4.5) What other printers were designed for my Atari?

This section should list all third-party printers that were designed with an
Atari-specific interface.

These printers attach to the Atari via SIO, and are compatible with the P:
device handler of the Atari OS.

Alphacom 42
+ Alphacom 42 Intelligent Interface Cable for Atari
   - Must be at end of SIO chain
- Thermal printer
- Friction feed
- 40 columns / 4 1/2" max paper width
- 80 cps /  2 lines per second
- 10 characters per inch (cpi)
- One line buffer
- Graphics and full ATASCII character set support

Alphacom 81 80-Column Printer (1983)
+ Alphacom 81 Intelligent Interface Cable for Atari
   - Must be at end of SIO chain
- Thermal printer
- Friction feed
- 80 columns / 8.75" max paper width
- 100 characters per second
- 10 cpi
- One line buffer
- Graphics and full ATASCII character set support

Comrex ComRiter CR-220AT Dot Matrix Printer (1985) (Comrex = Epson)
- Seikosha GP-500AT (and Atari 1029) clone
- 2 Atari SIO ports for direct connection to Atari computers
- Dot matrix impact printer
- 80 columns, 50 cps
- 5x7 character set
- 5 or 10 cpi
- 6 or 9 lines per inch
- Standard and international character sets
- Graphics: 60 dots per inch (480 lines)

Epson HomeWriter-10 / GX-80
+ Printer Interface Cartridge (PIC or P.I.C.) for the Atari (Epson#8692 ?)
- PIC emulates the Atari 1025 (no graphics)
- Dot matrix impact printer
- Draft quality printing at 100 cps and near letter quality at 16 cps

Epson Spectrum LX-90
+ Printer Interface Cartridge (PIC or P.I.C.) for the Atari (Epson#8692 ?)
- PIC emulates the Atari 1025 (no graphics)
  (Printer's native graphics capabilities unavailable via Atari PIC)
- Dot matrix impact printer
- Draft quality printing at 100 cps and near letter quality at 16 cps

General Electric TXP-1000 / Letter Quality Printer (GE 3-8100) (GE 8100)
+ GE Model 3-8150A Interface for operating GE 3-8100 Printer with Atari and
  Commodore computers
- Thermal printer (not dot matrix as reported in Antic June 1985)
- 50 cps "draft" mode, 25 cps "normal"/"letter quality" mode
- http://www.classiccomputer.de/com/getxp1000.jpg

Okidata Okimate 10 Personal Color Printer
+ Plug 'n Print Interface for Atari
   - 2 Atari SIO ports for direct connection to Atari computers
- Thermal printer
- Single-sheet or tractor-feed paper
- 26 colors
- 240 words per minute

Seikosha GP-100AT Economical Printer (AT-100) (1983)
- Marketed in the U.S. by Axiom
- First Atari-specific 3rd-party printer
- Built-in Atari interface, cable and connector; 2nd SIO port for daisy chain
- Dot matrix impact printer, 80 columns, 5x7 character set
- 50 cps (most units) or 30 cps (early units)
- Screen dump programs included
- Sold separately: GraphAX HiRes Dump (prints .MIC Micro-Painter files)

Seikosha GP-500AT
- 2 Atari SIO ports for direct connection to Atari computers
- Dot matrix impact printer
- 80 columns, 50 cps
- 5x7 character set
- 5 or 10 cpi
- 6 or 9 lines per inch
- Standard and international character sets
- Graphics: 60 dots per inch (480 lines)
- Sold widely in Poland
- Also sold as the Comrex CR-220AT and as the Atari 1029

Seikosha GP-550AT Dual Mode Printer (AT-550)
- Marketed in the U.S. by Axiom
- Built-in Atari interface, cable and connector; 2nd SIO port for daisy chain
- Dot matrix impact printer
- Near letter quality and draft modes
- 86 cps (draft mode); 43 cps (nlq mode)
- Screen dump programs included
- Sold separately: GraphAX HiRes Dump (prints .MIC Micro-Painter files)

Seikosha GP-700AT Full Color Printer (AT-700)
- Marketed in the U.S. by Axiom
- Built-in Atari interface, cable and connector; 2nd SIO port for daisy chain
- Dot matrix impact printer
- Pin feed
- 4 hammer print heads, 4-color ribbon cartridge
- 25 colors
- 30 cps or 50 cps (different versions produced???)
- 5 cpi - 10 cpi
- One line buffer
- 80 columns / 9.5" max paper width
- Screen dump programs included
- Sold separately: GraphAX HiRes Dump (prints .MIC Micro-Painter files)
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