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Samsung releases printers with a different toner

Polymerized chemical toner could be the next big thing
Mon Dec 20 2010, 09:56

HARDWARE MAKER Samsung has released a couple of wireless printers for personal, home office and small business users with a different flavour of toner that it hopes will be the next big thing.

The Samsung CLP-325W and multifunction CLX-3185FW printers use Samsung's new polymerized chemical toner which apparently has nothing to do with hypnotising parrots.

Polymerized chemical toner creates high-resolution, high-gloss prints that last longer thanks to the toner's fusing ability. By having stronger fusing, the prints are preserved with less image destruction.

Apparently the toner also enables the printers to consume less energy. They create a thin and uniform toner layer, which lets the printers use a lower fusing temperature and waste less toner.

Samsung also claims that the toner uses up to 35 per cent less electricity to manufacture compared to manufacturing conventional toner, which results in a significant reduction in carbon dioxide.

The CLP-325W and CLX-3185FW printers will be in the shops from mid-January for $199.99 and $399.99, respectively. µ



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