4.2) What are the Atari 1020, 1025, 1027, and 1029 Printers?

The following printers were produced by Atari and styled to match the XL
series computers.

Atari 1020 Color Printer
- Type: Color printer/plotter
- Text Mode Operations:
   - Set Character Width.  One of:
      - 10 characters per inch (cpi) (40 columns per line, regular/default)
      - 5 cpi (20 columns per line)
      - 20 cpi (80 columns per line)
   - Set Character Scale
      - 64 character sizes available
   - International Characters
- Graphics Mode Operations: Home, Change Color, Line Type, Draw, Initialize,
     Relative Draw, Move, Relative Move, Axis Drawing, Alpha Rotate
- Printing speed: 10 characters per second (10 cpi mode)
- Paper type: Standard roll paper (40-column width)
- 4-color print head
- Prints and plots vertically and horizontally
- 400/800 OS: Responds to P: and ignores any device number
    XL OS: Responds to P:, P1:, and P4:
- 2 Atari SIO ports for direct connection to Atari computers
- Included:
   - Atari SIO cable
   - 2 pens each: red, blue, green, black
   - TX9032 Graphics demonstration/Joystick Sketchpad Program Cassette
      - Side 1: Joystick Sketchpad (requires Atari BASIC): program to plot
        directly onto printer using a joystick
      - Side 2: Six sample graphics programs (all require Atari BASIC):
                Program  Counter Number   
                 SAMPLE  002
                 GRAPH   047
                 RANDOM  017
                 COLOR   061
                 TRANGLE 032
                 TRIANG2 070
- Manuals:
   - The Atari 1020 Color Printer Owner's Guide C061368 (CO61368)
   - Joystick Sketchpad Instruction Guide C061578
   - Atari 1020 Color Printer Field Service Manual FD100288
- Power: Used with an external 9 volt AC transformer power supply rated for at
  least 15 watts; shipped with Atari CA017964.
- Print mechanism: ALPS
   - also found in: Commodore 1520, Tandy Radio Shack CGP-115, Sharp CE-150,
     Mattel Aquarius 4615, Texas Instruments HX-1000
- Made in Japan
- Sold separately:
   - Atari 1020 Standard Replacement Pens C061420-01 / BX4204
     (4 pens; 1 each of: red, green, blue, black)
   - Atari 1020 Black Replacement Pens C061420-03 / BX4206 (4 pens)
   - Atari 1020 Replacement Roll Paper C061533 / BX4207 (2 rolls)

Atari 1025 80-Column Printer
- Type: 5 x 7 dot matrix impact
- Formats
   - Regular: 10 cpi (80 columns)
   - Extended: 5 cpi (40 columns)
   - Condensed: 16.7 cpi (132 columns)
- Printing Speed: 40 characters per second (10 cpi format)
- Paper type: computer fanfold, roll, or single-sheet
- Online switch
- Buffer: 132 chrs at 16.7 cpi, 80 chrs at 10 cpi
- European Character Set supported
- 400/800 OS: Responds to P: and ignores any device number
    XL OS: Responds to P:, P1:, and P3:
- 2 Atari SIO ports for direct connection to Atari computers
- Included: Printer ribbon, SIO cable, Power adapter (220V version)
- CPU: Intel 8051 microcontroller (MCU), FC100387
- 8155 RAM I/O: Intel 8155 2048 bit static MOS RAM with I/O ports and timer,
  FC100389
- Manuals:
   - The Atari 1025 Printer Owner's Guide C060505
   - Atari 1025 Printer Field Service Manual FD100290
- Power, 120V version: Plugs directly into wall (120V AC, 100W)
- Power, 220V version: Used with an external AC power adapter with two
  outputs, one rated for 29VAC/600mA and the other rated for 8.6VAC/1A.
  Atari#14750, one such supply, is detailed elsewhere in this FAQ list.
- Print mechanism: Okidata ML80 / Microline 80
- Made in Japan
- Sold separately: Atari 1025 80-Column Printer Ribbon C061419 / BX4202

Atari 1027 Letter Quality Printer
- Type: Letter quality (fully formed characters Prestige Elite 12)
- Format: 12 pitch = 12 cpi (80 columns)
- Printing speed: 20 characters per second
- Paper type: Single sheets or Roll paper
- Bi-directional printing
- Underlining capability
- International characters
- 400/800 OS: Responds to P: and ignores any device number
    XL OS: Responds to P:, P1:, and P5:
- 2 Atari SIO ports for direct connection to Atari computers
- Included: Ink roller, Atari SIO cable, power adapter
- Manuals:
   - The Atari 1027 Letter Quality Printer Owner's Guide C061387
   - Atari 1027 Printer Field Service Manual FD100670 REV. 01 October 1983
- Power, 120V version: Used with an external 9.5V AC power supply rated for
  4.2A or 40VA, such as Atari#C061636 or equivalent
- Power, 220V version: Used with an external 9V AC power supply rated for
  4.2A, such as Atari#C061605-11 or equivalent
- Print mechanism: Mannesmann Tally Riteman LQ
- Remarkably, there are possibly NO working 1027 printers today because it
  seems all 1027 print heads have deteriorated due to age.
- Made in Japan
- Sold separately: Atari 1027 Replacement Ink Roller CA061649 / BX4212

Atari 1029 Programmable Printer
- Printing method: 5 X 7 dot matrix impact
- Formats: Regular width (10 cpi, 80 columns across)
               Elongated  (5 cpi, 40 columns across)
- Line spacing: 6 lines per inch (regular width and elongated formats)
                9 lines per inch (graphics mode)
- Printing speed: 50 characters per second (regular width format)
- Character set: 132 characters (international and non-international)
- Feed mechanism: Friction feed and pin (tractor) feed
                  Friction feed using platen knob
- Manual Feed: Forward and reverse using platen knob
- Paper type: Computer fanfold (4.5 to 9.5 inches wide)
              Single-sheet (8.5 inches wide)
- 400/800 OS: Responds to P: and ignores any device number
    XL OS: Responds to P:, P1:, and P6:
- 2 Atari SIO ports for direct connection to Atari computers
- Power
   - 220V-240V  50Hz-60Hz  0.15A version: Plugs directly into wall
   - 120V version: plugs directly into wall
     (released in Canada but not the USA)
- Print mechanism: Seikosha GP-500 ; clone of Seikosha GP-500AT
- Made in Japan for Atari, Corp. in 1984, following conception by Atari, Inc.
- Info sources: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Amstrad_DMP1_printer
  http://www.strotmann.de/~cas/Infothek/AtariTenZwentynine/Atari1029Manual.pdf
- Industrial design (case): Tom Palecki
- Sold separately:
   - Atari 1029 Dot Matrix Printer Inked Ribbon For 10 Inch Model C070028
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