Barrister Printer Aptitude Test

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This test is to ascertain the knowledgeability of our printer technciains before we allow them to accept work orders from us and go to our customer's site.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the purpose of a fuser?

    • A.

      To transfer toner to the page of a print

    • B.

      To apply heat to fuse the iron in the toner to the page

    • C.

      To write an image to the printed page

    • D.

      To apply pressure to the page so that an image can be written

    Correct Answer
    B. To apply heat to fuse the iron in the toner to the page
    Explanation
    A fuser is a component in a printer that applies heat to fuse the iron particles in the toner to the page. When the toner is transferred to the page, the fuser uses heat to melt and bond the toner particles to the paper, creating a permanent image. This ensures that the printed image is durable and does not smudge or fade easily.

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  • 2. 

    The surface on which the picture of the page is drawn with an electromagnetic charge is the ___________.

    Correct Answer
    Drum
    drum
    Imaging Drum
    Imaging drum
    imaging drum
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Imaging Drum". The imaging drum is the surface on which the picture of the page is drawn with an electromagnetic charge. It is a vital component in laser printers and photocopiers, responsible for transferring toner onto the paper to create the final printed image. The electromagnetic charge on the drum attracts the toner particles, which are then transferred onto the paper to reproduce the desired image.

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  • 3. 

    Most laser printers have two or more connection interfaces. These include:

    • A.

      Parallel

    • B.

      IEEE 1394 or wired Ethernet network connections

    • C.

      USB

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Most laser printers have multiple connection interfaces, including parallel, IEEE 1394 or wired Ethernet network connections, and USB. These interfaces allow the printer to be connected to various devices and networks, providing flexibility and compatibility for different users and environments. By having all of these connection options available, laser printers can easily be integrated into different setups and configurations, making them versatile and adaptable to different connectivity requirements.

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  • 4. 

    Why are dot matrix printers still in use today?

    • A.

      They are quiet

    • B.

      They are often used for strictly data processing applications

    • C.

      They are useful for printing multipart forms

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. They are useful for printing multipart forms
    Explanation
    Dot matrix printers are still in use today because they are useful for printing multipart forms. Unlike other printers, dot matrix printers can create carbon copies of documents by using impact printing technology. This makes them ideal for applications that require multiple copies of the same document, such as invoices or receipts. Additionally, dot matrix printers are known for their durability and ability to handle continuous paper, making them suitable for data processing applications.

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  • 5. 

    The primary corona applies a -600V charge to the drum during which step of the printing process?

    • A.

      Charging

    • B.

      Writing

    • C.

      Developing

    • D.

      Transferring

    Correct Answer
    A. Charging
    Explanation
    During the charging step of the printing process, the primary corona applies a -600V charge to the drum. This is necessary to create an electrostatic field on the drum, which attracts the toner particles and prepares the drum for the subsequent steps of the process. The charged drum will then be ready for the writing step, where the laser or other writing mechanism will selectively discharge certain areas to create the desired image. Therefore, the correct answer is "Charging."

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  • 6. 

    Inkjet printers, also known as ink dispersion printing technology, produces images by forsing ink through tiny nozzles and onto the paper.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Inkjet printers use ink dispersion printing technology to create images. This involves forcing ink through small nozzles and onto the paper. Therefore, the statement that inkjet printers produce images by forcing ink through tiny nozzles and onto the paper is true.

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  • 7. 

    If nothing prints on your inkjet printer, first ensure the jobs are getting to the print queue in Windows. If the jobs are listed, which of the following are reasons you might not get any output when you try to print?

    • A.

      Printer is not on

    • B.

      Printer is not connected via the interface cable

    • C.

      Ink cartridges are empty or clogged

    • D.

      Printer isn't configured for the correct interface

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    If nothing prints on your inkjet printer, there are several possible reasons for this. First, you should check if the printer is on and connected properly via the interface cable. If these are not the issues, then it is possible that the ink cartridges are empty or clogged, preventing any output. Additionally, the printer may not be configured correctly for the interface being used. Therefore, all of the above reasons could be responsible for the lack of output when attempting to print.

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  • 8. 

    During which step of the printing process do temperatures reach 350 degress Fahrenheit?

    Correct Answer
    fusing
    Fusing
    Explanation
    The temperatures reach 350 degrees Fahrenheit during the fusing step of the printing process. Fusing is the process where heat is applied to the toner on the paper to melt it and bond it permanently to the paper. This step ensures that the printed image is fixed onto the paper and will not smudge or come off easily.

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  • 9. 

    Some sources place the cleaning step at the beginning of the process and others place it at the end. Either way what is accomplished in this step? (2 Answers)

    • A.

