Solid ink printers, also known as phase-change printers, are a type of thermal transfer printer.
The printhead sprays the ink on a rotating, oil coated drum.
The paper then passes over the print drum, at which time the image is immediately transferred, or transfixed, to the page.
Acquisition and operating costs are similar to laser printers.Drawbacks of the technology include high energy consumption and long warm-up times from a cold state.
Also, some users complain that the resulting prints are difficult to write on, as the wax tends to repel inks from pens, and are difficult to feed through automatic document feeders, but these traits have been significantly reduced in later models.
In addition, this type of printer is only available from one manufacturer, Xerox, manufactured as part of their Xerox Phaser office printer line.
Previously, solid ink printers were manufactured by Tektronix, but Tek sold the printing business to Xerox in 2001.Źródło: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printer_(computing)
It must be admitted that people who already use printers already know very well in which stores they can buy cheaper accessories that have the same good quality as their most expensive counterparts.Very often, the prices of their purchase have been reduced because the owners of particular stores wanted to sell a new type of accessories or increase the level of sales of goods brought by them. Of course, they try to lower the prices of those products that have a chance for the highest sales, which is why they introduce rebates on inks and toners as well as photocopying and cleaning materials.