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Inkjet Printer HistoryBy: Adam Haigh
Who invented the inkjet printer
The concept of inkjet printing was first developed in the early 1950s and by the late 1970s inkjet printers could reproduce digital images generated by computer. There was no single inventor; the charge was led by numerous companies including Epson, HP, and Canon.
When was the inkjet printer invented
Although inkjet printers only appeared on the consumer market in the late 1980s, they had been under development for more than twenty years by that time. In the mid-1970s, printer companies realized the potential of the technology that would make dot matrix printers obsolete. The challenge, however, was to come up with a way to create an affordable inkjet printer that would reliably create high-quality printouts.