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. The setup fee – the plate cost

Thermal paper rolls are typically printed using flexographic (flexo) printing, a process that necessitates the use of a printing plate. These plates are commonly made from materials such as rubber, plastic, or aluminum (see picture below).

printing plate

plate cylinder

The flexo plate on the plate cylinder

In the flexo printing method, the design is transferred onto paper through the utilization of printing plates and ink. This process involves a one-time setup investment – the plate. Once the samples receive approval, there are no additional charges for the printing plate. The cost of making the plates typically ranges from $100 to $400, depending on the intricacies of your artwork. For more insights into flexo printing technology, you can explore this 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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