A printer controlled by a computer, using a laser beam to produce images in a fine dot-matrix pattern of charge on an electrostatic drum, to which fine particles of ink are subsequently caused to adhere, and the image of which is subsequently transferred to paper or another type of material in sheet form. It is capable of high-speed production of images with a higher resolution than those from dot-matrix impact printers.
A printer that transfers images to pages using a light beam and a photographic drum. The beam "paints" the drum, toner is applied to the drum, and the toner-created image is transferred to paper.
A popular nonimpact, high-resolution printer that uses a version of the electrostatic reproduction technology of copying machines.