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FAQ# 2187: Can I use a thermal receipt printer in a kitchen?

Question

Can I use a thermal receipt printer in a kitchen?

Answer

A thermal receipt printer can be used in a kitchen environment; however, it is not recommended to do so because most kitchen environments are hot, and humid. Heat, and humidity can cause the thermal receipt paper to darken (thus the thermal part in thermal receipt printer because the printer uses heat to apply the text to the paper), making it difficult to read the information, which is why impact printers using ink, and normal receipt paper are typically used in a kitchen environment.

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