Integral Data Systems - Prism 132
The Integral Data Systems - Prism 132 is one of the early colour dot-matrix printers launched in February 1982.
A review in Compute! magazine said ...
A new color printer user-priced at $1,995 has been introduced by
Integral Data Systems of Milford, New Hampshire. The Prism Printer™ is a
low cost commercial color printer designed to compete with units
costing three times as much.
The new 132-column dot matrix printer will produce eight colors using
a four band ribbon which carries the process colors of cyan, magenta
and yellow, as well as black.
"Itís going to help define the expanding color graphics market," says
Peter R. Eisenhauer, Integral Data Systems Vice President of Marketing.
"Thereís a demand for color, primarily among business and professional
users." Other immediate applications for the printer include the visual
translation of scientific and medical data.
The Prism Printer offers semi-automatic cut sheet feed, also a
high-speed data mode. In the normal (correspondence) mode, the unit
prints overlapping high density (24x9.) matrix characters at up to 150
characters per second, bidirectionally. The high-speed data mode enables
the user to select a standard density matrix and output large volumes
of data at print speeds in excess of 200 cps.
Standard features include proportional spacing, enhanced (bold) text
printing and standard print densities of 10, 12 or 16.7 characters per
inch. The Prism Printer prints a full 132 characters per line at 10
pitch (characters per inch) with other pitches giving line lengths up to
220 columns on standard 15-inch-wide EDP paper.
Selectable features include automatic text justification,
programmable horizontal and vertical tabbing, reverse paper feed, and
"find positioning" of characters of 1/120th of an inch. While the Prism
Printer employs the standard ASCII upper- and lower-case 96-characters
set, up to four different 96-character sets can reside within the
printer at the same time, for foreign language or custom character
The Prism Printer is micro-processor controlled, with true "logic
seeking" look-ahead capability and a high-speed slew for maximum output.
It has a standard RS-232C serial interface as well as a
Centronics-compatible parallel interface. Serial transmission rates from
300 to 9,600 baud are switch selectable.
Date of Manufacture: February 1982
Quantity Available: 1
Working Condition: Non Practical
Physical Condition: Average
Original Box: No