origin of Spanish ATMs (2)
When the rolls of self adhesive
labels run out, the main post offices must place new orders for their
own franking balances and also for those of the branch post offices that
Until 2002 this process was
made through the Unidad de sellos y efectos postales (Stamps
and postal products Unit) of the area. Following an internal bulletin in
2002, requests for rolls of labels and rolls of thermal paper
(used for receipts) were to be made directly to the Correos Unidad
de Almacenes y Material (Warehouses and Material Unit).
Also from April 2002, the
boxes of rolls arrived at the post offices with a control despatch note,
listing the number of rolls provided and the cost. This cost
evidently is symbolic or for reference, because the post office does not
have to pay it, and it has varied over the years; 6.44 Euros per roll
in 2002, 7.56 Euros in 2003 and 7.00 Euros per roll
to the despatch note of the image, January 2004, in this
office they received 96 rolls (3 boxes), with a cost of 7.00 Euros per
leaf of the despatch note lists the boxes with the numeration
of all the rolls.
The reference codes to carry out
the orders are 500052 for rolls of labels and 400428
for rolls of thermal paper (for receipts).
|From July 2002 the post offices
had to establish an exhaustive and strict control of the rolls
of labels provided, with a control registry for each roll showing
the serial number, the date of receipt, the date of delivery
of the roll to the postal window or point of sale, the date of final
usage and the date of communication of when the end of the roll
was reached, to the Provincial Headquarters.
of labels come inside the packing boxes, and are protected by
a plastic bag.
Each roll contains 1900 sticky
labels, stuck onto a paraffined continuous paper of 48.9 mm width.
The separation between labels is 2.5 mm.
The labels come wound round a black
plastic roll core of internal diameter 38-39 mm. Each manufacturer
of the rolls used and uses similar, but non identical, plastic roll
of type BF-10C, and also at least one part of first ATM paper,
were made by a company called SINEL
and came wound on cardboard core rolls (shown on the upper part
of the image). Underneath, and from left to right, the plastic roll
cores - double layer used by OVELAR, S.A. and R.C.M.-F.N.M.T.,
and the most recent and simple (a single layer) of SIGNE, S.A.
the early papers by OVELAR, S.A. used core rolls in which
the name of the company could be read clearly: OVELAR,S.A.
ETIQUETAS TERM. -ADHESIVAS. (Thermal adhesive
However from Correos
they affirmed that the labels were manufactured by the F.N.M.T.
and this was possibly the only reference that could be found on the origin
and the real manufacturer of the rolls...
The origin of Spanish
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