Except for the serial type, the thermal printhead (TPH) numbering system covers all conventional flat, real edge, corner edge and other varieties of thermal printheads.
|TPH series, 3 chars and a dash. *
||Width of print line, in mm, and a dash.
||Reso- lution in dots per mm(rounded) 8: ~200 dpi
12: ~300 dpi
16: ~400 dpi
|M or omitted. **
||Glaze code, 1 char. See glaze types.
||Driver IC design code>
||Number of data-in signals
||Custom- ization code, preceded by dash. Optional in many contexts.
*With a few exceptions, printhead series are defined by ceramic substrate cross section width or by significant capability, such as history control, edge type, multiple substrateｓ, and other characteristics.
**If M, the next characters are a one character glaze code and a one character IC code. If not M, this code is omitted, and the next characters are a one character glaze code followed by a two character IC code.