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Register Roll Buying Guide

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Keep track of your business's income or expenses, or generate a printed receipt of customer's orders with CiboWares's selection of BPA free, durable register rolls. Ideal for use with a wide variety of printers and systems, cash register paper rolls are a must-have for any business. Whether you're looking for carbonless copy paper, white bond paper, or thermal printer paper we're your destination to buy register rolls!

Thermal Paper Rolls

In recent years, thermal printing paper has become the preferred choice for cash registers and ATMs, signaling a shift towards more efficient and environmentally friendly transaction recording. The popularity of thermal paper stems from its unique printing mechanism, relying on heat-sensitive coatings rather than traditional ink or ribbons. This shift not only enhances the speed and clarity of printing but also reduces maintenance requirements. As businesses and financial institutions increasingly prioritize cost-effectiveness, speed, and eco-friendly solutions, the widespread adoption of thermal paper rolls in cash registers and ATMs reflects a pivotal transformation in transaction technology. Lets look at some frequently asked questions we get about thermal rolls.

  • Do Thermal Printers Need Special Paper? Yes, thermal printers require special type of register paper known as thermal receipt printer paper. These rolls are coated with a heat-sensitive substance that reacts to the heat produced by the printer's thermal printhead, resulting in the creation of text or images on the paper. Using regular paper can damage the printer and compromise the printing quality as it lacks the necessary coating for the thermal printing process.
  • What is Thermal Paper? Thermal paper is a type of paper coated with a special heat-sensitive material that reacts to heat, typically produced by a thermal printer's printhead. When the heated printhead comes into contact with the thermal paper, it causes the coating to darken, creating text, images, or graphics without the need for ink or toner. This makes thermal paper a common choice for receipt rolls, labels, and other applications where quick, high-quality, and ink-free printing is essential.
  • How does Thermal Paper Work? Thermal paper works through a heat-sensitive coating applied to its surface. When thermal paper passes through a thermal printer, the printhead selectively heats certain areas, causing the coated sections to darken. This process creates the desired text or images on the paper without the need for ink.
  • What is Thermal Paper Used For? Thermal paper is commonly used for printing receipts, labels, and other documents in applications where quick and ink-free printing is crucial. It is widely employed in point-of-sale (POS) systems, credit card terminals, and receipt printers due to its ability to produce high-quality, instant prints through a heat-sensitive process. Additionally, thermal paper finds utility in industries requiring efficient and reliable printing, such as logistics, healthcare, and ticketing.
  • Is Thermal Paper Toxic? Thermal paper is generally considered safe for regular use and poses no significant toxicity risk when handled properly. However, concerns have been raised about the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) that may be present in some thermal paper coatings. To mitigate potential exposure, many manufacturers now offer BPA-free thermal paper options, ensuring a safer choice for applications such as receipts and labels. All of our Thermal paper here at CiboWares is BPA-free. 
  • Is Thermal Paper Recyclable? The recyclability of thermal register paper can be challenging due to its special coating, which often contains chemicals that might interfere with the recycling process. While our thermal paper is BPA-free, the fact that it is contained in some thermal paper coatings can also pose concerns for recycling. As a result, recycling facilities may not accept thermal paper, so you should check with local recycling programs for specific local guidelines on handling thermal paper waste.

Thermal Receipt Paper:

Thermal rolls create images without the use of printer cartridges or ink ribbons, and are made from heat/friction-sensitive paper. There's a thermal paper roll to fit most standard credit, debit, and P.O.S. machines. Perfect for use at ATMs, P.O.S. system printers, cash registers, showrooms, gas pumps, and retail locations, they generate a black image (when used with a thermal printer) which can be preserved for future reference. When looking at thermal paper measurements the first number is inches wide, and the second number is feet long. The most popular sizes of thermal paper are 3 1/8 x 230 thermal paper roll and 2 1/4 thermal paper rolls (lengths vary between 40' - 80').

Ply: 1
Sizes: 2 ¼” x 40’
2 ¼” x 56'
2 ¼” x 74'
2 ¼” x 56'
3 ⅛” x 119'
3 ⅛” x 220'
3 ⅛” x 230'
3 ⅛” x 273'
Colors: White, Yellow and Green
Note: BPA free

Bond Paper Rolls

Bond paper register rolls stand out as a reliable and traditional choice for businesses seeking clear and enduring records. These rolls, distinguished by their plain, uncoated paper, employ ink or toner for printing, offering a dependable method for generating receipts and transaction records. The enduring popularity of bond register rolls can be attributed to their compatibility with various printers and their proven track record in producing high-quality, ink-based prints. As businesses value longevity and versatility in their record-keeping solutions, bond paper cash register rolls continue to hold a significant place in retail, food service and healthcare.

