Solid ink printers use solid ink sticks instead of the toner or liquid ink normally used in printers. Because the ink is instantly fused to the paper, the prints are bright with vivid colors without the need of specialty paper. You get the same results no matter what you print. Toner and liquid ink are soaked into the fibers of the paper so the outcome of the print depends on what paper is used.
The major advantage solid ink printers offer consumers is they produced less waste which is better for the environment. According to Xerox, solid ink produces about 90% less waste than a color laser printer.