Commonly Used Terms & What They Mean!
This measurement will determine whether the paper roll will fit for your receipt printer or credit card machine. Example: For 80mm x 70mm x 12mm paper roll, it means the roll width is 80mm, the diameter is 70mm, and the core is 12mm.
The diameter of a roll is longest distance across the circle. (The diameter cuts through the centre of the circle.
The amount of paper (normally measured in metres) wound on to the core to form the paper roll
Plastic and Cardboard Cores are used as part of the manufacturing process to wind the paper on to and to provide a stable structure to the inside of a roll.
Meterage refers to the number of metres of paper on a paper roll. The metre is the fundamental unit of length in the metric system, 1 metre is equal to 100 centimetres or approximately 39.37 inches
A product that is designed / made and produced specially to order for the customer who ordered them.
A high quality paper that ensures the best print quality and maximum performance on your printer.
BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s. BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food and beverages, such as water bottles. BPA is used is found in the coating of Thermal Papers.
Sense / Sensor Mark
A black mark printed on a paper roll at pre-determined intervals to tell the printer where to cut the receipt.
Also known as Print-Ready Artwork it is a term used to describe a file that has all the specifications necessary to produce high-resolution printed output, without requiring any additional alteration or intervention. In other words, a commercial printer can use the file “as submitted” to successfully create the desired print materials.
A Printing Plate is carrier of an image normally a thin metal sheet which will used the production process. It consists of surfaces which will, by using a printing ink, transfer the digitally made image onto the printing substrate.
A design that is created by repeating lines, shapes, images, etc, at set or specific lengths / measurements.
Point of Sale - term used for signage and displays to communicate to customers and products and equipment used at the point where customers are served.
Electronic Point of Sale - the mechanic by which information is captured when the sale takes place
Automated Teller Machine - also known as a cashpoint or auto-bank
This is heat sensitive paper coated on one side used in machines with a Thermal Print Head. These Rolls do not require a Ribbon
SINGLE PLY PAPER
Plain uncoated paper used in Impact (Dot Matrix) printers. You can tell if the equipment you are using is an Impact Printer by seeing if it uses a Ribbon.
2 PLY PAPER
used in Impact (Dot Matrix) printers and produce 2 copies at the same time. You can tell if the equipment you are using is an Impact Printer by seeing if it uses a Ribbon.
3 PLY PAPER
used in Impact (Dot Matrix) printers and produce 3 copies at the same time. You can tell if the equipment you are using is an Impact Printer by seeing if it uses a Ribbon.