Commodore printer MPS-1270A
There was also the MPS 1270 (without the additional designation A), which was delivered without a serial interface. It only had the Centronics interface and was therefore only suitable for PCs or Amiga, but otherwise identical to the MPS 1270A.
The compact device is adapted in color and design to most Commodore and Amiga computers.
The MPS 1270A opened up.
On top you can find two buttons that serve to bring the printer online, which is indicated by an LED. The L.F (Line Feed) and F.F. (Fast Forward) button allows the sheet to be moved one line at a short press, or a full sheet if pressed longer.
On the left side there is the connection for the power supply (9 volts, 1 amp, negative inside), the on/off switch, the Commodore serial bus and the Centronics interface. It can be used with Commodore home computers with serial port, Amigas and PCs.
At the bottom you find the type label. The printer was manufactured in Japan.
A printout of the MPS 1270A with an old ink cartridge. Many say that its printouts look bad, but I think it's fine for an old device. That the old ink cartridge was still printing was amazing. These were the last letters it printed. It can be clearly seen that the letters are composed of individual dots, similar to dot matrix printers of the time.
Another example of an printout. First it still added a little more ink, but it still was the old cartridge that was in the printer when I received it in 2003.
Small test of MPS 1270A.
The shown devices are in the collection!