Star NX-2420: Color Dot Matrix Printer from 1990

10 maj 2019
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Unboxing, setting up, and testing out a Star Micronics NX-2420 dot matrix printer! And yes, it is capable of printing in color on either single sheet printer paper or fan-fold tractor feed paper. Classic.
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  • 19:10 this is my new favorite kermit voice

    JohnHenry MillsJohnHenry Mills12 godzin temu
  • Now I remember why I never liked those printers that noise man, sounds like a angry person lol

    Juan HerreraJuan HerreraDzień temu
  • I remember now how fast this type of menu system worked. Blazingly fast. No fiddeling with the mouse etc.

    RobRob3 dni temu
  • Please review the software "Sideways" for DOS. It let you print landscape in pure DOS.

    vinsontvinsont5 dni temu
  • 25:28, Looks like that cartridge has been sitting in a draw for over 30 years lol. I think my high school had something like that back in the mid-90s. Hearing that sound does give me nostalgia.

    WiseAssGamerWiseAssGamer8 dni temu
  • wen you put color cartrige you ave a hole for a pin that tel the printer its a colors cartrige, in fact they use fujitsu(onkio) for the MSI computer more popular in japan. cartrige as they dont sell those in america then,,,, star rent the printer head and catrige from them... they wheyre nearly identical and cost less, 4$ for the fujitsu (they sell them in japan nearly five years before) and as it was 20$ for the star. just a hole was in diferent place, we ave a specal cutter (black market hack) to cut the figitsu for fitting on the stars. that was also sell by brand name Comodoe and sell whit the amiga 500 for a time . y was working for comodore then, so we ave acces to original maker. i imagine in japan they still sell the cartrige since they ave more model of printer whit the same color ribon, just check if the yelleow is the same place, at the end 1996 they put on the marker cartrige nearly idetical but put yellow in the to twice as large since yellow endup dirty verry fast so they kind of solve it in using twice as large the yellow band. after 1996 y stop working for comodore so y lost access and use HPdeskjet color then... personaly y use to install GEOS-ensemble from berkley on comodore PC, that printer was support by the ensemble from the start as color printer (i still ave my original set of disk GEOS ensemble beta. 99 sent to tech everywheyre then) i print banner from time to time to fax my boss at comodore, thing like a group of monkey whit a message call my back, wen our shipment arrive half missing or like usual, some of th e amiga recyve wheyre whit missing part, it was frequent to recyve a shipment of amiga 500 whit the denise chip or other part missing. we ave to open eatch new computer, hopen the case to see if all the part wheyre theyre. not to say those banner wheyre usualy not love letter...i still smile wen y think of the secretary that recyve a 8 feet fax of monkey, hungry monkey....

    Jean MorinJean Morin15 dni temu
  • I know this is an older video, but I hope someone can answer this. Why did all these old printers say "Multi-Font" in their name? Did PC's back then not have any fonts built in? You had to rely on the printer to provide the fonts? Times were weird back then..........

    PlatinumEagleStudio'sPlatinumEagleStudio's21 dzień temu
  • Why they took too long to make cnc machines while they had printer technology, both works on same technology

    Nippy PreetNippy PreetMiesiąc temu
  • Pretty crazy that there are fonts in the printer O_o It makes sense for the time but still.. that's not something you'd think about these days.

    Synthetic_FutureSynthetic_FutureMiesiąc temu
  • We called the tear off edges of the paper “rabbit ears”.

    UnstenceUnstenceMiesiąc temu
  • I really enjoy your videos, always lift my mood thank you 🙂

    Alexander SlaterAlexander SlaterMiesiąc temu
  • It may be old, but that thing prints well.

    SydicalSydicalMiesiąc temu
  • VORSICHT HEISS - German looks so sexy on old stuff :D

    Daniel PeNeTrAtOrXDaniel PeNeTrAtOrX2 miesięcy temu
  • I remember this printer. Either I had one at home (at a much cheaper price) or we had one at work. I know at work we had a printer enclosure to muffle the printer screaming.

    Lyman G PhillipsLyman G Phillips3 miesięcy temu
  • Remember those and the noise they made.

    FredrikFredrik3 miesięcy temu
  • Lol glad im not the only one that still has a liking towards the old stuff. I always liked the sound of the old printers. And i still have that same packard bell monitor. First screen i played doom, heretic, duke 3d, and rott on. Hard to believe all these things are from so long ago when it feels like yesterday. Back when cd.. was something everyone knew. I do kinda miss hearing hard drive heads sweeping. Still have one of those pc power "strips" too...the one youd set the monitor on top of and had an individual toggle switch for monitor pc speakers etc. Good old days.

    dbdb3 miesięcy temu
  • please record a ASMR of the noise of this matricial printer

    Pärrilla AniPärrilla Ani3 miesięcy temu
  • Why? Why do I like all your videos?

