With the progress of science and technology, the printer has become one of the essential equipment in our life, which not only effectively improves work efficiency, but also brings convenience to daily life. The printer mainly includes a housing, a rack, a thermal print head, a transmission system, etc. The thermal print head needs to use NTC thermistor for temperature control and temperature monitoring. At present, thermal print heads in the market are mainly divided into thick film thermal print heads and thin film thermal print heads, which are mainly used in electrocardiogram, electronic instruments, POS bar code printers, hard card printers, etc.
According to research by SMITHERS, the global thermal printing market has grown from $32.8 billion in 2014 to $40.9 billion in 2019, at a compound annual growth rate of 4.3%. As two important components of this market, the sales volume of thermal printers was $8.1 billion in 2014, and it increased to $9.6 billion in 2019, with an compound annual growth rate of 3.4%. The sales of printing consumables also increased from $24.7 billion in 2014 to $31.4 billion in 2019, with an compound annual growth rate of 4.6%. In 2017, the global sales volume of thermal print heads exceeded 73 million units, an increase of more than 8% over the same period last year, and the sales volume exceeded $400 million, an increase of more than 6% over the same period last year, thus reaching the historical peak. In 2018, the sales volume of global thermal printer heads has exceeded 88 million units, with a year-on-year increase of more than 10%. From 2014 to 2018, the compound annual growth rate of global thermal printer heads is 6.71%, and the sales volume has exceeded $500 million, with a year-on-year increase of more than 5%, thus reaching a new historical peak.
At the beginning of this year, affected by the epidemic, home office has promoted the development of the printer market. Therefore, the market for thermal print head demand is still maintained blowout, the supply and demand market of thermal print head is still in a state of continuous development.
The high sensitive NTC thermistor produced by EXSENSE Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. can effectively monitor and control the temperature in the thermal print head to ensure the normal operation of the thermistor print head due to its temperature varies with the resistance value.