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What Is Printer And What Are The Types Of Printers?

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Saki Profile
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An output device that produces a hard copy{ printed paper output) is called a printer. It is tangible and permanent. We can make black & white and colored copies with the help of computers. The size of columns or characters in one line is considered as the size of printing. Normally the printers can print 80 columns per line or 132 columns per line.    There are two types of printers  1) Impact printers.  2) Non-Impact printers.    In Impact Printers, the result is produced by a character shaped print hammer, striking a ribbon against the paper. Impact printers are of two kinds i.e Character printers and line printers. Character printers are just like typewriters. These print character by character across the page within the defined margin. Daisy Wheel printer is an example of character printers. Line printers assemble all characters on a line at one time and print them simultaneously. Chain printer is an example of line printers.    In Non-Impact printers, there is no physical contact with the paper while printing on it. These printers are faster and quieter. Non-impact printers are also of two kinds i.e Ink jet printers and Laser Printer. Ink jet printer sprays ink from jet nozzles and is ten times faster than impact printers. Laser printers use a light beam to transfer images to paper. Laser beam writes an image onto the surface of the rotating metal drum, then ink toner writes an image on the paper.
James Anderson Profile
James Anderson answered
Line Printer as is high speed impact printer,it is line printer speeds of 600 to 1200 line per minute,
There are four type of line printer:-
Drum Printer,Bar printer, comb printers, Chain printer.
Williams Dsouza Profile
Williams Dsouza answered
 

There are 4 main categories of printers:

 

1)      Ink-jets (bubble-jets) printers

2)      Laser printers

3)      Impact (Dot-matrix) printers

4)      Multifunction printers

 

Following are there
functions:

 

1) Ink-jets (bubble-jets) printers spray
ionized tiny drops of ink onto a page to create an image.  This is
achieved by using magnetized plates which direct the ink's path onto the paper
in the desired pattern. Almost all ink-jets offer a color option as standard,
in varying degrees of resolution. Ink-jet printers are capable of
producing high quality print which almost matches the quality of a laser
printer. A standard ink-jet printer has a resolution of 300 dots per inch,
although newer models have improved on that.  As a rule color link-jet
printers can also be used as a regular black and white printer.

 

2) Laser
printers
operate by shining a laser beam to produce
an image on a drum. The drum is then rolled through a pool, or reservoir, or
toner, and the electrically charged portions of the drum pick up ink. Finally,
using a combination of heat and pressure, the ink on the drum is transferred
onto the page. Laser printers print very fast, and the supply cartridges
work a long time. Color laser printers use the same toner-based printing
process as black and white ( B/W) laser printers, except that they combine four
different toner colors.  Color laser printers can also be used as a
regular black and white laser printer.

 

3) Impact
(Dot-matrix)
printers use a set of closely spaced pins and a
ribbon to print letters or other characters on a page. These printers actually
impact the page to print a character, much like a typewriter. Dot-matrix
printers vary in terms of speed and the number of pins they have. They can run
at a speed anywhere between 50 and 500 CPS (Characters Per Second). The number
of pins, which can vary between 9 to 24, determines the quality of the print
job.  Dot matrix printers are commonly used for printing invoices,
purchase orders, shipping forms, labels, and other multi-part forms. Dot matrix
printers can print through multi-part forms in a single pass, allowing them to
produce more pages than even high-speed laser printers

 

4)
Multifunction printers
: Combine top-quality color ink-jet or laser
printing with plain-paper and PC faxing, color copying and color scanning,
telephoning- all in one convenient, space-saving machine. If you work from home
or have a small office a multifunctional device may be ideal. 
Abadit Ali Profile
Abadit Ali answered
There are two types of output devices. First Temporary output devices and second is Permanent output devices. Temporary output devices include monitor and projectors and Permanent output devices include printers, plotter and micro films.

Printer is an output device which is connected to computer to get permanent output. The output of printer is also called Hard Copy. There are two types of printers (a) Impact printers (b) non-impact printers.

Impact printers include Dot matrix and Line printer. These printers print output by stroking with pins of hammers. Normally page travels through the printer and pins or hammers storks against the paper with ribbon and the required output is printed on the paper.

