The toner is a necessity in the 3d printer. Unless another invention comes into action, the printer currently uses the toner. Initially, before the use of the toner in printing, the people used to use inkjet printers. The inkjet printers used to use ink cartridges. The ink cartridges were not as efficient as the toner that is currently used for printing purposes. The cost of the ink cartridges is high. Their replacements are costly to the user. This was greatly affected the amount of profits that is expected by individuals.
The cost of the inkjet printer was low, but the cost of replacing ink through the inkjets was a very costly affair. The inkjet functions by applying a water soluble ink on the paper. This is a great disadvantage since the printed work cannot last for a long time. It dissolves with time. Therefore the documents that are kept for long end up with the printed information being dissolved by moisture. Immediately the work has been printed one also needs to give it some time for it to dry up on the paper. Otherwise, it can be wiped away since it takes time before it dries up.
With these disadvantages surrounding the , there had to be another solution. Research landed on the use of the printing toner. The toner is a better version as compared to the use of the inkjet. It is mainly used in a laser printer. The toner is used in a cartridge form. To make use of it, the cartridge is heated up to the desired temperature that has been present for the machine.
The ink is the applied on the paper. It then makes a waterproof layer on the paper. This is also seen as a long lasting bond between the ink and the paper. It is not easily affected by water, therefore, it is insoluble despite the length of time that the document remains exposed to the atmosphere. Even when the document accidentally falls on water or is rained on, the printed matter is still visible. This is the advantage that has made the toner a favorite of many people in the printing business for the use of the inkjet.
With time the inkjet is becoming obsolete and more people are turning to the use of the laser printer since it can only allow the use of the cartridge toner. However, if a new buyer does not research well, they may end up purchasing the former printer and end up regretting their investment when they put it into operation. It is important for an individual to conduct research before they settle on a given type of printer.