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According to Gartner, printers, the supplies associated with them and the support required to keep them operating represent 5% of the typical IT budget.  How much do you know about printers and related technology? Take our quiz to find out! Want to study up a little first? See our glossary of printing terms.

1. This term is what P.S. stands for on a letter. It's also the name of a programming language that describes the appearance of a printed page.
What is it?

2. This printing method, which creates raised and colored areas on paper, is often seen in wedding invitations, business cards and letterheads.
What is it?

3. Which of the following is the oldest form of printing:
a. gravure
b. flexography
c. letterpress
d. screen printing
Answer

4. In printing, DPI is the standard measure of printed image quality on the paper.
What does DPI stand for?

5. Engineers at IBM, Kodak, General Electric and RCA turned the inventor of this copying technology away, saying his idea for using electrostatic charges was useless. What is it?
Answer (Scroll to the end of the second paragraph.)

6. Printers are generally classified as "impact" and "non-impact." Which category does a laser printer fall into?
Answer

7. This standard feature of Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7 allows a group of printers to share the same name and function as if they were one printer.
What is it?

8. This is a computer program that sequences print jobs by temporarily storing them in a buffer and sending each one to the printer when the printer is able to process it.
What is it?

9. This is a dedicated computer that supports a network printer. What is it?
Answer

10. This is the name of an industry standard for firmware (built-in software) that allows digital cameras and printers to communicate directly with each other.
What is it?

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