Variety of Thermal Paper Grades

Variety of Thermal Paper Grades

Following our last post, some of you asked about the availability of higher grade thermal paper. A variety of grades exist. There are four main aspects of thermal paper that affect its grade.

 1. Sensitivity—how much energy it takes to image the paper. The higher the sensitivity the better the image.

2. Environmental Resistance—how resistant the paper is to things such as light, heat, and moisture.

3. Archivability Years—the number of years the paper will retain its image(s).

4. Caliper—the thickness of the paper measured typically measured in mils.


About the author: Prior to founding POS Supply Solutions in 1999, Stephen Enfield was Director of Sales at MICROS, the world’s leading developer of enterprise applications serving the hospitality and specialty retail industries. His 10 years at MICROS coupled with his experience at POS Supply Solutions gives Stephen over two decades of experience in the Point of Sale industry, working with large multi-national accounts as well as small business accounts.
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