Thermal Paper Till Roll Making Machine JT-SLT-500B

2 Layers Synchronous Production
  • 2 plies carbonless paper rolls production
  • 2 independent unwind stand
  • 2 self-reliant tension controller
Max. Unwinding Width500mm (600mm customizable)
Max. Unwinding Diameter900mm
Max. Rewinding Diameter160mm
Min. Slit Width25mm
Max. Speed150m/min

2 Layers Thermal Paper Till Roll Making Machine JT-SLT-500B

This 2 layers thermal paper till roll making machine JT-SLT-500B is specially customized for making carbonless paper rolls, thermal paper rolls, or NCR paper rolls.

As for till roll, it is made from thermal paper, it is mainly applied in the following machines:

  • Point of sale (POS) machines
  • Credit card machines
  • Debit card machines
  • Visa card machines
  • Adding machines/calculators
  • Cash register machines


According to the ply amounts, till roll mainly is 1 ply, 2 plies thermal paper till roll can also be found in China market.

And when it comes to carbonless paper rolls, they are mostly used to print receipts on dot-matrix printers/impact printers.

Recently, a Kenya client bought 1 set 600mm width 2 plies carbonless copy paper slitting machine from us.



On 11 Jan 2021, we tested this dear Kenya client’s customized thermal roll machine, test video is shown below.

After testing, we shared this video and below carbonless paper roll photo with Kenya client for approval.


Compared with 1 ply thermal paper roll slitting machine, such carbonless paper roll slitting machine has some unique features.

The independent jumbo roll unwind stand’s quantity is designed according to the ply amount, corresponding amount tension controller will also be installed accordingly.


Kenya client’s 2 plies carbonless copy paper slitting machine requires 2 independent tension control units, 1 unit includes 1 tension controller and 2 sensors (hall switch), ensures sensitive tension sensing and precise tension control.

More drive rollers are required for 2 plies thermal roll making machine, they are introduced to lead material feeding, take effect on avoiding till roll vibrations.

On Mar 22, 2021, this Kenyan client told us that the 2 plies carbonless copy paper slitting machine worked very well at his place, and he also specially filmed its working video for us.


The working video is shown below:

Compared with the thermal cash register paper roll slitting machine, carbonless paper roll making machine width is mainly 600mm or 500mm.

If you would like to make the 3 layers carbonless paper roll, we Jota suggest you consider about JT-SLT-500 till roll slitting machine.

The narrower the machine is, the smoother the finished roll’s edge, 500mm width machine is more suitable for making qualified till rolls.

3 pies carbonless paper roll slitting is stricter with tension control.

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During the running process, 2 paper jumbo rolls are unwound from 2 unwind stands respectively, pass through the drive rollers, nip rollers, slitting knives, then finished roll is wound on rewinding shaft finally.


For more details about this thermal paper roll slitting machine, please feel free to contact us.

As your one-stop thermal paper roll machine supplier, Jota Machinery could supply the thermal roll machine for you to make POS paper roll, ATM paper roll, printer paper roll, cash register paper roll, till roll, etc.

Jota Professional Team

The roots create the fruits, quality is our Jota’s cornerstone, it assists us in gaining trust from customers around the world.

Many clients suddenly contact us for small part replacement after 4-5 years of silence.

Each time we receive such mail, we could feel the client’s satisfaction overflowing from each word.

Saudi Arabia Client Thumbs Up for Jota Thermal Paper Slitter Rewinder

Recently, we Jota has just released fully automatic thermal paper roll slitting packing machine JT-SLT-1400FA, from core feeding to finished roll packing, no need dedicated operator, inline printing can also be integrated, please send us an inquiry on this website to get more details.


Thermal Paper Till Roll Making Machine Ultimate FAQ Guide

Thermal Paper

What Is Thermal Paper Used For?

Thermal paper refers to the information recording paper coated with color-forming materials, which is generated by thermal signals to develop colors.

In other words, thermal paper is a specially coated paper, once gives energy (thermal energy) to its surface, the physical or chemical properties of the substance (color developer) are changed to develop the text and image.


Thermal paper can be used as:

  • Fax paper, communication carrier for text and graphics on fax machines;
  • Recording materials in medical systems, such as ECG drawings;
  • Printing paper in Internet terminals;
  • Lottery tickets in betting field;
  • Trademarks.


The principle of thermal paper production is to coat fine particle powder on ordinary paper, the particle powder is composed of leuco dye, phenols, or other acidic substances, separated by a film.

Under heated conditions, the film melts and the powder mixes to generate a color reaction.

The text/graphic developed by the ordinary thermal paper is unstable and easy to fade, which makes the content illegible and not suitable for long-term storage.