    Lukas GrootLukas Groot4 miesięcy temu
  • It's been so long since I heard the sound I don't even remember where I used to hear it

    TomaisTomais4 miesięcy temu
  • I liked this sound in my childhood. Сlassic!

    Damir KZDamir KZ4 miesięcy temu
  • I wonder if you can make this to work on a Windows 10 computer.

    Maxime LaterreurMaxime Laterreur4 miesięcy temu
  • Wood grain electronics, got to love the late 70s and early 80s. Looks classy 👌 and cheesy at the same time. Its like a Dodge station wagon K car with wood pannaling.

    Albee213Albee2134 miesięcy temu
  • At work, I deal with Star receipt printers. So, I've become well aware of how good they are at keeping all their drivers. lol

    Ben SandersBen Sanders4 miesięcy temu
  • What i've seen!!! I got the Star LC-10 in the past. That printer give me lots and lots of beautiful color prints from my Amiga 500...what nostalgic memories :D

    Stefano KasugaStefano Kasuga4 miesięcy temu
  • Great vid and oh heck sure brings back memories ☺☺The drivers were always top dollar and if you took time out to write your own source code you could generate an onscreen program that allowed you to change a multitude of type faces and sizes at the click of preset F keys. Awesome. Build quality was always excellent and the actual cable interface though unique at the time with that blue socket et could be used later on for the newer printers.

    Arthur DaniellesArthur Danielles4 miesięcy temu
  • i miss the old for Matrix. so cheap to run. tractor paper cheap! ribbed slowly face don't suddenly run out! drinking cheap. waterfast unlike inkjet!.

    transkryptiontranskryption4 miesięcy temu
  • Yellow, red, blue, black - otherwise known as CMYK

    non_zeronon_zero4 miesięcy temu
  • It’s like a clown car of black ink ribbons

    Warren AyenWarren Ayen4 miesięcy temu
  • It's not a typo, ponts is a buzzword of the day that means punch fonts.

    Afto KinitoAfto Kinito4 miesięcy temu
  • The switching of P and F looks like a troll!

    Dave P.Dave P.4 miesięcy temu
  • I have an NLQ printer from 1988 in the garage somewhere. Maybe I ought to find it and do a video.

    Channel Dad Bryon LapeChannel Dad Bryon Lape5 miesięcy temu
  • Where does Clint store all this stuff when it is not on camera?

    Channel Dad Bryon LapeChannel Dad Bryon Lape5 miesięcy temu
  • Damn I have been missing that sound. Did not release it til now. Its probably a weird thing to miss I know ..

    Outfield MediaOutfield Media5 miesięcy temu
  • 90s plastic is more durable then todays metal

    See MigSee Mig5 miesięcy temu
  • In 21:21 we can see the redish of your hand because of millions of old mouse hours. Respect.

    dovganjdovganj5 miesięcy temu
  • In the early 90s, I had a Star LC-10 (with 4 resident "ponts", I think, plus smallcaps) for my Amiga 500.

    anonUKanonUK5 miesięcy temu
  • Come on...31 minutes about a colour dot matrix printer? Do you really think I’m gonna sit through this whole thing? ..If so, you’re right.

    SharkJawYokelSharkJawYokel5 miesięcy temu
  • Oh Man... I am saving this video just to hear the 486 starting up beeps, the floppy disk drives check sounds and all the noise of this printer... I used to have an Epson AP 2000 along with my 386 (just upgraded so I could play SC2000) and I made a lot of Signs, greeting cards and banners with my super awesome PRIINT MASTER for DOS

    Douglas JuniorDouglas Junior5 miesięcy temu
  • When I worked at coca cola, back in 2015, we still used these for printing driver waybills

    Paul NilssonPaul Nilsson5 miesięcy temu
  • I had this printer as a kid haha. I'd get hand-me-downs from my uncle, he worked in IT

    Chris SkeltonChris Skelton5 miesięcy temu
  • I was so out of it I didn’t realize I was watching a video about a printer

    BlitzenBlitzen5 miesięcy temu
  • Star only makes business printer stuff... If you've been to a tire shop or auto repair place...I bet they still have dot matrix printers...crazy.

    GamerGuy51GamerGuy515 miesięcy temu
  • The days you printed your autoexec.bat before changing parameters...