Non-impact printers include ink-jet printer, thermal printer and laser jet printer. The output is printed on paper by using special ink. In ink-jet printers, the liquid ink is used. The paper is traveled in the paper and a head sprays the ink on it. In thermal printer no ink is used, instead of a special paper is used. A fax machine is the example of this. A laser jet printer used dry power ink placed in a cartridge. The cartridge also has a drum which is charged magnetically. A charged drum uses the in from cartridge and places it on the paper. Paper then goes through a heater which dries the ink.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Printers types

Ink-jets printer
Ink-jets(bubble-jets) printers spray ionized tiny drops of ink onto a page to create an image.  This is achieved by using magnetized plates which direct the ink's path onto the paper in the desired pattern. Almost all ink-jets offer a color option as standard, in varying degrees of resolution. Ink-jet printers are capable of producing high quality print which almost matches the quality of a laser printer. A standard ink-jet printer has a resolution of 300 dots per inch, although newer models have improved on that.  As a rule color link-jet printers can also be used as a regular black and white printer.

Laser printer
Laser printers operate by shining a laser beam to produce an image on a drum. The drum is then rolled through a pool, or reservoir, or toner, and the electrically charged portions of the drum pick up ink. Finally, using a combination of heat and pressure, the ink on the drum is transferred onto the page. Laser printers print  very fast, and the supply cartridges work a long time. Color laser printers use the same toner-based printing process as black and white ( B/W) laser printers, except that they combine four different toner colors.  Color laser printers can also be used as a regular black and white laser printer.

LCD printer
LED/LCD printers  are types of electro photographic printers that are identical to laser printers in most ways. Both LCD (liquid crystal display) and LED (light-emitting diode) printers use a light source instead of a laser to create an image on a drum. In most contexts, "laser printer" covers LCD and LED printers as well.  The print process is almost identical, but LED printers use Light Emitting Diodes to charge the drum, and the other uses Liquid Crystals. These printers produce a very high quality text and graphics print out.

Dot-matrix printer
Impact (Dot-matrix) printers use a set of closely spaced pins and a ribbon to print letters or other characters on a page. These printers actually impact the page to print a character, much like a typewriter. Dot-matrix printers vary in terms of speed and the number of pins they have. They can run at a speed anywhere between 50 and 500 CPS (Characters Per Second). The number of pins, which can vary between 9 to 24, determines the quality of the print job.  Dot matrix printers are commonly used for printing invoices, purchase orders, shipping forms, labels, and other multi-part forms. Dot matrix printers can print through multi-part forms in a single pass, allowing them to produce more pages than even high-speed laser printers.

Solid ink printer
Solid Ink printers are page printers that use solid wax ink sticks in a "phase-change" process. They work by liquefying wax ink sticks into reservoirs, and then squirting the ink onto a transfer drum, from where it is cold-fused onto the paper in a single pass.   Solid-ink printers offer better color consistency than do most technologies, with little variation caused by changes in temperature, humidity, or type of paper. Solid ink machines have better reliability, because they have fewer components in comparison, for example with color laser printers .

Dye Sublimation printer
Dye Sublimation printers are professional devices widely used in demanding graphic arts and photographic applications. True these printers work by heating the ink so that it turns from a solid into a gas. The heating element can be set to different temperatures, thus controlling the amount of ink laid down in one spot. In practice, this means that color is applied as a continuous tone, rather than in dots, as with an inkjet. One color is laid over the whole of one sheet at a time, starting with yellow and ending with black. The ink is on large rolls of film which contain sheets of each color, so for an A4 print it will have an A4-size sheet of yellow, followed by a sheet of cyan, and so on. Dye sublimation requires particularly expensive special paper, as the dyes are designed to diffuse into the paper surface, mixing to create precise color shades.

Portable printer
Portable printers are usually fairly lightweight and sometimes carry the option of using a battery instead of drawing power from the computer. Usually they realize basic print resolutions suitable for plain text printing. You can find on the market the following types of the portable printers:  Thermal printer, Thermal transfer printer and Ink-Jet printer. The main advantage of thermal and thermal transfer printers is that they can be very small. The smallest thermal and  thermal transfer printers  weigh  approximately one pound. Usually the  ink-jet portable printer weighs more than 2 pounds. Thermal printers require a special type of paper.