But good thermal paper can be stored for 30 years or even longer.

What Is The Thermal Paper Price?

Thermal paper is usually sold per ton.

Because thermal paper is divided into many different specifications according to the paper grammage, the price varies based on different grammage.

The common specifications are:

  • 48gsm
  • 55gsm
  • 65gsm

Moreover, different manufacturer’s thermal paper jumbo roll quality is uneven, and the price will vary due to quality differences.

Take the APP brand 55gsm thermal paper as an example, the current price is USD$1,775.00/ton.


APP is the largest pulp and paper mill in Asia and has already ranked among the top 10 in the world.

The APP thermal paper quality is relatively good, if you are more price-sensitive, we can also help you find more competitive price thermal paper jumbo rolls in China.

Thermal Paper Manufacturers

There are many domestic thermal paper manufacturers here in China.

Among which, the larger ones are:

  • Jianghe
  • Chenming
  • Guanhao
  • APP
  • Xianhe

Well-known thermal paper manufacturers abroad include:

  • Germany’s Koehler Paper
  • South Korea’s Hansol Paper
  • Japan’s Mitsubishi Paper and Ricoh Paper


How Can You Tell If Paper Is Thermal?

In daily life, we have the possibility of contacting thermal paper, how to tell if you got the thermal paper?

In fact, the method is very simple.

Use your fingernails, coins, keys, etc. to scratch the paper gently, because friction can generate heat, and the generated heat causes the heat-sensitive substance to develop color.


Therefore, the paper displays traces (usually gray) after being scratched, it is thermal paper.

And the most heat-sensitive paper’s developer is bisphenol-A.

How Long Does Thermal Paper Last?

Generally, the thermal paper shelf life is only 2-3 years or even a few months.

Long shelf life thermal paper is classified as long-lasting thermal paper.

At present, the long-lasting thermal paper’s shelf life can reach over 10 years in a normal storage environment.

But the following interference needs to be avoided:

  • High temperature
  • High humidity
  • Direct sunlight
  • Contact with solvents, plasticizers

Some particularly good quality thermal papers can even be stored for 30 years.

Is Thermal Paper Bad?

The thermal paper produced by regular manufacturers is non-toxic when used under a normal environment and temperature, but temperature changes will make it toxic.

After touching the thermal paper receipt, if possible, please wash your hands immediately, but do not use alcohol-based cleaning fluids.

Do not directly touch the mouth after your hands contact the receipt.


The thermal paper contains bisphenol A,although bisphenol A is not a hormone in the true sense, it has a hormone-like effect.

If it is taken in excess, it will interfere with the body’s normal hormone function, affect the reproductive system development, destroy the endocrine system balance.

If there is not much exposure to bisphenol A, there is almost no harm.

Does All Thermal Paper Contain BPA?

Not all thermal paper contains BPA.

Now those thermal paper manufacturers will provide 2 types of thermal paper for customers to choose:

One type is thermal paper with BPA;

The other type is thermal paper without BPA.

The price of thermal paper with BPA is relatively cheaper, and the price of thermal paper without BPA is relatively higher.

You can choose the type you need according to your budget.

Does Thermal Paper Fade?

Thermal paper will fade slowly during storage, which is determined by the thermal paper characteristics, and there is no way to overcome it.

For more important documents, copy the thermal paper and then save, so there are no worries.

How Do You Keep Thermal Receipts From Fading?

Thermal receipts fading can’t be reversed, but you can follow the below precautions to delay thermal receipts fading.

  • Protect thermal paper from direct sunlight, moisture, high temperature, and ultra-low temperature.
  • Stack thermal paper in layers, avoid too heavy stacking to prevent glue penetration and adhesion.
  • Store thermal paper at 23±2℃ and RH65±5% environment.
  • Pack and seal thermal paper with moisture-proof paper or film.

Can Thermal Receipt Paper Be Recycled?

Thermal receipt paper can be recycled by paper recycling plants.


As thermal receipt paper has a layer of chemical raw materials, it must be processed by certain pulping.

Waste collection stations understand more about it than you, they can send waste thermal receipt paper to suitable paper recycling plants.

Thermal Roll

What Is A Thermal Till Roll?

Thermal paper till roll is commonly used consumables for cash registers, ATM machines, POS machines, fax machines, and electrocardiographs.

They can be used as carriers to print text and graphics.


Such till rolls are usually made by slitting the thermal paper jumbo roll and then winding it, with a certain width and diameter.

The specific width and diameter can be customized according to the end customer’s requirements.

The most common thermal till roll size is 57mm x 50mm and 80 x 80mm.

