When buying thermal paper rolls, it is important to consider where you are purchasing them from and why. You want to get a reasonable price and a great product, so it’s important to weigh the options before you decide where you are going to buy from. While there is a wide variety of options: China, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, etc., China is by far the best place to purchase from. While there are countless reasons to purchase from China, below are the most relevant.

China thermal paper rolls

Thermal paper rolls loading Source: Panda Paper Roll

1. Infrastructure Built for Manufacturing

It is not without reason that China has earned the nickname “The World’s Factory.” China leads the world in production, producing 2.2 billion dollars in goods annually. The reason for this is China’s amazing infrastructure that is specifically geared toward manufacturing. China has 2,801,143 factories, which is 10 times more than the following largest manufacturer, the U.S. There is a reason that the largest companies use China for production: They have the tools necessary to get the job done.

For thermal paper manufacturing industry, China has a whole industrial chain of thermal paper roll production:

  • paper pulp factory
  • thermal paper coating mills
  • slitting & rewinding machines manufacturers
  • packing machines & materials manufacturers
  • advanced logistics networks (land, railway, air, sea)

The manufactured paper rolls can be distributed to the overseas market efficiently. Chinese thermal paper production technology continues to improve, their share in the international market is increasing, and competitiveness in the international market has gradually increased. China currently has major paper mills: Chenming, Guanhao, APP, Jianghe, etc. They can supply thermal paper materials to numerous paper slitting factories consistently.

2. China Has the ManPower

When considering from which to make a purchase, you must look at their ability to produce your product consistently. An important factor to consider is if the place in question will consistently have the manpower required to produce what you need. This is not an issue when purchasing from China. China has a population of over 1.3 billion people. All those people need jobs, and with China’s infrastructure geared towards production, a large portion of Chinese citizens will find themselves in a career centered around production and manufacturing. In fact, at least 120 million Chinese nationals work in manufacturing. That means that 1 out of 11 people work in the manufacturing sector.

3. Lower Tax Rates and Lesser Compliance

China has some of the lowest Tax Rates of any country. Due to policies instituted in the 1980s, Chinese goods that are exported are not taxed by the Chinese government. This leads to a lower cost for the consumer and in turn, more business for Chinese companies. That is why Chinese-made goods are usually priced lower than those of America and the European Union. China also has a lot fewer regulations in terms of production than other major manufacturing powerhouses. Ethical considerations aside, this makes Chinese goods a lot more affordable.

4. China Has Lower Labor Costs

Due to a large number of people seeking employment, Chinese factories can offer lower labor costs because of the sheer number of people that are employed. On average Chinese workers are paid a fraction of what American and European workers are paid. This is due in part to the reduced cost of living in China. The average Chinese citizen pays half as much as the average American to feed, clothe, and house themselves. Furthermore, Chinese workers work 4 more hours than the average American. When you consider the number of people working and the duration of which they work, China is a much more attractive place to buy any product.

Take an example, in a China thermal paper roll slitting factory, the worker’s salary is only around $500 per month, while in an American factory, the salary is around $1300 – $1500, that is why China thermal rolls can be sold at a very cheap rate.

5. China has a Great Track Record of Producing Reliable Products

While there is an overwhelming stigma that Chinese-made goods are of poor caliber, this isn’t accurate. Most Chinese goods are of exceptional quality. Many of the things that we rely on every day. The high-end cellphone manufacturer Apple makes almost all its phones in China. The sneaker manufacturer Nike makes a significant portion of its shoes in China. If these products weren’t made to the highest quality, these industry leaders wouldn’t manufacture them in China. This is especially important in the case of thermal paper rolls because you need them to perform at the highest level consistently.


China is the best place to purchase thermal paper rolls: you can get top-quality thermal paper rolls at accessible prices, even with the shipping charges. While there are pros and cons to any purchasing decision, when deciding to purchase from China, the pros far outweigh the negatives. China is still a developing market and it will continue to grow in the future. This will mean that the price of goods made within its borders, including thermal paper rolls, will continue to decrease as more efficient manufacturing practices are realized. This means that you will continue to save while the cost of thermal paper rolls rises elsewhere.

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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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Abhishek Tripathi
Abhishek Tripathi
7 days ago

I have need paper roll .
Please share details
Mob- 9170164551

Dipe Abosede
Dipe Abosede
8 months ago

Please send WhatsApp number to chat with or if there is any contact number thanks

2 years ago

Thermal paper jumbo rolls

Kelechi O
Kelechi O
1 year ago
Reply to  Balachander

How far

lokesh drolia
lokesh drolia
2 years ago

Number please

3 years ago

Hi pls send ur WeChat or Whatsapp contact to me this is my phone no 08034925940

Raul aponte
Raul aponte
4 years ago

Usually thermal paper from China it’s 75 gr/m2 and in America we use 48 or 55 gr/m2, so each paper roll from China doesn’t have the length required. But it certainly looks like the same paper roll. So basically the thermal paper industry in china is just scamming people, because they don’t say this.

Avi izik
Avi izik
4 months ago
Reply to  Raul aponte

Can you send me your what app number please.

Ijaz Ahmed
Ijaz Ahmed
4 years ago

I want to purchased in bulk quanitity

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