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Thermal Paper: Three Place to Never Store Rolls


Nobody likes wasting money. Storing your thermal paper rolls improperly is the same as throwing money down the drain. And who wants to do that? Here are three places that you should NOT be storing them: 

1. Keep thermal paper out of your car!

There are two real reasons why you would want to keep your thermal receipt rolls out of your car: heat and sunlight. Optimal temperature for storing thermal paper is below 77 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are leaving an open box of thermal paper in your car in direct sunlight, the paper will fade or turn grey, even black, from the heat.

2. Thermal Paper should avoid the walk-in cooler!

Optimal humidity for storing thermal paper is between 45% and 65%. A walk-in cooler, depending on use, can have a much higher or inconsistent humidity due to temperature fluctuations. This humidity can cause your paper to get damp and cause paper jams.

3. Don’t put your paper rolls in the kitchen!

Storing rolls in your kitchen around open flames or ovens is generally a bad idea. Overlooking the fact that paper and flames are always a bad idea, the heat will act similar to sun exposure and start turning your paper gray or black. That is why kitchens use bond or carbonless papers to print orders.


For more information about Thermal Paper, read our other blog posts:

Blog - Thermal Paper: What is it?

Blog - Thermal Paper: Components of Thermal Paper

Blog - Thermal Paper: Selecting the Right One For Your Application

Blog - Thermal Paper: Storage and Shelf Life Recommendations

Blog - Thermal Paper: Is It Recyclable?

Blog - Thermal Paper: Caliper and Basis Weight

Blog - Thermal Paper: Grades of Thermal Paper

Blog - Thermal Paper: Ways to Reduce Your Usage

Blog - Thermal Paper: What is Two-Sided Thermal Paper?

Blog - Thermal Paper: Super Saver Rolls are A Game of Inches

Blog - Thermal Paper: Paper Receipt Importance for Tax Preparation

Blog - Thermal Paper: Is My Thermal Printer Working Properly?

Blog - Thermal Paper: POS Supply's Thermal Rolls are BPA-Free!

Blog - Thermal Paper: What is Phenol-Free Thermal Paper?