Networked Heat-sensitive Micro-printer Application


A micro-printer mainly refers to a printer with a width of less than 84mm. It can be a POS printer (commercial POS and financial POS), tax control printer, or the built-in or external micro-printer for such devices as ATM, ECR, and KIOSK. It is widely used in various industries, such as finance, retail, catering, lottery, transportation (including taxi, air ticketing, road and bridge toll), filling station, medical treatment and public health, postal service, utilities meter reading, mobile police system, and mobile government administration system.
There are a variety of micro-printers. By the printing method, they can be classified into the stylus micro-printer, heat-sensitive micro-printer, thermal transfer micro-printer, etc. The stylus micro-printer works through the print stylus hitting the ribbon, with the ink printed on paper. The heat-sensitive method is a way in which the heat-sensitive media on the printer paper is heated to make it change in color. By thermal transfer, the powder on the carbon tape is printed on paper through heating.
The thermal transfer printer has such merits as high speed, low noise, rare mechanical wear and tear at its print head, and no need of a ribbon (so there is no need to change the ribbon). For this reason, it is currently the printer with the highest market share.