· Bar codes
· Thermal tickets
· ATM receipts
· Parking receipts
· Ideal for fast speed printers
Alternatively, images that do not need to be as crisp can be created on low sensitivity products.
· Standard point of sale receipts
· Supermarket weigh scale labels
· Distribution and logistics labels
· Ideal for standard speed printers
Static Sensitivity curves are important when considering using thermal paper in adverse environmental conditions like high temperature and UV exposure. Lower static sensitive thermal paper is needed to ensure that the media will not image due to heat from the sun or any other external source. There are Top Coated sheets available that can help in extreme instances where you might need to balance generating a good thermal image and not getting any unwanted background development.
In general, Paper Sensitivity is a balance of the paper, printer and environment in which they are being used. 80-90% of the applications use a standard grade thermal paper and function well. There are also many thermal printers used in harsh environmental conditions that function very well using special coated thermal products that fit the application.