  • What is Bond Paper? Bond paper refers to a type of plain, uncoated paper commonly used for printing receipts and transaction records. Unlike thermal paper, which relies on a heat-sensitive coating for printing, bond paper relies on traditional ink or toner for image formation
  • What is Bond Paper Used For Bond paper rolls are commonly used for printing receipts, invoices, and transaction records in various business settings. Bond paper rolls are often utilized in cash registers, point-of-sale (POS) systems, and receipt printers for generating clear and durable receipts for stores, gas stations, restaurants and more.
  • Is Bond Paper Recyclable? Yes, bond paper is generally recyclable, as it lacks the special coatings and chemicals found in certain types of paper, like thermal paper. However, the recyclability may depend on local recycling facilities and their specific guidelines. We always recommend checking with local recycling programs to ensure proper disposal and recycling of bond paper.
  • Do Bond Paper Rolls Require Ink? Yes, bond paper rolls require ink for printing. Unlike thermal paper, which uses heat-sensitive coatings to create images, bond paper relies on traditional ink or toner to form text, images, or graphics.

Bond Receipt Paper:

Lint-free, these bond cash register rolls are made from pure white paper and are ideal for use in stores, restaurants with P.O.S. systems, fuel pumps, hotels, casinos, or other retail locations where only one copy of the receipt is needed. They are used in dot matrix/impact printers and use ribbons to print text.
Ply: 1
Sizes: 3" x 165'
3" x 190'
3.25" x 215'

Carbonless Paper Rolls

When it comes to transaction records, carbonless register paper rolls are a versatile and popular choice, revolutionizing the way businesses generate duplicates or triplicates of essential documents. These rolls eliminate the need for messy carbon sheets, offering a clean and efficient method for creating multiple copies with each transaction. The popularity of carbonless register paper rolls can be attributed to their convenience, providing a swift and hassle-free means of record-keeping for businesses ranging from retail and hospitality to finance. Two part carbonless paper and 3 part carbonless paper rolls are especially popular for use in restaurants where the extra copy is sent to the kitchen to track preparing food orders.

  • What is Carbonless Paper? Carbonless paper, also known as NCR paper (No Carbon Required), is a type of paper designed for creating duplicate or triplicate copies without the need for carbon sheets. It consists of multiple layers, typically coated with microcapsules of dye and a reactive clay. When pressure is applied, as in writing or printing, the microcapsules burst, creating a chemical reaction that transfers the impression onto subsequent layers, resulting in a clear and instant copy of the original document.
  • How Does Carbonless Paper Work? Carbonless cash register paper rolls work through a chemical process that eliminates the need for carbon sheets to create duplicate or triplicate copies. The paper is coated with microcapsules containing a dye and a reactive clay. When pressure is applied through writing or printing, the microcapsules rupture, causing a chemical reaction that transfers the dye onto subsequent layers, creating clear and instant copies of the original document without the mess and hassle of carbon paper.
  • How to use Carbonless Paper: To use carbon paper rolls, insert the carbonless paper roll into the printer or typewriter, ensuring proper alignment. Load the original document on top of the carbonless paper, making sure the carbon side is facing the document. As you print or type on the original document, the pressure triggers a chemical reaction in the carbonless paper, creating instant copies on the underlying sheets of the roll.
  • Does Carbonless Paper need ink? Only on the top layer. Carbonless paper does not require ink for the duplicate layers. When pressure is applied through writing or printing on the top sheet, the microcapsules rupture, transferring the dye onto subsequent sheets in the stack, creating copies without the use of ink.
  • How many Plies are Carbonless Paper rolls? Carbonless paper rolls typically come in two-ply or three-ply options. The number of plies refers to the number of copies that can be generated simultaneously. Two-ply carbonless paper has an original and one duplicate, while three-ply has an original and two duplicates, providing multiple copies with a single impression.
  • What is carbonless paper used for? It finds extensive applications in businesses such as receipt printing, invoice generation, order forms, and other transaction records. The instant copy feature makes carbonless paper particularly useful in situations where multiple copies of a document are required simultaneously, streamlining record-keeping processes in various industries.


Composed of a white layer and a canary yellow customer copy layer, these register rolls are perfect for locations that need both a customer copy and one for their own records. Three ply carbonless rolls have a white layer, a canary yellow copy and a pink copy. Primarily designed for use in P.O.S. systems so restaurant managers can verify the charges against a credit card, they can also be used in cafes, showrooms, retail outlets, fuel stations, or grocery stores. They produce two copies using traditional register printer with a register ribbon. When the first copy is printed, the pressure results in the content being copied onto the second sheet.
Ply: 2 and 3 ply options
Sizes: 3" x 92' - 2 ply
3" x 90' - 2 ply
3" x 65' - 3 ply