Laser printers are a type of printer that are widely used in offices and schools.
- Shop POS printers
- Very fast printing
- Cheap to print out large volumes
- Due to the fusing process the toner does not run if the paper gets wet.
- More expensive to buy the printer than inkjet and the toner cartridges are more expensive to buy.
How a laser printer works
Raster image processing
In this step the document to be printed is converted to a page description language ready for previewing on the computer. This is then converted to a raster image specific to the printer’s needs and is then transmitted to the printer’s raster memory, ready for printing.
The raster image is similar to a bitmap file, showing what colour is to be printed at each exact position on the page.
In this step the
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