Mini Thermal Receipt Printer

$75.46

Part Number:  AF-597
Brand:  Adafruit Australia

DescriptionAdd a mini printer to any microcontroller project with this very cute thermal printer. 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. This printer is ideal for interfacing with a microcontroller, you simply need a 3.3V-5V TTL serial output...
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Description

Add a mini printer to any microcontroller project with this very cute thermal printer. 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. 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!

This package comes with a thermal printer including the print head (it does not require ink, a set of power and data cables, and two plastic shims for panel mounting. Thermal paper not included! The printer uses very common 2.25" wide thermal paper, available in any office or stationery supply store. It can fit up to 50 ft of paper in the bay at once. 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. Adafruit also suggest picking up a roll or two of 50' long thermal paper, and also a 2.1mm jack terminal block adapter which will make it easy to connect the power adapter. Adafruit also have a starter pack that includes all the above

Adafruit really like this printer 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, they wouldn't leave you with a datasheet and a "good luck!" - Adafruit 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

 


Note: Adafruit have these working great with classic Arduino UNOs (and other Atmega328-based 'duinos), and others have gotten them to work with Megas and other Arduino-compatibles that have a Serial port available

 

Technical Details

  • Requires 2.25" wide, 50 ft or shorter thermal paper
  • Requires 5-9VDC @ 1.5Amp power supply during print
  • Printing Speed: 50-80mm/s
  • Resolution: 8 dots/mm, 384 dots/line
  • Effective Printing Width: 48mm
  • Character Set: ASCII,GB2312-80(Chinese)
  • Print Font: ANK:5×7, Chinese: 12x24,24×24
  • Paper Type: Thermal paper
  • Paper Width: 57.5 ±0.5mm
  • Paper Roll Diameter: max 39mm
  • Protocol: TTL Serial, 19200 baud
  • Mean Cycles Before Failure: 5 million lines
  • Power Supply (Adapter): DC5V-9V
  • Outline Dimension (WxDxH): 111x65x57mm
  • Installation Port Size: 103 x 57mm
  • Color: Black
  • Operating Temp: 5°C ~ 50°C
  • Operating Humidity: 10% ~ 80%
  • Storage Temp: -20°C ~ 60°C
  • Storage Humidity: 10% ~ 90%
  • Screws: M2.5

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Of course, they wouldn't leave you with a datasheet and a "good luck!" - Adafruit 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 justification
  • Center justification
  • 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

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