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Paperang Thermal Printer – My Best “Budol” Find of the Year (Yet)

Does the Tagalog word “budol” have an English equivalent? This was the question I had in mind when I was deciding for the title for this article. I Googled and the first link said that “budol” is a colloquial term for “someone who is gullible”. I think that the word has no English equivalent.

I’m not a linguist but I find this definition no longer accurate if one considers the current context the word is being used now, which is often related to shopping. A few years ago, “budol” would mean getting duped by unscrupulous people who are after your money. “Budol Gang” was a group of thugs who dupe people by various means to get money off them, usually through selling of counterfeit items or making fake calls to ask for monetary help for a love one who got into “accidents” that didn’t happen for real. There’s a long list of “modus operandi” for “budol”.

Here are some reasons why I love my Paperang printer:

Packaging Orders

I use Paperang thermal printer now to print waybills, “thank you” notes, as well as links and QR codes on each parcel. I like adding my QR code so that when scanned, this website will have added traffic. I like to shoot birds with one stone (kids, I don’t mean that literally). 😉

I recently got swamped with orders for LED Alphabet Night Lamps (Botanical Series). Normally I would prepare handwritten notes to say thank you to my customers. But with the number of orders I had to process, I just wrote a note using the Paperang app; added a QR code linking to this website; and printed copies on a roll of white stickers. I then cut each sticker using a scissor and stuck them on the brown bag as sealer too. Neat, right?

Speaking of orders, my printer recently bogged down on me after I’ve updated my Windows OS. So I had no choice but to print Shopee orders’ waybill using Paperang. I was worried that the courier won’t accept the tiny waybills. One caveat of using Paperang is the small size of the paper. Thankfully, the QR code was still readable by courier’s scanner. Paperang saved my shipments!

Tiny waybills printed using Paperang P1. The QR codes were still visible and could be scanned by courier. *happy dance*

Journal Spread

It was only this year that I took a leap from using pre-formatted journal to a blank one that’s open to my creativity. However, I had a hard time sticking to one theme and ended up just listing down to-do lists as well as content calendar for my social media in bullet format. Before July, my journal entries are filled with my ugly handwriting that only I can decipher, with nil decorative decals. Boring!

When I got my Paperang, I browsed through Pinterest and found so many ideas. I use Paperang now to print stickers, photos, lists, notes, and thumbnail calendars. Here some of the spreads I saw on Pinterest:

Photos below are my July and August months’ journal spread showing my tiny door paintings as well. Yay, my journal spreads are no longer ugly and boring!

Homeschooling Diary

Currently the most important use of Paperang for me is printing photos of homeschooling highlights on our diary to help with building our portfolio. The photos will serve as printed thumbnail to help me recall what we did for the month especially on weeks when I am too busy to upload the photos to my computer and put them in PowerPoint slides to build Ian’s digital portfolio. Using thermal printers like Paperang helps save expensive printer inks too. We now use our regular printer for printing exams, worksheets (albeit, rarely), and important documents.

Mailing Labels

I recently sent my paintings to two friends in Canada. I printed mailing tags on the packets that contain the painting so my friends won’t need to open the packets to know which paintings belong to who. I know I could have just written their names but the mailing tag also served as paper sealer. I also like that Paperang app comes with several templates. For these packets, I used this cute elephant template.

Warning or Caution Signs

Our oven toaster malfunctioned while I was heating my favorite moringa pandesal for breakfast. Pandesal is the famous bread that we Filipinos enjoy eating at breakfast with butter or cheese or hotdog. Despite the name which translates to salted bread, a common pandesal is a bit sweet. So I had to print this warning sign using Paperang P1 and thermal paper to ensure that no one in the family use the oven while it’s pending repair.

Aromatherapy Blends

My husband is going on a two-week fieldwork in the mountains so I prepared mosquito repellant roll-on blends using essential oils and carrier oil. I used the Paperang P1 to print the sticker labels and added transparent vinyl stickers on top to protect the paper labels from oil and moisture. I have also posted the recipe below for those who would like to try it (works like a charm):

Interested to buy one? Below is my affiliate link to a Paperang thermal printer available for purchase at Amazon. Please take note that by clicking the link below, you will be redirected to the Amazon website and when you buy the product, I get a little commission which can fund this website to keep it up and running. The choice to buy is yours, absolutely. 🙂



2 thoughts on “Paperang Thermal Printer – My Best “Budol” Find of the Year (Yet)”

  1. Hello! Your post makes me want to get one for myself. However, I’ve read something about some thermal papers having a BPA-related risk. Paperang is BPA-free, right?


    1. Hello, thank you for your comment. I’m not sure if Paperang papers are BPA-free. But, if they are, one of the articles I read suggests washing your hands within five minutes of handling papers with BPA. I hope that helps.


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