Things You Need to Know About Thermal Printers

If you are printing either bar code labels in your warehouse or receipt tickets at your gates for trucks coming into your yard, you are very likely using a thermal printer.

There are two types of thermal printers: thermal transfer and direct thermal. With thermal transfer, a print-head applies heat to a ribbon which transfers ink to the media. On the other hand, direct thermal printing uses heat sensitive media that blackens when passing under the print-head.

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Dave Kennedy: VP of Business Operations at DataGear, Inc., account manager, occasional technician, photography hobbyist and most recently blogger.

3 Responses to Things You Need to Know About Thermal Printers

  1. jack Fuller says:

    Things about thermal printers one should know. Thanks for sharing this piece of information.

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