Thermal printer


Thermal Printer (58mm)


A Thermal Ink Printer is a device that is widely used at Point-Of-Sale (POS) locations to provide a printed receipt or bill to customers. 

The device works on the basic principle of applying a heated head into a special type of paper where marking is possible by heat. Thermochromic paper, or more commonly known as thermal paper, is used in this device and is widely available in small rolls that can easily be installed into the slot of the machine within a few seconds. The head of the device is hot and the movement of the head across the paper heats the coating on the paper which turns black and thus forming the letters or numbers that need to be printed. 


Technology and usage: 

The device uses a very simple technology and is widely popular for printing quickly. Used in shops, malls, supermarkets, small stores, libraries, petrol pumps, kiosks, ticket booths for local fairs,  also for utility bills by a representative who reads the water or electric meter as an example. 

The unit can be connected to a computer, laptop, hand-held device or even a smart phone with the appropriate connecting cables. 

The unit can be connected to any device that runs the following operating systems

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows XP
  • Linux
  • Vista

Compatible with Epson or Samsung Systems.

The device also supports multiple languages, as the thermal printing device is not restricted by language or fonts.


The device consumes less power, takes less space and is very light, so is very widely popular. Retail industry is the highest user of this printing technology. The speed of printing is high enough not to cause delay or waiting for the customers or users.

As there are no ribbons or ink cartridges, the expenses are minimal compared to dot matrix or inkjet printers.


Maintenance and upkeep: 

There is very minimal maintenance needed. When one roll is used up, the top door needs to be lifted open, a new roll of thermal paper dropped in, and the end of the paper pulled out and the door shut back. The printer is ready to be used again. Since there are not many moving parts (other than the printing head and a roller that pushes the paper out, the unit also lasts a long time. Just dusting the unit once in a while is all you need to do.


Technical details

  • Runs on: 12V, power cable provided
  • Data input: by USB cable from an electronic device
  • Dots per line: 384 max
  • Width printable: 57.5 mm max (0.5mm error)
  • Font limits: 12 dots (1.5mm Width) x 24 dots (3.0mm Height)
  • Expected Reliability: 100 Km of printing
  • Print speed: 9 cm /second
  • Working Power: 1 A @ 12 V
  • Color: Black
  • Operating temperature: Room Temp (0 to 45 degree C)
  • Operating Humidity: 10 to 80% (to get contrast in printing)




Dimensions: 13 cm (wide) x 18 cm (depth) x 11cm (height)


Contents in the box: 

  • Printing Device
  • 1 power cable
  • 1 USB cable
  • 1 driver CD
  • 1 sample roll of paper


1. Is this a portable unit?

Yes, while this is a portable sized unit, it does require power, and does not run on batteries

2. Can I use this to print bills at point of sale?

Absolutely, that is the most widely used application for this device.

3. Is the thermal printed image long-lasting?

Thermal images tend to fade over time, usually over many months and years. If you need to save a copy of the receipt for later use (ex for warranty purposes ), we suggest you take a photo or scan of the receipt and save the digital image.

4. How does the Thermal printer connect to the computer?

The thermal printer connects to the computer using a USB cable, this cable is provided with the product and comes in the box.

5. Is thermal printer worth it?

The thermal printer does not have a toner, so it is very low cost to operate. Only supplies needed is paper rolls which come cheap. This is one of the main reasons of seeing thermal printers in retail.



Price: $99.00
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