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PRINTER INK AND TONER CARTRIDGE GUIDES
Ever wondered how your Toner cartridge or Printer Ink
Cartridge works? O...
How Your Laser Printer Works

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Definition of laser printer:

laser printer
laser print¦er
NOUN
a printer linked to a computer producing good-quality prin...
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Your PC ‘talks’ to your
printer through this
Controller translating
printing data through
a Raster Image
Processor (...
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The Imaging Drum,
or Photoconductor, is
a specially coated
cylinder that has a
positive or negative
charge.

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The Charging Roller
sends a positive or
negative charge to the
Imaging Drum.

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The Laser Beam
switches on and off
intermittently.

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This Rotating Mirror
deflects the laser beam
onto the drum,
scanning the charged
drum reversing the
charge of the dot...
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The Developer
Roller is coated in
charged toner
particles from the
Toner Cartridge.

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The Toner Hopper ,
part of the Toner
Cartridge, feeds toner
particles onto the
Developer Roller.

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The Transfer Belt or Roller
Assembly draws paper
inside from the paper tray .

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The Paper Tray.

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A Transfer
Roller applies a charge
opposite the toner's, to
the paper.

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A Cleaning Blade cleans
the drum.

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Finally the Fuser, a heat
roller and a pressure
roller, melts the toner
onto the page.

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Finally the Fuser, a heat
roller and a pressure
roller, melts the toner
onto the page.

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Ever wondered how your Toner cartridge or Printer Ink Cartridge works? Or need help with installing your ink cartridges? Find helpful tips and instructions on everything about printers and printer cartridges in our help guides.

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How a laser printer works

  1. 1. sprint-ink PRINTER INK AND TONER CARTRIDGE GUIDES Ever wondered how your Toner cartridge or Printer Ink Cartridge works? Or need help with installing your ink cartridges? Find helpful tips and instructions on everything about printers and printer cartridges in our help guides.
  2. 2. How Your Laser Printer Works sprint-ink
  3. 3. Definition of laser printer: laser printer laser print¦er NOUN a printer linked to a computer producing good-quality printed material by using a laser to form a pattern of electrostatically charged dots on a light-sensitive drum, which attract toner (or dry ink powder). The toner is transferred to a piece of paper and fixed by a heating process. Oxford Dictionary sprint-ink
  4. 4. 1 1 Your PC ‘talks’ to your printer through this Controller translating printing data through a Raster Image Processor (RIP) converting your printed work into millions of little dots. sprint-ink
  5. 5. 2 2 The Imaging Drum, or Photoconductor, is a specially coated cylinder that has a positive or negative charge. sprint-ink
  6. 6. 3 3 The Charging Roller sends a positive or negative charge to the Imaging Drum. sprint-ink
  7. 7. 4 4 The Laser Beam switches on and off intermittently. sprint-ink
  8. 8. 5 5 This Rotating Mirror deflects the laser beam onto the drum, scanning the charged drum reversing the charge of the dots that are to be printed. sprint-ink
  9. 9. 6 6 The Developer Roller is coated in charged toner particles from the Toner Cartridge. sprint-ink
  10. 10. 7 7 The Toner Hopper , part of the Toner Cartridge, feeds toner particles onto the Developer Roller. sprint-ink
  11. 11. 8 The Transfer Belt or Roller Assembly draws paper inside from the paper tray . 8 sprint-ink
  12. 12. 9 The Paper Tray. 9 sprint-ink
  13. 13. 10 A Transfer Roller applies a charge opposite the toner's, to the paper. 10 sprint-ink
  14. 14. 11 A Cleaning Blade cleans the drum. 11 sprint-ink
  15. 15. 12 12 Finally the Fuser, a heat roller and a pressure roller, melts the toner onto the page. sprint-ink
  16. 16. 12 12 Finally the Fuser, a heat roller and a pressure roller, melts the toner onto the page. sprint-ink

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