Thermal Integration Printer
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Conventional thermal printers employ thin film multi-element stationary print heads to form images on thermally sensitive paper by applying short duration pulses of heat to the moving paper as it passes the head. Duty cycle restrictions on the pulsed heating and cooling of the head elements restrict the printing speed to less than 500 lines per minute.