thermal printer

noun Computers.
a printer that produces output by selectively heating a heat-sensitive paper (thermal paper) in patterns corresponding to the characters to be produced.

Origin:
1980–85

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thermal printer
 
n
computing another name for electrothermal printer

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Example sentences
It uses thermal printer paper and can operate in both normal and compressed character modes.
Citations are printed using a wireless connection to a thermal printer.
After processing, the files were output to a thermal printer.
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