How to make ATM Receipt Paper Rolls?

Bank receipt is what we get from Automatic Teller Machine after a transaction at a bank. There are many brands and models of ATM machines, such as Diebold, NCR, Wincor Nixdorf, etc.. To make the perfect ATM paper roll suitable for specific machine, you need to know every aspect of the paper for production. The following are the full details you need to confirm before you order a ATM paper roll. Please check the detail one by one.

1) Paper Type: Thermal vs. Bond

Most ATM machines are designed for thermal paper which is better for printing and maintenance. Thermal paper has a chemical surface which can turn black when exposed to heat. Few ATM machines are used with bond paper. To identify the paper type, you just slide on both sides of the surface by your fingernail. If it turns black, it’s thermal paper.

2) Paper Size: Roll width x Roll Diameter x Inner Core Size

ATM receipt paper rolls

Popular sizes are 80mm x 150mm x 25mm, 80x200x25mm.

3) Plain Roll or Printed with black sense mark

This step is quite easy. Most ATM paper rolls have black sense marks on front or back. The black sense mark help ATM determine the beginning and end of the receipt When the machine detects the sense mark, the knife inside machine will cut the receipt. So clients can take the receipt away after a transaction.

4) Thermal side outside or inside.

Scratch both sides of the paper with your fingernail. If the outside surface turns black, thermal side is out(TSO).

5) Is sense mark on thermal side or non-thermal side

6) Sense mark size(width x height), position and sensor distance

If you are still confused about the details, you can just send us a small roll as a sample. We will handle the rest for you.

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Dark Patterns : Square or Squareup privacy not privacy

To Squareup (.)com privacy is not privacy. I’m studying Dark Patterns , and then suddenly I’m trapped in a Dark Pattern at Squareup! If you plan to dine using your charge card, ask FIRST if they use Square. If they do, then leave the restaurant or store. I’ve learned that big-tech web sites may be worse than charge card scalpers! The best policy is to use cash.

The Day After — Truth is not truth.

My wife an I were tired and weary after a day of travel, and decided to visit an Indian restaurant just around the corner from our hotel. We had a lovely dinner, and when it was over, the tab was just a little more than the amount of cash I had on hand. (I’ve started paying cash for as many situations as I possibly can just to avoid identity theft and fraud!)
The lady swiped my card, and turned the iPad screen toward me to sign. She asked if I needed a receipt and I said no, never mind. We left and all was forgotten . . . until the next day.
My phone rings and it’s a contact I have in Florida relating to boats. NO, it’s not about boats, he says, it’s about your dinner at the Indian restaurant last night. What ?
This is what SquareUp and other dark pattern sites call “privacy” — except I never gave them an email address. And, I said no receipt is necessary. I do not have a Square account, and to my knowledge I’ve never used a Square seller.
I tried my best to contact them to find out how they got my contact’s email address, and why they sent the receipt to him — but no luck. Cannot find a phone number or contact.

Dark Patterns

@Squareup employs a “Dark Pattern” to their contacts and each click where you think you’re contacting them takes you to a generic list of links.
Here’s the contact page. Notice how they make you “agree” to the terms BEFORE you can contact them. As I click deeper and deeper into Square’s roach hotel because all of the options go to a dead address that requires me to have an account. Yet they can send my receipt to a stranger without an account? Really?
I finally got a “support” form and filled it out. They responded with a canned response about never giving away email or personal information — which they just did.

Here’s the killer: Privacy is not privacy.

In digging through thousands of words which make up Square’s terms of service (TOS) I finally find an address for contacting legal. But in reading all the legal yarns it became perfectly clear that the word privacy has no meaning to Square. By agreeing to their policies, which you have to click at every page, you are waiving all forms of privacy.
I’ve written to privacy@squareup.com , the address they list, but have, so far, no response.

Questions for Squareup :

  1. How did they get the address of a contact in Florida??
  2. Why did they send my receipt to him after I said no receipt?

And you’re wondering why things suck so badly online. Somebody needs to challenge the “auto opt in” structure in court. I don’t appreciate that restaurant sending my receipt to a person a thousand miles away, with no reason to get my receipt what so ever. I feel like it’s a blatant invasion of my privacy and rights. If it’s not a violation of some law, then it should be. What are we thinking to let this kind of crookedness go unchecked?
Good day, and good luck surviving the online world
squareup.com/legal/privacy
Here’s what they say to the question : How can I learn more about why I received an incorrect receipt?
Learn more about Dark Patterns
Here’s an excellent article on dark patterns
@Squareup, #squareup
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Keanu Reeves As Soon As Bought An Ice Cream Cone Just To Get The Invoice Paper to Sign An Autograph For a Fan

Keanu Pulls The Old Buy and Toss an Ice Cream Cone for the Receipt Paper Trick

There are a lot of random stories of Keanu Reeves as a regards good guy. Here’s another one that James Dator shared regarding his 2001 encounter with the “John Wick: Chapter 3– Parabellum” star while working at a theater in Sydney, Australia. Keanu Reeves purchased an ice cream cone for the sole function of signing the receipt for a fan and after that continued to throw the treat away into the trash.

