Banks this year are evaluating teller image capture, counter space issues, as well as receipt printing strategies, and many are wrestling with the benefits and costs associated with inkjet versus thermal receipt printing.

imgimgInkjet has been the most traditional method of printing receipts for many years. Banks are familiar with it and it has worked well. However in recent years, many of those same banks have begun deploying image-enabled ATMs with thermal receipt printers capable of printing images of the deposit on the receipt, as well as marketing messages, quickly, easily and at low cost.

What should banks think about when evaluating the move from inkjet to thermal receipt printing?

First, it is important to understand that thermal receipts offer dramatically lower costs to operate in terms of the elimination of costly inkjet cartridges and expensive cut sheet paper. Thermal also saves time at the teller window due to the fast, one second print speed. Another key consideration is the flexibility to print check images, dynamic marketing messages, and graphics. The bank’s teller customer receipts will now be consistent with those from their image ATM.

As banks begin to transition away from printed counter documents to virtual documents, validation printing is less of a requirement at the teller window, opening the door for more cost effective and flexible thermal printers to take their place. Digital Check recently introduced our TS240/TTP, an integrated check scanner and teller receipt printer, which provides this flexible and cost effective print option, in addition to a reduced footprint as the scanner resides below and within the footprint of the scanner. For more information about Digital Check’s TS240/TTP, contact us at (847) 446-2285 or through our contact form.