it came with. I do miss dot matrix printers though, that sound brings me joy.

    RavenRaven4 maanden geleden
  • i started out in the early days with a Star 9-pin as my first printer but added software which allowed "poster" printing over as many A4 sheets as required AND using a reverse micro-feed trick i could swap ribbons and print full colour images/documents in a 4 pass process (patience is a virtue) worked surprisingly well. Long live the AMIGA!!

    Allan MiddletonAllan Middleton4 maanden geleden
  • Learn to PRINT MASTER !

    KaynosKaynos4 maanden geleden
  • I don't even care what this video would have been about but the Ashens crossover was highly amusing, especially with all the nifty little details. Please do more of this! 😁

    MAIcrosoftMAIcrosoft4 maanden geleden
  • Most of all these are reliable for printing single lines once in a while year after year... like alarms from an alarm system of some sort. I'm still on the original ribbon on my Panasonic kx-p 1081 bought back in 1991. Took it out after fifteen years stored away and it didn't miss a single character.

    Jörgen PryssJörgen Pryss4 maanden geleden
  • Still a demand for them in warehouse despatch departments for multipart delivery notes.

    Martin KingMartin King4 maanden geleden
    • Pretty much. These are mostly aimed at logistics companies that need to print invoices or a bill of lading that use a multi-carbon form.

      Gray GriffonGray Griffon4 maanden geleden
  • I am curious what technically prevent laser printer from using continuous paper except the paper feeding system itself ?

    Mathieu PoussinMathieu Poussin4 maanden geleden
  • I still have an ImageWriter II with a color ribbon. My SO wants to throw it out on a regular basis 😂

    brad162brad1624 maanden geleden
  • As a former printer tech/sales engineer I have hardly seen someone that is excited about print.

    B illermanB illerman4 maanden geleden
  • The front panel controls allow you to switch from bidirectional printing to unidirectional for better graphical printing along with the penalty that everything takes twice as long.

    Thomas BlandThomas Bland4 maanden geleden
  • I love the sound of the dot matrix! I can understand why the format is still going, it's nice & simple.

    The Retro Stuff GuyThe Retro Stuff Guy4 maanden geleden
  • Dot matrix printers are the tech equivalent of MRE rations, they exist so that the cockroaches have something to print with after The Event.

    Juuso AlasuutariJuuso Alasuutari4 maanden geleden
  • TIL that Broderbund still exists... neat.

    user number1user number14 maanden geleden
  • the sweet sweet sounds of a dot matrix

    cmdraftbrncmdraftbrn4 maanden geleden
  • Anyway to get it to work on my apple //e? Or any other 8bit computers?

    -Heavy Metal Wolf--Heavy Metal Wolf-4 maanden geleden
  • as someone who only prints once in a blue moon... I might actually buy one of these when in next print something in 2022...

    fatrobin72fatrobin724 maanden geleden
  • BannerMania was the best! (They also did Prince of Persia and IIRC merged with Kings Quest makers - "Enjoy our Custard Pies! - I'm Sure I will!" (Fave quote from KQ3)

    Zachery NukZachery Nuk4 maanden geleden
  • Dot matrix reminds me of a simpler time. Makes me wonder if they make high end Dot Matrix printers still too. Would love to print a photo in glorious Dot Matrix color.

    The HazeThe Haze4 maanden geleden
  • In my country post offices and government offices still use them. Basically those places that have not changed their PCs and softwares since the 80's...

    Beregorn88Beregorn884 maanden geleden
  • I printed The Lord of The Rings once as an early student. I rented a room and the owners were at work when I was at school, so I set it off before going in the morning, not realizing that their dog was home. Supposedly, it drove it completely bonkers with these hours and hours of screeching. Many years later, I had a job where they had a fast laser printer. Printed the Win32 API refs. That wasn't fast either, but very much faster.

    Jo-Erlend SchinstadJo-Erlend Schinstad4 maanden geleden

    Marc CarranMarc Carran4 maanden geleden
  • Dot Matrix Printer ASMR next? ^^ I really enjoyed your Defragmentation one. Fell asleep and woke up to it (came up on autoplay) once which was just an amazing experience I must say. ;)

    hateeternalmaverhateeternalmaver4 maanden geleden
  • _(loud music)_ YOYOYO what's up check this out guys!!! _(quick flashy cuts)_ =D

    hateeternalmaverhateeternalmaver4 maanden geleden