Printers & Copiers
A brief overview of the different printing techniques used next:
Toner - based laser printer
A laser printer quickly produces high quality text and graphics. As with digital photocopiers and multifunction peripherals (MFPs ), laser printers employ a xerographic printing process and are different from analog copiers. The image is formed by scanning a laser beam directly on the printer's photorec or. Another toner-based printer, the printer, which uses an array von s instead of a laser to cause toner adhesion to the printing drum. Inkjet printers, however, work by driving differently sized droplets of liquid ink onto almost any sized page. These are the most commonly used printer by end users.
A dye-sublimation printer (or dye sub printer) is a printer, which uses a particular printing process and heat to transfer the dye in a medium such as a plastic card, paper or can s. Dye-sub printers are primarily for high-quality color applications, including color photography and are less suitable for text printing through the use upcoming technology.
Solid Ink Printer
Solid ink printers, also known as phase-change printers known, are a type of thermal transfer printer. They use solid sticks of CMYK - color ink as that of candle wax, me d and fed into a powered by a piezo crystal pressure head. The printing head sprays the ink onto a rotating drum which is coated with oil. The paper then pa s over the printing drum, from which the image is immediately transferred to the page. Solid ink printers are commonly used as color office printers, and are excellent for transparencies and other non- porous media. Acquisition and operating costs are similar to those of the laser printer. Drawbacks of the technology are the high energy consumption and long warm-up times from cold.