5.1. Understanding Printer Types and Processes

Several types of printers are available on the market today. As with all other computer components, there have been significant advancements in printer technology over the years. Most of the time when faced with the decision of purchasing a printer, you're going to be weighing performance versus cost. Some of the higher-quality technologies, such as color laser printing, are rather expensive for the home user. Other technologies are less expensive but might not provide the same level of quality.

In this section, you will learn about the various types of printers that you will see as a technician, their basic components, and how they function. Specifically, we are going to look at impact printers, ...

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