Printers, Video, Monochromatic
Definition : Printers designed to produce a permanent, monochromatic text or graphic copy (i.e., hard copy) on paper or other appropriate media (e.g., transparent film) from video data stored in a recorder or displayed by a monitor. These printers typically use a thermal technology to produce a hard copy with grayscale (typically 256 tones) gradation on heat-sensitive paper or, less frequently, on dedicated film; the printers may include a digitizer (also known as a frame grabber) to convert signals from analog video sources. Monochromatic video printers are used in healthcare facilities for documentation of imaging procedures (e.g., ultrasound, radiographic) when a color picture is not required or possible, as well as to produce images for patient files; video printers are not normally intended to produce images for diagnostic purposes.
Entry Terms : "Monochromatic Video Printers" , "Grayscale Video Printers" , "Black/White Video Printers" , "Video Printers, Black/White" , "Video Printers, Monochromatic" , "Monochromatic Printers"
UMDC code : 23095