Zapped by Laser Printer Again – Berto gets up to mischief
According to Wikipedia, “Laser printing is an electrostatic digital printing process. It produces high-quality text and graphics (and moderate-quality photographs) by repeatedly passing a laser beam back and forth over a negatively charged cylinder called a “drum” to define a differentially charged image. The drum then selectively collects electrically charged powdered ink (toner), and transfers the image to paper, which is then heated in order to permanently fuse the text, imagery, or both, to the paper.”
A laser printer uses a low power sharply focused laser beam to scan one line at a time on the drum. Modern laser printers use infra-red solid-state laser diodes similar to those used in CD players and optical disk drives while older ones used helium-neon lasers.
Are they potentially harmful? No. Can they escape the device and cause damage? No.
Berto #62: April 5, 2018: Zapped by Laser Printer Again – Berto gets up to mischief
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