Something for companies not only
What would a company be without business cards, leaflets or other printed articles? Well - the role of the printing industry on the market is still very large, and recently more and more. After all, it's hard for an enterprise that does not have its own leaflets or posters. These companies often outdo each other in offers and offer lower and lower prices, mainly for small businesses. This does not mean that it is a failing industry, there is still a lot of potential in the printing companies and those that provide them with materials. Now, the printing services are so accessible that even one-man companies can easily afford to regularly buy printed materials.
Printer - Wikipedia definition
In computing, a printer is a peripheral device which makes a persistent human-readable representation of graphics or text on paper. The first computer printer designed was a mechanically driven apparatus by Charles Babbage for his difference engine in the 19th century; however, his mechanical printer design was not built until 2000. The first electronic printer was the EP-101, invented by Japanese company Epson and released in 1968. The first commercial printers generally used mechanisms from electric typewriters and Teletype machines. The demand for higher speed led to the development of new systems specifically for computer use. In the 1980s were daisy wheel systems similar to typewriters, line printers that produced similar output but at much higher speed, and dot matrix systems that could mix text and graphics but produced relatively low-quality output. The plotter was used for those requiring high quality line art like blueprints.
Who today does not have a printer at home. Their prices are becoming more affordable and operating costs lower. Multifunction devices offer increasingly larger scanning resolutions, less margin, larger formats, etc.
But still, such home printers are far behind the professional equipment used in professional printers. Not to mention the much larger range of techniques used, which have nothing to do with those we know from home printers. Printed roll, solvent, water, anhydrous - long to exchange. The quality of such printouts is higher, which entails the obvious higher costs of printing itself.