4.0 Printers

4.1 Explain the differences between the various printer types and summarize the associated imaging process.

  • Laser
    • Imaging drum, fuser assembly, transfer belt, transfer roller, pickup rollers, separate pads, duplexing assembly
    • Imaging process: processing, charging, exposing, developing, transferring, fusing and cleaning
  • Inkjet
    • Ink cartridge, print head, roller, feeder, duplexing assembly, carriage and belt
    • Calibration
  • Thermal
    • Feed assembly, heating element
    • Special thermal paper
  • Impact
    • Print head, ribbon, tractor feed
    • Impact paper


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