In honor of John Wick 3 I have a Keanu Reeves story.

— James Dator (@James_Dator) Might 17, 2019 Keanu came to the theater I worked at in Sydney in 2001. He was dealing with the Matrix series at the time. It’s a quiet, Wednesday morning– practically no one is seeing motion pictures.

— James Dator (@James_Dator) May 17, 2019 I’m working the box office, tired as hell and all of a sudden this guy strolls up in denims, a leather jacket and a horse riding helmet. A full ass, strange equestrian looking helmet. It takes me a solid 30 seconds to disregard the helmet and recognize it’s Keanu Reeves

— James Dator (@James_Dator) Might 17, 2019 He wants to buy a ticket for “From Hell,” the Johnny Depp motion picture. I’m so fucking star struck I do what any sensible 16-year-old does and inform him I want to offer him my staff member discount rate. This means he needs to sign my sheet and therefore I have his autograph

— James Dator (@James_Dator) May 17, 2019″I do not work here,”Keanu states. Apparently puzzled by my offer. I’m flustered and just charge him the regular price. Kicking myself after for not getting his sign

— James Dator (@James_Dator) May 17, 2019 2 minutes later on there’s a knock on the door behind me that leads into the box office. I assume it’s my manager. It’s Keanu.

— James Dator (@James_Dator) May 17, 2019″ I understood you most likely desired my sign,” he states. “So I signed this.” He hands me an invoice from the concessions stand that he signed on the back. He then casually throws an ice cream cone in the garbage can and sees his motion picture

— James Dator (@James_Dator) May 17, 2019 I understand later on that he bought an ice cream cone he didn’t desire, just to get receipt paper so he could scribble his sign for a 16-year-old moron.

— James Dator (@James_Dator) May 17, 2019 James isn’t alone in his Keanu Reeve encounter …

Keanu 4ever. Saw this male resting on a fire hydrant in New York City. A fucking fire hydrant. & & he looked cool doing it. Mustered the guts to talk to him as he’s getting up & & he was the best man in the world. Let me take 2 selfies because my hand was shaking excessive the first time. pic.twitter.com/XvQKPix1cX

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Open A Cash Drawer Via A USB Kicker Using Any POS System Without POS Printer

A cash drawer is a big part of most businesses that deal with face to face customers. But cash drawers can be a pain to get going due to the systems required to make them work. You can’t just hook it up to your laptop and expect it to work. But first, what is a cash drawer and how do they work?

How does a cash drawer work?
Cash drawers store cheques, cash, coins and other valuable items. They work in conjunction with your Point Of Sale (POS) system, which has a receipt printer which sends a signal to the cash drawer, signalling it to open when a sale is put through. This means that the cash drawer can’t just be opened at any time. You can also get others that can connect to your POS computer through a serial port and get signaled to open that way. Most cash drawers will have key override, however.

Due to the design of these systems, the cash drawer has to be physically connected to your POS system in order for it to work and be able to be opened. Which leads to the question, is there a way to do this wirelessly, through the cloud?

Accessing the hardware via a browser, is it possible?
This is an issue that the cash drawer needs to be connected physically by means of a cable to your POS, which means that opening it wirelessly is not an option. So is there a way to get the drawer working remotely?

The question is really is it possible to send a hardware command via a browser to a local PC where the POS software is not hosted? In other words, can I trigger a command using a cloud hosted POS system. Many would say this is not possible, in fact we have had discussions with senior developers that have stated that is would not be possible to trigger the hardware if it’s not connected to the machine hosting the POS software. This has long since been a debate between developers that this is not a possible option. Many developers all over the world have been at work on this issue, trying to “crack the code”. And up until now, it wasn’t. YHP have come up with a unique method to enable this to be done by using Chrome extension ability and the right code.

What does this mean?
This solution will allow you to manage a cash drawer without the use of a POS system or printer. Up until now, POS developers have essentially “locked in” customers into buying a printer and POS to manage their cash drawers, which can cost up to thousands of dollars. Now, this is no longer necessary!

With YHP’s cloud solution, we allow you the ability to bypass the printer and POS system entirely, giving you full control of the cash drawer through the means of cloud technology and any computer equipped with Chrome. This means that you can run your business for your laptop should you wish. It also means that you can access your cash drawer remotely, or with a different device, should you need to. And, if you system goes down, you no longer have a disaster. Simply log into a different computer and you can carry on business as usual!

Security
Naturally, the first question would arise is would this not make the cash drawer very vulnerable? We have taken steps to ensure they your cash drawer is as protected as possible. There are two steps to the security verification when it comes to accessing the drawer.

