Any printer that prints one line at a time as opposed to one character at a time (as with many dot-matrix printers) or one page at a time (as with some dot-matrix and most laser printers). Line printers typically produce the familiar 11-by-17-inch fanfold “computer” printouts. They are high-speed devices and are often used with mainframes, minicomputers, or networked machines rather than with single-user systems.
An output device on a computer that prints a whole line of characters at a time; SYN. line-at-a-time printer.
Computer printer that prints a complete line of characters at a time. Line printers can achieve very high printing speeds of up to 2,500 lines a minute, but can print in only one typeface, cannot print graphics, and are very noisy. Until the late 1980s they were the obvious choice for high-volume printing, but high-speed page printers, such as laser printers, are now preferred.
Veoma brz štampač koji može odjednom da štampa ceo red. Linijski štampači su odlični za brzo štampanje čitljivih otisaka, ali su jako nepodesni za štampanje lepih stranica.