I'm getting ready to order replenishment thermal ticket stock for my facility, and in the process, have noticed that we're paying a higher price for our stock than what is offered elsewhere. I manage a unified auditorium for the local public school district, and we print tickets in-house for our local community events.
The person in charge before me bought stock and software from Theater Support Systems (theatresupportsys.com), presumably to use with their WinTix software and our small Boca micro printer. I've since ditched WinTix (bugged out and cumbersome), and print my tickets myself using an application I wrote myself in MS Access. Right now, we're paying $28-$30 per bundle of 1000 tickets. I've received quotes from vendors ranging from $15 per 1000 to around $23 per 1000. Those sound like much better deals, but I'm cautious about quality and whether they will work with my Boca printer. Beings this is a school district, naturally every dollar I spend is scrutinized, and I don't want to drop several hundred dollars on stock that won't work or will lint up my printer.
What are you experiences with your thermal stock? Any vendors you can recommend that you have had good luck with? Any to avoid?
Thanks in advance.