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.
Production of thermal paper rolls has long been seen as a small manufacturing business, but the fact is, 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
The principle is simple: use the slitting & rewinding machine to cut the thermal jumbo rolls into your desired small thermal roll sizes.
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.)
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
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
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
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.
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.