Until Latin you have to leave to find the etymological origin of the term printer. Specifically, it is the result of the sum of three components of that language:
• The prefix "in-", which means "inward".
• The verb “premere”, which can be translated as “press”.
• The suffix “-or”, which is used to indicate “agent of the action”.
A printer is a printing device . The verb to print , meanwhile, refers to marking letters and other graphic characters in a paper or other material. For example: “I need a good quality printer to print the posters”, "We are in trouble: the printer broke", "In the coming years, three-dimensional printers will be very popular".
It is possible to consider the printer as a peripheral of a computer (computer ). In this case, the printer is the output device that allows you to print the results of an operation performed with the computer.
Take the case of a man who wants to deliver his Curriculum vitae (CV ) to one company . This man can use the keyboard to enter your personal information to the computer: this will write your full name, work history, references, etc. Once this is done, you will use the printer to capture what you have entered on paper. When you already have the printed paper, you can take the sheet with your CV to the company in question.
In order for them to carry out their functions, it is essential that printers have paper and ink. The latter can be found in two types: the quick-drying, which mixes different colors that dry quickly to avoid distortion, and the penetrating slow-drying, which is usually used in printers that are Monochromatic
It is possible to distinguish between different types of printer according to the technology What do they use. The laser printers They work with a toner and stand out for their speed, high quality and low cost per copy. The Inkjet printers Instead, they spray ink picoliters on the paper. The oldest are the dot matrix printers , which make the prints point by point.
However, in addition to these types of printers mentioned, we also have to establish that there are other models among which the line printer, the braille type, the double-sided printer stand out ...
All this without forgetting that today the so-called 3D printers have emerged, which give the possibility of carrying out parts in three dimensions.
It is known as Multifunction printer to the peripheral which, in addition to printing, allows scanning (scanning printed documents), photocopying and, in some cases, sending faxes or reading memories from digital cameras.
In addition to all of the above, we also have to determine which printer is a word that is used to refer to that person who owns a printing press or works on it by printing different types of documents.
In this same sense, it must be established that, although it is already in disuse, formerly that same term was used to refer to the woman of the printer.