We all see the thermal printers out there. Thermal can be great for receipts and for speed. They print fast and don’t need any ribbons or anything.
If you have a kitchen, you may want to look at an impact printer instead. Because they have a red/black ribbon in them, the print color can be highlighted in different colors. That means the crew can see “No Onions” in red print.
Another advantage is that the impact printers use plain paper instead of thermal paper. Plain paper is cheaper than the thermal paper you usually buy.
Finally, the impact printers don’t turn black from heat. This makes them ideal for hot kitchen environments.
Need a louder printer so your staff can hear when an order is up? Kitchen buzzers can help your staff hear when the order comes through. They work on both the impact and the thermal printers.