NEW PRODUCTS – Tiny Thermal Receipt Printer / Nano Thermal Receipt Printer / Thermal Receipt Printer Guts / Thermal Paper Roll – 33′ long / Thermal Paper Roll – 16′ long
Add a really really small printer to any microcontroller project with these very cute thermal printers. Thermal printers are also known as receipt printers, they’re what you get when you go to the ATM or grocery store. Now you can embed a little printer of your own into an enclosure!
We have quite a few sizes of embeddable thermal printers, larger ones can hold more paper in the bay, but are of course larger. All are identical ‘code wise’, although some have slightly different baud rates. Check out our full range of thermal printers!
We really like these printers because its easy to make Bold, underline, inverted text, variable line spacing, left/center/right justification, barcodes in 11 standard formats with adjustable height, and even custom bitmap graphics.
Of course, we wouldn’t leave you with a datasheet and a “good luck!” – We have a full tutorial and matching Arduino library that demonstrates the following:
- Printing with small, medium and large text
- Bold and underline text
- Inverted text
- Variable line spacing
- Left, center and right justification
- Barcodes in the following standard formats: UPC A, UPC E, EAN13, EAN8, CODE39, I25, CODEBAR, CODE93, CODE128, CODE11 and MSI – with adjustable barcode height
- Custom monochrome bitmap graphics!
- How to include a QR code
This package comes with a Mini Thermal Receipt Printer, a USB cable, a JST cable, and a 4-pin TTL cable. One 33′ roll of thermal paper is also included! The printer uses very common 2.25″ wide thermal paper, and it can fit up to 33 ft of paper in the bay at once with a diameter of ≤ 30mm. The 33′ long, 2.25″ wide Thermal Paper Roll in our store works perfectly!
This printer is ideal for interfacing with a microcontroller or computer, as you just plug it in via USB or TTL Serial to print text, barcodes, bitmap graphics, even a QR code!
You will also need a 5 to 9V regulated power supply, that can provide 1.5A or more during the high-current print – our 5V 2A switching power supply will work very nicely. You’ll need to give that external power if you are using USB for power, you cannot power it over the USB cable.
This package comes with a nano Thermal Receipt Printer and a 4-pin TTL cable. One 16′ roll of thermal paper is also included! The printer uses very common 2.25″ wide thermal paper, and it can fit up to 16′ of paper in the bay at once with a diameter of ≤ 22mm. The 16′ long, 2.25″ wide Thermal Paper Roll in our store works perfectly!
This printer is ideal for interfacing with a microcontroller, you simply need a 3.3V-5V TTL serial output from your microcontroller to print text, barcodes, bitmap graphics, even a QR code!
You will also need a 5 to 9VDC regulated power supply, that can provide 1.5A or more during the high-current print – our 5V 2A power supply will work very nicely. And also we suggest picking up a 2.1mm jack terminal block adapter which will make it easy to connect the power adapter.
Add printing capability to any microcontroller project with just the innards of a thermal printer.
This is the super hackable version! All that’s included is the guts of a thermal printer: the motor/heater with a flex cable and a control board with a chip that will take your serial commands and use them to drive the motor & heater. You also get a TTL cable and a 33′ roll of thermal paper. You’ll likely want to design some sort of enclosure for it, especially since its a little challenging to line up the paper so it feeds through straight. That said, because there’s no paper bay you can use as little or as much paper as you like, heck you can even feed in a mobius strip!
Two little rolls of thermal paper!