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There is a major global shortage of thermal paper. This shortage was primarily caused by the world’s primary supplier of leuco dye (a material required in the production of thermal paper) being shut down due to environmental issues.
As a result, this has created a severe shortage and limited supplies have significantly raised the cost of thermal paper worldwide. Thermal paper costs have already increased by more than 45 percent between late 2017 and July 2018. These cost increases may continue throughout the duration of 2018.
As the leader in the industry with a 24 year track record in business, Impact Paper & Toner has been able to secure the necessary supply to continue providing a consistent volume of products for our loyal customers – but, unfortunately, at rapidly escalating prices.
As always, we appreciate your continued business and support. We will continue to provide our customers with the knowledge that allows your business the ability to plan and budget accordingly.
We are hoping this is a temporary issue which will likely be resolved in early 2019, at which time prices will hopefully come back down to more traditional levels.