Step one: Online login. You will need a user name and password to access the cloud based POS system which will allow you to access the cash drawer. Being a cloud based system, it can be accessed from any computers with Chrome. However, access can be restricted to only specific machines by means of step two.

Step two: Optional 256bit security tokens can be placed to specific devices and coded to your POS system to only allow the devices with the tokens to connect. So even if you have the username and password, you still won’t be able to log in and access the POS system if your device doesn’t have the token. This prevents the system and cash drawer being tampered with, even if someone manages to crack the login.

Your cloud POS system will be designed around the type of business you run and will a custom solution for you, so we can integrate a range of features you may need for your business into the system. This ensures a fully tailored solution which will go what you need it to. If you would like to begin designing a POS system for your business, talk to us at YHP today!

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This Guy Hacked a Polaroid Camera to Print on Cheap Receipt Paper Instead of Pricey Film

Shooting on film continues to get more and more expensive, especially for fans of instant cameras like the reborn Polaroid. Sixteen bucks for just eight shots was far too pricey for Tim Alex Jacobs, so he hacked an old Polaroid camera to instead spit out images on cheap thermal paper, the same kind used in cash registers to print out your receipt.

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Skip the Slip Report Highlights Leaders and Laggards in Addressing Toxic Receipt Paper

The data are clear: Paper receipts coated in toxic chemicals pose risks to our health and have huge environmental impacts. That’s why Green America is advocating for a wider use of paperless solutions, while also ensuring recyclable, phenol-free paper will be used for customers who still request a paper receipt.

Nearly every U.S. consumer handles a dozen paper receipts every week, and retail store employees may touch thousands in the same time. But few are aware of the toxic nature of the paper receipts, which utilize Bisphenol-A (BPA) or Bisphenol-S (BPS). Even fewer know of the major environmental and climate harms linked to the receipts, which are an easily avoided now that non-BPA receipts and digital sales confirmations are readily available, according to a new report from Green America.

Titled Skip the Slip, a new Green America analysis available online at which finds:

  • Only one-third of retailers have adopted digital options, and the vast majority of retailers issuing paper-based receipts continue to use papers with BPA or BPS coatings. Among the leaders identified in the report as having moved away from BPA/BPS receipts are Apple, Best Buy, GNC Live Well and Lidl Grocery. Laggards cited in the report as still using traditional paper receipts are Family Dollar, Petco, Target, TJ Maxx/Marshalls, Walgreens and Walmart. The report also finds that several companies, including CVS and Whole Foods offer digital receipts, but primarily give customers BPA or BPS receipts.
  • An estimated 93 percent of paper receipts are coated with Bisphenol-A (BPA) or Bisphenol-S (BPS), known endocrine-disruptors. Paper receipts coated with BPA contain between 0.8 to nearly 3 percent pure BPA by weight. The total mass of BPA on a receipt is 250 to 1,000 times greater than the amount of BPA found in a can of food or baby formula, or in plastic baby bottles. Retail employees are at the greatest risk, as studies show workers who have regular contact with receipts have over 30 percent more BPA or BPS found in their bodies, and many employees may exceed the European Union’s limit for safe amount of BPA to absorb in a day.
  • In the United States, paper receipt production uses an estimated 12.4 million trees, 13.2 billion gallons of water, and emits 4 billion pounds of CO2 each year. If just one company as large as Walgreens – with nearly six million customers every day – ends the use of paper receipts, over 55,000 trees and 58.8 million gallons of water are saved, and 17.6 million pounds of CO2 will be prevented from entering the atmosphere. [calculations by the Paper Calculator v 3.2.1.
  • Digital receipts provide a relatively low environmental impact. Each e-receipt is estimated to have a footprint of 4 grams of carbon dioxide. Since a mature tree can absorb roughly 21,772 grams of carbon dioxide each year, by keeping trees in the forests rather than using them for paper receipts, one tree can accommodate the emissions of over 5,443 digital receipt emails.

The Skip the Slip report highlights cost-effective digital and non-toxic solutions for retailers to protect their employees and customers, and reduce their impacts on the environment, while reducing fraud and increasing sales.

It finds that Walmart, Walgreens, Target and Petco are among the retail laggards, while Apple and Best Buy are taking steps to be leaders.

A related infographic highlighting the costs of paper-based receipts coated in BPA and BPS is available https://www.greenamerica.org/report-skip-the-slip.

Consumers and employees who are concerned about the impacts of paper-based receipts and associated toxins can take action to encourage retailers to move to digital and non-toxic options here.

Green America is the nation’s leading green economy organization. Founded in 1982, Green America (formerly Co-op America) provides economic strategies and practical tools for businesses and individuals to solve today’s social and environmental problems. Green America is a Steering Committee member of the Environmental Paper Network – North America.  More at: http://www.GreenAmerica.org

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