Like any responsible business owner, you’re probably always thinking of ways to reduce your costs while increasing profit margins. When you purchase thermal paper rolls, a great way to save money is by buying in bulk and storing the supply until you need it.
However, storing thermal paper is not the same as storing other types of POS paper and what started as a great way to save money can turn into a money pit if you aren’t properly storing your thermal rolls. Here’s some information about storage to help protect your investment and your bottom line.
First, to understand how you can save money with thermal paper, you have to be aware of the benefits of using thermal paper. Thermal Paper differs from bond paper in that the printer doesn’t need a ribbon to image the paper. Another advantage of thermal printing is that there are less moving parts which translates into fewer breakdowns. Additionally, thermal printers are much faster than impact printers. Fewer breakdowns, a lack of ribbon, and faster output means a decrease in time, service or repair fees, and operating costs. For an in-depth understanding of the benefits of thermal paper and printing, check out our blog: The Benefits of Thermal Paper and Printing.
The top three places you should NEVER store your thermal rolls are:
- In Your Car—heat and sunlight can damage your thermal rolls.
- The Walk in Cooler—A walk in cooler is too humid for thermal paper. If the paper gets damp it can cause paper jams.
- In the Kitchen—paper and open flames is just a bad idea. Plain and simple.
Ultimately, when storing thermal paper, to ensure you don’t ruin your investment and lose money, store away from excess sunlight, heat, and humidity. As a business owner, you’re trying to increase profits and decrease costs, there are few things as frustrating as thinking you’ve found a way to do that only to ruin it with improper storage or unintentional carelessness.