With Thermal Print procedure, the surface print is not generated under 'pressure' but by thermal influence on selected points of the paper surface after the surface is primed by chemicals. Regular paper can not be printed with this method.
This punctual heating up of the thermal paper surface achieves a darkening of the respective spots so that the signs or complex drafts are depicted. Modern (receipt-) printers are able to individually regulate the thermal degree per selected point. With this technique, even multi-colored prints can be realized - costlier paper provided.
Benefits Thermal Printing:
- Fast procedure
- High density of print
- Substantially quieter than needle printing
- More robust than needle printing due to scant movable parts
- Thermal printing head with long life-span
Thermal Print Drawbacks:
- Heat-sensitive paper surface
- Print might blacken due to heat/sunlight influence
- Thermal paper is less durable compared to normal paper
Preconditions for Thermal Print:
- Thermal print capable Receipt-/Label printer
- Paper-/Label rolls must be thermally laminated