If you have a reliable and affordable printer connected to your computer in your home or office, the more likely it is a laser printer. You can print documents, photos, and almost any other file on your PC. In addition, these printers can be adapted for use as integrated scanner and fax. In 1969 a prototype was designed in 1984 and was for sale the first laser printer. Previously, the printer produced a small scale and are sold to companies for approximately $ 17,000. Soon outstripped the dot matrix printer and became a favorite of computing through its print quality and relatively low maintenance costs. At its commercial launch, laser printers have an approximate value of $ 3,500, but since then, prices fell sharply as companies competed for the best market share.
The minimum reached $ 1,000 in 1990, but three years later a new model and color in the United States to $ 12,500. The current balances are sold at a small fraction of the price but they have vastly improved capabilities. Although the first laser printers resemble the models currently being sold around the world, the basic principle is exactly the same. The technology uses the laser printer is quite similar in performance to a photocopier. The main difference is that the printer uses a laser instead of a standard bright light. The basic process of printing, electrophotography, was discovered in 1938 by Chester Carlson, an innovation for the time ahead as companies refused to see the benefits.
The so called because they use a laser beam that projects the image of the page in a selenium-coated drum is then transferred to paper through the toner. A simple idea that allows economical prints, high quality home. Forty years after its invention, it is not necessary to connect the laser printer to your computer, it can be wireless and can print documents all computers that are in the office or at home regardless of location. The production also increased significantly, from eight pages per minute than the original produced in 1984 to 200 pages monochrome or 100 color pages per minute at present. In most homes and offices of the Western world, this invention helped transform the way we work and make prints at home.