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Storing Thermal Paper

3 January 2014

Thermal paper is not something that people think of very often, but it is something that is used by virtually every business that provides a product or service to consumers. It is used in cash registers, ATMs, automated petrol pumps and many other point of sale (POS) functions.


 

Because thermal printing doesn’t require inks but instead relies on the thermal heating of the paper to create the desired image and/or words, the paper is coated with special heat-reactive chemicals. These turn the paper black where heat is applied. For this reason, it’s essential that you store thermal paper correctly to prevent the paper from being damaged.


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Storing & Looking After Your Thermal Paper

1 February 2012

There are lots of advantages to using thermal paper, from sharp, clear images to soundless printers, using a combination of chemicals, thermal paper requires quite a bit more care when it comes to storing it. Thermal rolls can deteriorate quite quickly if you aren’t careful, so make sure you are making the most of this great new style of paper by keeping in mind the following tips.
Be Careful Where You Store It
Thermal paper is a little more high maintenance than regular paper as a result of its chemical components, though if you take the time to look after it, thermal paper can generally last for up to 2 years before being printed on, and for over twice as long once printed. It is recommended that you store your unused thermal paper rolls in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. ...

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