Dot Size, addressability, inter-dot distance, resolution in printers

Dot Size: A dot size is the diameter of a single dot in the output of a printer.

Addressability: Addressability is a measure of number of dots that can be printed per inch.

Inter-dot distance: It is a reciprocal of addressability. If addressability is less than the inter-dot distance will be large. In general for getting smooth shapes the inter-dot distance should be less.

Resolution: It is the number of distinguishable lines that a printer can print per inch. Resolution depends on dot size and cross section of a dot.

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