Bidirectional Printing

A means of printing by a computer printer which prints one line from left to right, then the following line from right to left. Such printing is faster than printing in one direction only, as there is no need to wait for the carriage or other imaging mechanism to return to the left margin before starting a line. Also known as boustrophedon printing, a term with an interesting etymology. See Boustrophedon Printing.

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