The Evolution Of Printers Like The HP Color LaserJet 2840 Printer

by erin on April 16, 2010

In the world of business and personal communication, the printer has long been an unsung hero. From the early days when Z 100s came out and the printer was an outrageously loud impact type, people complained about the noise, but no one suggested removing the printer. We have come a very long way since then and the HP Color LaserJet 2840 printer using HP toner Q3960a is a perfect example of that technological evolution.

Before the advent of computers and printers, we all used typewriters to put ink to paper, and this was true of personal and business correspondence, as well as magazines, newspapers, books and brochures; all manner of written communication. The drawback was obvious; an error would mean starting all over again. It was wasteful in terms of resources and unbelievably detrimental in terms of man-hours expended.

Technology came to our rescue, as is so often the case in the modern world. The computer was invented and one of the first iterations of change was the marriage of the typewriter and computer. Using a new product called word processing; a writer could compose a page of text on a monochromatic screen and proofread the work before hitting the print button and sending the information to paper.

The next step did not take long as the impact dot matrix printer came into widespread use. At this point programs were becoming more sophisticated and more than a page or two could be electronically written. Then not only could one proofread the work, but more sophisticated programs could spell-check it for you. This greatly enhanced the overall ability to catch typographical errors, as well as simple misspellings.

Still, there were drawbacks, despite the speed of printers, it actually took longer than the old typewriters because the writer spent time typing and proofreading, and then one had to wait for the printer to make a final document. In addition, there were all the usual difficulties with the automated handling of paper; jams, smeared ink and even tears. Alignment was a fairly tricky proposition with early printers as well.

The next step was the introduction of laser and ink jet printers. These printers quelled the problem of the noise of the printing process that affected impact printing. Documents came out clean and clear for the most part. There were still some drawbacks, however. The initial cost of these printers was high and the production rate for the finished product was slow. But these were only technical issues which would soon be resolved.

As progress continues, laser printers became faster and faster. At the same time, software programs became even more sophisticated. Spell checking was now standard, and the introduction of a thesaurus and grammar checking features a computer processing the dominant means of composing written communication. The typewriter quietly departed the scene, rarely found in homes or businesses anymore.

The introduction of the color laser printer rounded out the features already available, and combined with software amazing products were produced.  Anyone could now produce professional grade presentations of any type at home or the office, printed by a quality machine. The speed of these machines is now simply amazing, and the costs have been reduced to an easily affordable accessory to the home information system. Even photographs and greeting cards can be professionally produced in one, with printers like the HP Color LaserJet 2840.  Only outsized print jobs require assistance outside the home.

The many features of the LaserJet 2840 printer toner don’t overwhelm what it does and does well; print amazing color and monochromatic images with HP Q3962a toner.  Re-ordering toner refills is easy and efficient when done via online vendors.

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