    GamerGuy51GamerGuy515 miesięcy temu
  • You have some time trickery going, how can a half hour long video feel way too short?

    gentuxablegentuxable5 miesięcy temu
  • The device looks like a typewriter without a keyboard, which isn't really that far off.

    gentuxablegentuxable5 miesięcy temu
  • The guy who printed the box was like: "I can't give a ship"

    gentuxablegentuxable5 miesięcy temu
  • That 486 is faster than my Dell XPS l502x corei7.. I believe modern computes are deliberately throttled down to get one to keep "upgrading" every couple of years.

    Troy CTroy C5 miesięcy temu
  • The Color Cartige Looks Like A German Flag

    Christian QuimnoChristian Quimno5 miesięcy temu
  • The print screen key!

    Joseph ChiocchiJoseph Chiocchi5 miesięcy temu
  • That shirt transfer was quite a surprise!

    The HoffThe Hoff5 miesięcy temu
  • i like your mousepad man.

    MighteerMighteer5 miesięcy temu
  • You described the smell and I could smell it from memory. As a kid, I had The Print Shop Deluxe on my monochrome Arche and all my friends thought it was the coolest thing ever.

    Sam N.Sam N.5 miesięcy temu
  • Had NX-1000 series 2 decades ago.

    mr6johnclarkmr6johnclark5 miesięcy temu
  • "But wait, there is more!" That made me laugh out loud.

    Bart Van LeeuwenBart Van Leeuwen5 miesięcy temu
  • It is crucial that you fold the holed tear-off paper strips in to a weird boxy paper spring or this is not an authentic 90's printer.

    Young Bubbies ClubYoung Bubbies Club5 miesięcy temu
  • We used to have one of these, they were pretty reliable.

    rcookmanrcookman5 miesięcy temu
  • This brings back a slew of bad memories from the early to mid 90's.

    Don MooreDon Moore5 miesięcy temu
  • I remember seeing an LKH catalog of liquidation products, and they had a warehouse full of these NX dot matrix printers for sale.

    Todd NaTodd Na5 miesięcy temu
  • Was hoping to see some of that white/yellow paper that you tear apart for two copies.

    Ben KempaBen Kempa5 miesięcy temu
  • 1990: $1000 for a dot matrix printer. 2020: 99 cents for an app?!? Do you think I'm made of money? Greed is killing the internet!

    Nick HillNick Hill5 miesięcy temu
  • Lol I found my old star in the cellar with a black cartridge and I was almost willing to scrap it :-) but nostalgia kicked in and I put it back away :-) still it got a black cartridge for it. But I also know many warehouses that use dot matrix printers because of the continuous printing feature for big orders.

    stupa55stupa555 miesięcy temu
  • I do remember having one with my Amiga 500. So do all the neighbors two floors up or down./

    Mirko SalaMirko Sala5 miesięcy temu
  • Does the colour ribbon fit in the black ribbon case?

    GreeneaglzGreeneaglz5 miesięcy temu
  • I had this printer in the early 1990s - I believe it was a x-mas gift from my parents (I was a spoiled kid in some ways). I was hooked up to my Commodore Amiga 500+ and Deluxe Paint III worked fine with it. I never fully understood the button panel before now - so thanks for that. I remember the button overlay card but never understood it as I did not read English yet.

    Kofler KohimeKofler Kohime5 miesięcy temu
  • Fun fact: Braille embossers use tractor feed paper, because the rollers would smash the dots.

    Emulated Excitement [Mountain State EAS]Emulated Excitement [Mountain State EAS]5 miesięcy temu
  • This brought back memories! I had the B+W version as a kid, and I remember writing a little programme to send individual ascii chars to the printer as you typed. You could even send the bell 🔔 char which made the printer beep! (Ascii 7 maybe?)

    Gavin HaslehurstGavin Haslehurst5 miesięcy temu
    • Ha, funny what you remember. Haven't thought about this for 30 years but just checked and Google confirms it was ascii 7 to make the printer beep.

