Thermal paper is a type of paper that has a specialty coating on its surface that allows for inkless printing. When the paper goes through a thermal printer, heat from the print head causes the chemical coating (developer and dye) to activate and form an image of high definition. In this process, it uses heat to produce the image, so it doesn’t need ink or ribbons. Thermal printing provides speedy, reliable, and high-definition images. This technology is used in a wide variety of sectors: grocery stores, shopping malls, gas stations, catering, gaming houses, lottery systems, coffee shops, bakery stores, etc.

Here are the top 5 benefits of using thermal paper:

1. Accuracy and Quality

In your company’s day-to-day operations, you will be printing out thousands and thousands of paper receipts, shipping labels, lottery tickets, etc. for your customers, so it’s critically important that the paper is legible and readable. Thermal paper has a smooth, even coating on its surface. When passed through the heated printer head, the coating “cells” on the paper surface have a chemical reaction and form a high-definition image. This process uses no ink, so you do not have to worry about smears and smudges, which could make the image or words challenging to read.

2. Faster Printing

We all know how slow a conventional printer can be because it uses ribbons to transfer the ink to the paper. Thermal printing produces an image much, much faster than regular paper. Thermal printing heads produce images in milliseconds, which results in more lines per second, and the images dry instantly. This increased speed enables faster printing of receipts for customers, saving them valuable time waiting in line.

3. Low Maintenance Costs

A major advantage of using thermal paper is that it requires almost no maintenance, there is no expensive ink or toner to replace constantly. The only maintenance required is to wipe the printer head to keep it clean occasionally. Maintenance cost is further reduced because complicated repairs are seldom necessary. An inkless thermal paper printer has very few moving parts, which makes it highly unlikely to jam compared to other printer types. This saves a lot of money through lower maintenance costs.

4. Reduced Printing Costs

Thermal paper rolls are priced much lower than other paper and printing methods. When using conventional paper, not only does the paper cost more, but it has the additional costs of ink. In fact, replacing ink or toner will, over time, cost more than the actual printer itself. Because thermal papers use heat to produce the images, no ink, cartridges, or toner is needed. Businesses and industries can save a significant amount of money by using thermal paper. In thermal printing, thermal paper is the only consumable needed.

5. Durable and Saves time

Thermal printers have very few moving parts, which makes them much more reliable and durable than ink printers. Thermal printers almost never jam, and even under the pressure of a constant, heavy workload, a quality thermal printer will consistently produce sharp, durable images, day after day, that are very resistant to climate, soils, UV rays and other damage.


Thermal paper rolls have made printing faster and simpler than ever, allowing businesses and industries to provide fast, clear printouts for their customers. The emergence of high-quality thermal paper has created a revolution in the paper world. If you are looking for premium thermal paper quality at affordable prices, please get in touch with us. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and discuss how thermal paper products can enhance your business and profits.

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About the Author: Frank Ouyang

Frank Ouyang is the sales manager at Panda Paper Roll Company - a leading factory of thermal paper rolls, label rolls, and other print-related products in China. With extensive experience in the industry, Frank is an expert in thermal paper knowledge and enjoys sharing his insights and expertise with clients, helping them achieve their goals and maximize their success.
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2 years ago

I am looking for machines for using Thermal Release Liner for following process.
1) Applying adhesive over Thermal release liner
2) Slitting of adhesive coated Thermal release liner
3) Printer cum labelling machine, especially for paper board box

4 years ago

Thermal paper contains bisphenol A which is highly toxic!

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