They use solid sticks of CMYK-coloured ink, similar in consistency to candle wax, which are melted and fed into a piezo crystal operated print-head.
laser printer Colour a3
Shortly about solid ink printers
Solid ink printers, also known as phase-change printers, are a type of thermal transfer printer.
The printhead sprays the ink on a rotating, oil coated drum.
The paper then passes over the print drum, at which time the image is immediately transferred, or transfixed, to the page. Solid ink printers are most commonly used as colour office printers, and are excellent at printing on transparencies and other non-porous media.
Solid ink printers can produce excellent results.
Acquisition and operating costs are similar to laser printers.
Drawbacks of the technology include high energy consumption and long warm-up times from a cold state.
Also, some users complain that the resulting prints are difficult to write on, as the wax tends to repel inks from pens, and are difficult to feed through automatic document feeders, but these traits have been significantly reduced in later models. In addition, this type of printer is only available from one manufacturer, Xerox, manufactured as part of their Xerox Phaser office printer line.
Previously, solid ink printers were manufactured by Tektronix, but Tek sold the printing business to Xerox in 2001.Źródło: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printer_(computing)
Repair or buy a new one?
Computer repair often pays off.
There are such failures that it is difficult to tell what really broke down.
One of the more common problems is that the computer or laptop does not turn on. The cause can be almost anything - from trivial problems with the power supply, to serious defects on the motherboard. That is why it is worth taking the equipment for service, because the fault can be trivial and inexpensive to repair. Even if we do not have a guarantee anymore, but our computer still performs well, it's worth servicing,
Short about printing The printing era has been pretty good since Gutenberg. First, important things were printed like books.
But these are REALLY important, not some literature for the mob.
Well, because the mob was quite illiterate at the time.
Then also such fiction was printed, meaning for the reading of the book. Well, since the last 50 years (even hundreds of them), it's all about printing - books, leaflets, business cards, even shirts, mugs, pens ...
Well, really everything.
Because you need to build brand awareness at the customer, i.e.
printing and marketing is an inseparable couple.
Because you can print everything on your T-shirt and have it originally.
Well, who would prohibit the rich?