      Gavin HaslehurstGavin Haslehurst5 miesięcy temu
  • A PrintScreen :d

    CatastrophesheCatastropheshe5 miesięcy temu
  • Oh god it screech.. xd

    CatastrophesheCatastropheshe5 miesięcy temu
  • Ponts

    CatastrophesheCatastropheshe5 miesięcy temu
  • OMG I had one of those back in the day, second hand, a great printer. I think everyone eventually got one, second hand of course :)

    The Carter HourThe Carter Hour5 miesięcy temu
  • CMYK: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CMYK_color_model

    xjohnny1000xjohnny10005 miesięcy temu
  • Here is the star website if you cant find it: www.starmicronics.com/

    nopenope5 miesięcy temu
  • its surprising how many people dont realize that the print button on most keyboards did exactly what it said. i dont know, i used that method alot, also ctrl+p for slightly newer OS like win95 on up. the button though, i used it alot as a sort of screenshot

    millermonsterairmillermonsterair5 miesięcy temu
  • 00:15 how come the box says "multiple paper feed FATHS" instead of PATHS? lolololololol

    millermonsterairmillermonsterair5 miesięcy temu
  • there is still businesses that use these dot matrix for there receipts

    Kevin ChastainKevin Chastain6 miesięcy temu
  • 10:14 - Just the phrase "Tractor-feed" area nearly sounds sexy. OMG those was the days :D

    MichaelMichael6 miesięcy temu
  • VORSICHT HEISS

    AlmightyJesusAlmightyJesus6 miesięcy temu
  • Star as Brand by Russion translate like old man. We have joke whith printer Star nx-1500. When in railroad IT-support incoming phone-call whis problem in printer, we asked about name of priner and brand. -have you Star printer?? -oh, yes, yes - old-old printer !!!!

    KJIaBogaBKJIaBogaB6 miesięcy temu
  • no joke, i chose lgr over free pornhub premium. lol

    momoster69momoster696 miesięcy temu
  • OMG! I had this printer in college!! printed my senior design project presentation on it! ahh what memories!

    MorgDragonMorgDragon6 miesięcy temu
  • Can you type faster than the printer can echo you?

    14725800369147258003697 miesięcy temu
  • Wait a apple image writer can print in color

    Milo_is_notMilo_is_not7 miesięcy temu
  • I got a old Windows 98 printer a Canon BJC-80 color bubble jet with a Parallel port on the back of the printer and it works

    Tylen MayesTylen Mayes7 miesięcy temu
  • 2:51 wtf LGR

    PanekPLPanekPL7 miesięcy temu
  • If *this* is really "low noise level" like it says it is, I don't wanna know what the louder printers sound like.

    PixxPixx7 miesięcy temu
  • I had one of these. It went through ribbons like Sherman through Atlanta.

    Ernie MillerErnie Miller7 miesięcy temu
  • That Sega font on the logo

    Noah The Windows GuyNoah The Windows Guy7 miesięcy temu
  • I so wanted one of these back in the day. I had a really, really crappy Okidata Thermal printer. They were awful. The print heads wore out after about 100 pages (and were $40 a pop in 1988) and you couldn't find flat thermal paper. True Story, determined to make the best of a bad situation I would buy rolls of 8" thermal paper, print my homework, then take the rolls, cut 11" pages out of them, and put a heavy dictionary on the pages until they (more or less) were flat. I can't imagine the teachers liked that but they never complained.

    Jeremy GregorioJeremy Gregorio7 miesięcy temu
  • But wait there's more... if you order now...

    AH AHAH AH7 miesięcy temu
  • you should make more tshirts with that little image randomly ironed on the sleeve and sell it as merch

    Brian LBrian L7 miesięcy temu
  • You never used Banner Mania??

    acalthuacalthu7 miesięcy temu
  • I LooooOOoove old printer paper

    TaylorTaylor7 miesięcy temu
  • i know it said heat transfer on the pamphlet but i was blown away when it actually worked

    Zachary ClarkeZachary Clarke7 miesięcy temu
  • I'm throwing out my Epson 4760 and Xerox Versalink c405 and buying this dot matrix for the 360dpi.

    Pietro MoopyPietro Moopy7 miesięcy temu
  • This makes me wish I never dumped my working Panasonic KX-P2123 dot matrix printer. 24-head pin, very nice quality. No pixels on text. Looked like laser quality printing.

    Eileen DoverEileen Dover7 miesięcy temu
  • Damn they still support OS/2 Warp

    Michael MustilloMichael Mustillo7 miesięcy temu
  • Poor NOS printer. Turned on thinking he's the ultimate in tech, only to find out it's thirty years later.

    Michael MustilloMichael Mustillo7 miesięcy temu
  • preeow

    Keith PixtonKeith Pixton7 miesięcy temu
  • Had the 9 pin model. Worked well but slow

    Manitoban MisanthropeManitoban Misanthrope8 miesięcy temu
  • the sound reminds me of the old dot matrix printers that were used to print out train tickets in Poland for a looong time - they got rid of them just a few years ago! bringing back memories of not being able to hear the cashier over the printer ahahah

    pjopjo8 miesięcy temu
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