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Types of printers

There are many different types and brands of printers to choose from. On this page you will find an overview of the different types of printers that Expert Printing Service offers. A lot has changed in the field of printers in recent years. People who still use their old printer unconsciously do themselves short because the modern printers can do much more and with a better result. Below we would like to tell you more about the different types of printers.

Inkjet printer

The inkjet printer is a suitable printer for home use. They are inexpensive to buy and they offer very good printing results. The inkjet printer uses liquid ink that is force-sprayed onto the paper. A drawback with these printers is that purchasing the ink cartridges is more expensive compared to purchasing a toner for a laser printer.

Laser printer

The laser printers deliver very sharp images and text with a fast printing speed. These printers print by attaching a powder to the paper. This happens because the drum in the laser printer is electrically charged by the laser. This creates a magnetic field and the powder is attracted to the drum. Then the paper is heated so that the powder adheres to the paper.

Advantages: high printing speed, good printing quality and toners with which you can print for a long time.

If you choose a laser printer that prints in color, the disadvantages are: an expensive purchase price and high power consumption.

All-in-one printer

With the all-in-one printer you can print, copy and scan. These printers are all multifunctional inkjet printers and therefore ideal for home use.

Photo printer

The photo printer is the perfect printer for printing top quality photos. This device is specially made to print your photos in any format. Photo printers use special ink that ensures that the images come out of the printer razor-sharp and that the photos remain colorfast for many decades.

Printers: features, functions and possibilities

Resolution

The resolution indicates how many pixels or pixels the file has horizontally and vertically. The more pixels, the closer they are to each other and thus the more detail the image will display. In order to display a high resolution, the (inkjet) printer must therefore place a lot of small droplets of ink on the paper. Good printers use ink drops that are 1 picoliterm, or one millionth of a microliter. One millionth microliter is one millionth part of a liter. A drop of a picoliter corresponds to the volume of the human cells that make up our body and cannot be seen with the naked eye.

Connections

Below you will find an overview of the most important connections that a modern printer has.

• PictBridge

With PictBridge you can print directly from your digital camera or cam recorder.

• Wifi

Thanks to a Wifi connection, your printer can communicate wirelessly with your desktop PC or laptop, so you can print wireless.

• Eternet

Electronic devices can exchange data and communicate with each other thanks to an Ethernet connection. If your printer has an Ethernet connection, you can print on this printer with any computer in the house that is part of the Ethernet network, wherever this printer is located.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for wireless broadband communication for distances up to about 100 meters. Bluetooth is a small chip that is built into devices to accomplish the wireless communication. It is a replacement for cables and infrared communication. This way you can communicate wirelessly with, for example, your mobile phone or laptop, so you can print wireless.

• USB

Each printer has a USB connection. A big advantage of the USB connection is that an unlimited number of devices can be connected to your computer without the equipment conflicting.