Laser printing is an electrostatic digital printing process.It produces high-quality text and graphics (and moderate-quality photographs) by repeatedly passing a laser beam back and forth over a negatively charged cylinder called a "drum" to define a differentially charged image.1 The drum then selectively collects electrically charged powdered ink (toner), and transfers the image to paper, which is then heated in order to permanently fuse the text, imagery, or both.
However, laser printing differs from analog photocopiers in that the image is produced by the direct scanning of the medium across the printer's photoreceptor.This enables laser printing to copy images more quickly than most photocopiers.Źródło: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_printing
Every copy, that is a print, is commonly called a print. The printing also means various techniques for copying text and graphics using traditional methods, using printing machines, as well as modern computer methods with the use of computer peripherals, such as printers, plotters, etc.- although such prints should be called printouts. The introduction of computer techniques and digital printing to printers has meant that printing is also often understood as printing done on an industrial scale by means of adapted printing machines.
Multifunction devices offer increasingly larger scanning resolutions, less margin, larger formats, etc. But still, such home printers are far behind the professional equipment used in professional printers.
The quality of such printouts is higher, which entails the obvious higher costs of printing itself. .