Laser Printer

A laser printer is a popular type of personal computer printer that uses a non-impact (keys don't strike the paper), photocopier technology. When a document is sent to the printer, a laser beam draws the document on a selenium-coated drum using electrical charges. After the drum is charged, it is rolled in toner, a dry powder type of ink. The toner adheres to the charged image on the drum. The toner is transferred onto a piece of paper and fused to the paper with heat and pressure. After the document is printed, the electrical charge is removed from the drum and the excess toner is collected.

There are many manufacturers of laser printers. The more popular laser printer manufacturers are: HP, Canon, Lexmark, Dell, Samsung as well as others. In the color laser printer market, popular players also include: Minolta, Okidata, Brother, as well as the expected Dell and HP models.