The type of receipt printer your business invests in completely depends on the nature of your business and its needs. There are three main types of receipt printers: ink jet, dot matrix, and thermal. All provide different solutions.

Ink Jet Printers

Ink jet printers shoot small drops of liquid ink onto receipt paper using print heads. Unlike other receipt printers, they can create high-quality color logos and coupons on your receipts. While buying ink cartridges is expensive, it’s proven that color and design have a substantial impact on consumers.

Dot Matrix Printers

Dot matrix printers, also known as impact printers, are able to produce a series of dots that form letters on receipt paper using an ink ribbon and tiny pins mounted on the print head. They can print in two colors (black and red) and can also print graphics. They are the least expensive printers as they require very little operating costs, such as replacing paper and ribbons.

These printers are popular for kitchens because thermal printers are not able to work efficiently in heated environments.

Thermal Printers

Thermal printers are the most common receipt printers. Despite the fact that they are costlier than dot matrix printers, they end up saving businesses money over time. This is because thermal printers work via direct contact between the thermal head, which creates heat, and thermal paper, which is thermally coated to be react to heat. Thermal printers do not need any ink or toner, which saves businesses money on replacing cartridges. They print in high-quality, have faster speed, and are quieter than other receipt printers. Thermal printers are now able to print in multiple colors and be double-sided.

Does your business need thermal paper? Contact Thermal Paper Plus today.