from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or producing clear, highly readable, sharply defined printed characters: a letter-quality computer printer; letter-quality output.
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- adj. Good enough to be sent as a letter, a term used to describe the niceness of a printed text. Now somewhat obsolete due to advances in printer technology, a legacy of a time many printers offered a choice of faster draft-quality and a better appearing letter-quality.
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The downside, of course, is that it seemsimpossible, even giventypicalhigh-quality business printing capability, to create the letter-quality, printed-on-80-pound-stock business cards that are de rigueur in most businesses.
Tesler: We didn’t know if some of the things we started would work at all, like the way the dot-matrix printer is used and even the way the letter-quality printer is used to print the graphics.