People used to say it sounded like a machine gun …

… when it starts to print.

If you click on the video, you’d see that they would be wrong.

Impact, or more accurately, band printers, have a sound all of their own.  Click on the Youtube video to see what I mean.

In the video, you can see the “type” on the print band.

Two things to know about these printers.

  1. They have the sound cover off the printer in the video, so it’s LOUD.
  2. Sound cover off = slow speed
    Sound cover on = high speed (2000 lines per minute)

State Bank Victoria used their 4245(?) band printer, to log all the ATM/EFTPOS between it, and all the other State Banks.

It was part of a system called State Bank Reciprocity.  It was kept rather busy.

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