Teach you how to choose cash register thermal paper
The checkout counter uses thermal paper, also called receipt printing paper, as an information carrier for customer consumption records and checkout amounts. It is a daily consumable used by every checkout counter such as supermarkets/convenience stores/catering companies, and belongs to supermarket consumables.
Because the daily consumption of thermal paper used at the cash register is not large, many buyers sometimes pay no attention to purchase, resulting in the purchase of some inferior thermal paper for printers, which affects work efficiency and even consumes the printer.
Among some customers contacted by Guanhua manufacturers, we found some problems, and we summarize them here, hoping to help users who often buy thermal paper for the cash register.
Question 1: The thermal paper we bought at the cash register is very cheap, why is yours so expensive?
The customer showed us the thermal paper used at the cash register and found that the actual diameter of the thermal paper used at the 57*50 cash register is only 45mm. The tube core is a large paper core with an outer diameter of 32mm and an inner hole of 25mm. The paper is 65g-70g thick paper, the surface of the paper is rough, the color is too white, and the coating is uneven. The paper is scratched by fingers, and the color is inconsistent and different shades.
Recommendations from Guanhua manufacturers: You get what you pay for, but there are also some high-quality and low-priced products. But if the price of thermal paper used at the cash register is ridiculously low, there must be a pitfall. As for the thermal paper for the cash register analyzed above, the actual diameter is insufficient, the core is large, and the weight of the paper is thick, which directly leads to the length of the thermal paper used for the cash register being less than one meter, and the difference is very large. For example, the thermal paper for the checkout counter produced by Suzhou Guanhua Paper Products Factory has the same specification, 57*50, full diameter, 55g-62g paper, small core (core paper tube and hose, the core size is different), paper The total length can be 22-28m or even 30m. The actual measured total length of the thermal paper provided by the customer for the cash register is only about 12-13 meters. Mi Shao paper is poor, of course the cost will be much lower, which is why some customers can buy very cheap thermal paper for the cash register.
Question 2: The thermal paper used at the cash register is a consumable and cannot bring direct profits to the company, so we are very concerned about cost control. I want good and cheap thermal paper to put at the cash register. Can you provide it?
Good and cheap thermal paper for cash registers is what everyone wants. For small and medium-sized supermarkets, convenience stores, and catering operators, this kind of daily consumer goods cannot bring direct profits to the company, and the investment amount will not be too large, so it is easy to ignore some considerations about the selection of thermal paper at the checkout counter. Professional knowledge, thus falling into the misunderstanding of "winning the bid at a low price".
Guanhua manufacturer's suggestion: In fact, from the perspective of business operation, when choosing a thermal paper for the cash register, you must not only pay attention to the low price, but also pay attention to the cost performance. To choose cost-effective thermal paper for the cash register, we think the following aspects can be considered:
1. The number of meters of thermal paper used at the cash register
The number of meters is the total length of a roll of thermal paper at the cash register. According to the paper box of the thermal paper for the cash register, select the specifications of the thermal paper for the cash register we need, such as 57*50mm, then we can first evaluate whether this roll of thermal paper for the cash register is sufficient, and prepare a roll Ruler, 57mm refers to the width of the paper, 50 refers to the diameter of the whole roll of paper, if the diameter is smaller, the meter of the thermal paper used for the cash register is shorter; secondly, it is the die in the roll of paper. The larger the die, the shorter the total length of the cash register thermal paper. Then, look at the thickness of the thermal paper used at the cash register. The thicker the paper, the shorter the meter of thermal paper used at the cash register. Here we provide the parameters of the most commonly used thermal paper for cash registers produced by Guanhua manufacturers for reference. 57*50 full diameter, use paper with an outer diameter of 17mm and an inner hole of 13 mm, and 55 g of all wood pulp thermal paper. The total length of the thermal paper at the checkout counter is 28 meters.
So, what effect does the length of a roll of thermal paper have on the cash register? The most direct impact is that the longer the thermal paper used at the cash register and the longer the use time, the fewer times the thermal paper used at the cash register is replaced, and the higher the work efficiency. Especially when the queue is busy, if the thermal paper used at the cash register needs to be replaced frequently, it will delay the customer's time and affect the customer's consumption experience. And every time the paper needs to be tested, the front end and the back end will be wasted, thereby increasing the cost.
2. The quality of the thermal paper used at the cash register
In the communication with customers, we often find that some customers have a misunderstanding, that is, the whiter the thermal paper used at the cash register, the better. In fact, on the contrary, if the thermal paper used at the cash register is too white, it means that the thermal paper used at the cash register in this paragraph has added too much phosphor, and its coating is unreasonable. A better thermal paper used at the cash register should be slightly green. Secondly, it depends on whether the thermal paper used at the cash register is flat and whether the color is uniform. The color development can be tested directly with the printer, or you can simply brush the thermal paper with your nails at the cash register to see if the color development is clear and even.
The quality of thermal paper used at the cash register is related to printing quality, shelf life of handwriting, and machine wear and tear. If the thermal paper used at the cash register is of poor quality and the color is not clear, it will give customers the illusion of consumption. Customers may even measure the quality of products sold in supermarkets because of the quality of thermal paper used at the checkout counter and the clarity of printing, which will directly affect the image of your company. Secondly, the poor-quality thermal paper used at the cash register is also easy to damage the printer, causing troubles such as paper jams and print head damage.
To sum up, we choose thermal paper for cash register with high cost performance, and we need to make a comprehensive evaluation from the material and quality of the paper. In addition, it is also necessary to consider the factory's service issues for thermal paper at the cash register, such as delivery time, response speed, after-sales service, etc. We recommend that you choose a regular professional thermal paper manufacturer for cash register cooperation.