In today’s digital age, thermal paper rolls continue to be an essential and versatile paper solution across various industries, with demand steadily increasing since July 2017. This versatile material is a unique type of speciality paper that possesses the ability to produce images through heat activation. The chemical coating changes colour when exposed to a sudden change in temperature, allowing for inkless printing. This type of paper is most commonly used for industries that require fast and reliable thermal printing capabilities.
In the latest instalment of our blog, we take a look at the diverse range of applications thermal paper has to offer and the benefits it provides to a wide range of industries.
Point of Sale (POS) Systems
Arguably the biggest use of thermal paper rolls is within point-of-sale systems, which plays a pivotal role across the retail sector. As credit and debit cards soon became the most popular method of payment across the retail sector, businesses had to adapt to cater to the change in digital consumerism. The introduction of POS systems allowed businesses to keep records of all digital transactions, as well as print paper receipts for the customer. It’s fast-printing speed and cost efficiency make POS systems one of the most popular options across the globe for printing receipts and invoices. Additionally, using high-quality material to print receipts from cash registers, credit card transactions and other important dealings ensures customers can keep proof of purchases without worrying about the text fading or smudging.
Transportation and Ticketing
In our previous blog, we have explained how thermal card continues to play a vital role within the transportation industry, with this paper being the predominant paper solution used for ticketing across the transport sector, for end uses including train tickets and flight boarding passes. Thermal paper rol;s possess great printability and offers resistance to ink smudging, which makes it the obvious choice of paper product to be used for end uses such as boarding passes, which require high readability. Thermal paper is an inexpensive solution in comparison to other paper used for printing. It was estimated that the number of domestic and global flights worldwide was an estimated 22.2 million in 2021. As you can imagine, the cost of producing a boarding pass for each individual passenger would accumulate to a substantial cost, therefore, using this solution is cost-effective for the airline industry.
Medical and Healthcare
There is an extensive list of thermal paper uses within the healthcare industry. Thermal printing is used through doctors’ practices and hospitals across the globe, utilised for patient wristbands, documents, visitor passes, IV bags, medication labels and so on. Printing on thermal paper rolls allows for information to be seen clearly and concisely, which mitigates errors on important labels such as prescription samples or lab specimens. This paper is also used during Ultrasound, ECG and other medical test routines. The paper is used to print off images of internal organs and body parts, producing instant medical results for healthcare professionals.
As you can see, thermal paper rolls are a versatile paper product that can be used across a range of industries and applications. The accuracy and printing speed of this heat-sensitive paper make it the perfect solution for end uses which require fast and accurate outputs. Not only this, it is a cost-efficient alternative in comparison to many other printing papers on the market.
Operating in over 60 countries across the globe, PG Paper works with a wide range of global suppliers who offer high-quality thermal paper rolls, which can be tailored to meet our customer’s demands. If you are looking to purchase thermal paper and require some further information, please reach out to our team at [email protected]. You can also find some further reading on thermal paper by visiting our company website.