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What does a thermal printer use to display information on a page?

A) Small dots of ink

B) Toner

C) Fabric ribbon

D) Chemically treated paper

E) Carbon

F) It asks for a pen

The answer: D) Chemically treated paper

Thermal printers operate by heating special paper that causes a chemical to change color. With the right amount of heat in the right place, a thermal printer can print text and graphics very quickly.

Want to know more? Watch “Understanding Thermal Printers.”

Thermal printers print with heat instead of ink or toner. In this video, you’ll learn how the internal components of thermal printers work together to create our printed output.