This is claimed to be the world's most successful range of computer printers, and certainly its adoption with only a change of badge as the printer for the IBM, Sharp, PET and HP microcomputers lends weight to the idea.
482 Epson MX8OF/T type 1 £395
This version has a 99 dot matrix which allows true descenders, operates at 80 ch/s, programmable font variation to give 40, 66, 80 and 132 characters per line, plus emphasised and enlarged characters. The unit comes with a tractor feed mechanism which can be easily detached and then cut sheets of paper used as in an ordinary typewriter. The rubber plattern helps to reduce the printing noise, arid improves the standard of printing. "Chunky" graphics are also standard on this version.
480 Epson MX 80 F/T type 2 £425
This is broadly similar to the MX 80 F/T model 1, but has high resolution graphics capability with individual dot addressablity.
245 Epson MX 82
Again similar to MX 80 types above, but with true 1:1 ratio screen dump. Ie a circle is printed as a true circle. The high resolution graphics give 1152 dots to the line. This version does not have friction feed.
246 Epson MX 82 F/T £455
As the Epson MX 82 above but with the choice of demountable tractor drive or friction feed.
483 RS232 interface for MX 80 range £45 484 Universal IEEE to Centronics interface £69 250 RS232 interface with 2K FIFO (required for hi-res graphics) £79 251 RS232 interface with 2K FIFO and "x" on "x" off £105 487 Spare cartridge ribbon for MX 80 series £9 488 Printer cable Acorn to Centronics £15
NEW TYPE III
CHEAPER AND BETTER!
What could be better than increased performance coupled with low price? MX 100/3 is upgraded from 80 to 100 characters/sec, and has had more programmable features added that includes subscripts and superscripts, improved graphics, auto underlining and enhanced aesthetics. At the same time the price has been decreased from £575 to £495, to what must be one of the best buys around in matrix printers.
247 Epson MX 100/3 £495 248 Epson MX 100 spare cartridge ribbon £11
This printer produces text and graphics in 7 colours by single, double and treble printing using a three colour ribbon (magenta yellow and cyan). Each printer dot is individually addressable for high resolution colour graphics. The text format is 5x7 matrix for the 96 standard ASCII characters, 6x7 matrix for 64 PET graphics characters, plus 15 user programmable characters.
240 Integrex colour printer £875 241 Integrex spare colour ribbon £15
This is one of the most competitively-priced daisy wheel printers on the market, and yet offers a wide range of sophisticated features. It is provided with a standard 2K print buffer, and internal software which achieves compatibility with word processing and wordstar programs.
The standard midels have a rubber plattern and are designed to be used with single sheets of paper like an ordinary typewriter, although motorised paper advance makes paper loading exceptionally quick and easy. Alternatively, a tractor option is available which handles standard computer paper with holes along the edge. There is also an automatic loader for single sheets of cut paper, called a sheet feeder.
493 Starwriter model 40 40 c/s parallel Centronics interface £1199 494 Starwriter model 40 40 c/s serial RS232 interface £1199 256 Starwriter model 55 55 c/s serial RS232 interface £1499 255 IEC Starwriter model 55 55 c/s parallel Centronics interface £1499 497 Tractor feed mechanism for standard computer paper £140 498 BDT cut sheet automatic feeder £750 499 Multistrike carbon ribbon for all TEC models above each £4 503 Multistrike carbon ribbon for all TEC models above box of six £18 504 Spare daisy wheel - 12 character per inch printing £10 506 Spare daisy wheel - 10 character per inch printing £10