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Posted by on May 10, 2008 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thermal Paper: Danger!

Most receipts today are printed on thermal paper, which is a special type of paper that is impregnated with a chemical that changes color when exposed to heat. Though it certainly sounds cool, oftentimes, it is, in fact, NOT. Most of those receipts you have that are faded are a result of this thermal paper. Receipts printed on this type of paper can become unreadable in a matter of months!

While you may think that you have safely stored all your receipts in a complex file-folder system in case you should ever need them, different factors such as sensitivity to temperature, humidity and light can make your receipts unreadable, and therefore useless. Sounds scary, right?

Have no fear, Shoeboxed is here! We have some great features and tips to keep your receipts safe and secure.

If you have receipts that have already started to fade or become unreadable, our in-house scanners can restore them. We use state-of-the-art Kofax scanners that can work wonders with faded or otherwise unreadable images. High quality scans are essential for receipt organization. This Kofax technology is prohibitively expensive for many people, but we able to bring you high quality scans at a very low cost to you. Here is an example of what we can do with your receipts with the Kofax Virtual Re-Scan (VRS) technology:

If you don’t want to even risk being in a situation where you need to produce a receipt that turns out to be completely unreadable (for return purposes, an audit, or just to win an argument about how much you have actually been spending on your new hobby), you can start using Receipt Mail-In TODAY for only $9.95!

We give your receipts a safe home where they will be preserved forever!