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When choosing a printer the first choice will be whether to buy a laser printer or an inkjet printer. The following summarize the main advantages and disadvantages of inkjet and laser printers.Inkjet PrintersInkjet printers works by propelling droplets of ink onto the paper. The ink is released from small removable cartridges and if it is a colour inkjet printer there will normally be a black cartridge and three different coloured cartridges. You can either replace the whole cartridge or refill the cartridges with a special refill kit. Advantages Inkjet printers are considerably cheaper to buy. High end printers are capable of producing good quality images when used with special paper. Most models are relatively light weight and compact so they don't take up too much space on the desk. Disadvantages Due to the cost of ink, running an inkjet printer over time is a more expensive than a laser printer. Prints emerge from the printer slightly wet and may need time to dry. Printing is slower and therefore inkjets aren't designed for high volume printing. Laser PrintersThis printer incorporates a laser beam as a part of the image processing. Rather than using ink a laser printer uses toner, a dry plastic powder combined with carbon black or colouring agents. The consumable a part of the printer is encased in a cartridge which needs to be replaced from time to time.Advantages Laser prints are generally very high and very accurate. For high volume printing laser printers are considerably cheaper to run. Printing is fast so they can handle large volumes. Due to the technology used prints from a laser printer emerge from the printer dry to the touch. Disadvantages Buying a laser printer can be expensive when compared to an inkjet. Colour laser printers are significantly more expensive than a colour inkjet. Laser printers are larger and heavier as they need to contain the imaging drum and laser technology.
Disadvantages of a Laser PrinterThis amazing invention has evolved quite dramatically. It started as being a huge block of material pressing letters into a page and now it's a mind reader from across the room. How does it understand and interpret the image in cyber space?They used the design for a photocopier to create the printer. So instead of the image on the copier to come to the computer, the computer sends the image to the printer directly. It's interesting to know that the photocopier came first. Photocopiers would use electrostatic hardware to copy the image on the piece of paper. With that taking place, a bright light shines at the back continuously so quality isn't lost. The machine sprays incredibly tiny dots onto the page that can't be seen without some sort of magnifying glass. This is how to determine the DPI or dots per inch for the page. Modern day printers either use inkjet hardware, laser hardware or have wax-like ink that gets melted onto the page. The printer interprets the colours by using a specific colour sequence known as CMYK which stands for cyan, magenta, yellow and black. The colours get mixed inside a print head to get the correct colours for the print job. It gets cleaned often during a single print to avoid smudges on the page.For the printer to read what it has to print the file gets translated into a binary language breaking down the colour and the amount of pages to roll from the feeder. With the printer language it has just interpreted it sprays the miniature dots in a specific pattern. Printers don't come with white ink so where white space is visible the printer ignores.With regards to laser printers, a laser scans the inside of a drum that creates static electricity. Once the page is charged, the ink gets attracted to the page in the exact pattern from the computer screen. From there the powdered ink gets combined to create a quality image at a higher speed. Copiers and printers have come a long way in making human life easier. Whether it's in a normal office with many letters and documents to print or a design company, jobs get done much quicker. Typewriters may have been useful back in the day but a small mistake on the page could end up with the page being thrown away. These machines are definitely one of the best inventions.
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