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Timex Sinclair Personal Printer - 2042

(Timex Sinclair)

Personal Printer for the Timex Sinclair 1000
One of the hallmarks of any computing platform is the ability to provide output to the user in a variety of manners. Hardcopies are the cornerstone of this concept, and this TS-2040 printer for the Timex Sinclair 1000 provided that functionality to the platform. But like most thermal printers of the era, the paper was only 4-3/8"(110mm) wide so it was not useful for more than printing basic programs and pictures.
You could print using either the Basic "COPY" command, which printed whatever was currently on the screen, or the Basic "LPRINT" command that printed individual characters or lines (which mad it useful for simple word processing tasks). The LLIST command would print any program that was in memory.
For how inexpensive it is, this is a surprisingly reliable little printer so long as you remember to turn it off between uses... if you forget the motor can overheat and damage the electronics in the printer.

Specifications for the TS-2040 Personal Printer

Basic specifications for the Timex Sinclair TS2040 personal thermal printer are listed below.
Model:
TS-2040
Release date:
1983
Original Price:
US $99.95
Print Speed:
50-80 characters per second
Characters Per Line:
32
Paper Width:
4-3/8"W (110mm)
Dimensions:
7-1/2"W (191mm) x 5"D (127mm) x 3"H (76mm)
Ports:
bus port connector
Power Supply:
120v AC 0.02a 60hz

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