Another toner-based printer is the LED printer which uses an array of LEDs instead of a laser to cause adhesion of the toner to print drum. Liquid ink jet printers ink jet printers works by propulsion drops of variable size of liquid or molten material (ink) in almost any sized page. They are the types of printers on the computer used by consumers. Solid ink printers solid ink printers, also known as phase-change printers, are a type of thermal transfer printer. They use solid bars of similar color CMYK ink in consistency to candle wax, which they melt and enters a piezo Crystal operated print head. Aerosols of the print head of the ink in a rotation, the oil drum cover. The paper then passes over the print drum, moment in which the image is transferred, or paralyzed, to the page. Solid ink printers are most commonly used as colour Office printers, and are excellent at printing on transparencies and other non-porous media.
Solid ink printers can produce excellent results. Acquisition and operation costs are similar to laser printers. The disadvantages of the technology include the consumption of energy of high and long time of heating of a cold state. In addition, some users complain that the result impressions are difficult to write, as the wax tends to repel inks from pens, and they are difficult to feed through automatic feeding devices, but these traits have been reduced considerably in later models. In addition, this types of printers are available only in a single manufacturer, Xerox, manufactured as part of their Xerox Phaser printers line Office, which is also available by various Xerox concessionaires. Previously, solid ink printers were manufactured by Tektronix, but Tek sold the printing business to Xerox in 2001. Printers for dye-sublimation printer for sublimation ink (or dye-sub printer) is a printer that uses a printing process that uses heat to transfer ink to a medium such as a card of plastic, paper or canvas.