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!) :

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


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    vacuumfan7072 3 years, 9 months ago

    I might use this sound as an easter egg in a game that I am making.

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    tracyhaynes 3 years, 9 months ago

    That is from back in the days when printers still felt ' magical'. Those were great times...

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    dland 4 years, 2 months ago

    (Oh, and congrats on 10K downloads!)

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    dland 4 years, 2 months ago

    The sudden airhorn sounds are the best.

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    freesoundLUKELOUGHRAN 4 years, 2 months ago

    Im using that for a lego animation (stopmoton) as an iron man suit being built by a machine im also thinking about it being ultron coming out

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