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direct thermal printer

A low- to medium-resolution printer that uses a type of coated paper that darkens when heat is applied to it. The paper is passed by a line of heating elements that burn dots onto the paper. This is typically used in barcode printers and other small specialty printers. It was widely used in early fax machines. See thermal wax transfer printer and printer.


Direct Thermal Printer
This earlier printer from Datamax was designed to print barcode labels and other point-of-sale tickets and tags. The unit handled media up to 4.6x12" and thermal wax transfer capability could be field installable. (Image courtesy of Datamax.)
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In addition, because direct thermal printing is ribbonless, it does not generate a carbon copy of the labels contents.
The first of its kind in the mobility industry, the PocketJet 673 delivers direct thermal printing solutions compatible with only iPhone and iPad mobile devices.
Direct thermal printing of bar codes, text and graphics on demand and batch printing; scalable or condensed bold scalable fonts.
The print engine is available in thermal transfer printing for long-life labels, or direct thermal printing for short duration labelling.
A single system can easily be changed between: 40 and 60 print head configuration; 200 and 300 dpi print resolution; blow, tamp and wipe applicators and thermal transfer and direct thermal printing.
Choose direct thermal printing, thermal transfer printing, internal rewind, and peel and present as options to optimize process speeds.
Initial products made with Silicone C material include a drive roller for a direct thermal printing application and a linerless label roller that achieved volume resistivity down to E9 [OMEGA]-cm and successfully eliminated a static buildup problem that caused periodic shutdowns of the of the machines.
The direct thermal printing technology eliminates messy inks, ribbons and toner.
Akzo Nobel Inks introduced a host of new products, including its Thermokett HR flexo ink for direct thermal printing, Flexocure High Definition Process Inks, and Lithocure 200 High Performance UV rotary offset inks.
While direct thermal printing saves money in not requiring ribbons or toners, it does call for the more expensive label stock.
NCR's 2ST two-sided printing technology improves the efficiency of the direct thermal printing process by allowing simultaneous printing on both the front and back side of a label or other media.
The new stock was developed to give retail pharmacies, in-store, auto-fill and mail order, a viable alternative as a growing number of pharmaceutical printers continue their transition from laser and thermal transfer printing to direct thermal printing.