Strike on

A typesetting method that uses characters cast in hard metal, usually connected indirectly to a keyboard. Type is set by causing the characters to strike forcefully against a medium (usually some kind of inked ribbon), transferring the character image to paper held against a platen. Traditional typewriters and daisy-wheel printers are the most common examples of the strike-on method, but there were also many low-cost typesetting machines that used it.

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