The daisywheel printer was introduced by Diablo Systems Inc. in 1972 and represented a considerable improvement in speed and reduction in mechanical complexity compared to other typewriters then used as low-speed printers. The speed was initially 30 characters per second with a repertoire of 96 characters. Developments led to speeds of 65 cps for average text and up to 192 characters on the type wheel; by overprinting it was possible to form a further 250 characters. This development partially overcame the disadvantage – relative to matrix printers – of the limited character set. By 1990, however, daisywheel printers had been superseded by faster, more flexible, and quieter dot matrix printers and page printers.
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