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Technology Products That Make Use of Paper Stationery

Updated on August 14, 2017
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Communication Through Technology

In the olden days invention and introduction of paper played a key role in communication. We are all familiar with papyrus and parchments that were used extensively before the widespread use of paper.

Paper entered as stationery and created a revolution - a paradigm shift as to how civilizations communicated. The medium gave a big boost to thoughts and ideologies which could now be presented in readily forms. The World of literature and art were the greatest beneficiaries. But another sector that grew tremendously was business and personal communication.

In the modern era simple form of stationery emerged. Pads, rolls, letterheads, envelopes, folders all became popular for business communication. Card business swelled to unbelievable proportion as much desired means of communicating happiness, emotions and greetings.

Emerging Technologies

The Typewriter

Printing emerged as the next stage of evolution. The typewriter surfaced as major means of communication bringing in a revolution of shorts. No office was complete without the resounding staccato of beats of the typewriter be it public or private. The product used paper sheets and rolls for the output available at the stationers. Carbon copies could be created during the printing process and they were indespensible.

The machine required expertise to operate which came from practise. It created jobs for a large number of people who could type well in the language it carried.

After years of dominance the typewriter is still is use albeit limited. Its electronic version also fared well. But as technology progressed its extensive use was overtaken by the dot matrix printer.

Why Choose A Dot Matrix Printer

Dot Matrix Printer

The dot matrix printer was a rugged long haul and reliable machine. It found extensive use in offices but much less in the homes. This printer unlike the typewriter worked as a computer accessory and the input came from the desk top with printed and saved information. A command was required from the computer for the machine to function and did not require continued presence

An extensive paper roll was attached to the printer using a daisy wheel which advanced as the printed proceeded. Carbon and carbon;less copies could be created with easy using the machine. Unlike the later type of printer the process was very noisy and formed an indispensable part of office sounds like the typewriter.

The dot matrix printers are still in use albeit on lesser scale their work has been overtaken by more advanced forms of printers that emerged as technology advanced.

How To Refill Inkjet Cartridges?

Ink Jet Printer

The machine has a long history of development starting fifties. The inkjet printer could print letters as well as images. The use of cartridges emerged with the introduction of this machine which propels droplets onto the paper sheet being printed.

This printer also worked in the same manner as the dotmartix by being attached to the computer. There are two technologies associated continuous inkjet process and drop on demand method.

The print cartridge is divided into chambers containing a heaters which pass a pulse of current causing vaporization of the ink forming a bubble, which is propelled as a droplet on the paper. The cartridge is available with the stationers and manufacturers.

Inkjet Vs Laser Printers

Thermal Printers

In case of thermal printers use a digital printing process to produce an image. The printing head selectively heats the specially coated thermal paper to produce an output.

Commercial applications include ATM, petrol pumps, POS systems, kiosks, vouchers, labels, and for recording on cardiac monitors. Thermal papers are available at stationers as thermal rolls and sheets in various size depending upon the applications.

Laser Printers

To get high quality output on paper in terms of text and graphics laser printing is used. These printers find widespread usage due to quality output and economy. With the popularity of the machines there has been a significant price reduction.

The laser beam projects an image of the page to be printed onto an electrically charged drum. Powdered ink or toner particles are electrostatically attracted to the charged area not under the scope of the beam. Thus the image gets transferred to paper by contact.

The paper passes through rollers where it is subjected to intense heat. The heat binds the toner to the paper. For color printing colored inks are used.

These are available with printer paper sellers who also sell ink cartridges and rolls. All stationers keep the products used by these machines. The prices can be compared on websites before making a purchase.

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