Plotter Plotters are large-scale printers that are very accurate at reproducing line drawings. They are commonly used for technical drawings such as engineering drawings or architectural blueprints. The two basic types of plotters are called flatbed plotters and drum plotters. Flatbed plotters are horizontally aligned with a flat surface to which a piece of paper is attached. The paper remains stationary and the printer moves pens across the paper to draw the image. Drum plotters, also called upright plotters, are vertically positioned. They have a drum that the paper rolls on. Drum plotters usually make more noise and are more compact than flatbed plotters.

Photo printer Digital
Photo printers Many middle range printers are now able to print photo quality images. Usually an option with color printers, specialist photo print heads allow a greater resolution to be achieved to improve photo image quality. Photo ink jet printers expand their gamuts by adding additional ink colors, usually light cyan and light magenta.

Network printer is a printer that provides output  capabilities to all network users.

All-in-one Multifunction printers: Combine top-quality color ink-jet or laser printing with plain-paper and PC faxing, color copying and color scanning , telephoning- all in one convenient, space-saving machine. If you work from home or have a small office a multifunctional device may be ideal.

The Bravo AutoPrinter is the worlds first automated CD/DVD printing system that can truly be called innovative. It combines automatic, robotic-based CD or DVD printing along with full-color, 2400 dpi disc printing all in one compact, desktop unit.

Printers for banking Printers for banking: These printers realize innovative technology and functionality to increase productivity, and reduce costs.

EZ CD/DVD Printers
EZ CD/DVD Printers: Provide a low cost way to create professional printed CD-Rs and DVD-Rs. Instead of writing on the CD or applying labels, you can print directly on the CD surface! With high speed capabilities, a full color image can be printed directly on the top surface of your CDs in less than 1 minute.

Label Printers
Label Printers are  the smartest way to print labels one at a time.  The printers allow easy installation.  You can  get high-quality, professional results every time.

VersaLaser™  (Universal Laser Systems Inc.) is peripheral tool, that  can transform images or drawings on your computer screen into real items made out of an amazing variety of materials… wood, plastic, fabric, paper, glass, leather, stone, ceramic, rubber… and it’s as easy to use as your printer. 2 models of VersaLaser have  16"x12"(VL-200) and 24"x12"  (VL-300) work areas.

3D Printers
( Z corporation). The ZPrinter 310 System creates physical models directly  from computer-aided design system  (“CAD”) and other digital data in hours instead of days. The printer is fast, versatile and simple, allowing engineers to produce a range of concept models and functional test parts quickly and inexpensively. The system is ideal for an office environment or educational institution, providing product developers easy access to a 3D Printer.
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Nouman Umar answered
Most of the general purpose printers are impact printers. In such machines printing is achieved by pressing the solid characters against a ribbon, which in turn prints the impression on paper, almost like a type writer. A line of print is achieved by moving a print head across the page. The print head may be a dot matrix or a daisy wheel. There are different types of printers.

First one is line printers. These printers print one line at a time. The characters are embossed on the mental surface. This mental surface may be in the form of a scalloped steel band. One band consists of all print positions. Print hammers are located at each print position. The drum or hand rotates to bring the required characters on the line and the hammer strikes from across the paper and a carbon ribbon to print it at the right position.

Using print drum approach, speed of over 2000 lines per minute has been achieved. While using scalloped steel print bands, speed of over 3000 lines per minute has been achieved. In all these impact printers letters are printed by forcing the paper and the print head or hammer together. Obviously they are noisy and also require inked ribbons.
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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Ariz Mohammad Brohi
The printer is such type of device that enable us to get print desire result on paper which is called document. As soon as we have printed own desire data on paper then we can't able to modified it.

There are the two type of printer.
1. Impact
2. Non-impact
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Printer is a output device.by this device we can print out the computer data or information.
Tom Walker Profile
Tom Walker answered
Huh! This is a very generic question pal. Printers are gadgets that puts characters or images on a media. Examples of media could be paper, t-shirt, plastic or anything except air. :)

As of now, we have plenty of printer operators. The leading ones are Hewlett Packard, Canon, Epson, Brother amongst others.

