Which part of the laser printing process provides heat and pressure?

During the laser printing process, one of the steps provides heat and pressure to the page. What is this process called?

A) Developing

B) Charging

C) Transferring

D) Fusing

The answer: D) Fusing

The fusing process literally melts the toner onto the page and applies enough pressure to permanently affix the toner to the page. The fusing process is considered the last step in the printing process, and it’s the reason your freshly printed pages come out so warm and fresh!

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