printers are necessary for the generation of signature
slips and receipts. They come either built in
to your terminal or separately. There are two
main types of printer: thermal and dot matrix.
Think about your needs, and determine what best
suits your business needs based on reliability,
cost, and speed. Also take into account paper
loading method. Many printers now feature “drop-in”
loading, which is simpler and less of a hassle
when customers are waiting.
Pins and ink ribbon are use in
dot matrix receipt printers to create the receipt
and signature slip. Regular paper is used (usually
on a roll). Most dot matrix printers fall in price
between $200 and $400. Print speeds are low, however,
maxing out at four lines per second.
Special heat-sensitive paper is
required for thermal receipt printers. They generate
signature slips and receipts by making use of
heat to “burn” the necessary words
and amounts into the paper. They are quieter,
faster (up to 15 lines per second), and more reliable.
They do cost more — $300 to $500. However,
the cost of buying special paper often balances
out the costs involved with purchasing ink ribbons
and paper for dot matrix models.
Other printer options
There are inkjet receipt printers,
but they are fairly rare. The only advantage an
inkjet has over the other two is printing in color.
An inkjet is not as fast as a thermal printer,
nor are they as inexpensive as a dot matrix. For
most businesses, the ability to print in color
is not worth the choice between a sacrifice in
quality and a sacrifice in cost-efficiency.
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