A printer is an external hardware device responsible for taking computer data and generating a hard copy of that data. Printers are one of the most used peripherals on computers and are commonly used to print text, images, and photos. The picture is the Lexmark Z605 Inkjet, an example of a computer printer.
Types of printers
Below is a list of all the different computer printers. Today, the most common printers used with a computer are Inkjet and Laser printers.
All-in-one (AIO) printer
Dot Matrix printer
Multifunction printer (MFP)
There are different interfaces or ways a printer can connect to the computer. Today, the most common way a printer connects to a computer is using USB.