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This BBC article documents how some printers secretly print faint dots which identify the printer as well as the date and time a page is printed.

How do I choose a printer which won't do this?

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Don't buy or use a color laser printer. The EFF has been advised "all major manufacturers of color laser printers entered a secret agreement with governments to ensure that the output of those printers is forensically traceable".

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  • Or remove/hide the dot patterns: bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/… – user13807 Apr 5 at 23:12
  • I don't think I have any White-Out(TM) to remove them from the printed page. – K7AAY Apr 6 at 17:38
  • At this point, I am no longer sure if you are joking, or intentionally misunderstanding my messages. – user13807 Apr 6 at 19:56
  • My original question referred to the output of a printer. – K7AAY Apr 6 at 20:09

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