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Installing printers


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Installing printers

  1. 1. Installing Printers
  2. 2. Kinds of Printer 1. Inkjet Uses a heated element or piezoelectric crystal to force a micro droplet of ink out of a nozzle onto the page creating an image. 2. Laser. A laser electrostaticly charges a "roller" in the form of the image you need. The toner or "ink" for the laser printer is a fine dust which is also electrostatically charged. Once the roller has been written to with the laser the toner is attracted to the roller. This image from the roller is then rolled onto your page. The page then goes through a fuser which heads the toner setting it into the page (that is why paper always comes out of a laser printer hot)
  3. 3. 3. Thermal (like most receipt and debit printers) A paper is coated with a heat sensitive material that when activated changes color. There is a small element with heat and activate the paper int he form of the image you want. 4. Impact (like dot matrix printers) A hammer hits a ribbon forming a series of dots on a page that when combined create the image. There are many other was to print such as screen printing, press printing and even lithograph. All have thier place in modern printing, however due to the manual element of the afroemention I have omitted them from this explaination. Kinds of Printer
  4. 4. Local Printers • The most common way to install a printer is to connect it directly to your computer. • This is known as a local printer.
  5. 5. Installing a Local Printer • If your printer is a universal serial bus (USB) model, Windows should automatically detect it and begin installation when you plug it in. • If you're installing a wireless printer that connects to your computer over a wireless network (Wi-Fi), you can use the Add a device wizard to install the printer. For instructions, see Connect to Bluetooth and other wireless or network devices. • If it's an older model that connects using the serial or parallel port, you might have to install it manually.
  6. 6. To (Install) Add a Printer • Go to Start Button • Click Devices and Printers • Click Add a printer. • In the Add Printer wizard, click Add a local printer. • On the Choose a printer port page, make sure that the Use an existing port button and the recommended printer port are selected, and then click Next. • On the Install the printer driver page, select the printer manufacturer and model, and then click Next. – If your printer isn't listed, click Windows Update, and then wait while Windows checks for additional drivers. – If none are available and you have the installation CD, click Have Disk, and then browse to the folder where the printer driver is located. (For additional help, consult the printer manual.) • Complete the additional steps in the wizard, and then click Finish.
  7. 7. Network Printers • In the workplace, many printers are network printers. These connect directly to a network as stand-alone devices. Inexpensive network printers are also made for the home. • Network printers—devices designed to connect directly to a computer network as a stand-alone device—were once found mostly in large offices.
  8. 8. Installing a Network Printer There are two basic ways to make a printer available to the computers on your home network: • Attach it directly to one computer and share it with all the others on a network. • Connect the printer as a stand-alone device on the network itself.
  9. 9. • Traditionally, the most common way to make a printer available to a home network has been to connect it to one of the computers and then tell Windows to share it. This is called a shared printer. Shared Printer
  10. 10. Installing a Network Printer • Click Add a printer. • In the Add Printer wizard, click Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer. • In the list of available printers, select the one you want to use, and then click Next. • If prompted, install the printer driver on your computer by clicking Install driver. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. • Complete the additional steps in the wizard, and then click Finish.