Both technologies have been adopted for color. Color inkjet printers come in 3- and 4-color models. Color lasers are much more expensive, both for initial purchase and for the cost of consumables. Color inkjets and lasers are both substantially slower than their black and white counterparts, color inkjets average about 5 pages per minute for text and 1 page per minute for full page graphics. Color lasers are faster, averaging 12 pages per minute for text, and 2 pages per minute for full page graphics.
Several other technologies are available for color printing. These include dye sublimation, solid ink, and thermal wax. Dye sublimation is especially significant in that it can produce true continuous tone color printouts, though it is extremely slow and requires special coated paper.
larger scale color printing, Electronics for Imaging makes the Fiery line
of print servers, which enable digital color photocopiers and digital
presses to be networked to serve as high volume, high quality color printers.
The resulting combination is called a copier-printer. Resolution is generally
400 dpi maximum, but is supported for whatever paper sizes the copier
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