In computing, a printer is a peripheral device which makes a persistent human-readable representation of graphics or text on paper.
The first computer printer designed was a mechanically driven apparatus by Charles Babbage for his difference engine in the 19th century; however, his mechanical printer design was not built until 2000.
In the 1980s were daisy wheel systems similar to typewriters, line printers that produced similar output but at much higher speed, and dot matrix systems that could mix text and graphics but produced relatively low-quality output.The plotter was used for those requiring high quality line art like blueprints.Źródło: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printer_(computing)
Multifunction devices offer increasingly larger scanning resolutions, less margin, larger formats, etc. But still, such home printers are far behind the professional equipment used in professional printers.
Not to mention the much larger range of techniques used, which have nothing to do with those we know from home printers.
The advantages of this solution are certainly clear and predetermined conditions of printing, checking the files by the script and the speed of implementation. Like every innovation, it also has its drawbacks - we can not check the printout but it is sent to us, which limits the possibilities of complaint.