Build the page

What kind of printer renders the entire page in memory before it begins printing?

A) Laser

B) Inkjet

C) Dot-matrix

D) Thermal

E) Newspaper

The answer: A) Laser

A laser printer isn’t designed to start and stop during the printing process, so it has to have the entire page ready to print before the paper begins to move through the printer. If a page is particularly complex, it’s possible to run out of memory in the printer before anything prints.

Want to know more? Watch “Printer Types.”

There are many ways to get our thoughts out of a computer onto a sheet of paper. In this video, you’ll learn about laser printers, inkjet printers, thermal printers, and impact printers.