Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 02, 2008 -- NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) has appointed Fortoak, a leading manufacturer and supplier of paper rolls for ATMs, checkouts and mobile payment terminals, as a UK reseller of NCR RealPOSâ¢ two-sided receipt printers and thermal paper in the UK and Ireland.
With NCR's two-sided thermal (2ST) printing technology, receipts are printed on both sides of the paper simultaneously. This can result in up to a 40 per cent reduction in paper usage at the point of sale and - in some applications - even more. This is in addition to reducing queues at the checkout because of fewer stoppages for roll changes and boosting the green credentials of the retailer through reduction in transport usage as well as less paper.
NCR 2ST also offers retailers the opportunity to customise coupons and other promotions at the point of sale, which can lead to more effective encouragement of consumers to trial new products and increase their frequency of purchase. UK research shows that redemption rates among retailers that use NCR 2ST vary between 50 and 60 per cent and in-store spending increase by between 0.5 and 1 per cent.
The NCR 2ST paper is produced from sustainable managed sources, originating from: wood plantations, regulated forests, recycled saw mill waste and arboreal debris.
Philip Tenwick, Fortoak's Managing Director comments on the NCR technology, "NCR 2ST is really innovative with lots of attractive features that will interest our varied customer base. I particularly like how it enables retailers to cost effectively print customer communications quickly by store or transaction rather then having pre-printed rolls that might change or expire over time."
NCR 2ST can print in a different colour on each side of the receipt - blue, black or red. Two-sided thermal printing can be used in a wide range of applications including point-of-sale receipts, ATM statement printing and transaction receipts, event ticketing, gaming and self-service kiosks. Andy Johnston, NCR's Channel Director for the UK and Ireland, comments, "Interest in NCR 2ST technology is high. Our partnership with Fortoak will help meet this demand in the UK and Ireland. I expect that in the next few years two-sided thermal printing will replace one-sided receipts for many applications."
Fortoak has been manufacturing and distributing receipt printers rolls for ATMs, checkout and mobile payment terminals for over 30 years and has a customer base of over 150,000 organisations. As a Gold Level NCR RealPartner, Fortoak benefits from NCR's Quick Ship programme, an online ordering and tracking service that guarantees a short delivery time, in addition to a range of sales and marketing services.
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