Protective overcoat for thermal printheads introduced
Thursday, 6 October 2011
New development makes thermal printheads six times more resistant to corrosion while increasing print quality and energy efficiency.
The worldwide market is expanding for thermal-type printers. Their advantages include silent, maintenance-free operation; high-speed, high-quality print; excellent durability; and no need for ink or toner. Because of these qualities, thermal printers are widely used to generate receipts, tickets, merchandise labels, ID cards and many other essential printed items. Additionally, because thermal printers are widely used in outdoor equipment and industrial environments, their excellent durability is a key feature. The "KC-50" series protective overcoat by Kyocera Corporation improves corrosion resistance through proprietary sealing materials and deposition technology, while improving both energy efficiency and print quality.