Thermal Printers

Camaweigh Thermal Printers

 A thermal printer, based on its name, might seem to be a device of highly advanced technology. Some might think it is a printer which printer the temperature layout of an object or area. But a thermal printer is really just like any ordinary printer and has the same purpose, and that is to print data or information. The only difference might be the way it prints data and the material it prints on.

Printers make use of many types of technologies in order to printer images and text onto ordinary or special printing paper. A printing technology which is popularly used in different industries is the thermal printing process. Unlike the typical printers who don’t need any heat, thermal printers only require heat to transfer the ink to the printing paper. Many thermal printers also heat a special paper called thermal paper to change its color depending what is to be printed.

Types of Thermal Printers

Contradictory to what the general public might think, thermal printers don’t only print in black and white. There are actually two main types of thermal printers used. One type of thermal printer makes use of a process called thermal transfer, which is also known as thermal wax. The other type of thermal printer is the direct thermal printers. For the direct thermal process, the thermal printer pulls the paper across a heating element found inside the printer with the help of rollers. When the heating element is the same temperature as the paper, it changes color. For the thermal transfer process, the thermal printers have ink ribbons inside them instead within the paper itself. When the ink ribbon is heated, it is transferred to the paper. Both these types of thermal printers use the same kind of heating element.

Advantages of Thermal Printers

Thermal printers using the thermal transfer process is usually used in printing labels, barcodes, clothing tags because of their speed of printing and durability for being used continuously. Thermal transfer printers are also waterproof. With the direct thermal printers, they are very suitable for industrial uses because of their efficiency and printing speed. One of the most notable advantages of direct thermal printer over thermal transfer printers is that the only thing being consumed is the special treated printing paper. For the thermal transfer printer both ink and printing paper are used, which for some might be expensive and hard to maintain. Although the special printing paper used by direct thermal printers are quite expensive compared to normal paper, having no ink requirement is one less component to worry about when something goes wrong. Most cash registers, like the ones used in the commercial industry are direct thermal printers. In the early years of thermal printing technology, direct thermal printers produced images and text which were found to distort or fade when exposed to light, water, heat, and when rubbed. Further advancement in technology made it possible to correct this problem through continuous development of this thermal process. Direct thermal printers are now able to print images and text which can stay clear up to 50 years or even more.

Thermal Printers Offered by Camaweigh

Camaweigh offers high quality thermal printers which can be used along with their smart weighing systems. They can be programmed to print the result of each vehicle weighed. Camaweigh’s thermal printers have many connection options which can be used in lots of other industries. They can be connected through WIFI, USB, Serial, Ethernet, and Bluetooth being optional in some models. Camaweigh only offer direct thermal printers which is really a more efficient option than thermal transfer printers. Also, Camaweigh’s thermal printers can only print in black and white by default because color isn’t ideal for industrial uses.