Which printer type is this?

Which printer type prints almost silently and produces output that is very sensitive to heat?

A) Laser

B) Inkjet

C) Dot-matrix

D) Thermal

E) Chisel and stone

The answer: D) Thermal

A thermal printer causes special paper to turn color when heated. This allows for a very quiet printing process, but it also means that the thermal printer paper is very sensitive to heat. Don’t leave your thermal paper output on a car dashboard, or it might turn all black!

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.