What Type of Thermal Paper Do You Need? – Pony Packaging
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What Type of Thermal Paper Do You Need?

When it comes to thermal paper, one size doesn't fit all. Whether you're using it for your cash register, receipt printer, or any other application, understanding the various types, sizes, and specifications of thermal paper is essential. In this blog post, we'll explore the most common types of thermal paper and delve into the sizes and specifications of cash register paper to help you make an informed choice.



Description: This is the most common type of thermal paper used for everyday applications like cash registers and point-of-sale (POS) systems.

Features: Heat-sensitive coating that produces black text or images when exposed to heat.


Description: Ideal for applications that require durable, long-lasting prints, such as shipping labels and barcodes.

Features: Uses a ribbon to transfer ink onto the paper, creating high-quality, smudge-resistant prints.


Description: Often used in portable printers and labeling applications. 

Features: Contains both the thermal coating and ink, eliminating the need for ribbons or ink cartridges.


Description: Adds a pop of color to your receipts or labels.

Features: Available in various colors and still produces high-quality prints.


Now that you're familiar with the different types of thermal paper, let's dive into the sizes and specifications commonly used for cash register paper.

3 1/8" x 230' Thermal Paper Rolls | Pony Packaging


Common sizes: 3 1/82 1/4 , 3 inches, and 4 inches

Thermal Paper Rolls, 2 1/4" x 85' | Pony Packaging

Choose the width that matches your printer's specifications.


Standard lengths: 50 feet, 75 feet, 150 feet, and 230 feet.

Consider your daily transaction volume to determine the appropriate roll length.


Standard thermal paper: Suitable for most receipts and cash register applications.

Top-coated paper: Provides added protection against environmental factors and is more durable.

Choosing the right thermal paper is crucial for ensuring the efficiency and quality of your printing needs. Whether you're using it in a cash register, receipt printer, or any other application, understanding the types, sizes, and specifications will help you make an informed decision. Be sure to consider your specific requirements and budget when selecting the most suitable thermal paper for your business. With the right choice, you'll be able to produce clear, reliable, and long-lasting prints for your customers.

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