What’s the best receipt paper for my restaurant?

The restaurant industry is at the foundation of social outings in the 21st century. The reasons for dining out are nearly endless: date nights, special occasions, holidays, birthdays, business meetings, networking activities, and so on. But even with a healthy influx of patrons, many restaurants close or switch owners in the first three years of operation.

When you own a restaurant, it’s important to plan your budget carefully. Along with labor, ingredients, and building costs, that includes finding the right supplies for your restaurant, which can be a challenge. Your choice needs to be economical, but you also want the products you choose to be high quality and efficient.

Choosing Receipt Paper for Your Restaurant

One way you can optimize your restaurant’s efficiency without compromising quality is by choosing the right type of paper for your printing and order-taking needs. Whether it’s a POS system, credit card machine, or a kitchen receipt printer, you depend on your rolls to be high quality, long lasting, and there when you need them. Here’s a run-down of the different types of receipt paper and the differences between them.

One-Ply Bond

One Ply Bond Rolls

One-ply bond receipt paper, as the name implies, is made of one layer of Earthsafe paper. One-ply is the most common type of receipt paper and comes in various sizes to fit your register’s needs.

Two-Ply Carbonless

Two Ply Rolls

Two-ply carbonless paper features a yellow duplicate copy receipt. This type of receipt paper is most commonly used in kitchen printers, and like one-ply, comes in various sizes.


Thermal Rolls

Thermal receipt paper is BPA-free and heat-sensitive. They are used in thermal printers, allowing restaurant owners to eliminate the cost to ink and cartridges.

There are also several different paper options available for order-taking with NCCO’s GuestCheck™. You’ll find size and color options to help your restaurant be as efficient as possible.

When the restaurant market is flooded with competition, it is increasingly important to stay organized and keep your kitchen running as efficiently as possible. Even small changes, like switching to the best receipt paper type for your restaurant can help you improve your profits.