TPH Part Numbering System

 Line Array Style Thermal Printheads

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.

KPA-

KYT-

104-

48-

8

8

M

 

T

P

A

AB

1

>1

-STA

-STF2

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.


 Serial Style Thermal Printheads

Serial printheads are small and are typically used as a moving printhead to write characters one at a time. All serial printheads are customized.

KSH KS- 128 09 -A E AF
KSH indicates serial printhead with driver IC.  KS- indicates serial printhead without driver IC Number of heater elements Customization code Driver IC design code
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