By 1970, print technology gained significant predominance and one of the first Dot Matrix printers the LA30 was produced by Digital Equipment Corporation. The technology deployed dots instead of whole keys to print characters on paper. In 1971, the initial laser printer EARS (Ethernet Alto Research Character generator Scanned laser output terminal) was invented by Gary Starkweather within just a few months of his joining PARC. It functioned on the lines of the Xerox Copier Technology but with an added a laser beam. In 1984, the first HP LaserJet infiltrated the market and was considered as the first desktop laser printer. Inkjet printers were built intelligently and revolutionized printing as we know it today. And so in 1988, the first inkjet printer was invented that offered high-quality and continuous plain-paper printing.
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