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IBM 1403 PrinterAn IBM 1403 Printer at a customer installation. The 1403, part of an IBM 1401 system, was the industry's first commercial "chain" printer. Four times faster than any competitor, the 1403 launched the era of high-speed and high volume printing, and was not surpassed for print quality until the advent of laser printing technology in the 1970s. Even today, it remains the standard of quality for high-speed impact printing. Malaysia, 1965