What Is The Uses Of Thermal Paper Roll?

Thermal paper has developed rapidly with the fax machine’s popularity all over the world, now its application is becoming more and more extensive.

At present, thermal paper roll’s main applications are listed below:

  • Thermal paper for the fax machine

Mainly used for various types of thermal fax machines, this type of fax machine may be used for commercial purposes, or it may be used privately at home.

  • Thermal paper for printing and terminal recording

The thermal paper now is quite useful in printing records for many types of equipment.

These equipment include:

  • Word processors
  • Medical testing and industrial testing
  • Computer-aided design and production (maybe CAD/CMA)
  • Counters
  • Automatic cash payment machines (ATM/CD)
  • Portable terminal printers
  • Receipt records for highways, taxis.
  • Thermal paper for labels and receipts

The thermal paper application in recent years has been extended to the label field, and the development is fast.

It is a combination of thermal paper and self-adhesive labels, coat the thermal paper’s back with a sticker and compound it on the release paper for labels.

What Is The Difference Between Thermal And Non-Thermal Till Rolls?

  • Different printed effect

The thermal paper surface has a special coating, which will turn black when heated.

If it is used as a printing paper, the printed content will disappear quickly;

If the art paper is used as printing paper, the printed content will stay for a long time.

  • Different printing methods

One is thermal printing and the other is thermal transfer printing.

  • Different quality

The thermal printing paper used in cash registers is generally divided into 3 layers.

The bottom layer is base paper, the 2nd layer is thermal coating, and the 3rd layer is protective layer.

The primary influence on its quality is the thermal coating or protective layer, and the plain paper will not be influenced by these 2 factors.

  • Different temperature effects

Ordinary paper is less affected by temperature, but thermal paper is greatly affected by temperature.

How Do You Measure Till Rolls?

How to calculate till roll length in meters?

Assuming that the till roll length is L(m), the till roll outer diameter is B(mm), the paper core outer diameter is C(mm), and the thermal paper thickness measured by a micrometer is T(μm).



For example, 57×50 thermal roll, the paper core outer diameter=24mm, the thickness is 78μm.

Then the length L=(2500-576)*0.7854/78=19.37m.

How Long Is A Roll Of Receipt Paper?

Generally speaking, the length of a receipt paper roll is determined by the winding diameter.

The following table summarizes some common receipt paper rolls’ lengths (65gsm):

Width x Diameter (mm)Length (m)
57 x 3010
57 x 4012
57 x 5020
80 x 5020
80 x 6030
80 x 8060


How Are Thermal Paper Rolls Produced?

Thermal paper rolls are produced by thermal paper slitting and rewinding machine.

Air compressor is also essential because thermal paper slitting rewinding machine equips with many pneumatic components, such components consume compressed air.


What’s more, thermal paper roll production also requires some necessary raw materials, such as thermal paper jumbo rolls, paper core/plastic core.

Please watch the following video to understand thermal paper roll production better.

Thermal Paper Rolls Manufacturers

China has many thermal paper roll manufacturers, such as:

  • DELI
  • APP

The above brands are relatively famous.

Regarding foreign thermal paper roll suppliers, you can enter thermal paper roll in Amazon search bar, many suppliers are listed in front of your eyes.

Some of them are trading companies and some are original factories, you can spend some time and energy to filter or distinguish.

Thermal Roll Making Machine / Thermal Paper Manufacturing Machine

Thermal Paper Manufacturing Process

Thermal paper is a kind of processed paper, and its manufacturing principle is to coat a layer of “heat-sensitive paint” (heat sensitive color change layer) on high-quality base paper.

Although more than a dozen chemicals used in this color-changing layer, leuco dyes are essential.

The dye has a wide variety, the most commonly used are fluorescent compounds.

  • The developer accounts for about 20% or less

The commonly used are bisphenols and p-hydroxybenzoic acid;

  • The sensitizer accounts for about 10% or less

It contains benzenesulfonamides compounds;

  • Fillers account for less than 50%

Commonly used is calcium carbonate (fine particles);

  • Adhesives account for less than 10%

Such as polyvinyl acetate, stabilizers, dibenzoyl terephthalate, lubricants, etc.

Because of this, thermal paper manufacturing is difficult and the technical requirements are high.

Thermal Paper Roll Manufacturing Process

The production of thermal paper small rolls is realized on the thermal paper slitting machine.

The specific process is to first unwind the thermal paper jumbo roll from unwind stand, then enter the slitting section after web-feeding through various drive rollers.

The slitting knife divides the thermal paper web into multiple narrow strips.

The narrow strips are wound on a plastic/paper core and then is rolled into a thermal paper roll by shaft rotating.

