Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Electrophotography is a process used by laser printers, fax machines and copying machines where an electrical charge is placed onto the paper. When exposed to an optical image through light such as a laser or LED a static charge is created. Toner is then spread over the paper, attracting to the static charge portions of the paper where finally the toner is fused to the paper by heat and pressure to make the final print.

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