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


  • avatar
    mrmaffen 5 years, 12 months ago

    Also sampled by Scntst ( SCNTST - PERCEE SCAN ) Awesome free sound man :) I love what Scntst has done with your sound

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    melack 6 years, 3 months ago

    true dat vacuumfan,
    it sounds like the same printer model,
    but theres some slicey-high tone thats not on my sound...

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    vacuumfan7072 6 years, 3 months ago

    It sounds like they sampled it with their own printer.

  • avatar
    melack 6 years, 3 months ago

    hahaha nice one!
    we could definetly make an album compilation of tracks with this sound...

  • avatar
    Dr_JaKkHaMm3r 6 years, 3 months ago

    Mitsabishi is not the only who sampled it. Check out Mattias IA Eklundh - Print This.

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