Positives

Reduces Total Cost of Ownership

  • Lower overall consumables investment
  • Reduced labor costs
  • Lower inventory and reduced freight
  • Less waste / obsolescence with pre-printed media

Improve Operational Efficiencies

  • Two print heads increase printer speed and overall throughput
  • Up to 50% fewer paper roll changes mean reduced customer wait times
  • Receipts are more manageable

Targeted Marketing Message

  • Variable print on-demand for the ultimate in affordable personalization
  • Enhance your profitability by eliminating costly pre-printed media

Environmental Benefits

  • Reduced paper consumption
  • Reduced fuel and energy use
  • Reduced waste production and water requirements
  • Reduced use of landfill space

Negatives

According to an IBM white paper published in October of 2010, two-sided thermal printing offers the following disadvantages:

High Up-Front Cost

  • Printer equipment is costly to purchase
  • Two-sided paper can cost up to 2 1/2 times more than single sided thermal

Increased Printing Time

Transaction time can be as much as 33% longer due to the slower print speed of two sided thermal printers

Reliability

  • Due to the new technology, the supporting electronics have been found to be problematic
  • Because it requires two thermal print heads instead of one, the printer is more costly to repair

Greater Environmental Impact

  • 2-sided media can require up to 30% more energy to produce
  • Less sustainable packaging

Contact Thermal Paper Plus for your business’ thermal paper needs.