A non impact printer uses ink jet sprays and laser methods to crate characters in the paper.
Ink Jet Printer: An inkjet printer creates small dots of ink (50 to 60 microns in diameter) by the use of tiny nozzles on the paper to produce output. Characteristics:
- An inkjet printer can print with the speed of 3-4 pages per minute.
- Low maintenance cost: Only ink cartridge needs to be replaced from time to time
- Printing quality is good.
- Colored print outs can be made by using ink jet printers.
Laser Printer: In a laser printer, a laser beam is used to charge the image which has to be printed on a photoconductive drum. This charged area is then attracted by the ink which is oppositely charged. By the application of pressure and heat this image is then transferred to paper. For a colored laser printer four colors cyan, magenta, yellow, and black are used to make any desired color. About 5 to 15 pages can be printed by using a laser printer in one minute. Printing quality of a laser printer is of top notch.