Thermal Paper Roll Making Machine Manufacturer

Thermal paper roll making machine manufacturers are all over the world, these manufacturers are located in the United States, Spain, Italy, Mexico, India, Taiwan, and other countries or regions.

The well-known brands are:

  • Jennerjahn in the United States
  • Lemu Group in Spain

As original thermal paper slitting machine manufacturer, Jota welcomes you to contact us and make a WhatsApp video call with us.

We can show you our factory and CNC machining center in real-time.



If you make an appointment, we can also lively broadcast our thermal paper slitting machine’s operation in real-time through WhatsApp video call.

Recently, we have optimized our best-selling JT-SLT-900 thermal till roll making machine.


The wallboard is still as thick as 37mm, the structure is more compact, the tension control function is integrated into the PLC, and the tension control is simpler, more efficient, and stable.


37mm thickness wallboard


Tension control module connected to Siemens ST40 PLC

The optimized JT-SLT-900 thermal till roll making machine’s price is quite competitive now, please send us an inquiry on this website to get more info about it.

What Are The Machine Used To Make Thermal Paper Rolls

The machine used to make thermal paper rolls is thermal roll making machine, which is mainly composed of unwinding section, web-feeding section, slitting section, rewinding section, controlling section, etc.

Thermal Paper Roll Making Machine Price

For thermal paper roll making machine, its price mainly depends on the following aspects:

  • Unwinding width

At present, the unwinding width of mainstream models is 900mm, but the jumbo roll width in the U.S. and Canadian markets is more than 1300mm, so customers in these markets are in favor of 1400mm thermal paper slitter rewinder;

  • Automation degree

The prices of semi-automated and automated machines are definitely different.

If your local labor price is relatively cheap, you can consider semi-automatic machines;

If the labor cost is relatively high, you can consider purchasing fully automatic machines;

  • Optional online printing function and packaging lines

If you want to make your thermal paper rolls look more beautiful, you can add the online printing function;

If you want to save labor costs, you can add thermal paper rolls packaging line.

Of course, the price will be much higher after integration.

Thermal Paper Roll Business

The use of thermal paper rolls is very wide, many merchants resell and wholesale thermal paper rolls all over the world.

Therefore, now selling thermal paper rolls alone is too competitive and the profit is too low, it is more profitable to set up factories on your own.


Although it is a good idea to set up a small thermal paper roll manufacturing factory, you also need to plan well and implement it step by step, then it is more likely to succeed.

Based on our rich experience in the thermal paper industry, it is recommended that you follow the steps below to engage in the thermal paper roll business.

Thermal Paper Roll Business Market Survey


No matter what business, market demand, and competition are the most important factors affecting success.

For thermal paper rolls, they are mainly used in POS machines, ATM machines, fax machines, electrocardiograph machines, etc.

These machines are closely related to clothing, food, accommodation, travel, entertainment, medical, office, and other industries, such as:

  • Clothing stores
  • Shops
  • Restaurants
  • Catering centers
  • Hotels
  • Shopping centers
  • Supermarkets
  • Banks
  • Cinemas

If your city or even the entire country are very developed in these industries, it means that your city or the entire country are very needed for thermal rolls, thermal rolls are in great demand.

The next step is to assess the competition degree of thermal paper roll business in your city or even the entire country.

  • Check the Yellow Pages websites

To see how many companies produce thermal paper rolls and select the factories among them;

  • Search thermal paper rolls/POS rolls on well-known B2C websites

The search results will list many sellers and filter out the factories among these sellers;

  • Enter site:your country’s domain name suffix thermal paper roll manufacturer on Google

If the search results show up, it is usually the original factory for thermal paper rolls.


Even if you find that there are indeed many competitors in your country’s market, don’t worry, because there are usually 2 or 3 major suppliers in a market finally.

You just need to work hard to be one of them.

In order to be successful, you need to use Google to search for more information about the thermal paper roll market in your city and country.

The more information you know, the more likely you are to succeed.

Thermal Paper Roll Business Profit Evaluation


Profit = selling price-cost.

The selling price is calculated by checking the selling price on the local B2C and combining it with the profit rate you want.

As for the cost, it mainly includes the following aspects:

  • Raw materials cost, including thermal paper jumbo rolls, paper or plastic cores, packaging carton boxes and films;
  • Machine cost, thermal paper slitting machine, air compressor, conveyor belt, packaging line, etc.;
  • Import tariffs;
  • Factory operating costs (rent, electricity, water, broadband, telephone);
  • Labor costs.

After you calculate the profit and profit meet your psychological expectations, the thermal paper rolls business is worthy of your investment.

