The Laser Printer History

May 12, 2010 No Comments

printer historyThe laser printer is the most convenient type of printer for personal and professional use nowadays. It uses toner cartridges which are made of powder inks that are readily available in different stores with various types. However, before the innovation of laser printers there were the inkjet printers that obviously used ink cartridges for printing. So how did the laser printer enter the printing industry and when did it start? Here is a brief history on this product.

When the photocopier was born in the year 1938, Chester Carlson who was its inventor became famous. This invention used static electricity to place the ink or toner on a printing page. Carlson strived to search for a company that will manufacture his invention, so in 1946, the Haloid Company (who later became Xerox Corporation) became the producer of the first photocopiers.

In the year 1978, Gary Starkweather thrived to place laser beam on a Xerox machine which created the first laser printer. Then, in 1980 when the demand for personal printers grew, HP created desktop laser printers for the consumers’ growing needs.

At present, the laser printer models have developed for every printing project made by its users. Also, compatible toners and remanufactured types have already been available for those who are budget-wise and eco-friendly customers.

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