Let's hear it for the dot matrix printer! *Grind grind grind grind*
This USB to 36-Pin "Micro Ribbon" Parallel (LPT/Printer) adapter cable allows you to run an old-timey printer that only has the super-old-style IEEE 1284 socket (you remember the one with the wire spring clips?) on a modern computer via a regular USB socket! You printer will rise from the dead to walk the earth once more!
All you need are the appropriate drivers for your operating system, or compatible generic drivers you can ask your manufacturer for (or check online). There's not a lot else to talk about; the cable is lightweight, rugged and easily flexible to work in tight spaces. It's the easiest way to work with old parallel printers on modern Windows-based PCs and Laptops.