What it used to be called:
Copy, Text, Paper
What you're doing right now reading on a screen became a standard way to get information.
These days, hard copy refers to paper versions of textual or graphic information. But when the term first appeared, the alternative wasn't digital: hard copy originally referred to printouts of microfilm.
An early use:
"To produce the best quality hard copy from a single frame of microfilm ... select a particular exposure by adjusting the time and the light source intensity." "Proceedings of the Annual Meeting and Convention," National Microfilm Association, 1963