Receipt Paper & Ribbons
Receipt Printer Ribbon
Additional Information On Receipt Paper & Ribbons
POSGuys.com offers two different types of receipt paper for your receipt printer: Plain paper
and Thermal paper.
Plain receipt paper is used in Thermal Transfer receipt printers. These printers produce an image by melting a coating of ribbon so that it stays glued to the material (plain receipt paper) on which the print is applied.
Thermal receipt paper is used in Direct Thermal Transfer receipt printers. These printers produce an image by selectively heating the thermal paper when it passes over the print head. The coating turns black in the areas where it is heated, thus producting the image.
Thermal Ribbons come in three main types: Wax, Resin, or Wax-Resin. These different types are made to print onto different label materials.
Wax ribbons are for printing on to paper labels, where the life of the label can be years, but must be kept dry and must not be abraded or subjected to certain chemicals or oil, which would melt the wax image.
Resin ribbons are formulated to print onto plastic labels such as polyester, polypropylene, and vinyl. The ink is designed to slightly dissolve into or adhere to the plastic surface of the label and becomes extremely durable, depending on the plastic material and ribbon used.
Wax-Resin ribbons produce a finer image on very smooth paper or coated paper labels. The printed image is much more durable than wax, but can still only stand slight contact with water.