HP is the leaders amongst all printers while Canon comes a close second for its print quality, but unfortunately Canon printer supplies are on the expensive spectrum. Epson comes third while Brother and Xerox are good laser printers.
Amen Bukhari Profile
Amen Bukhari answered
Printer is most commonly used output device. We can print different documents such as letters, invoices, newsletters, reports, packing list and much more. The print out that we get from printer is called hard copy and it is permanent copy. Different types of printers are used some prints black and white images and other produces colour images. Printers are of many types, some of them are dot matrix printer, inkjet printer and laser printer.

The print head mechanism on a dot matrix printer can contain 9 to 24 pins, depending on the manufacturer and printer model. The speed of dot matrix printer is measured by number of character per second (CPS) it can print. Inkjet printer works by spraying very small, fine and magnetically controlled jets of quick drying ink onto the paper. The resolution of this printer is better than that of a dot matrix printer. The speed of an inkjet printer is measured by number of pages per minute (PPM) it can print. Laser printer uses laser beam to create an image which transfer on a paper. It gives best quality printout at faster speed.
Amen Bukhari Profile
Amen Bukhari answered
Printer is divided into three categories; impact and non impact printer, fully formed printer and dot matrix printer and characters at a time and line at time printers. Impact printers form characters on paper in the traditional way by striking the paper with print head and squeezing an inked ribbon between the printer head and the paper. Non impact printers form characters without engaging the print mechanism with the print surface.

Fully formed characters are like those made by standing typewriter; all parts of the character being embossed in reverse order on the type bar of type writer. When printed, all types element appear connected and fully formed. Dot matrix characters are shaped by a combination of dots that form group representing a letter or numbers when viewed together.

Characters at a time printer, called character or serial printers, prints each character serially and virtually instantaneously. Line printer prints each line virtually instantaneously. Now a day page printer are available using high technology, these use laser and xerographic methods and print lines so rapidly that they virtually print a page at a time. Line printer prints one line of 132 print positions at a time.
Lily James Profile
Lily James answered

Printers are basically a peripheral that is used to produce a hard copy of documents stored in an electronic form, on the computer. Printers are local peripherals and are attached to the computer via a printer cable.

There are many types of computers based on differences in technology. Printers can be categorized as follows:

- Toner -based printers: Are actually Laser printers that use Xerographic technology.
- Liquid Inkjet printers: These printers operate by propelling small sized droplets of liquid ink on the page.
- Solid Inkjet printers: These printers use a thermal transfer technology.
- Dye-sublimation printers: These kinds of printers use heat to transfer dye to another medium such as page or plastic card.
- Inkless printers: These printers do not use ink for printing. They use the thermal and UV technology.
- Daisy wheel printers: These printers function on the principle of typewriters.
- Dot-Matrix printers: In this kind of printer, small dots of ink are used to form a larger image.
- Line Printers: This kind of printer prints an entire line of text at one time.
- Pen-based Plotters: It used the vector graphics technology and operates by moving a pen on surface of paper.

You can get more information on all these types of printers along with their pictures at this en.wikipedia.org
Kevin Tyler Profile
Kevin Tyler answered

Printer is a device that accepts text and graphic output from a computer and transfers the information to paper, usually to standard size sheets of paper.There are many different types of printers.

Impact Printers : In this hammers or pins strike against a ribbon and paper to print the text. This mechanism is known as, electro-mechanical, mechanism. They are of two types.

(i) Character Printer : It prints only one character at a time.

  EX. Dot Matrix Printer

(ii) Line Printer : It prints a line at a time.

Non-Impact Printers : These printers use non-Impact technology such as ink-jet or laser technology. These printers provide better quality of O/P at higher speed. These printers are of two types.

(i) Ink-Jet Printer  : It prints characters by spraying patterns of ink on the paper from a nozzle or jet.

(ii) Laser Printer : It is a type of printer that utilizes a laser beam to produce an image on a drum.

Last time I took 3D printing service from www.iannone3d.com,which is a New Jersey-based Rapid Prototyping and 3D Printing Service Bureau.

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Taila Nevado Profile
Taila Nevado answered

Printers are machines that transfer data, such as texts,
pictures and graphics, from computers onto paper. Here are some types of
printers:

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Dot matrix Printers

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Daisy wheel printers

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Line printers

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Chain printers

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Laser printers

Click on this link to have more information: http://www.byte-notes.com/types-printers.
I hope my answer is helpful to you.

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