The Pipsta USB & NFC thermal mini-printer from Able Systems is an Internet of Things device that connects to a Raspberry Pi computer board for printing. Using the Pipsta you can print various things from Scratch or Python including (but not limited to), labels, QR codes, bills, coupons and photos. The Pipsta is for use with Raspberry Pi B+, A+, 2 B and 3 B.
How does thermal printing work?
Thermal printing works by heating the thermal paper as it passes over the print head, which in turn, produces black and white text/imagery. It also means that the printing process is quick, quiet and inkless. No noise, no mess, no time wasting.
What other benefits are there to the Pipsta?
Excellent printing quality
Easy assembly (with step by step instructions)
2 printer roll options
Tickets and labels can be as long as required
Mains power adapter for faster printing
Transparent, acrylic housing with fixings
Sturdy self-adhesive feet
Universal mains power adaptor (7.5 Vdc)
USB A to mini B lead
2 printer rolls (1x paper roll and 1x label roll with adhesive backing)
To get started, you also need an anti-static wrist strap and a small cross-head screwdriver.
Time to get printing...
RoHS Certificate of Compliance
Statement of Conformity