MPS 1230

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MPS 1230
Commodore MPS 1230
Type: Dot-Matrix Printer
Producer: Commodore
Price: ?
Released: ?
Discontinued: ?
Info: Follower: MPS-1230

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The Commodore MPS-1230 was one of the later printers offered by Commodore for its home computers, in order to provide more functionality and match the modern slimline designs of the Commodore 128 and Commodore 64C. -- The printer used fan-fold paper via a paper tractor, or friction single sheet feed. The print resolution was a 9x9 matrix at 10 characters per inch. The printing speed was about 120 chars per second in draft mode, 24 cps in NLQ mode.

Because of its 9-pin print head, the printer supported character descenders not acheivable on earlier printers(check). The printer also supports bi-directional printing, for faster printing. The printer supported both the serial IEEE-488 interface, as well as an optional parallel interface for the Amiga and other Centronics based computers ("IBM mode").

For manual paper-handling there was a mechanical handwheel on the right side of the printer. Additionally switches are provided for taking the printer on/offline, incremental linefeed, and form feed.

The hand wheel is only useful for advancing the paper while in tractor mode; The friction feed roller is disabled in this configuration.

Technical Data[edit | edit source]

MPS 1230 in friction feed configuration
MPS-1230 ink ribbon from Commodore
  • Print method: Matrix print, friction feed
  • Dot matrix: ----Dots draft, --- NLQ
  • Character height: 3.1 mm
  • Row length: Max. 80 Columns
  • Emulation: Commodore and Epson FX-85
  • Print speed: 120 characters / s with draft quality, 24 characters / s with near letter quality (NLQ)
  • Print method: bi-directional print
  • Paper transport: Tractor, manual feed, roll paper
  • Ink-ribbon type: --- data to come
  • Paper width: 4.5 to 8 inch
  • Copies/carbon copies: Original + 2 carbon copies
  • Graphics: Dot matrix, 9 vertical dots/column
  • Dimensions: ----
  • Weight: ---
  • Price: Approx. 379.00,- DM (1990-09-08)

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