From DT Online
Work is transferred from computers to the printers using the command PRINT) which allows basic print spooling (i.e. the ability to continue to use the computer while printing occurs in the background), and the ability to create a queue of jobs to be printed.
Features and Applications
|A4 Colour Printer|| The most common type of computer printer are liquid inkjet printers and most design and technology areas will have access to at least an A4 colour printer.
|A4 Printer/Scanner|| Combined function machines are often a compromise but the addtion of a scanner for everyday copying is useful in any design and technology area.
|A3 Colour Printer|| Suitable for larger scale work but can also accept A4 paper so a good general ‘workhorse’ capable also of doing much the same range of work as their A4 counterparts.
|Monochrome Laser Printer||Excellent for printing general office work and reports very speedily and economically, with the advantage that the print-out does not smudge if moistened. ‘All-in-one’ Laser Printer/Scanners are also available.|
|Colour Laser Printer||A relatively expensive addition to a design and technology area but the cost per print is much less such much depends on the quanity of printing anticipated. They able to produce very high quality and moisture proof images to enhance products or to use in their own right. A3 versions are also available.|
|Large Format Colour Printer|| The most expensive option, not only to purchase but also in use because of ink replacement costs. Most local commercial print shops will have such machines if only an occasional large print-out is required.