Nowadays thermal paper rolls got leader positions displacing all other kinds of cash register rolls and becoming more and more popular. Such trend has many factors, firstly, because of its practicality. Thermal cash register rolls are made of special paper that is covered with thermal-sensitive chemical compound that darkens under the impact of high temperature.
The greatest advantage is the quality of printing and possibility of making small images, which makes checks shorter. The printing is made with high temperature by printing head. It means that there is no need in cartridges or any other materials. That decreases maintenance cost.
The name of thermal cash register roll depends on its dimensions.