There is the angle of pitching sale by emphasizing on marketing the high resolution on many printers that are in the market. There are so many diverse and elaborate printers that are all over the market. The printers represent in themselves a broad approach to resolution and in various ways packed in different brands. So why is resolution so important in printing? Perhaps, to understand this query we would have to dig deeper in the functionality of the printer to clearly understand what the fuss is all about. And for anyone who wishes to purchase a printer it is important to understand how the resolution affects your printing.
For most printers the function of reproducing images or text, the printers achieve this by creating a series of tiny dots that seems to create the impression of the original image when viewed through the naked eye. The inkjet achieve this by firing ink on the paper. On the other hand laser printers use laser beams that create invisible dots and then they are covered with a layer from the toner. Printers such as the dot matrix and the line printers transfer dots on the paper when a small hammer strikes an ink ribbon. There fore an image with concentrated dots seems clear compared with an image that has fewer dots which appears blurry. Now the dpi number on most printer models represents the number of dots per inch that print can be able to produce.
Although most black monochrome laser printers such as HP 85A Black Compatible Toner Cartridge do not create color, its convenience in the printers’ compatible with it is impressive. Back to creating color; most inkjet and laser color printer have four toner cartridges which include, yellow, cyan, black and yellow –in that case they it would be correct to assume they create other colors from the shades of this base. However, the colors produced by these printers are dots of the base color. And can be seen well using a magnifying glass which distinctively shows these comparisons.
A color laser printer uses the white paper to stimulate the dots for the white color; since white is not a color and can be produced from the available on the toner cartridges. Some inkjet come with six color toner cartridges or even 8 cartridges. So they are not so much dependant on the paper to print white shades there fore making it possible to print clearer images out of the available base colors.
There are more factors that may influence the resolution in a printer but the bottom line is that the resolution in a printer is very important to the reproduction of images that are both clear and of high quality.