Thermal paper is a special paper that relies on thermal printing technology for printing. Its surface contains a layer of heat-sensitive coating. The heated print head contacts the paper surface, causing the heat-sensitive dye and color generating agent to react to form patterns or text. Ribbon is another common printing material, usually used with dot matrix printers to leave imprints on paper through ink, resin and other materials. So, can thermal paper be printed with ribbon? This is a question worth exploring.