Here we answer to the most common questions regarding direct thermal paper and coated-one-side paper. For any other questions or inquiries, please contact jujosales(at)jujothermal.com.
Q1. WHAT IS THERMAL PAPER?
Thermal paper is the recording media to be printed with heat from the thermal printer. Since any ink ribbon, toner or ink cartridge is not required to record information on the thermal paper, very compact printer can be used with minimum maintenance. Today thermal paper is widely used in label, ticket, POS receipt, medical chart, and other applications because of its high reliability and convenience.
Q2. WHAT IS C1S PAPER?
C1S (Coated-one-side) paper is a product designed for the value-added label facestock. As the name implies, normally one or two coating layers are applied on the only one side of the basepaper to achieve various features like gloss, brightness, whiteness, opacity, printability.
Q3. WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THERMAL PAPER?
Jujo Thermal’s thermal paper consists of the basepaper and some special coating layers. On the surface side (the recording side), the precoat layer and the thermal layer are coated. In order to add the high durability on the thermal printing image, the topcoat layer can be applied on the thermal layer. Also the backside layer can be coated to improve the printability and the backside protection against the adhesive.
Q4. WHAT ARE THE MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THERMAL PAPER?
The main function of thermal paper is “thermal printing”. This is why, in addition to normal paper properties (grammage, thickness, strength…), the thermal printing quality and the image stability are important. Furthermore, the pre-printability by the conventional printing methods like Flexo or Offset is also required for the thermal paper. The JTK product selector can assist you to find the right product for your business.
Q5. HOW CAN THERMAL PRINTING PROPERTIES BE RATED?
The thermal printing property can be divided into “dynamic sensitivity” and “maximum density”. The dynamic sensitivity shows how fast and with lower energy the thermal paper can be printed. The high maximum density can give the distinct thermal printing image, good readability, and strong image stability.
Q6. WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDED PRINTING METHODS FOR C1S AND DIRECT THERMAL PAPER?
Most of Jujo Thermal´s C1S grades have a superior printability with Flexo(water/UV), Offset(water/UV), Letterpress, and other printing methods. Printing on thermal paper is a more challenging process. For the suitable printing process, please check information in our product range sheet and ink recommendation sheet. It is recommended to always have printing trials when selecting a new ink or printing a new paper grade. For any assistance on technical issues related to the printing, please contact the appropriate ink manufacturer or the technical customer service of Jujo Thermal.