The following definitions apply specifically to printers.
A software program that helps you carry out a particular task, such as word
processing or financial planning.
American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standardized coding
system for assigning numerical codes to letters and symbols.
The horizontal lines that sometimes appear when printing graphics. This occurs
when the print head carriage return is misaligned. See also MicroWeave.
Printing in which the print heads print in both directions. This increases the speed
A binary digit (0 or 1), which is the smallest unit of information used by a printer or
The lightness or darkness of an image.
The portion of the printer’s memory used to store data before printing it.
A unit of information consisting of eight bits.
Cyan (blue-green), magenta, yellow, and black. These colored inks are used to
create the subtractive system array of printed colors.
Macintosh software that is designed to help you get WYSIWYG (what you see is
what you get) color output. This software prints colors as you see them on your
A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is turned on, reset, or
A halftoning method in which dots are arranged in an orderly pattern. Dithering
works best for printing images with solid colors, such as charts and graphs. See also
DR, pass 0