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How a Color Laser Printer Works-Inside an HP Toner Cartridge

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This animated video takes a look into the electrophotographic process, used by HP® CP2600 laser printers to create vivid color prints.Color laser printers use the same basic technology as standard black-only laser printers, but they also overcome several additional challenges in order to produce high-quality color documents.

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Laser printing is an electrostatic digital printing process. It produces high-quality text and graphics (and moderate-quality photographs) by repeatedly passing a laser beam back and forth over a negatively charged cylinder called a “drum” to define a differentially charged image.Watch the video to learn more:

The drum then selectively collects electrically charged powdered ink (toner), and transfers the image to paper, which is then heated in order to permanently fuse the text and/or imagery.

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As with digital photocopiers, laser printers employ a xerographic printing process. However, laser printing differs from analog photocopiers in that the image is produced by the direct scanning of the medium across the printer’s photoreceptor. This enables laser printing to copy images more quickly than most photocopiers./wikipedia

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