Messer Chapter 1.14 - Understanding Laser Printers

  1. Whats the process a laser printer goes through to print?
    It uses heat and pressure to melt toner pellets onto the paper
  2. What are the 2 positives of laser printers?
    • 1. High Quality
    • 2. Fast Printing
  3. What are the 3 negatives of laser printers?
    • 1. Many moving parts
    • 2. Requires memory in the printer
    • 3. Requires high voltage
  4. What 4 colors do color laser printers use?
    • 1. Cyan
    • 2. Yellow
    • 3. Magenta
    • 4. Black
  5. What is step 1 of the printing process?
    • 1. Processing
    • Build the entire page in memory
  6. What is step 2 of the printing process?
    • 2. Charging
    • Prepare drum with a negative electrostatic charge
  7. What is step 3 of the printing process?
    • 3. Exposing
    • Write the image with the laser
  8. What is step 4 of the printing process?
    • 4. Developing
    • Add negatively-charged toner to the imaging drum
  9. What is step 5 of the printing process?
    • 5.Transferring
    • Move the toner from the drum to the paper
  10. What is step 6 of the printing process?
    • 6. Fusing
    • Heat and pressure
  11. What is step 7 of the printing process?
    7. Cleaning Remove excess toner
  12. What is special about Inkjet printers?
    They print with very fine drops of ink
  13. What are the pros of inkjet printers?
    • 1. Inexpensive technology
    • 2. High Quality
    • 3. Quiet
  14. What are the cons of inkjet printers?
    • 1. Expensive INK
    • 2. Eventually fades
    • 3. Print head clogs easily
  15. What do thermal printers do?
    They apply heat to special paper
  16. 2 pros of a thermal printer?
    • 1. Very inexpensive
    • 2. Almost Silent
  17. 3 cons of a thermal printer?
    • 1. Requires special paper
    • 2. Sensitive to light and heat
    • 3. Image degrades rapidly
  18. How do impact printers work?
    Printer head strikes a ribbon and then the paper
  19. 2 pros of an impact printer?
    • 1. Low cost per page
    • 2. Good for multiple copies
  20. 2 cons of an impact printer?
    • 1. Very noisy
    • 2. Poor graphics
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