Printing terminal

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A printing terminal is a mechanical terminal which prints its output on paper; usually with ink, but some (e.g. the famous TI Silent 700) on thermal paper.

Initally, almost all terminals connected to computers were printing terminals, starting with the famous Teletypes and similar machines, which were adapted from other uses. Eventually, they were almost all replaced with video terminals. They were usually connected to computers with asynchronous serial lines.