Nakagawa was founded in 1951 by the father of our current chairman and CEO, Mr. Yuzuru Isshiki. In 1987 Nakagawa Manufacturing (USA), Inc. was established in Hayward, California. We convert and sell all types of recording paper used in Point of Sale receipt terminals, ATM machines, office automation, medical engineering, factory automation, digital graphics, and other applications.
Since 1958, Nakagawa Manufacturing has been a pioneer in the paper converting industry. By consistently leveraging the latest technological advancements, Nakagawa has grown from a small paper-converting factory in Japan, to a successful international corporation.
What we promise
It is our goal to give you the best products for your applications. Our global operations in Japan, the USA, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Germany will provide you with the support you need to successfully implement your product strategies the world over.
Nakagawa's philosophy has remained unchanged throughout its history. We give "Total Quality" to all our business partners. We uphold value in our products because we value our customers, and consistently exceed high expectations with high quality!
Nakagawa was the first company in Japan to put thermal paper developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) into practical use as facsimile paper. We
are a pioneer in the processing of specialty papers such as graphic recording paper, facsimile paper rolls, and mini-printer rolls. We strive to leverage our wide-ranging expertise to help our customers meet their own goals.
What is direct thermal paper ?
Direct Thermal paper is a copy paper coated with a colorless formula that will develop an image with the application of heat. When passing through an imaging device, precise measures of heat applied by the print head cause a reaction that creates a strong dark image on the paper. The benefits of thermal printing technology include clear legible imaging, fast printing, quiet operation, reliability, and low cost of ownership.
Of course, no thermal transfer ribbons or cartridges are required for direct thermal labels.
Do images on direct thermal paper fade or disappear?
Direct thermal papers are designed for specific applications. Some products are formulated for long image life (such as warranty information or credit balance), and others are designed to offer an economical product and shorter duration use (such as Point of Sale).
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01442 872232 for more information about thermal paper, and which products best meet your needs.