sprocket feed

Computing Dictionary

sprocket feed definition

printer
(Or "tractor feed", "pin feed") A method some printers use to move paper by rotating wheels with pins or studs (tractors) that engage holes along the sides of the (usually fanfold) paper. A sprocket feed printer does not slip unless the paper jams, but cannot feed standard typing paper or work with a sheet feeder like friction feed.
Some paper for sprocket feed printers has the edge strips with the holes in detachable from the rest of the paper. These strips are known as chad (and other names).
(1997-06-29)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: sprocket
Next Definition: sprocket hole
Words Near: sprocket feed
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for sprocket feed
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing sprocket feed
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature