Chapter 7. Exploring Printers

In this chapter, you’ll learn about laser, inkjet, impact, and thermal printers. These are the four common types of printers you run across as an A+ technician. It’s important to have a basic understanding of how they work so that you’re better prepared to maintain and troubleshoot them. You’ll also learn how printers are connected and the basic steps for installing and configuring printers.

Exam 220-801 objectives in this chapter:

  • 1.12 Install and configure various peripheral devices.

    • Output devices

      • Printers

  • 4.1 Explain the differences between the various printer types and summarize the associated imaging process.

    • Laser

      • Imaging drum, fuser assembly, transfer belt, transfer roller, pickup rollers, separate pads, duplexing ...

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