Winter 2007-06 Bill to ban use of thermal paper to print warranties

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Number 66
Winter 2007

Bill to ban use of thermal paper to print warranties

Printing on thermal paper is like writing on the sand: in a short time all that is left is a blank piece of paper.

Puerto Rico Senate Bill 1815 proposes to ban its use for the printing of warranties for products sold and services rendered on the island. Instead, stores and providers must use ink and what it calls "permanent" paper, in order to guarantee preservation of the printed text for not less than either one year or the length of the warranty, whichever term is longer. Then the bill goes on to prohibit the use of thermal paper as such.


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