Solid ink printers, also known as phase-change printers, are a type of thermal transfer printer.
Solid ink printers can produce excellent results.Acquisition and operating costs are similar to laser printers.
Drawbacks of the technology include high energy consumption and long warm-up times from a cold state.Also, some users complain that the resulting prints are difficult to write on, as the wax tends to repel inks from pens, and are difficult to feed through automatic document feeders, but these traits have been significantly reduced in later models. In addition, this type of printer is only available from one manufacturer, Xerox, manufactured as part of their Xerox Phaser office printer line. Previously, solid ink printers were manufactured by Tektronix, but Tek sold the printing business to Xerox in 2001.Źródło: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printer_(computing)
This is a very convenient solution, because you can immediately overcome mistakes made by potential customers when placing an order. Often, they send a bad file in the wrong format, with the web printing this error is still captured by the script itself accepting the order.
Of course, such printers also have their drawbacks, ie the lack of the possibility of an individualized approach to the client and his needs, unless we get a really good printing house.
Their prices are becoming more affordable and operating costs lower.
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