27Jan

Dear Valued Appvion Customer, Appvion is announcing a price increase on all direct thermal products sold globally. Effective with shipments on 3/1/2020, the following price increases will be put into effect. Point of Sale (POS) 10% Tag, Label, Entertainment (TLE) 10% Despite continuous improvement initiatives and cost reduction efforts,…

24Jan

COLOGNE, Germany, Jan. 21, 2020 (Fastmarkets RISI) – South Korea’s Hansol Paper has announced 8010% price increase for its thermal paper exports, effective for shipments starting February 1. The firm is the thermal paper market leader in South Korea. Hansol attributed the hike to rising pulp and ocean freight…

24Jan

OBERKIRCH, Germany, Jan 23, 2020 (Press Release) – Koehler Paper Group, leading manufacturer of thermal paper, is increasing prices for its thermal paper product range globally up to 10 % for all new orders, effective immediately. This increase is essential in order to offset the significant rise of logistic and…

04Jan

New York City Council members announced they would consider laws restricing receipts coated with BPA. BPA is a chemical layer on paper receipts that allows heated thermal printers to print all your purchase items and their cost according to a NYC City Council press release. November 29, 2019 the…

03Jan

Why Did Thermal Paper Prices Increase in 2019?  In 2019 several factors combined to increase the overall costs for paper. These included increased demand, availability problems, and rising pulp prices. Paper pulp is the raw material for paper and corrugated boxes. Paper pulp increased in price 25% according to…

15Dec

E-Tickets are the Thermal Roll Tickets that Police Vehicles are now using for issuing Violations, Information, and Directions. This is a relatively new market, which means for Print Distributors, that your primary competition is the hardware and software providers. What size paper is used for e-Citation printers? These are…

14Dec

A National Retailer worked with their existing print supplier and requested pricing for a fan-folded stock for pricing tags.  After an onsite visit, with the dealer, the Telemark sales rep realized that the Zebra Mobile Printers that were being used were much better suited for using rolls than fan-folded…

13Dec

Businesses and consumers avoid expensive problems when receipt ban fails to become law. The August 30 failure of a misguided law in Sacramento, California shows how lawmakers don’t understand the relationship between businesses and consumers. California assembly Bill 161 would have required stores to ask shoppers if they wanted…

12Dec

Appvion just announce the creation and launch of “CLEANSLATE POS”. This is an Alternative to traditional POS thermal paper. The image is developed without the use of phenols, including BPA, BPS, Pergafast, and other phenol developers. It also offers heat, water and light resistance and is fully compatible with…

31Oct

In today’s world of ever changing technologies, only one thing in certain; If it hasn’t changed, it soon will! In some cases, older tech becomes the new solutions. Law Enforcement is one such case. Around the US, many Law Enforcement Departments are adding technology to the patrol cars. The…