A printer in which small heated pins form characters on heat-sensitive paper.
- ‘Kilby also invented the first handheld electronic calculator in 1967, and the thermal printer.’
- ‘Later, he co-invented both the hand-held calculator and the thermal printer that was used in portable data terminals.’
- ‘A compact, lightweight thermal printer, suitable for incorporation in vehicle and mobile applications has been added to their range of portable printers.’
- ‘Then we sat and chatted as the little thermal printer wheezed out its report.’