Who we are.

The UK’s leading supplier of Labels, Till Rolls and Speciality Raw Materials

Naturoll is distributed by Fortoak Rolls UK. Fortoak is a leading supplier of labels, till rolls, paper bags and speciality raw materials to OEMs, distributors, retailers, outsourcing providers, envelope and other processing manufacturers in the UK and Ireland.

With over 40 years in the industry, our reputation is built on excellent quality and professional service. We offer an extensive range of superior quality products and services, and our highly experienced team is here to help meet your specific needs.

We service your business quickly and cost effectively from anywhere in the UK.  Our offices are based in London, Loughborough and Birmingham, with secure, centrally located warehousing to ensure reliable delivery, every time.

Meet the team.

Alex Vergopoulos

With over 25 years’ experience in paper roll manufacture to distribution, Alex is CEO of Fortoak and behind the company’s transformational growth. Diversifying the company into labels and paper bags to the Fortoak portfolio. Alex is focused on driving the culture to environmentally friendly (BPA / phenol free) products.

Catherine Gibbon

Non-exec Director
Customer focused with over 15 years’ marketing experience. Catherine has a strong track record in mature and highly innovative organisations. She combines her commercially savvy approach with marketing, sales, PR and communications expertise. Joined in 2018, Catherine and is focused on supporting the business for growth.

Craig Alford

Sales Director
With a focus on sales, Craig worked in a number of different markets before joining the paper roll and label industry in 2003.  Appointed as Sales Director in 2018, Craig set up the warehousing and distribution model for Fortoak Roll and is helping the company achieve exponential growth.

Helpful FAQ’s.

Naturoll works without chemicals because the black layer is already integrated in the thermal paper. This black layer is covered with a white thermosensitive layers. Upon printing, the thermal print head is heating the upper layer of the thermal paper. The opaque coating layer becomes transparent on the activity of heat and makes the lower layer visible. In principle, instead the chemical reaction of colour formers and colour developers, Naturoll is a purely physical process.
This is due to the patented award-winning technology. To avoid any chemical reactions to the thermal layer. A unique blue colour is generated. As we are not using any colourants or tints.
Yes, Naturoll is 100% recyclable due to its unique composition it can be recycled whereas standard thermal papers cannot. By switching to Naturoll you can reduce your carbon footprint.

Naturoll has been certified by an independent institute, ISEGA. It does not release any substance when in direct contact with hands, food or water. This is unique to Naturoll as standard thermal papers, even phenol free, are only approved for indirect contact. Naturoll can touch food without any health or safety concerns – this protects the food, your customers and employees. And the environment.

Standard thermal paper creates an image by a chemical reaction using colour developers and colour formers. This is initiated by the heat from the thermal print head. This reaction can be reversed over time due to heat or chemical dissipating. In Naturoll the thermal print head melts through the control layer leaving the black layer visible. This process is not reversable thus making Naturoll resistant to oil and water and sunlight.
Yes Naturoll is FSC® Certified (FSC-C004309).
The main ingredients are pulp, minerals, paper binder, wax and a black pigment (black layer) – and the thermosensitive, opaque white layer. The substances have been classified as non- toxic, nor carcinogenic. A certificate can be provided on upon request.
The innovative, award-winning technology for Naturoll thermal paper was developed in a long-term R&D work of a major paper manufacturer in co-operation with a US-based chemical company. Naturoll is supplied by Ökobon GmbH.

Fortoak Rolls LTD is the distributor in the UK and Ireland.

No. Naturoll is thermal till rolls are compatible with leading thermal printers. Please note to use the right width and diameter of the rolls to your machine.

If the print quality is too weak, you may need to adjust the print intensity by modifying the heat level.

Naturoll thermal till rolls are compatible with ink-jet and matrix printers. This illuminates the requirement to use a ribbon.