LTPD & CAPD Series

New low voltage LTPD and CAPD series thermal printer mechanisms tackle the challenges of designing smaller, faster, more reliable mobile devices. These new mechanisms deliver exceptional value with dramatic advances in design flexibility, reliability and print performance.


LTPD/CAPD series mechanisms free up critical design real estate. The new mechanisms provide a smaller overall form factor, innovative angled paper guide requiring less depth, and a smaller pitch flexible print circuit (FPC) cable.


LTPD/CAPD series mechanisms are fast, rated for up to 100 mm/second print speeds. This gives mobile devices a much needed performance boost.


LTPD/CAPD series mechanisms offer a wide array of form factor choices to provide versatility and flexibility for smoother integration. Options include EZ-OP clamshell-style and auto-loading models, ASIC and interface board solutions, and both horizontal and vertical mechanical orientation designs.

Reliable Printing

LTPD/CAPD series mechanisms offer a minimum of 50 km of total printing and 100 million pulses. CAPD models offer a new built-in auto-cutter design, improving cutter reliability. The result: reliable media output, every time.

Product Highlights

  • 2″ and 3″ print width models
  • High speed printing (up to 100 mm/second)
  • Choice of horizontal and vertical orientations
  • EZ-OP clamshell and auto-loading paper replacement options
  • Platen latch for better shock absorption
  • Built-in auto-cutter (CAPD models)
2-inch vertical printer, platen released
2-inch printer with auto-cutter
Technical Specifications
PrintingMethodThermal line dot printing
Number of dots/line384576384576
Resolution203 dpi (8 dpmm)
Paper width2.28 inch (58mm)3.15 inch (80mm)2.28 inch (58mm)3.15 inch (80mm)
Printing width1.89 inch (48mm)2.83 inch (72mm)1.89 inch (48mm)2.83 inch (72mm)
Speed (max/sec)3.94 inch (100mm)3.15 inch (80mm)3.94 inch (100mm)3.15 inch (80mm)
Paper pathCurved
DetectionHead temperatureBy thermistor
Platen positionBy mechanical switch
Out of paperBy photo interrupter
Power supply (V)Operation voltage (Vdd)2.7 to 3.6 / 4.75 to 5.25
Operation voltage (Vp)4.75 to 9.5
Peak current (A)Head3.66 (9.5V/64dots) 5.49 (9.5V/96dots)3.60 (9.5V/64dots) 5.40 (9.5V/96dots)3.66 (9.5V/64dots) 5.49 (9.5V/96dots)3.60 (9.5V/64dots) 5.40 (9.5V/96dots)
Service lifePulse activation (pulse)100 million
Abrasion resistance31.1 miles (50km) *1
Operating temperature14 to 122 °F (-10 to 50 °C) *2 *3
Dimensions (WxDxH) *2Horizontal2.72 x 1.18 x 0.59 inch (69.0 x 30.0 x 15.0 mm)3.58 x 1.18 x 0.59 inch (91.0 x 30.0 x 15.0 mm)3.20 x 1.39 x 1.06 inch (83.1 x 35.4 x 26.9 mm)4.34 x 1.39 x 1.07 inch (105.1 × 35.4 × 27.2 mm)
Vertical2.72 x 0.59 x 1.18 inch (69.0 x 15.0 x 30.0 mm)3.58 x 0.59 x 1.18 inch (91.0 x 15.0 x 30.0 mm)
MassApprox. 0.09 lbs (40g)Approx. 0.13 lbs (58g)Approx. 0.28 lbs (125g)Approx. 0.33 lbs (148g)
Auto-cutterMethodSlide cutting
Paper thickness (μm)54 to 90
Cutting typeFull cut and partial cut
(1.5+-0.5mm tab left at the center)
Operating time (max sec/cycle)Approx 1.0
Minimum paper cutting length0.39 inch (10mm)
Cutting frequency (max cuts/min)30

*1 Use recommended thermal papers. *2 Excluding protrusion. *3 -22 to 158˚F (-30 to 70˚C): Supported by designated conditions only.

Interface Specifications
Thermal printerLTPD245, LTPD345, CAPD245, CAPD345
Operating voltage (V)Vp:4.75 to 9.5
Character matrix (HxW dots)16 dots characters: 16 X 8, 16 X 16
24 dots characters: 24 X 12, 24 X 24
Character typeExtended graphics character set, Katakana character set 1, Katakana character set 2, Codepage 1252, User page, Downloaded character, Optional font, JIS 1st and 2nd level kanji, User-defined character
Communication interfaceUSB (2.0)Serial (RS-232C)
Dimensions (WxDxH)2.72 x 1.97 x 0.55 inch (69.0 × 50.0 × 14.0 mm)
SoftwarePrinter Driver/SDK, Linux® CUPS Filter/SDK
CPU Specifications
Corresponding modelLTPD245, LTPD345, CAPD245, CAPD345
Package form120pin QFP
Operating voltage (V)Vp:4.75 to 9.5, Vcc:3.0 to 3.6
Input frequency (MHz)12 ± 0.01%
ConfigurationC-MOS LSI
Communication interfaceParallel, Serial, USB
Character typeExtended graphics character set. Other characters available with CGs *1 or external ROM
Character matrix (HxW dots)16 dot character: 16 x 8, 16 x 16
24 dot character: 24 x 12, 24 x 24
Dimensions (WxDxH)0.63 x 0.63 x 0.07 inch (16.0 x 16.0 x 1.7 mm)
SoftwarePrinter Driver/SDK, Linux® CUPS Filter/SDK
*1 CG ROM: Japanese
Optional Cables
Power CableDC-04100A-E
Switch CableOC-D1430A-E
Serial CableOC-D0730A-E
USB CableIFC-U01-1-E