solid ink-jet printer
A type of color printer that works by melting wax-based inks and then spraying them on paper. Solid ink-jet printers produce very vivid colors and can print on nearly any surface. Early models of solid ink-jet printers were quite slow and expensive. Today however you can purchase color office solid ink-jet printers in and around the $1000 price range with an output of 24 color pager per minute (ppm).
Solid ink-jet printers are also called phase-change printers.