In computing, a printer is a peripheral device which makes a persistent human-readable representation of graphics or text on paper.
The first computer printer designed was a mechanically driven apparatus by Charles Babbage for his difference engine in the 19th century; however, his mechanical printer design was not built until 2000.The first electronic printer was the EP-101, invented by Japanese company Epson and released in 1968.
Every copy, that is a print, is commonly called a print. The printing also means various techniques for copying text and graphics using traditional methods, using printing machines, as well as modern computer methods with the use of computer peripherals, such as printers, plotters, etc.- although such prints should be called printouts. The introduction of computer techniques and digital printing to printers has meant that printing is also often understood as printing done on an industrial scale by means of adapted printing machines.
Of course, large outlays are still cheaper, but this difference is not as big as a few years ago. The potential market for low-cost prints is small, local companies producing small quantities of goods.Recently also a lot of home brewers begin to label their own beers, of course not for trade, but for example for contests.