Gone are the days when receipt paper was only used to show proof of purchase. With today’s ever-evolving printing technologies, receipt paper manufacturers have the capability to print logos, custom texts, images, and messages on the receipt paper, 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 can handle the printing of 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 receipt paper 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 brief design ideas 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 two different sides: the 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

We usually use flexo printing to print receipt paper rolls. And a printing plate is always required for flexo printing. The printing plate is usually made from rubber, plastic or aluminum (see picture below).

printing plate

plate cylinder

The flexo plate on plate cylinder

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. Making the plate usually costs $100 – $400 (depending on your printed artwork). If you want to know more about flexo printing technology, check out this useful article.


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.

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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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