EFTPOS & Cash Machine Receipts
Dynamic and static sensitivity
A basic pre-requisite for perfect printing is that a paper must be chosen to suit the printer and the application.
Sensitivity is a key to making the selection. When Solmed selects Thermal Paper, we have ensured the differences between Static and Dynamic sensitivity.
Dynamic sensitivity is especially important when choosing the right paper for a particular printer. The faster the printer works, the less time the paper stays beneath the thermal print head. A fast printer therefore requires paper with a high dynamic sensitivity.
If you use thermal paper with too low a sensitivity, the heat will not be sufficient to produce a fully blackened image, which will mean the image or lettering does not last so long.
Static sensitivity refers to the temperature at which the thermal paper begins to create an image.
An ECG Machine Manufacturer or an EFTPOS Machine Manufacturer will choose a print head specification and the Thermal Manufacturer will match a Thermal Grade to suit the Print Head and then manufactures the paper according to the speed and Trigger Mechanism output of the software.
The same rules apply to EFTpos and Thermal Receipt Rolls based on the Print Quality, Speed and Temperature Setting of the Print Head.
Things we constantly rely on when choosing which paper is best!
Recommended Regular Base Weight of Paper and the Base weight Variation (as determined by Manufacturer of Print head)
Caliper (Thickness of Paper) and variance of Caliper
Paper Density & Moisture on Delivery
Whiteness & Opacity
Smoothness & Curls
Optical Density & Light Resistance
Tear Strength and Image Stability
Initial Temperature & Saturation Temperature
Solmed Thermal Paper is only sourced from companies that have been certified by Forest Chain of Custody with both FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) and PEFC™ (Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification).
Now you can choose Thermal Paper products for your business or clinic that help support responsible forestry processes and contribute to global conservation