Printers are hardware devices that come in many different versions, all designed to print text and graphics on paper. The most common forms and their descriptions are listed below:
DESKTOP: Any printer designed to sit flat on any surface, such as a desk, table or stand.
STATIONARY: These printers are similar to desktop versions but are non-portable.
PORTABLE: These printers are ones that can be carried around. They can be as small as a handheld printer, or as big as a photo printer, designed to print copies of photos taken by a digital camera.
HANDHELD: Such printers can fit in the palm of a person’s hand. They are used to print out small notes and graphics, receipts, business cards, and other necessary items when a person is away from their desktop or stationary printer.
POINT OF SALE: These types of printers are used by retailers, private and home business owners who need a special device to print receipts or any other forms of financial paperwork.