Printers produce paper copies of electronic files. Many situations, such as government regulations, require physical records; therefore, hard copies of computer documents are often as important today as they were when the paperless revolution began several years ago.
This chapter provides essential information about printers. You will learn how printers operate, what to consider when purchasing a printer, and how to connect printers to an individual computer or to a network.
You must understand the operation of various types of printers to be able to install and maintain them, as well as troubleshoot any problems that arise.
In this chapter, various types of printers were discussed. You learned that there are many different types and sizes of printers, each with different capabilities, speeds, and uses. You also learned that printers can be connected directly to computers or shared across a network. The chapter introduced the different types of cables and interfaces available to connect a printer.
The following concepts from this chapter are important to remember:
ITE6 - Chapter 11
Printers (Launch Chapter)