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Thermal Printers

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Ivan Sanchez

on 16 January 2013

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Thermal Printers Anthony
Ivan Printing Process Thermal Transfer Mode Printers Maintenance and Repair Best uses of Thermal Printers Thermal transfer printing is a digital printing process in which material is applied to paper, by melting a coating of ribbon so that it stays glued to the material on which the print is applied. It contrasts with direct thermal printing where no ribbon is present in the process. Thermal Printers are use for mailing, small parcel delivery, retail and the food industries where most items are stored away from heat and sunlight, and the expected life of the label is less than 1 year. The printing process of the thermal printer(or direct thermal printer) is a digital printing process which produces a printed image by selectively heating coated thermochromic paper, or thermal paper as it is commonly known, when the paper passes over the thermal print head. Advantages and Disadvantage of Thermal
Printers Advantages: It cost
Printing Speed
Efficiency quantity of printing
It Ink less
Ribbon or cartridges not needed Disadvantages: Labels cannot with stand long
Exposure to sunlight or extreme heat
Even with out sun exposure the labels will fade over a long period of time It is usually usually recommend to clean the print head every time they replace their ribbon, In many cases you will get clearer printouts from the thermal printers. Diagnose and replace sensors, motors, boards
Firmware upgrades
Custom label designs created and tested
Sensors cleaned and reset to factory specifications
Print head and platen roller are cleaned & adjusted for optimum print quality
Adjust tension on all belts, motors and springs for steady operation
Clean & reseat electrical connections
Lubricate & adjust moving parts to factory specifications
Print test labels for performance & proper communication
Parts and printheads are available for many models of thermal printers In which occasion will the thermal printer fail?
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