Author Topic: LED printer  (Read 3025 times)

shankle

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LED printer
« on: January 25, 2013, 01:12:19 AM »
So many people will buy a cheap laser printer with moving parts
when there are LED printers available with NO moving parts.
Can be had for $200 to $300. Ex: oki has them.
Would appreciate hearing some opinions or am I all wet? 

Tedd

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Re: LED printer
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 03:38:02 AM »
They still have numerous moving parts, but fewer in comparison to laser printers; full rows are printed at once instead of running across each row. And they should be less delicate as they don't require the precise alignment a laser does.
But other than that, I think they work in about the same way.
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shankle

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Re: LED printer
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 11:52:59 PM »
Thank you for responding Tedd.
I should have been more specific. I was referring only to
the OLED tech in the LED printer. As you quoted the LED
portion prints full rows without any moving parts.
I really don't see how the old tech has survived with this
advancement in laser tech. 

dedndave

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Re: LED printer
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013, 02:51:01 AM »
truth is, i would really like to have a dot-matrix printer with a ribbon cartridge
back then, a ream of paper was less than $20 and a ribbon was $4

sure - i couldn't print color pictures,
but i could afford to print out program listings or text documents all day long

shankle

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Re: LED printer
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013, 09:08:48 AM »
When I buy my next printer it will be a Led Laser. Black only and multifunction.
I could care less about color. This should bring the cost down a bit and the cost
of the cartridges. Sick and tired of the HP rip off ink business.