Xploration 2016

Electronic Document (BOK): Ink Jet and Laser Print Technologies

Title:   Electronic Document (BOK): Ink Jet and Laser Print Technologies 
:  Fundamentals
Date/Time:  Wednesday April 6th – 10:30am to 11:20am
Room: Bonaire 5
Presenter: Bill Broddy, M-EDP

High speed printers produce virtually all transaction documents.  We are transitioning from black onto pre-printed stock laser printing to full color ink jet onto blank stock printing. As both technologies will be around for some time, it is important to understand how they work, how to optimize their performance, and produce the most appealing documents.

This session will explain the ‘rendering’ and ‘marking’ processes for both xerographic and ink jet systems. It will also explain the different types of ink jet printing technologies. Time will be spent on the differences between ink jet and xerographic paper, as this is a critical part of a high-quality document.

Attendee Takeaways:  Understand the differences between laser and ink jet printing, and the important role that correct paper plays in the process.