      A rubber blade clears the excess toner from the drum

    • B.

      A roller or corona wire removes the charge from the drum

    • C.

      The fuser assembly clears excess toner from the rollers

    • D.

      The transfer roller is charged positively and removes excess toner from the paper

    • E.

      Tthe laser scanner scans the paper to remove excess toner

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A rubber blade clears the excess toner from the drum
    B. A roller or corona wire removes the charge from the drum
    Explanation
    In the cleaning step of the process, the excess toner from the drum is cleared by a rubber blade. Additionally, the charge from the drum is removed by either a roller or corona wire. These actions ensure that any leftover toner is removed from the drum, allowing for a clean printing surface for the next cycle.

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  • 10. 

    If your laser printer is printing entirely black pages, what is the problem?

    • A.

      The fuser assembly is overheating

    • B.

      Faulty toner cartridge

    • C.

      Drum is not being charged

    • D.

      The high voltage power supply is faulty

    Correct Answer
    C. Drum is not being charged
    Explanation
    If a laser printer is printing entirely black pages, the problem is likely that the drum is not being charged. The drum is a critical component of a laser printer that holds an electrostatic charge. This charge attracts toner particles, which are then transferred onto the paper to create the printed image. If the drum is not being charged properly, it will not attract any toner, resulting in entirely black pages.

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  • 11. 

    A continuous mark on your printed pages is usually the result of _________?

    • A.

      Toner Streaks

    • B.

      HVPS Problem

    • C.

      Scratched Drum

    • D.

      Dirty Rollers

    Correct Answer
    C. Scratched Drum
    Explanation
    A continuous mark on printed pages can be caused by a scratched drum. The drum is a critical component of a printer that holds the toner and transfers it onto the paper. If the drum gets scratched, it can create a permanent mark on the page as the toner is being transferred. This issue can occur due to various reasons like improper handling or maintenance of the printer.

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  • 12. 

    Most garbage prints are the result of using ___________?

    • A.

      Obsolete Firmware

    • B.

      Old Toner Cartridges

    • C.

      Incorrect Drivers

    • D.

      Incorrect Print Settings

    Correct Answer
    C. Incorrect Drivers
    Explanation
    Garbage prints often occur when incorrect drivers are used. Drivers are software that facilitate communication between the computer and the printer. Using incorrect drivers can lead to compatibility issues, resulting in distorted or unintelligible printouts. It is important to ensure that the correct drivers are installed for the specific printer model to avoid such printing problems.

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  • 13. 

    How many distinct print steps are there in the laser printing process?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    D. 6
    Explanation
    In the laser printing process, there are six distinct print steps. These steps include processing the image, charging the drum, exposing the drum to the image, transferring the image to the paper, fusing the image onto the paper, and cleaning the drum. Each step is crucial in producing a high-quality printed document.

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  • 14. 

    What is the first step in the electrophotographic print process?

    Correct Answer
    Cleaning
    cleaning
    Explanation
    The first step in the electrophotographic print process is cleaning. This involves removing any residual toner or debris from the previous print job to ensure that the printing surface is clean and ready for the next job. Cleaning is important to maintain print quality and prevent any unwanted marks or smudges on the printed output.

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  • 15. 

    What is the second step in the electrophtographic print process?

    Correct Answer
    Charging
    charging
    Explanation
    The second step in the electrophotographic print process is charging. Charging involves applying a uniform electrical charge to the surface of the photoconductor drum or belt. This step prepares the surface for the next step, which is exposing the charged surface to light or laser to create an electrostatic latent image. By charging the surface, it becomes receptive to the image formation process that follows, allowing for the accurate reproduction of the desired image.

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  • 16. 

    What is the third step in the electrophtographic print process?

    • A.

      Developing

    • B.

      Writing

    • C.

      Cleaning

    • D.

      Fusing

    • E.

      Transferring

    Correct Answer
    B. Writing
    Explanation
    The third step in the electrophotographic print process is "Writing." This step involves using a laser or other light source to create an electrostatic image on a photosensitive drum or plate. The laser selectively charges areas of the drum based on the content to be printed. This charged image will later be developed and transferred onto the final medium to create the printed output.

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  • 17. 

    What is the fourth step in the electrophtographic print process?

    Correct Answer
    Developing
    developing
    Explanation
    The fourth step in the electrophotographic print process is developing. Developing refers to the process of applying toner to the electrostatic image formed on the photoreceptor drum or belt. This is done by using a developer unit that contains a mixture of toner particles and carrier beads. The toner particles are attracted to the areas of the drum or belt that have a higher electrostatic charge, resulting in the formation of a visible image. The developing step is crucial in creating a high-quality, accurate printout.

