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Printer assigment

  1. 1. Printers <ul><li>By : Hamraz Toor </li></ul>
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Printers are peripherals which connect to computers and are used for printing text and images onto paper. </li></ul><ul><li>The two most common and popular types of printers are inkjet and laser. </li></ul><ul><li>Printers can come with scanning, photocopying, and fax functions. </li></ul>
  3. 3. History <ul><li>In China and Korea, printing can be dated back to 3000 BC. </li></ul><ul><li>However, printing was popularized in the western world in the 16th century by Johannes Glutenberg. </li></ul><ul><li>He invented the Glutenberg Press, which was a innovative machine that revolutionized printing. </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Printing Methods: linotype, teletypesetter, phototypesetting, and silk screening. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>What are the Four Main Types of Printers and how do They Work ? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Inkjet Printers <ul><li>A type of printer that releases droplets of ink onto paper to produce text and images. </li></ul><ul><li>Most common type of printer, can be found in places such as your home or even large office buildings. </li></ul><ul><li>Price Range: 50$ - 1000$. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Laser Printers <ul><li>A type of printer that uses a laser beam to transfer images onto paper. </li></ul><ul><li>High end laser printers can print up to 100 pages per minute. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of cartridges, laser printers use toners. </li></ul><ul><li>Price Range: $200 - $2000. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Dot-Matrix Printers <ul><li>A type of printer that produces text and images on paper using a matrix of pins that strike an inked ribbon. </li></ul><ul><li>Not very popular compared the previous types of printers, no longer available in the market. </li></ul><ul><li>Price Range: unavailable. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Thermal Printers <ul><li>A type of printer that produces a printed image by applying heat to thermochromic paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Commonly used in stores to print out receipts. </li></ul><ul><li>Price Range: 200$ - $1000 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Laser Printer Components
  10. 10. Connections to PC <ul><li>Printers can connect to PC’s in many ways including: </li></ul>PRINTER CABLE WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY ETHERNET CABLE
  11. 11. Information Processing Processing <ul><li>Printers receive information from computers, and then process it on to paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Information such as texts or images can be transferred to printers and then printed. </li></ul><ul><li>For the printer to understand the information, it must process it into its own language. </li></ul><ul><li>Information is transferred through printer cables, ethernet cables, or wireless internet. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Printer Specifications <ul><li>Things to consider when buying a Printer: </li></ul><ul><li>Resolution: What is the maximum of dots a printer can display on a paper? </li></ul><ul><li>Print Speeds: How many pages per minute can a printer produce? </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity: How can the printer connect to your PC? (wireless internet, etc..) </li></ul><ul><li>Paper Handling: What types of paper does your printer handle? (thermochromic, photo, etc...) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Future Trends <ul><li>Speed is a trend of the future for printers, companies are working on a printer that can print 2 pages per second. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also speculated that ink less printers are being developed. </li></ul><ul><li>Toshiba is working on a printer that allows you to print, erase, and re-print on a single sheet of paper. </li></ul><ul><li>3D printers will also be a trend in the future. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Leading Printer Manufacturers <ul><li>Hewlett-Packard </li></ul><ul><li>Epson </li></ul><ul><li>Canon </li></ul><ul><li>Lexmark </li></ul><ul><li>Xerox </li></ul><ul><li>Samsung </li></ul>
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