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The Progress of Printer-Thermal Printer

2023-03-27 15:55:08

Thermal printer product overview

1.Working principle

The working principle of the thermal printer is that the print head is installed with a semiconductor heating element, and the print head can print out the required pattern after heating and touching the thermal printer paper. The principle is similar to that of the thermal fax machine. The image is created by heating, which creates a chemical reaction in the membrane. College this thermal printers chemical reaction is conducted in a certain temperature. High temperatures speed up the chemical reaction. When the temperature is below 60 degrees, the paper takes quite a long time, even up to several years, to turn dark; At 200 degrees, the reaction happens in microseconds.

2.Development course

Since the 1970s, a variety of non-impact printing technologies such as Laser Printers, Inkjet Printers and Thermal Printers have emerged and gradually matured. The thermal recording method of print heads was first widely used in fax machines in the 1980s, and since then, the popularity of thermal printer heads has grown rapidly. College after 40 years of development, thermal printing technology has become increasingly mature. Thermal printing uses different physical and chemical methods to print characters and is known for many advantages such as low noise, fast printing and high quality output content. With these advantages, thermal printing began to be widely used in various applications of the printer.

Development status of global thermal printer industry

The rapid development of the Internet, some people predict that the era of no paper is coming, the end of the printer has come. Yet global paper consumption is doubling every year, and printer sales are growing at an average rate of nearly 8%. All of these indicate that the printer will not disappear, but will develop faster and faster, the application field is more and more broad. From the traditional office and home, it has rapidly expanded to the Retail, Manufacturing, Transportation, Logistics, Finance, Medical and other emerging professional applications.

The growth area of thermal printers comes from the growth of the global MPOS market and payment terminal market, as well as the global Internet finance POS, e-commerce logistics and smart-phone-related color photo printing market.

The global thermal printing market (including printers and related consumables) grew from $32.8 billion in 2014 to $39.3 billion in 2018, and is expected to grow to $40.9 billion in 2019, representing a compound annual growth rate of 4.3%.

According to the"2020-2026 China thermal printer industry Competition Pattern Analysis and Investment Potential Research Report" data shows that the single market size of thermal printer is expected to grow from $8.1 billion in 2014 to $9.4 billion in 2018, and is expected to increase to $9.6 billion in 2019 with a compound annual growth rate of 3.4%.

Among them, the Asia-Pacific region is the world's largest thermal printing market, In 2014, the market scale is about 11.3 billion US dollars, accounting for 34% of the global share. Its global market share is expected to reach 36.5% by 2019, with a compound annual growth rate of 5.6%, higher than the global average growth rate and it will still maintain the world's first position.

The global thermal printer core product market

In recent years, the Chinese market is still the fastest growing and the biggest growth potential region for thermal printers. The level of information technology in all walks of life continues to improve and develop, and the work efficiency requirements in all fields continue to improve. The high speed, high quality quantization, low power consumption, high reliability and environmental protection of thermal printing head become the development trend of thermal printing head in the future.

In 2018, the global sales volume of thermal printing heads exceeded 500 million US dollars, with a year-on-year growth of more than 5%, reaching a historical peak.

FISCAT Ten years Development 

Fiscat as a professional manufacturer who is start point of sales since year 2009, we design, research and manufacture the products in China. After more than ten years development, we have establish a complete serials including, fiscal cash register, fiscal thermal printer, fiscal signature device , fiscal all-in-one. They have been widely used in supermarket, retail shop, restaurant, and many other open markets.

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Fiscat has awarded the honorary title of high-tech enterprise and the certificate of research and development in the past years. Has obtained a number of patent certificates: effective utility model patent ,design patent certificate, and invention patent certificate etc. 

This is more than ten years of our growth witness! And thank you our all partners kind cooperation and always support!

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