Many restaurant owners do not know some of the common things about the thermal paper they use for receipts on daily basis. This article will help them to know some important details about the thermal papers.
What is thermal printing?
Thermal printing is the most modern way of printing on the paper. Thermal printing is quite different from other forms of printing as it does not use ink. Thermal paper is a paper which has a smooth and shiny surface. A wax or combination of wax and resin is used for the printing on the thermal paper. The waxy substance is melted with the aid of heated printer head and the words and numbers are printed on the paper.
Paper grading of the thermal papers
Printer manufacturers provide the paper grading which is compatible with the printer. Many restaurant owners often buy wrong thermal papers without knowing the paper grading. If the paper grade is wrong then the printer would not print and it will get jammed. Your time will be wasted if the issue occurs in the peak hours.
Storing techniques for the thermal papers
You cannot keep the thermal paper roll in the sunlight, high heat, or closer to home utensils. These things can damage the whole paper roll. The wrapping of the thermal paper is the best way to keep it away from the external environment. If you follow the right storing technique then you can keep it for 5-25 years according to its quality.