Point of sale (POS) thermal rolls are the paper used to print receipts and can be found anywhere products are sold, such as in retail stores. A conventional POS roll has a disposable cardboard or plastic core that adds to landfill waste. However, coreless POS rolls have emerged in recent years as an eco-friendly solution to this problem.
In addition to environmental friendliness, coreless rolls offer other benefits, such as reduced shipping and production expenses. At Jennerjahn Machine, we offer our customers the chance to streamline their operations with coreless winding machines for the next generation of POS paper rolls.
History of Coreless Thermal Paper Rolls
In the past, many machine manufacturers and converters have attempted to design equipment capable of producing coreless POS rolls. These attempts failed in a number of ways. First, the resulting rolls were too soft and unable to withstand the environment of truck and container shipment. As a result, the rolls would arrive at the retailer in oblong shapes, and the store clerk would need to take precious time to reshape them.
However, the biggest challenge has been the inefficiency of these manufacturing methods. This inefficiency eliminates any cost savings provided by the coreless design. In fact, manufacturers found that it cost more to make these coreless rolls than cored ones.
This is why we took the time to develop an innovative new solution. Jennerjahn’s patented coreless POS roll manufacturing process is efficient, cost-effective, and the rolls are rigid enough to retain their shape during palletized shipment. Cased rolls on pallets, transferred for regional delivery hold up very well during transit. Rolls shipped via FedEx, UPS, and DHL, can be deformed during transit due to the vigorous conditions of these delivery services.
Advantages of Coreless POS Rolls
To make cored rolls, a machine shaft spins and wraps the paper around a plastic or cardboard core. But with the development of converting machines, rolls can now be produced without this core. Today’s thermal printers also no longer need a central axis to feed the paper, rendering the core useless.
To save on overhead costs, work with manufacturers that produce coreless rolls. These companies don’t require any core material, which helps reduce production and shipping expenses. As a buyer, you will benefit from a lower price per unit.
More Transactions per Roll
Coreless POS rolls also increase the number of transactions per roll. For example, a standard cored roll and our patented coreless roll can both have an outside diameter of 2.625 inches, but our roll features a smaller interior diameter, and the paper is more tightly wound. While the cored roll offers a total length of 210 feet, our coreless rolls have a length of 227 feet. As a result, the coreless roll provides retailers with 8% more transactions per roll.
Companies can spend thousands on POS rolls, depending on the scope of their business. Purchasing coreless options will give them greater value for every roll.
Coreless thermal rolls don’t have disposable cores, which means less waste. This helps reduce the impact on the environment, as many cores wind up in landfills or water sources. Coreless POS rolls contribute to the sustainability of your business.
Once a coreless roll runs out, users simply need to replace it with a new one. They don’t need to remove and dispose of a core, increasing productivity especially during peak hours. Coreless rolls are also easier to maintain. With cored rolls, dust often accumulates on the printhead, so it requires frequent cleaning.
Resistant to Crush
Coreless rolls need to be able to withstand the rigors of shipping. To do so, the rolls are tightly wound to compensate for the lack of a core. Jennerjahn’s patented coreless POS roll rewinding technology creates coreless rolls that are over twice as resistant to crush compared to honeycomb cored rolls.
Licensed Coreless POS Roll Producers
Many converters in North America have already purchased a patented coreless POS roll slitter rewinder machine and are licensed to sell coreless POS rolls. Explore this list of Licensed Coreless POS Roll Producers.
Jennerjahn’s Patented POS Roll Slitter Rewinder
At Jennerjahn, we believe transparency is key to building strong relationships with our partners. Watch this video to learn more about how we produce our coreless roll products, from our patented coreless POS roll to our patented slitter rewinder machine.