Thermal Printer PCB & PCBA Service
For industries such as medical care, retail, and logistics that require printing a large number of receipts and invoices, thermal printers are necessary and can have a positive impact on service quality. As an electronic device that heavily relies on heat output, thermal printers have higher requirements for printed circuit boards. This means that it is important to obtain assembly services from professional PCBA manufacturers, such as FS Technology, to ensure that these applications operate normally during use.
Why FS Technology is a Reliable Thermal Printer PCB Manufacturer
Thermal printers utilize specially-made thermal paper that changes color when exposed to heat to create images or text. However, overheating can be fatal for thermal printers, particularly in high-volume industries like medical care. Prolonged use can cause internal components to overheat, leading to issues such as failed printing. Fortunately, FS Technology specializes in addressing these challenges. Our advanced manufacturing and assembly technology, combined with our expert engineer team, ensures that our customers receive the best service possible. We prioritize thermal stability by implementing the following measures:
High-temperature stability materials: We recommend using materials with excellent high-temperature stability, such as glass fiber reinforced materials with high TG values or polyimide (PI). These materials can function in high-temperature environments for extended periods without causing PCBA failure due to excessive temperature.
Temperature control: Our team monitors the temperature throughout the PCB manufacturing process, particularly during high-temperature processing steps.
Design modification: Small companies that focus on sales but lack design and manufacturing expertise often outsource these tasks to third-party service providers. However, the technical capabilities of these providers can vary, leading to suboptimal PCB layouts that affect thermal printer heat dissipation. As part of our turnkey PCBA service, our engineering team reviews your files to identify any issues with the PCB structure and layout that may seriously impact performance. We provide design modification services that improve PCB heat dissipation and prevent short circuits caused by excessive heat concentration.
Thermal stability testing: Although FS Tech may not be the cheapest manufacturer, we prioritize high quality and fast turnaround. Our services include PCB testing at various stages, including thermal stability testing. This ensures that the produced PCB can withstand the high-temperature output during the working process of thermal printers.
FS Technology is proud to have earned the recognition and trust of thermal printer sellers, including Sailing Group, a global supplier of thermal paper, self-adhesive labels, and thermal printers established in 2011. Our commitment to providing high-quality products and excellent service has enabled us to establish strong partnerships with leading companies in the industry. If you’re in need of these products, we highly recommend considering our partners.
Selection of thermal printer PCB
Thermal printers come in various types, such as LED thermal printers, dye sublimation thermal printers, silk thermal printers, polyester thermal printers, and thermal transfer printers, among others. Although they differ in type, they all require heat conduction. To meet this requirement, FS Technology recommends the use of aluminum PCB as their printed circuit. These boards are cheaper, have better heat dissipation, and are designed with circuit layers and electronic components attached to the substrate to ensure that thermal printers can operate normally at high temperatures, without the risk of overheating during long-term use.
Superior heat dissipation: Aluminum is a metal material with strong heat dissipation performance and is commonly used as a radiator. When used as PCBs in thermal printers, they can quickly dissipate heat from the surface of the circuit board, preventing heat buildup during prolonged use, thereby improving the stability and reliability of electronic applications.
High reliability: In the food industry, the air is often saturated with water molecules due to long-term cooking or high temperature, leading to moisture problems that are not suitable for electronic applications. Excessive humidity can cause circuit corrosion and aging. However, the use of aluminum PCBs in thermal printers can better avoid this problem, and they have better moisture and corrosion resistance than iron PCBs, while being more affordable than copper PCBs.
Lightweight: In the retail industry, printers may need to be suspended, and excessive weight or bulkiness can be disadvantageous. Aluminum substrate boards are lighter and will not increase the equipment’s burden, making them suitable for suspension designs compared to traditional PCBs.
High frequency: In the medical industry, where patients’ lives may be at stake, faster signal transmission is necessary. Aluminum substrate PCBs have better performance in high-frequency environments, enabling them to respond quickly. They are used not only in thermal printers but also in various medical PCBA, including pacemakers, scanners, and more.