According to the experience gained from our past exchanges with old customers, the net profit of thermal paper roll business can generally reach 10%, the investment recovery period is very short (between 1-2 years), and the return on investment is about 50%.

Select A Production Site For The Thermal Paper Roll Business


After confirming that you want to start your thermal paper roll business, you need to determine the factory location.

  • Convenient transportation so that the thermal paper rolls can be transported out;
  • Land price is more suitable;
  • Far away from residential areas;
  • The infrastructure (water, electricity, communications, etc.) must be complete;
  • Far away from residential areas;
  • Avoid choosing the area of government’s future projects;
  • Avoid choosing too remote area, it is difficult to recruit workers.

Thermal Paper Roll Production Equipment And Raw Material Procurement


After addressing the site, the next step is to purchase equipment and raw materials.

The equipment and raw material procurement is based on your personal budget.

If your budget is limited, you can consider purchasing:

  • A thermal paper slitting machine
  • An air compressor
  • 3-5 tons thermal paper jumbo roll
  • 100,000 plastic or paper cores
  • A certain number of packaging cartons

If you plan to open a medium-scale thermal paper roll factory, you can purchase:

  • 5 thermal paper slitting machines
  • A flexo printing machine
  • 50 tons of thermal paper mother rolls
  • 2 million plastic cores or paper cores
  • A certain number of packing boxes

If you require a high degree of automation, you can consider purchasing thermal paper roll conveyor belts and packaging lines, from jumbo roll unwinding to small roll packaging.

Now that the Internet is so developed, a large number of machines and raw materials suppliers can be reached.

As long as you are willing to spend the time and energy to communicate, you will surely be able to buy reasonable price machines and raw materials of good quality.

If you feel that your energy and time are limited, you can also contact us and we can recommend suitable machines and raw materials to you.

Thermal Paper Roll Production Operators Recruitment


The ultimate essence of business is always people.

If you can better unite all kinds of talents, you can achieve greater success in your career.

For the thermal paper roll industry, this is no exception.

If you can find one or more excellent operators, he can help you start the machine quickly, and find ways to help you reduce material loss and machine downtime.

No matter what the problem is with the machine, he can help you solve it quickly.

In addition, the thermal paper rolls produced by excellent operators are beautiful and have neat edges.

They can be used well on POS machines, ATM machines, cash registers, and other machines, which can help you more easily win the reputation among end customers.

In order to hire excellent operators, you can provide an attractive high salary, you can also provide a certain percentage of commission according to your small roll order.

Or you can directly give a small proportion of company shares so that he can share the dividends of company development, and make him feel working for himself.

If you really can’t find a good operator, you can find a novice who is ethical and able to learn first, promise him to be proficient, and then draw a commission according to the small roll order, stimulating his motivation for learning.

Thermal Paper Roll Business Marketing


For the marketing of thermal paper small rolls, one should walk on two legs: online and offline.

  • As for online:

I suggest you buildup an official website with your country’s international domain name suffix, customers in your country will feel cordial when they see your website.

In order to make the official website well, you need to design the layout and decoration of the website well.

After finishing it, fill the website with high-quality content that can benefit readers a lot. The better the content, the better your website can attract potential customers on Google Traffic, win the inquiries of these potential customers.

  • As for offline:

You can search for your local thermal paper small roll wholesalers and distributors, and provide them with small rolls for free at the beginning, and then pay after they sell;

You can print the leaflet or brochure and distribute it to the large shopping malls in your city;

Let the sales staff follow the central commercial street to sell to every merchant stores that use POS machines;

Contact your local POS machines, cash registers, ATM machines, inkless pocket printer distributors, wholesalers, and manufacturers, and ask them to help you bundle thermal paper rolls with the machine to customers;

Print end-customer advertisements on thermal paper rolls, collect advertising fees and increase the unit price.

Thermal Paper Small Roll Business Maintenance And Expansion


For the maintenance and expansion of the thermal paper roll business, the most important point is to stay focused.

Having been focusing on the thermal paper roll business, you will understand this industry more thoroughly and accumulate more upstream and downstream resources in the thermal paper roll industry.

  • In fact, doing business is like planting a tree.

The deeper the root, the more prosperous the branches, the more luxuriant leaves, and the more abundant fruits.

  • It’s also like digging a well.

You keep digging and digging, in the beginning, only a little water seeps out, when it reaches a certain point, the water will gush out.

In order to let you know more about Jota Machinery, you could watch the following video for reference.

We Jota could also supply following related machines, if you are also interested in any type, please feel free to send us an inquiry:

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  6. Paper Tube Making Machine
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