Definitions for "Near letter quality"
Fine-quality printing produced by dot-matrix printers in their best resolution, which is almost as good as that produced by fully formed characters.
A term used to describe the overall clarity and legibility of a printer's output, comparable to a typewriter. Was once a selling feature of some of the older dot-matrix printers, but these days is expected.
A description of advanced 9-pin and 24-pin dot matrix printers, where the text produced by the printer is hard to distinguish from a letter-quality daisywheel printer.