Thermal Printers may not be the best part of your hospitality spot, nor even the best among your point-of-sale hardware but apart from the aesthetic appeal, you do have to admire the resilience, reliability, and affordability of thermal printers.
They, generally, don’t get much love, but we’ve put together some fun facts and quality information about the POS printer of your choice for hospitality sites. Let’s start –
The most common type of POS printer
Thermal Printers can print quickly at a high quality, and more quietly than other printing options. They have, therefore, become the most popular POS printer in the market.
Can print 20 lines a second
We usually say – It’s so quick! But did you know that thermal printers can print at 20 lines per second or even faster?
Every receipt you get handed has been thermally printed
The receipts you get in return every other day, there are chances that every one of them is printed from a thermal printer to emphasize the business.
All the receipts or transaction slips at many restaurants, cafes, or any other departmental store are likely to be printed with a thermal printer
Date back to the early 1970s
After a few years of the invention of laser printing, thermal printing came into existence. The latter one is a method of printing quickly, which was adopted by popular microcomputer systems of the late 1970s.
The most popular application of thermal printing came with the advent of a once famous piece of kit called the fax machine in the 1990s.
Don’t require ink
Thermal printers work in one of two ways.
The traditional method takes in rolls of heat-sensitive paper inside the printer. Later on, this generates heat, which reacts with the paper and the printer head transfers hot dyes of the image or words onto the paper sheet.
The thermal printers now use ribbon printer cartridges which contains a wax material. Paper is fed through the printer, and the heat melts the substance and sticks it onto the paper.
Just keep on keeping on
Thermal printers have few moving parts, which is one of the benefits of it. There are three key components:
– the thermal head to generate heat and print on paper
– the platen rubber roller to feed paper
– the spring that applies pressure to the thermal head, causing it to burn the thermo-sensitive paper.
Thermal printers allow you to hold up onto a printed paper over a period that makes them more durable than the non-thermal printer.
Now on the cloud or Wi-Fi
Thermal printers work well with the modern technology, which you can believe in. It’s very easy to say goodbye to a spot full of cables and say hello to a seamless, wireless printing process that relies on a cloud or Wi-Fi connection.
Star is the most searched for POS thermal printer
Unlike café or restaurants, there isn’t a ton of printers’ usage anywhere else. Star is the most searched option for the thermal printer and Wish A POS stocks the latest Star models.
When a connected thermal printer has an issue, dockets get sent to the next printer in the network
If you’re a bit skeptical about technological advances like the cloud and Wi-Fi, then we have an innovative receipt printing software that can detect any print failures and divert print jobs to your designated backup printer. You never need to worry about losing orders as it safeguards your hospitality sites. You need to maintain your efficient service and focus on the stuff that matters, like your customers and staff.
Getting your hands on a thermal printer, and a great POS has never been easier
Thermal Printers are reliable, fast and quiet. They are an essential part of any POS system, helping hospitality venues of all sizes and shapes to stay on top of all orders and sales.
Sometimes, on an infrequent occasion your printer does throw a hissy fit, so we can make you go through your pain points.