04 Feb Facts you probably didn’t know about laser printers
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If you’re looking for a laser printer and want to learn more though, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’re looking at some interesting facts you might not know about these kinds of printers. Have a look below:
The fusers in laser printers heat up to around 204 degrees Celsius, which is hot enough to burn. However, because the toner moves so quickly through the rollers of the machine to fuse to the paper, it doesn’t have time to burn.
Ever wondered what toner actually is? It is a powder that, in its early use, was comprised of carbon powder, iron oxide and sugar. However, these days the best way to describe the composition of toner is that it is a combination of two crucial elements – plastic and pigment. The pigment provides the toner with the colour (cyan, magenta, yellow or black). On the other hand, the plastic is actually microscopic spheres that are electrically charged so that they stick to the drum head or paper.
When in idle mode, a laser printer uses up to five times less energy than a laser printer. In contrast, a laser printer uses up to three times more energy when in use compared to an active desktop PC.
If you’d like to learn more about laser printers, have a look at the infographic below:
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