While it’s true that we live in a primarily digital world where business is conducted in large part on software, printer supplies and other physical office supplies are still just as valuable as they ever were.
While many POS (point-of-sale) systems allow consumers to choose how they receive their receipts—as a physical copy, an emailed receipt, or simply declining a receipt altogether—businesses are still in need of bulk printer supplies not only for point-of-sale, but for internal and external office use as well.
POS Paper - Invaluable Printer Supplies That All Retail Businesses Need
There are a number of options to choose from when it comes to these kinds of printer supplies. Choose what works best for you depending on the scale of your business, the size of your receipt POS printer, and other factors like aesthetics (POS paper comes in multiple colors).
Inkjet and 3 1 8 thermal paper are commonly used, especially thermal paper as it offers a number of advantages:
- Information is applied to the paper with a heated printer head which causes a chemical reaction on the paper. This is why a swift swipe of printer paper with your fingernail is enough to cause a mark—the heat from the friction actually causes chemical reactions in the paper.
- This also means you don’t run out of ink or even have to spend money on it in the first place.
Inkjet printers are commonly used office supplies for low-scale businesses that don’t require much actual printing. They typically have low up-front cost and operating cost, although maintenance costs can be a bit higher.
Ink cartridges are microchipped and they will give you a signal when they are out of ink. The printer automatically blocks printing until the cartridge is replaced.
Laser printers use electrostatic lasers to print images and text onto paper. This is accomplished through a combination of heat, powder toner, and electrostatic technology that puts all the pieces together through the use of negative and positive charges.
In short, laser printers print text and images with, well, lasers—this offers faster printing, less costs per page, and a better end product that isn’t moisture-sensitive.