HP Thermal printer paper



#5

Hi,

I am interested in what quality I can still expect from original HP thermal printerpaper for the systemprinter of the HP41 series.

I had a box which was a bit yellowed in due time and is not printing very well anymore.

I guess this all has to do with the stability of the chemicals used for the ink.

What is your experience: Is there still paper around, stored in normal household conditions that is 100% perfect or is it sheer luck that 25 year old paper is still a little bit working when used?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Ronald


#6

Hello Roland,

SHEER LUCK! unless it has been stored in preserving gasses such as NO2 OR the plastic wrap on the box has not been broken.

I use the same type of paper in the B767 we fly. On occasion I will have a role in which the printing is extremely faded as the chemical coating on the paper has oxidized. Sometimes when we get a role that has come from old stock I will unwind the first 3 feet (approximately) to get to a section that has not oxidized.

The upshot is, for my thermal HP printers I use new stock available in generic roles at the local Office store. In the aircraft, if the role has the plastic wrap seal broken I will remove 3 feet of the leading edge to expose the unoxidized paper.

Cheers, Geoff

PS I find the blue treated paper oxidizes at a faster rate then the black.


#7

Hi Geoff,

Thanks for your answer, I will check if it still prints when i first unwind 3 ft.

Br

Ronald


#8

Having read this post, I tried my 82143A with a brand new roll of 57mm standard thermal paper for tills, which I bought some time ago for my Sharp CE-126P.


Guess what?


The print quality surpasses the original rolls by quite a margin.


The paper hasn't yellowed yet, and the printout even at the "Light" setting is as dark as the "Dark" setting gets with the original rolls.


That's one worry less, then.


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