Kyocera develops thermal printhead with 4,800 dpi resolution
13 February 2009
Kyoto/Neuss – With its latest development, Kyocera, one of the world's largest manufacturers of thermal printheads, has achieved resolution of 4,800 dpi (dots per inch). In metric terms, that corresponds to 188.9 dpm (dots per millimetre). Due to this technical breakthrough, the Japanese corporation expects a major broadening of the application of thermal printing.
Until now, only thermal printheads that had a maximum resolution of 1,200 dpi were available on the market. Kyocera has surpassed this figure by three times and as a result, opened the door to new applications for industry. Since 1986, Kyocera has been developing and producing thermal printheads featuring state-of-the-art technologies. The firm is always striving to assert its market leadership by continually working on innovations. The fastest of printing speeds combined with superior legibility are performance hallmarks of Kyocera thermal printing.