With BIR’s memorandum on using non thermal papers for issuing receipts, many businesses are now converting to non thermal papers. Non thermal papers are more commonly called POS journal papers. Businesses would need to purchase impact printers for their cash register needs. These impact printers use POS journal papers to print the receipts. In order to follow BIR regulations, you need to find the right POS journal papers for your business.
Switching to the right POS journal papers
For many businesses, switching to POS cash registers for their receipts is a daunting task. Certainly the last thing on their mind is purchasing the correct sizes for their POS journal papers. However, finding the right POS journal papers are very important since they keep track of all transactions. Most retail businesses would have at least two cash registers together with a credit card machine.
There are different types of cash register machines and they require a certain size or type of POS journal papers. The size of the POS journal papers your cash register needs is the first thing you need to know. Knowing the right POS journal papers sizes is a crucial first step. In addition. you need to decide if you will use a single ply or carbonless 2 ply or 3 ply POS journal paper. Cash registers also use POS ribbons for printing. You need to know the type of POS ribbons used by your cash registers.
You need to know the exact size of the POS journal paper that you would need. There are different types of cash registers and each one has it’s own paper size specification. It is sometimes a challenge finding the right size for your cash register. The basic size for POS journal is 76 mm by 70 mm. Almost 80% of all cash registers used in the Philippines is compatible for that size.
POS journal papers come in two types. The first type is a single ply or 1 ply POS journal paper. As the name suggests it only has one sheet. When a receipt is printed, the receipt is given to the customer. The business doesn’t have a copy but can easily retrieve the transaction from their cash register. The second type is the carbonless multi ply POS journal papers. These papers can be 2 ply, 3 ply or 4 ply. When a receipt is printed, a carbon copy is also printed on the second, third or fourth sheet for transaction keeping.