laser printer

noun

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 It’s the equivalent of the first Homebrew desktop computer or an early laser printer in terms of starting a revolution. John Brandon, Popular Mechanics, "How This Odd-Looking 3D Printer Changed Everything," 17 Nov. 2020 Just be sure to use a laser printer rather than an ink-jet printer to prevent smearing, or let the ink dry and give it a good spritz with hair spray for protection before applying the medium. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, "Learn How To Decoupage and Up Your DIY Game," 31 July 2020 This monochrome laser printer and scanner works best for everyday black and white printing. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The 7 Best All-In-One Printers for Home Offices," 10 July 2020 Brother has two under-$500 laser printers that fit all of our needs—the $330 MFC-L3710CW, and the $370 MFC-L3770CDW. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "We put the paper back into a ChromeOS paperless office," 24 Apr. 2020 The molds for these arrays can be designed in computer software, then manufactured by a high-resolution 3D laser printer down to the nanometer. Andrew Zaleski, Popular Mechanics, "So When Will a COVID-19 Vaccine Be Available?," 29 Apr. 2020 Gary Starkweather, who invented the laser printer in defiance of his corporate boss at Xerox, making the direct printing from computer terminals possible in homes and offices, died Dec. 26 at a hospital in Orlando. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Gary Starkweather, inventor of the laser printer, dies at 81," 16 Jan. 2020 At the Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC, Mr. Starkweather built the first working laser printer in 1971 in less than nine months. Cade Metz, BostonGlobe.com, "Gary Starkweather, inventor of the laser printer," 16 Jan. 2020 At the Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC, Mr. Starkweather built the first working laser printer in 1971 in less than nine months. Cade Metz, BostonGlobe.com, "Gary Starkweather, inventor of the laser printer," 16 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of laser printer

1979, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of laser printer was in 1979

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“Laser printer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laser%20printer. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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laser printer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of laser printer

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

laser printer

noun

Kids Definition of laser printer

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

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