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 The Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in California has spawned many pioneering computer technologies including the Alto—the first personal computer to use a graphical user interface—and the first laser printer. IEEE Spectrum, 16 Nov. 2023 Inkjet printers need replacement ink cartridges, while laser printers need replacement toner cartridges. Katie Melynn, Peoplemag, 3 Mar. 2023 Of course Kate and Paul looked in the downstairs closet—opened the door to see straw hats, out-of-season clothing, boots, and hanging jackets, an unplugged laser printer on top of a cardboard box. Emma Cline, The New Yorker, 23 Oct. 2023 Advertisement The catch, as with many laser printers in this price range, is that this Brother only prints in black and white. Chris Velazco, Washington Post, 13 July 2023 Canon had created the LBP-CX, a desktop laser printer engine, in 1983; and HP introduced the first desktop laser printer, the first LaserJet in the spring of 1984. Michael J. Miller, PCMAG, 25 Aug. 2023 PostScript has given new meaning to the term 'device independence' and has fulfilled the laser printer's potential in ways that its investor never planned. Michael J. Miller, PCMAG, 25 Aug. 2023 My personal laser printer showed a persistent error message. IEEE Spectrum, 26 Mar. 2020 As Sales Keep Sliding The second big reason rhymes with laser printer splurge—an anticipated Winter surge. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 13 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

laser printer

: a high-quality computer printer that uses a laser to form the image to be printed

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