one-pass color

one-pass color

(1) A color laser printer in which the paper is moved over four drums, one for each color (see CMYK). Contrast with "multi-pass color," which applies each color to the same drum and moves the paper over it four times.

(2) An inkjet printer that moves the paper in one direction from start to finish. Contrast with "four-pass color," which typically refers to a dye sublimation photo printer that applies the colors in multiple passes.
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Until now, there were no one-pass color laser printers available at the middle price point.
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The new model is based upon Xerox patented tri-level xerography, which uses an exclusive one-pass color process to simultaneously expose both the black and color images, ensuring excellent registration to produce accurate and graphically rich tints and shades.
The sample drivers developed by Pixel Translations are for the family of one-pass color desktop scanners from Canon, Inc.