printer

  

Definition

External device that communicates with another digital device to print what a user sees on a screen. Printers use small pixels to transfer an image from the system to another surface. Ink jet and laser printers are the most commonly used varieties of this device, and are most commonly hooked up to a personal computer. Some printers only print in black and white, but most include a color option as well.

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  • My printer was not working last night so I had to call a friend to send him the file and he could give me the printed paper the next day.

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  • Professor Johnson made it clear that each student must use a color printer to ensure that the graphs in their reports were legible.

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  • John brought a new computer and decided to buy a bulk package which included a laser printer so he can print all his documents.

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