Epson Inkjet Heat-Free Technology vs. Laser
Laser and Inkjet printers may look the same on the outside, but it is what’s on the inside that counts.
Epson Inkjet Heat-Free Technology vs. Thermal Inkjet
Within inkjet printers, there are two main technologies:
Thermal Inkjet, which uses heat, and Piezo Inkjet, which is heat-free.
The Benefits of Heat-Free Technology
Save time with high-speed printing
Epson Heat-Free Technology requires no heat to warm up when it is switched on or awoken from sleep. This means it starts printing immediately, compared to laser printers, which need to preheat the fuser to print. And unlike thermal inkjet technology, the Epson Heat-Free Technology does not need to wait for the ink to cool down between ink firings. This can result in faster printing and significantly time savings.
Fewer replacement parts, lower environmental impact
Laser printers typically have more consumables and require periodic replacement of the drum, transfer belt and fuser in many cases. Thanks to Heat-Free Technology, our inkjet printers use fewer parts that need replacing than in a laser printer, and our printheads are not consumables. This reduces the environmental burden of manufacturing and recycling additional resources.
Less intervention increases productivity
The Heat-Free structure of Epson inkjet printers means that there are fewer parts that can fail, which reduces the amount of intervention required. The Heat-Free ink ejection process means that there is no heat damage to the printheads, so they last longer. Also because the parts inside the printer do not get hot, there is no need to wait for the printer to cool down to carry out maintenance. As a result, Epson inkjet printers offer improved reliability and significantly reduced downtime.