While initially, the computer was formed only of basic elements that enabled users to perform simple operations; things have changed since its appearance. New accessories have been added, and one of the most common ones is the printer. This external hardware device is aimed to take the data that is virtually stored on the computer and transform it into a hard copy. Taking into consideration their great utility, printers are maybe the most popular peripheral: they can be used to print any type of text (documents, books, reviews etc) and also pictures. Officially, the first mechanical printer was developed in 1822 by Charles Babbage and used the difference engine. Of course, hid model had a rudimentary system, a lot different from the one you know today: there were metal rods (each of them had a character) pressed onto a piece of paper fed through the device. This way, text was written on the paper and this was the first for of printing.
Even if the accessory started to be manufactured around 1950, it was in 1970 that the first great images and documents created with an inkjet printer finally appeared. This was followed by the emergence of Xerox (in the 1970s) and low cost laser printer (launched in 1984 by Hewlett-Packard). As technology evolved, people learned the benefits of laser printers, but the inkjet device is still the most popular choice. The main element of this machine’s mechanism is the print head, which has thousands of nozzles (also known as jets, hence the name). These are covered in ink that is pressed into the paper, as it moves inside the device, thus creating pictures or text documents. Nowadays, the quality of the results depends not only on how performing the device is, but also on the print head used – for instance, Konica KM256 MN 14PL is a great option that will help you get the most accurate pictures. This is due to the fact that it has some of the finest nozzles you can find in the industry and besides this, the model is quite affordable. An ordinary printer can produce hundreds of printed pages until the cartridge needs to be refilled or replaced. Of course, this depends on the type of hard copies (pictures require more ink, while text is not as demanding) and on the quality of the cartridge and print head. Another great model is Konica KM512 MN 14PL: inexpensive, easy to replace and very efficient due to its adjustable ink drop size.
In case you are working in an office, or you work from home and you constantly have to list documents, purchasing an ink printer is definitely something you should do. Having your own accessory will come in very handy, especially since the device is not expensive and it is quite easy to maintain. However, if you are about the quality of your prints, make sure you always buy original replacement parts, whether you are thinking about ink cartridges or print heads. Choose a reliable supplier and you will never have to worry about anything!
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