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Developing highly-integrated thermal printer-based applications

Last Updated: 
Jan 31, 2011

Whenever a money transaction is completed, there is always the need for a printer-based system for printing receipts of transactions, be it a sales terminal, ticket dispenser, weighing scale, gas station, or ATM. Almost all of these systems use thermal printers. The reason thermal printers are more common as compared to other printer technologies is because of their reliability and lower maintenance costs given they are inkless printers. These printers work by selectively heating regions of heat-sensitive paper that is infused with a chemical that changes color when it comes in contact with the heated print head.