January 12th, 2006

the sound of my old printer (epson
stylus 600) when i switch it on. it is broken and it makes strange and
amazing sounds, trying to clean the printhead and making other unknown
the low reverberation is produced by the printer plastic box.
listen, download, cut.


Edit 2019 : Made a youtube playlist


Edit 2014 (periodically updated) : Being a pretty famous sound now, i thought itd be nice to have a list of sound's usages (link me yours if you want to be included!) :

TRK - Harold printer by Bienoise
TRK - Printer not printing by Doctor Popular
VID - Navigator IV (Caffeine) by Baikal
VID - Space Rally by Cornersting
TRK - Dot Matrix by moatdd
TRK - Printer step by Anton van Oosbree
VID - Orbituary by Geek video
TRK - Da capo al fine by Teoniki Rożynek
VID - Printerbird by Gerd de Kinderen
TRK- Percee Scan by Scientist
TRK - Printer jam by Mistabishi
VID - A thousand eyes by Ryan Nethery
VID - The dimension by Ruudabiyoga
POD - Ad Astral podcast episode 15
TEATR - "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" Musical

Long life to Freesound!
and thanks to those who respected the CC license


  • avatar
    Jimmmmmmmmmmmmc 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Omg i love this song

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    jsbarrett 6 months ago

    Don't recall if I shared this before, but seven years ago I began making a track based on this. I'm not a music producer by trade, so it's tough to take a snippet of an idea and flesh it out beyond a certain point. I never did finish the track, but I'm still happy with most of the in-progress version that I saved, which is still up on SoundCloud:


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    MBPL 9 months, 1 week ago

    just landed on this page after looking the coolest sounds forum. just wanted to say, it is amazing you could list the pieces using this sound. It is a very inspiring success when you can see your little boii in action! Cheers,

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    hintzegirl 1 year, 9 months ago

    is it a copier?

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    semidead666 2 years ago


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