Every time you buy a drink in a 7-Eleven convenience store, go shopping in the mall, or withdraw some cash from an ATM, you will get a receipt slip. That receipt slip is actually made from thermal paper.

Did you know?

A busy supermarket uses approximately 50 pieces of 80mm x 80mm thermal paper rolls every day! When the rolls are used out, they will order from you again. The most beautiful part of the paper roll business is “repeat consumption”. The repeat consumption can create constant profit and cash flow for you.

The production of thermal paper rolls has long been seen as a small manufacturing business, but the fact is that the thermal paper roll business is very lucrative and will enable you to acquire your return on investment quickly and easily. In this article, we will show you how to produce thermal paper rolls.

It Takes 3 Steps to Produce Thermal Paper Rolls

Principle:

The principle is simple: use the slitting & rewinding machine to cut the thermal jumbo rolls into your desired small thermal roll sizes.

slitting and rewinding machine

Slitting and rewinding machine Source: Panda Paper Roll

Materials You Need:

  • One slitting & rewinding machine
  • Jumbo thermal paper rolls
  • Paper or plastic cores
  • One forklift
  • One experienced worker
  • Some packaging accessories (glue, POF film, tapes, cartons, etc.)

Producing Process:

1. Lift the jumbo roll on the slitting machine

You can use a forklift or other mechanical equipment to lift the jumbo rolls onto the slitting machine. Some of the regular jumbo roll sizes are:

  • 405mm x 6000m
  • 558mm x 8000m
  • 565mm x 9000m
  • 636mm x 8000m
  • 790mm x 12000m
  • 795mm x 12000m
one jumbo roll on slitting machine

Jumbo roll on slitting machine Source: Panda Paper Roll

Choose the correct jumbo roll sizes according to the small roll sizes you want. For example, if you want to produce an 80mm width thermal roll, you can use the 405mm, 558mm, or 636mm width jumbo roll. If you want to produce a 57mm width thermal roll size, you need to use a 565mm jumbo roll. Yes, make sure the jumbo roll and small roll sizes are divided exactly.

The famous thermal paper jumbo roll brands are Koehler (Germany), Hansol (South Korea), Appvion (American), OJI (Japan), and APP (Indonesia). Check this article about the top 10 thermal paper mills in the world. And we can also supply the jumbo rolls to our customers if you want to buy from us.

2. Adjust the blades

blades on slitting machine

Blades on the slitting machine Source: Panda Paper Roll

To produce 80mm width thermal paper rolls, in this step, we will adjust the blade distance to be 79mm. Please note the distance should be exactly 79mm, not 80mm, since the actual roll size is smaller than the marked size. For example, if you have an Epson printer that uses 80mm rolls, your actual roll width will be 79mm to ensure the rolls run smoothly in the printer.

With the same principle, for 57mm width thermal paper rolls, we usually make the width at 56mm literally.

3. Turn on the slitting machine

thermal jumbo roll on slitting machine

Thermal paper roll production Source: Panda Paper Roll

Be sure the jumbo roll is stable in the shaft, and then you can start the engine. The slitting machine will automatically cut the jumbo rolls into small rolls. Keep an eye on the digital counter to monitor the length of the rolls so you can get your desired paper roll size. All these operations can be handled well by one experienced worker.

Conclusion

So, in theory, it is very simple to manufacture thermal paper rolls. However, there are many more details that must be closely monitored and controlled, and this requires time and experienced personnel.

From our past 15 years of paper roll manufacturing experience, our advice is: if you have good paper roll customers, you can import the small finished rolls from us and sell to them, rather than manufacturing the rolls by yourself, since paper roll manufacturing is a complicated project you cannot imagine.

If you want more helpful knowledge about producing thermal paper rolls, contact us by email at [email protected]. We will be glad to share with you more useful information.

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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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Waisy
Waisy
6 months ago

Hi I need some info please

Lwando Mfeketho
9 months ago

Hi Frank , here is my email address i would like to buy this machine for my production in South Africa.

Philip Mathias
Philip Mathias
1 year ago

I am interested to start small business of thermal paper roll trading in Abuja Nigeria, Please advise me how to proceed.

Collins
Collins
1 year ago

I am interested in the business,am from Nigeria pls advice me on what to do

Samuel
Samuel
3 years ago

am interested to start small business of thermal paper roll production in nigeria. Please advise me how to proceed. Further.
You can reach me on
[email protected]

Otoighile Charles
Otoighile Charles
3 years ago

More information on price , and minimum quantity you can export to lagosy Nigeria

Fred
Fred
3 years ago

I want to know how to start small scale production in Nigeria. Kindly help me with any information
[email protected]

ANKRAH Nii Ardey
4 years ago

I’m interested in starting a Thermal roll business in Ghana. Please contact me on [email protected]. I’m very serious about this and we can talk further via email. Thank you

Aghedo wilfred
Aghedo wilfred
4 years ago

Good day.please i am intrested in starting a small scale production of paper roll in benin city.kindly advice on how to procreed

Okechukwu Caleb
Okechukwu Caleb
4 years ago

I am interested and will like to start small scale production in Nigeria. Thanks

Okechukwu Caleb
Okechukwu Caleb
4 years ago

I am interested. I want to start small scale production in Nigeria.

Desmond
Desmond
4 years ago

I need more information how to start manufacturing here in Nigeria. Thanks

Thabo
Thabo
4 years ago

Can I get your price list for all pagaes plz

Percy Setshedi
Percy Setshedi
4 years ago

Good day

I am staying in South Africa. Please advice on how to start a Thermal Paper business. I will appreciate if I could get further advice on [email protected]

I thank you

Sanjeev Dhanji Patil
Sanjeev Dhanji Patil
5 years ago

Sir
I am interested to start small business of thermal paper roll manufacturing . Please advise me how to proceed. Further.
Plz send details about it
You can reach me on [email protected]
Mobile 8830112641

Sanjeev Patil
Sanjeev Patil
5 years ago

I want to know details about it.that small is used in departmwnt store.shoping mall.atm machine,etc.
Gst, subsidy scheme, and documents details

Sivaramakrishna k
Sivaramakrishna k
5 years ago

I am interested to start small business of thermal paper roll manufacturing . Please advise me how to proceed. Further.
You can reach me on [email protected]

Abhijit
Abhijit
5 years ago

I am interested to start small business of thermal paper roll trading in Mumbai. Please advise me how to proceed. Further.
You can reach me on [email protected]

Vishal
Vishal
6 years ago

Sir
I am read ur given informetion of roll buesiness.
we need 55 gsm 55mm*15mtr roll
how much is the minimum quantity order
plz send more details price and etc

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