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  • 18. 

    What is the fifth step in the electrophtographic print process?

    • A.

      Fusing

    • B.

      Transferring

    • C.

      Cleaning

    • D.

      Writing

    • E.

      Charging

    Correct Answer
    B. Transferring
    Explanation
    The fifth step in the electrophotographic print process is transferring. This step involves transferring the toner image from the photoconductor drum onto the paper or other media. After the image is formed on the drum through the processes of charging, writing, developing, and cleaning, it needs to be transferred onto the final printing surface. This is typically done by applying a strong electric field to attract the toner particles from the drum onto the paper, creating the final printed image.

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  • 19. 

    What is the sixth step in the electrophtographic print process?

    Correct Answer
    fusing
    Fusing
    Explanation
    The sixth step in the electrophotographic print process is fusing. Fusing is the process of applying heat and pressure to the toner particles on the paper to melt them and permanently bond them to the paper. This ensures that the printed image is smooth, durable, and resistant to smudging or rubbing off. Fusing is an essential step in the print process as it completes the transfer of the toner onto the paper and prepares the final printed document.

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  • 20. 

    Bob is taking up digital photography and he wants a printer that enables him to print his photos with the best results. What printer would you recommend?

    • A.

      Dot Matrix

    • B.

      Laser

    • C.

      Dye Sublimation

    • D.

      Impact

    Correct Answer
    C. Dye Sublimation
    Explanation
    Dye Sublimation printers are recommended for Bob because they provide the best results for printing photos. Unlike Dot Matrix and Impact printers, which are more suitable for printing text and basic graphics, Dye Sublimation printers use a heat transfer process to produce high-quality, vibrant, and detailed prints. Laser printers, on the other hand, use toner and are better suited for text-heavy documents rather than photo printing. Therefore, Dye Sublimation printers are the ideal choice for Bob's digital photography needs.

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  • 21. 

    What printer PORT do most printers use today?

    • A.

      Serial

    • B.

      Parallel

    • C.

      USB

    • D.

      Firewire

    Correct Answer
    C. USB
    Explanation
    Most printers today use USB ports because USB (Universal Serial Bus) offers fast data transfer rates, supports plug-and-play functionality, and is widely compatible with various devices and operating systems. USB ports also provide power to the printer, eliminating the need for separate power cables. Additionally, USB ports are smaller and more compact compared to parallel and serial ports, making them more suitable for modern printer designs. Firewire, although capable of high-speed data transfer, is not as commonly used in printers as USB.

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  • 22. 

    Thermal wax printers use _______ to put the image onto the paper?

    • A.

      Laser

    • B.

      Thermal

    • C.

      Wax

    • D.

      Fuse

    Correct Answer
    C. Wax
    Explanation
    Thermal wax printers use wax to put the image onto the paper. The wax is heated and melted onto the paper, creating the desired image. This process is commonly used in label printers and is known for its high-quality and durable prints. The wax is applied in a precise manner, resulting in sharp and clear images on the paper.

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  • 23. 

    Which type of printer can produce continuous tone?

    • A.

      Impact

    • B.

      Ink Jet

    • C.

      Dye Sublimation

    • D.

      Direct Thermal

    Correct Answer
    C. Dye Sublimation
    Explanation
    Dye sublimation printers can produce continuous tone. Unlike impact printers that create images by striking an inked ribbon against the paper, inkjet printers that use tiny droplets of ink, or direct thermal printers that use heat to create images, dye sublimation printers use a process that transfers solid dye onto a medium (such as paper or fabric) using heat. This process allows for a smooth and continuous range of tones, resulting in high-quality prints with no visible dots or lines.

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  • 24. 

    Which of the following about laser printers is true?

    • A.

      Laser printers do not print color

    • B.

      All laser printers use lasers

    • C.

      A transfer corona can be cleaned with a cotton swab and alcohol

    • D.

      Replacing the toner cartridge when a laser printer is powered on can be dangerous

    Correct Answer
    C. A transfer corona can be cleaned with a cotton swab and alcohol
    Explanation
    A transfer corona is a component in a laser printer that transfers the toner from the drum onto the paper. Over time, the transfer corona can accumulate toner residue and become dirty, which can affect print quality. To clean it, a cotton swab and alcohol can be used to gently wipe away the residue. This is a safe and effective method of cleaning the transfer corona in a laser printer.

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  • 25. 

    What connectors are on the ends of an IEEE 1284 parallel printer cable? (Choose two)

    • A.

      DB 25

    • B.

      DB 36

    • C.

      25 pin Centronics

    • D.

