Gone are the days when paper receipts were only used to show proof of purchase. With today’s ever-evolving technology, modern point-of-sale printers now have the capability to print custom text, images, and messages, making it possible for marketers to leverage receipts as a low-cost yet powerful marketing tool.

So now it’s time to drop the blank receipt paper and use the printed paper. In this article, you’ll learn how to make your printed paper roll sample with us.

1. Paper Roll Size

Firstly, we need to know the paper roll sizes to be printed. We are able to handle thermal paper rolls, bond paper rolls, carbonless paper rolls, etc. The regular paper roll sizes are:

2. Design Artwork

We need the Source design files to ensure the printed paper roll is exactly what customers want because they will produce the best images. The available source file formats are AI, PDF, CDR, etc.

design software

The design artwork’s repeated spacing distance, width, length and other details should be stated clearly in the source files. Below is the source file example:

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A great bonus: We can provide a free design service for our customers! That means you can just describe the design you want, and our talented design team will make the precise design based on the information you provide. We’ll be happy to do this, and it is totally free!

3. Wounding Direction

Thermal paper has 2 different sides: thermal side and non-thermal side. We need to know:

  • Which side is printed with artwork?
  • Which side is wounding outside?

Roll winding position

4. Charge for Plate

A printing plate is always required for flexo printing. It is usually made from rubber, plastic or aluminum (see picture below). Flexo printing relies on the use of printing plates to transfer your design onto paper. It is a one-time investment. Once the sample is approved, we won’t charge for the plate again. It usually costs $100 – $400 to make the plate (depending on your printed artwork). If you want to know more about paper roll printing technology, check out this useful article.

printing plate


Above are the four points you need to know when you want to get the printed roll samples from us. We are not printing “artwork” on the paper rolls, we are printing value. We take the time to listen to the customer’s experience, feedback, and intuitive ideas, so we know how to make you different from the others. If you are interested in printing artwork on paper rolls, contact us at [email protected]. We can help you develop marketing strategies for your business.