Dewey Decimal Printer

One of your customers needs a new printer for the study area of a university library. The primary requirement of this printer is to be as quiet as possible. Which of these printer types would be the best fit for this requirement?

A) Laser

B) Inkjet

C) Dot-matrix

D) Thermal

E) Sit an art major in a chair with a pad of paper and some watercolors (color printing!)

The answer: D) Thermal

Thermal printers are some of the quietest you’ll find. Although the paper is a bit different than inkjet or laser printer paper, the speed and quiet volume levels of thermal printers make them very useful for point-of-sale and other noise-sensitive environments.

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.