What is the difference between inkjet printers and laser printers?

Inkjet printer

An inkjet printer produces prints by ejecting tiny droplets of ink onto a page in a specific pattern. This ink comes from plastic capsules called cartridges. These cartridges are sold with various colors of ink. Many printers only have the basic colors black, cyan, magenta and yellow, but there are also inkjet printers with space for up to 9 different cartridges. This enables an inkjet printer to produce prints with a wider color range especially noticeable with printing photographs.

However, it is not suitable for transfer paper because the price per print is too high, and the ink is water soluble which is really bad for transferring onto garment and the ink cannot attach to other surfaces like toner can with the right transfer paper.

A laser printer does not use ink, but toner to make a print. Toner is a powder that is melted onto a page at a high temperature. This is sold in large toner cartridges, so you can print for a longer time without having to replace it. Toner is less expensive than ink, but it is not as good at printing photo images but produces sharper text and logos. Laser printers are often fast and efficient. Excellent for the office. Do you print a lot at home because you are self-employed or a teacher? A laser printer also comes in handy here because of the low price per print.

A laser or LED printer

A laser or LED printer does not use ink, but toner to make a print. Toner is a powder that is melted onto the paper at a high temperature. This is sold in large toner cartridges, so you can print for a longer time without having to replace it. Toner is less expensive than ink, and although it is not as good at printing photo images, it produces sharper text and logos. Laser printers are often fast and efficient. Excellent for the office. And toner gives far more possibilities to transfer the printed image onto a product with TheMagicTouch transfer papers when compared to ink.

Difference between a LED printer and a laserprinter

Both Laser and LED use toner and an electro-static process to print on the media. In both printers an image-drum is charged and attracts the toner, creating the image. On a laser printer the exact charge is determined by a laser that exposes the image drum to its light exactly where the toner must create the image. On a LED printer this job is done by an array of tiny LED lights. The benefit of the LED is that this system has a very straight paper path and is easier to maintain making it even more suitable for printing TheMagicTouch transfer paper.

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