laser printer


Definition of laser printer

: a high-resolution printer for computer output that xerographically prints an image formed by a laser

Examples of laser printer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the early 20th century, before laser printers and photocopiers, before even mimeographs and ditto machines, a fair-sized company or institution might have had one of these presses in a back room. David Ibata, ajc, "Mystery of the Acworth printing press," 29 Mar. 2018 The Chinden property became the home of HP's new printer division, which eventually developed the laser printer, the company's most successful product. idahostatesman, "About Us: 150 Years of News and Change | Idaho Statesman," 1 Aug. 2015 By now inkjet and laser printers are home-office staples. Nicole Sforza, ELLE Decor, "Fine Print," 5 July 2012 Ethernet, the mouse, the laser printer, and many other protocols and technologies were created at its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) for the first time. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Fujifilm acquires Xerox for $6.1 billion," 31 Jan. 2018 Staples is selling Dell’s C1760nw color laser printer for just $75, down from its $250 MSRP. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "A 70% discount makes this color laser printer cheaper than used black-and-white printers," 6 Mar. 2018 The printing can also be done using a laser beam, which scans across the paper surface and exposes the areas that should be white, in a way similar to how today’s laser printers work. Yadong Yin, Smithsonian, "Reprintable Paper Becomes a Reality," 1 Mar. 2017 After years of hating our Canon and Epson inkjet printers, how nice to fall in love with a new Brother monochrome laser printer. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Features consumers want to try first on iPhone X," 4 Nov. 2017 As the pillars are just 100 nanometers wide, the process can provide up to or beyond 100,000 dpi, which is around the maximum resolution theoretically possible for traditional laser printers. Nathan Hurst, Smithsonian, "A New Color Printing Technique Borrows From Bird Feathers," 5 May 2017

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First Known Use of laser printer

1979, in the meaning defined above

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“Laser printer.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of laser printer

: a computer printer that prints an image formed by a laser beam

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Kids Definition of laser printer

: a printer for computer output that produces high-quality images formed by a laser

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