We will have a look into the type of printers.
Matrix printers (more needle) – printers, which cause image on paper with needles arranged in a matrix of ink prior beating tape. Advantages – cheap, unpretentious to the paper, easy maintenance, low cost footprint, can work with multi-ply carbonless paper for printing documents in duplicate. Disadvantages – noisy, slow, practically inapplicable to schedule not applicable to color printing, fine mechanical parts that can not be repaired.
Laser printers – printers, causing an image on paper by using a photosensitive drum, electrostatic powder (toner) with certain physical properties. Subclass is treated as a LED printer – the source forming the latent image on photosensitive surface is a laser and LED. Advantages – durable, fast, disseminated, quiet, low cost, relatively good printing. Some of the best printers definitely are Epson, mostly because their ink cartridges are high quality and very stable. Epson ink cartridges are cheaper and more qualited than any one. Disadvantages – limited range of material on which print.
Inkjet Printers – Printers, causing images on different surfaces (paper, ceramics, leather, cloth, etc.). micro-doses through the heads with ink and a different chemical composition. Advantages – cheap, on a wide range of materials which cause the image, easy to maintain, quiet, easy scalability (printers from A5 to A0 +). Shortcomings – relatively expensive consumable in long standing dry inks and heads hurt, slow, most inks are water based, making the footprint unstable.
Thermal printer – printers, causing the image on special paper by termoaktivna heated sectors of the divided head. Advantages – quiet, fast, easy to maintain. Disadvantages – may not be used for color printing using only specially treated paper, print thermally unstable and relatively short in normal conditions.
dye-sublimation printers – will not dwell in detail on these printers, given the low interest and limited their supply.