      36 pin Centronics

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. DB 25
    D. 36 pin Centronics
    Explanation
    The correct answer is DB 25 and 36 pin Centronics. The DB 25 connector is commonly found on the computer side of the parallel printer cable. It is a 25-pin male connector that connects to the parallel port on the computer. The 36 pin Centronics connector is typically found on the printer side of the cable. It is a 36-pin male connector that connects to the parallel port on the printer. These connectors allow for the transfer of data between the computer and the printer using the IEEE 1284 parallel interface.

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  • 26. 

    The resolution of a printer is measured in?

    • A.

      DPI (Dots per inch)

    • B.

      DPM ( Dots per minute)

    • C.

      PPI ( Pages per inch)

    • D.

      PPM ( Pages per minute)

    Correct Answer
    A. DPI (Dots per inch)
    Explanation
    The resolution of a printer is measured in DPI (dots per inch). This refers to the number of dots that a printer can produce per inch of paper. A higher DPI means that the printer can produce more dots in a given area, resulting in a higher quality and more detailed printout. DPI is commonly used to describe the print quality of both inkjet and laser printers.

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  • 27. 

    Which of the following is NOT a printer language?

    • A.

      ASCII

    • B.

      Hexcode

    • C.

      Postscript

    • D.

      PCL

    Correct Answer
    B. Hexcode
    Explanation
    Hexcode is not a printer language because it is a system of representing colors using hexadecimal values. Printer languages, on the other hand, are programming languages used to communicate with printers and control their functions. ASCII, Postscript, and PCL are all examples of printer languages commonly used in the printing industry.

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  • 28. 

    What printers create an image on paper by physically striking an ink ribbon against the papers surface?

    • A.

      Ink Jet

    • B.

      Laser

    • C.

      Impact

    • D.

      Thermal

    Correct Answer
    C. Impact
    Explanation
    Impact printers create an image on paper by physically striking an ink ribbon against the paper's surface. This is in contrast to inkjet printers, which spray tiny droplets of ink onto the paper, and laser printers, which use a laser beam to transfer toner onto the paper. Thermal printers, on the other hand, use heat to create an image on special heat-sensitive paper. Impact printers are commonly used for tasks that require multiple copies or carbon copies, such as receipts or invoices.

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  • 29. 

    What is responsbile for cleaning the photosensitive drum of electrical charge?

    • A.

      Static

    • B.

      Static charge eliminator

    • C.

      Charger

    • D.

      Rubber Blade

    Correct Answer
    B. Static charge eliminator
    Explanation
    The static charge eliminator is responsible for cleaning the photosensitive drum of electrical charge. It neutralizes the static charge on the drum, preventing it from attracting unwanted particles or debris. This helps to ensure that the drum remains clean and free from any contaminants, allowing for accurate and high-quality image reproduction. The other options, such as static, charger, and rubber blade, are not specifically designed for cleaning the photosensitive drum of electrical charge.

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  • 30. 

    Tina is complaining that nothing comes out of her printer when she presses print. She clicks on print but nothing is happening. The printer is switched on and connected, what should he check first?

    • A.

      Print Spooler

    • B.

      Paper Tray

    • C.

      Drivers

    • D.

      Connection to computer

    Correct Answer
    B. Paper Tray
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the first thing Tina should check is the paper tray. If there is no paper or if the paper is not properly loaded in the tray, the printer will not be able to print anything. By ensuring that the paper tray is properly filled and the paper is loaded correctly, Tina can eliminate this potential issue and move on to troubleshooting other possible causes.

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  • 31. 

    If a spot appears on every page in the same place what could be at fault?

    • A.

      Toner

    • B.

      Laser

    • C.

      Transfer Roller

    • D.

      Fuser

    • E.

      Drum

    Correct Answer
    E. Drum
    Explanation
    If a spot appears on every page in the same place, the most likely cause could be a faulty drum. The drum is responsible for transferring the toner onto the paper during the printing process. If the drum is damaged or worn out, it can result in consistent spots appearing on every page. The other options, such as toner, laser, transfer roller, and fuser, may also contribute to print quality issues, but a faulty drum is the most probable cause for spots appearing in the same place on every page.

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  • 32. 

    Sheila complains that vertical white lines are appearing on sheets of paper when she prints, what could be the problem?

    • A.

      Clogged Fuser

    • B.

      Clogged printer rollers

    • C.

      Clogged toner

    • D.

      Clogged drum

    Correct Answer
    D. Clogged drum
    Explanation
    The problem could be a clogged drum. The drum in a printer is responsible for transferring toner onto the paper during the printing process. If the drum is clogged, it may not be able to properly transfer the toner, resulting in vertical white lines appearing on the printed sheets of paper.

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