Monday, February 6, 2012

Why You Should Use Thermal Paper


Some of the advantages of using thermal paper.

Everywhere you go, receiving a receipt is a basic business requirement whenever you purchase a product or service from a particular establishment. It is not surprising that many business establishments use up a lot of paper rolls every month. With the number of receipts that a restaurant or supermarket issues every day, you can only imagine how much receipt paper is consumed.

If you own a business or just starting one, you probably know how that these seemingly small details matter a lot especially in the long run. A growing number of businesses are now using thermal paper as their POS paper. Thermal paper is a type of paper that does not require any ink.  Instead, heat is directed towards the paper which then leaves a sharp, clear image on the paper. Below are some advantages of thermal paper to help you decide whether you should shift towards thermal rolls as well.

·         Fast. Printing on thermal paper is faster than the traditional way of printing with the use of ink. If you are the cashier at the end of a very long line, a receipt that is printed quickly is preferred.
·         Clear. If you are concerned about the quality of thermal printing, you can relax because images printed on thermal paper are very clear and of excellent quality. In fact, it is clearer than other types of printing. This is the reason why thermal printing is also used in imaging machines.
·         Durable printers. Printers that are designed for thermal printing do not use any ink cartridges or printer ribbons. This means that you eliminate some of the moving parts and you do not have to worry so much about paper jams. Having a printer that can last longer will help you lower your costs.
·         Quiet operation. Since there are no cartridges and ribbons, a thermal printer has limited moving parts. This results to a quieter operation of the printer.
·         Environmentally friendly. If your business is the type that advocates eco bags, then having a thermal printer is in line with your eco friendly thrust because you will not consume any ink.
·         Cost effective. There are many ways that thermal printing can help you lower your business costs; some of which are lower printer maintenance costs and no expenses on ink. It is also a good to note that thermal papers are affordable. In fact, there are now recycled versions of the thermal paper which are friendly to the environment and to your pockets.
·         Lightweight. If you are planning to move or change business location soon, then a thermal printer will be good for you. Thermal printers are very light and handy so that you can easily bring it anywhere. This is particularly helpful if you are thinking of joining bazaars where you will need to setup a makeshift payment counter.

About the Author:
Aggie Aviso is a freelance consumer and business writer, writing comprehensive reviews, articles and how-to's.

12 comments:

Litzie said...

More business establishments should use thermal paper because it is environmentally friendly, I think that is the best advantage the business people should consider.

Mai said...

With the tremendous benefits that companies get from using a thermal paper, I no longer wonder now why most businesses prefer this over the regular receipt paper. In fact, I rarely see ordinary receipt paper nowadays whenever I purchase something.

walkonred said...

We all need to be aware on conserving our resources as much as possible. That is why, I make sure to make my daughter understand on how to recycle whatever it is that can be recycled, just like used papers such as receipts of all kinds, be it thermal paper or just plain paper, it can serve as small note paper!

abie said...

My brother will be opening a drug store soon and he will need to issue receipts to his customers. I am sure using thermal paper to print receipt will be the most cost effective, eco-friendly and faster way to print receipts for their business.

something purple said...

I did not know that Thermal Paper is the best type of paper to use when printing receipts. Aside from its durability of prints, it is also environment-friendly. Now this random surfing lead me to this informative site. Thanks a bunch!

Race said...

Using thermal paper seems to be the most resourceful and economical way you can apply when you have business of your own because it does not only cut expenses on ink and paper but environment friendly as well. We're also using this kind on our fax machine because it's cheaper to maintain.

jennyL said...

These days, I noticed that almost all establishments are now using thermal paper on their cashiers as receipts. I now learned the many advantages of using thermal papers and it’s good thing that they are also eco-friendly.

Kaje said...

There have been issues raised against thermal paper but I guess the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. I think business should consider going thermal if they haven’t yet.

Dez said...

Customer would always ask us about what receipt paper to use whenever they buy POS machine to us and we would always recommend the use of a thermal paper, just like the advantage and benefits that you have mentioned, getting one is definitely worth their money.

Suzanne said...

One of our favorite airlines has started using thermal paper for their boarding passes and I seriously think that it's a good idea based on the advantages that you have shared on your post. Big thanks for sharing!

Kerslyn said...

Hubby's work requires a lot of printing. He needs to print everything so he can work on his project efficiently. The cost of ink is hurting our budget and so I wish there is a printer that uses thermal paper instead of an ink and a paper. It will really be a great help to us who prints a lot of work-related stuff.

Shopaholic Mom said...

Its good to know that many establishments are using thermal paper already. It is really more economical and environmental friendly too. I hope other big malls in the area will start using it too.