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Is there such a thing as a "low temperature" laser printer? (to prevent ink ghosting)

Hi there,

I've recently had a bunch of letter heads printed using a digital printing process.  Upon using them in my laser printer, the ink is being melted onto the drum / roller and the transferred as a ghosted image down the page.  I'm reliably informed that this is the problem with using lasr printers with such materials.

My question then is this; is there such a thing as a laser printer that operates at temperatures low enough to prevent such an ink re-melting / transfer issue?  And if so, who makes this wonderful machine?

Thanks in advance.

Matt
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BTW, with solid ink printers the paper never gets any hotter than about 80 C, compared to around 150 C for a laser. The ink melts at around 90 C.
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I would agree about returning the paper to the supplier as it is not fit for purpose, however, I had them done as a favour so I think I'll have to live with it... :-)
Thanks for the help guys.
p.s.  I would love a solid ink printer - they are clearly the future for environmentally conscious businesses!
Your welcome!  I'm glad I could help.  Thanks for the fun question, the grade and the points.

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One thing you might try is to set up a template in Word for your letterhead and print the letter and the letterhead in one pass.

Of course if you wanted color letterhead and you only have a black laser, you are out of luck.

-K