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Paper Industry - Good News and Not So Great News

Dec 14, 2017 4:39:29 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins

Thermal Paper Roll.jpgSo the good news first - the pricing of bond paper (non-thermal paper often used in kitchen printers) has gone down, and we have lowered our prices accordingly.   We like lowering our costs, and passing the savings on to our customers!

And now, for the not so great news from the thermal paper industry:

Due to the chemical supplier closures overseas, the thermal paper supply is being impacted on a global basis. With no definitive date for the chemical suppliers to resume production, the industry is concerned with shortages and, of course, price increases.   Paper vendors are scrambling for other sources, but this will take time.  As prices from our vendor have increased, we have had to adjust accordingly.  However, we have tried to keep this increase to a minimum and are absorbing some of the increases ourselves. 

We are hoping that this is a temporary situation in the paper industry, and that prices will go back down once the situation resolves itself.  We have actually been lowering our paper prices over the last couple of years, and this is the first time we have had to raise our prices on our thermal paper in a very long time.

Thank you for your understanding, and as always, we appreciate your business.   Please contact us about ordering supplies at 907-243-2683, or fill out the form below.

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Lynn Skurla Perkins

Written by Lynn Skurla Perkins

Lynn grew up in the point of sale and cash register industry working in the family business – and is now at the helm of Skurla's POS Solutions. She enjoys working with local Alaskan businesses, especially restaurants, grocery stores, and retail operations - helping them control costs and increase revenues through well managed point of sale solutions. Besides running the company, Lynn has also served on the Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the Board, for the Retail Solutions Provider Association. In her spare time, she loves cooking, camping and volunteering with organizations that are passionate about helping children.

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