- Dot Matrix- print line by line, dot by dot.
- Duty Cycles- usually measured in pages, it is the amount of time the most used and abused parts will last.
- Hot Switching- enables a printer to print from multiple platforms simultaneously by spooling.
- Inkjet- these printers spray or "jet" ink in small dots.
- Laser Printer- use a laser that reads the data stream from the print description source.