PTR89 Portable Thermal Printer (for ACR89)

The PTR89 is a handheld, high-speed thermal printer that is attached to the ACR89U-A1 or ACR89U-A2. It makes minimal noise and is very easy to use, making it an ideal choice for on-the-go and retail applications. Because the PTR89 uses thermal technology, it requires no ink. It has a maximum speed of 50 mm/sec. It has LEDs to indicate battery and printer status, and is user programmable through the ACR89. The PTR89 comes with an external power adapter, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and one thermal paper roll.

About PTR89

PTR89 is a portable handheld thermal printer intended for use with the ACR89 (ACR89U-A1 and ACR89U-A2). It communicates with the ACR89 to print out receipts. The PTR89 is an example of a thermal printer, which is currently in demand for different types of applications.

PTR89 peripherals include an external power adapter, a lithium-ion battery and one thermal paper roll.

To produce receipts, a roll of thermal paper is inserted into the slot between the thermal head and rubber roll. The printer sends an electric current to the heating elements of the thermal head that generates the heat. When heat is applied to the paper, the printer generates different colors for printing out text, symbols or pictures. No ink is necessary.

The printer is durable, makes less noise and is easy to use. The PTR89's high-speed printing enables quick and convenient transactions. With special features and advanced performance in one package, it is ideal for on-the go and retail applications that provide receipts for customer reference.

PTR89 Standard Features

  • User Programmable by C language through ACR89
  • Communication with ACR89
    • 6-pins serial port to communicate with the ACR89
    • Input Buffer Size : 512 bytes
  • Operations Modes
    • Portable Mode: Powered by rechargeable 7.4V Li-ion battery (Long Battery Life for All Day Use)
    • Desktop Mode: DC connector @ 9Vdc and recharges the ACR89 at the same time (if the ACR89 is attached on the printer)
  • Thermal Heat Printing
    • Noumber of Dot/Line: 384
    • Resolution: 203 DPI
    • Maximum Speed: 50mm/sec
  • Built-in Interface
    • Red and Green LEDs indicates battery status
    • Blue LED indicates printer status
  • Paper Roll
    • Type of paper : thermal roll paper
    • Paper Width : 58mm
    • Maximum outside diameter : 38mm

PTR89 Typical Applications

  • e-Government
  • Banking & Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • e-Purse & Loyalty
  • Transportation

PTR89 Technical Specifications


180mm (L) x 85mm (W) x 75mm (H)

Weight250g (without the paper roll)
Power Source
  • Battery: 7.4V , Rechargeable Li-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 1280mAh
Compliance / Certifications
InterfaceUART; 6-pin serial port to communicate with the ACR89
Supply Voltage9V
Operating Temperature0-50°C
Humidity10% to 90%, non-condensing
Release Date Drivers OS Support Version File Size Notes
Driver Not Applicable For This Product
Technical Specification

Technical Specification of PTR89 Portable Thermal Printer

Application Programming Interface

API Manual of PTR89 Portable Thermal Printer with ACR89

Contact Us

Hong Kong Headquarters

Advanced Card Systems Ltd.

Units 2010-2013, 20th Floor

Chevalier Commercial Centre

8 Wang Hoi Road, Kowloon Bay.

Hong Kong

Tel: +852-2796-7873

Fax: +852-2796-1286


Japan Office

Advanced Card Systems (Japan) Ltd.

2-17-17, Nagatacho, chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

100-0014 Japan

AIOS Nagatacho Building

Tel: +81-3-6205-7201

Fax: +81-3-6205-7202



Manila Office

ACS Technologies Ltd.

Unit 2106, One San Miguel Avenue Building

San Miguel Avenue cor. Shaw Boulevard

Ortigas Center, Pasig City,


Tel: +632-633-6891

Fax: +632-638-5732


USA Office

Advanced Card Systems (USA) Ltd.

21 Chippenham Drive Voorhees,

NJ 08043


Tel: +1-856-784-7177 / +1-609-332-8593

Fax: +1-416-591-9123


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