Please read this manual carefully and thoroughly before operating your ATARI 822 Thermal Printer.
Do not operate your ATARI 822 Thermal Printer in an explosive atmosphere or in the presence of flammable gasses or fumes. Operation of any electrical instrument in such an environment may be hazardous.
Your ATARI 822 Thermal Printer is a high performance serial printer with 37 character-per-second printing. It prints a full 96 upper and lower case ASCII character set with bidirectional look-ahead printing. After printing one line from left to right, the microprocessor looks ahead, examines the length of the next line and begins printing at the end of that line, from right to left. The Thermal Printer prints large legible characters in a 5 x 7 dot matrix with a 10 character-per-inch format. The ATARI 822 Thermal Printer is built for mechanical simplicity and reliability.
Your ATARI 822 Thermal Printer provides hardcopy printout for the ATARI 400 and ATARI 800 Personal Computer Systems. You may use your ATARI 822 Thermal Printer with many combinations of hardware and software. Application programs provide an option to print out results whenever appropriate. ATARI BASIC and ATARI ASSEMBLER EDITOR cartridges both include printer commands, as does the ATARI DISK OPERATING SYSTEM (DOS), which requires a minimum of 16K RAM. The DOS Diskette and the ATARI 810 Disk Drive or the ATARI 815 Dual Disk Drive (double density) may be used with the ATARI 800 Personal Computer System, or the ATARI 400 Personal Computer System, if it has been upgraded to 16K of RAM.