Patent Number: 6,683,635

Title: Thermal printer

Abstract: A thermal printer includes a thermal head and a head driver for driving the thermal head so as to decrease the applied energy to the thermal head for a print area where copying is unnecessary below that for a print area where copying is necessary. By so doing, the applied energy and the printing speed can be made most suitable in the thermal printer that prints onto a recording medium having a print area where copying is unnecessary and a print area where copying is necessary.

Inventors: Suzuki; Michio (Tagata-gun, JP)

Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B41J 2/36 (20060101); B41J 2/355 (20060101); B41J 002/315 ()

Expiration Date: 01/27/2021