LED vs Laser Printer

on 17 January 2011

An LED printer is a type of next generation laser computer printer. An array of solid state light-emitting diode as a light source is used in the print head of LED printer. The print head flashes light across the entire page width and creates the image on the print drum or belt as it moves past. An entire line of dots is created at the same time.

led printers vs laser printers

Recent advancements in LED printing technology has seen a vast improvements in printing quality, making them a good alternative over laser printers.

LEDs are more efficient and reliable than conventional laser printers, since they have fewer moving parts.

Depending on design, LED printers can have faster rates of print than some laser-based designs, and are generally cheaper to manufacture.

Laser systems rely on elaborate combinations of rotating mirrors and lenses that must remain in alignment throughout their use. The laser scans from one end of a line to another, then starts on the next line. Unlike laser printers, an LED printhead has no moving parts.

Also see LCD vs LED Monitor.

Fact: LED printing was invented by Casio.

1 comments:

Sweet Fairy said...

This is great. Which kind of printer can print Metal business cards?

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