Quiz about Printer Operations and Components
Quiz about Printer Operations and Components

Printer Operations and Components Quiz


Printers are very simple devices. They exist for the sole purpose of taking data from your computer and placing it on a printed page.This quiz will deal with common types of printers and their Field-Replaceable Units (FRUs).

A multiple-choice quiz by cindynlace. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
cindynlace
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
48,931
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
8 / 15
Plays
2787
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. In what phase of the EP printing process is the photosensitive drum erased? Hint

Cleaning
Writing
Charging
Developing

2. The most likely cause for random specks of ink on a laser printed page is? Hint

Photosensitive drum is dirty
Parallel cable is too long
Improper voltage on corona wire
Improper paper type

3. Which cable has a DB-25 male connection on one end and a 36-pin female connection on the other? Hint

Ribbon
Serial
Centronics
Rj-45

4. Which mechanism is responsible for moving the paper from the paper tray, through the printer, and into the output tray? Hint

Paper feed
Logic board
Serial port
Power supply

5. What does PDL stand for? Hint

Page Description Language
Paper Driver Latch
Printer Device Logic
Printer Defined Language

6. When a portion of the print image from a previous print job is printed again, only not as dark, what occurs? Hint

Ghosting
Image latency
Shadowing
Stippling

7. Which is a type of font that is defined as a set of mathematical algorithms? Hint

Bitmap
Outline
Raster
PDL

8. Which printer can print multi part forms? Hint

Laser
Inkjet
Impact
Bubble jet

9. Which mode allows reverse direction parallel communication using all eight data wires? Hint

Nibble mode
Switching mode
Data transfer mode
Byte mode

10. What is used to fire each pin in a print head? Hint

Resistive coil
Spring coil
Capacitive coil
Solenoid

11. In the 1990s, what was the most common interface used for printing? Hint

Parallel
IDE
Serial
Network

12. Laser printers and jet type printers primarily use which type of paper feed to move the paper through the printer? Hint

Continuous form feed
Sprocket feed
Friction feed
Tractor feed

13. What generic term is used to describe a class of printers that squirt ink onto a page in tiny drops? Hint

Bubblejet
Inkjet
Deskjet
Squirtjet

14. In the EP printing process, the primary corona wire has a what charge?

Answer: (Negative or Positive)
15. The transfer corona wire has a what charge?

Answer: (Negative or Positive)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In what phase of the EP printing process is the photosensitive drum erased?

Answer: Cleaning

The cleaning process removes left-over toner and erases the drum.
2. The most likely cause for random specks of ink on a laser printed page is?

Answer: Photosensitive drum is dirty

If the drum is not properly scraped clean in the cleaning phase, then specks or streaks will result.
3. Which cable has a DB-25 male connection on one end and a 36-pin female connection on the other?

Answer: Centronics

The description is for a Centronics cable used in parallel printing.
4. Which mechanism is responsible for moving the paper from the paper tray, through the printer, and into the output tray?

Answer: Paper feed

All parts are indirectly involved, but the paper feed is directly responsible for moving the paper.
5. What does PDL stand for?

Answer: Page Description Language

Remember that PostScript is a common example of a PDL.
6. When a portion of the print image from a previous print job is printed again, only not as dark, what occurs?

Answer: Ghosting

This occurs when the erasure lamp is not operating properly. Ghosting will also occur if the hot roller of the fuser is damaged and the teflon coating has been removed or contaminated, allowing toner to stick and remain on the roller to be transferred to paper on the next rotation.
7. Which is a type of font that is defined as a set of mathematical algorithms?

Answer: Outline

The 'Outline' font can be modified to generate characters with different properties.
8. Which printer can print multi part forms?

Answer: Impact

Impact(like a typewriter).
9. Which mode allows reverse direction parallel communication using all eight data wires?

Answer: Byte mode

An entire byte of data can be sent at one time with Byte mode.
10. What is used to fire each pin in a print head?

Answer: Resistive coil

This is done so that the pin will impact with the ribbon and the paper to leave a dot.
11. In the 1990s, what was the most common interface used for printing?

Answer: Parallel

12. Laser printers and jet type printers primarily use which type of paper feed to move the paper through the printer?

Answer: Friction feed

Both types use friction feed, paper feed mechanisms.
13. What generic term is used to describe a class of printers that squirt ink onto a page in tiny drops?

Answer: Inkjet

Bubblejet and Deskjet are the names that Canon and HP give to their Inkjet printers.
14. In the EP printing process, the primary corona wire has a what charge?

Answer: Negative

This highly negatively-charged wire is responsible for electrically charging the photosensitive drum.
15. The transfer corona wire has a what charge?

Answer: Positive

The transfered corona wire is designed to pull the toner off the photosensitive drum.
Source: Author cindynlace

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