Used Laser Printers
ZAR Corporation has a premium selection of used laser printers, from many of the industry's leading manufacturers. In order to choose the best used laser printer for your needs, you should first have a basic understanding of the operation and functionality of such a system.
Laser printers use a combination of photocopier and non-impact print technologies to create a printing format with excellent results. The document to be printed is first sent to the printer where, using a process of electrical charges, lasers transfer the document onto a selenium-coated drum. Once this is complete, the drum is charged and rolled onto specially formulated magnetic ink. The magnetized toner adheres to the charged image from the drum, and is then transferred and fused onto the paper through heat and pressure.
When comparing laser printers to inkjet printers, there are key differences between the two systems. Inkjet printers are often less expensive than their laser counterparts, but with a reduction in cost comes a possible reduction in quality. The toner used in inkjet is wet, causing the occasional smearing of the printed document. Both printer types are efficient, quiet, and versatile, but over time, the laser printer proves to be a more cost-effective choice. This is due in large part to the frequent replenishing of ink needed by the inkjet printer, versus the infrequency of toner replacement for the laser printer. Overall, if you are seeking a high-volume printing system, the laser printer is recommended. If your printing demands are more moderate, an inkjet printer can be an ideal, affordable solution.
When choosing a laser printer, consider your options carefully, and look for systems that will meet your specific requirements. Laser printers often feature printing speeds and maximum print resolutions necessary for production printing. Other features to look for are paper handling capabilities, printer language formats, and print capacity.