Printers are the go to gadgets whenever you needed to reproduce something or to have a hard copy of something that you have made with computer software. When you need to give hand-outs for a presentation that you wish to be approved for instance, you would simply click on print and then you could produce as much copy of the presentation as you want. Children at school who have to submit various reports and paper assignments to their teachers just have to print their projects too fast and there is no reason at all to be worried how many teachers give projects to them! Those who want to display their pictures could also be printed the very moment that you want to. There is no need to line up anymore in the printing station! It is such a convenience indeed that one could easily make copies of whatever they wish to print!
There is so much convenience that one could enumerate and experience with these printing gadgets. However, not everyone is aware of the different technologies being used with these. Now is the time to get a hold on that and to solve the problem right away! What are these technologies? The following will explain and enumerate:
- Laser printers offer high quality graphics and text. As with multi-functional printers and digital photocopiers, these printers use a printing process called as a xerographic. These processes are however different to analog photocopiers because in laser printers the laser beam is directed towards photoreceptor. LED printers represent another form of toner based printers. These printers make use of LEDs to ensure toner adheres well with the print drum.
- The operation of inkjet printers is slightly different. These printers propel different sized droplets of molten or liquid ink to different sized pages. These printers are widely used by the consumers these days.
- Printers that make use of Solid ink are also known as phase-changing printers. They make use of colored ink – CMYK in the form of solid sticks into print-heads that are operated by piezo crystals. These print heads spray the ink on to a drum that is oil coated and that is rotating all the while. The paper is then made to pass through the drum, during which the images gets transfixed, or transferred to the pages. These printers are largely used in offices where non-porous and transparent media’s are largely used. These printers can produce very good results. Their operating and acquisition costs are comparable to laser printers.
- Inkless and UV printers are used with the utility of different materials. For most people, there are a lot of new models of printers that come out. They are not yet that advisable for common use though because aside from they cost slightly higher than others, they are not that very convenient to use for everyday printing needs.
Because of the convenience and the new technological innovations, there is no reason for anyone to ever miss out on what is interestingly important for everyday use- the printers!