And dont hand a photo from one of these to anyone under 5 years of age or chances are they will be wearing the ink! All in all, inkjet printers deliver great and affordable results, but there are some downsides. If you purchase this printer for printing photo’s. This is where you get jaggies or jagged text. It is best to connect to a computer running SP2 and has a parallel port. I guess it depends on you reason for purchasing , if you want to make decals I recomend the md.

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Alps MD-5000 Standard Thermal Printer

Instead, they are offset slightly, a process called dithering. Alps Thermal Printer Ink Cartridges. I tested the printer against a variety of laser and inkjet printers.

For example, the printer uses a combination of 1 magenta dot to two alp cyan to produce a deep purple. They make floppy disk drives, keyboards, and invented the touchpad used on notebook computers.

Now I mmd5000 done my research Answered on Nov 06, I have been purchasing printers, scanners, and general computer equipment for over 10 years and I still have the manuals that came with the items. I can print test page from the cd forth e MD check and make sure that you have that kd5000 as the default printer.


Alps also uses Micro Dry inks, which are ribbon-style cartridges, to apply ink to the paper.

Alps MD Overview – CNET

This is the printer! The drum picks up colored toner, which sticks to the static. They’re just not sold in the US. Alps Electric has been in business since All color printers use tiny dots of those four inks to create various shades of color on the page.

Answered on Aug 29, Some printers, such as dye-sublimation, control the size of the dots and produce continuous-tone images that rival photography. You have a variety of choices: Transparencies, greeting cards, labels, plain paper.

The printer uses a variety of ribbon cartridges which are easily installed in the four cartridge holders at the front compartment.

Alps MD5000

Different settings apps the choices in the other boxes, and the printer will actually remind you or warn you about certain settings. Load a sheet of white laser paper. There is a slight banding.

Posted on Aug 14, Be the first to answer. Finally I purchased another parallel port because I was told by Alps technicians als the Alps could be finicky with other printers or devices.

Alps Standard Computer Printers. Where the Alps MD printers come into their own, is their abi lity to print white, gold and silver.


There is a small key you insert in the back of a,ps printer and special drivers, paper, and ribbons are provided with alpa upgrade kit. The controller creates a precision, high-density print pattern for each dot, selects the correct ink and fuses the image to the print surface. There are two manuals that come with the printer. You can even compare this to a inkjet. You didn’t have to go to the trouble to print out a page manual.

Numerous new inkjets come with separate color cartridges and this is a consideration if you do any volume printing.

Paper –Under this tab, you choose paper size; layout; orientation of paper; how many copies; paper source; and overlay. Please assign your manual to a product: Part of laps problem was that I wanted to use the printer with a PC computer that probably had more peripherals, including other printers, attached to it than most of your stores have for sale.