Using a so called pulsetrode concept and two identical ion selective electrodes (ISEs), the concentration of alkali metal ions can be measured without using a reference electrode. This measurement method was demonstrated recently, using all organic ISEs which have been fabricated by simplest means on a plain sheet of paper. Though, this low-cost, all organic ion sensing platform exhibited excellent stability over three months, it required a time consuming conditioning prior to measurement (>1 h). Here, we present a new measurement method which employs a square wave current rather than a single current pulse which is followed by a long regeneration time. This method reduces the conditioning time to 6 minutes, using the same low-cost sensing platform. Furthermore, after the initial conditioning, a quasi continuous measurement is possible. Additionally, using ISEs with different surface areas, a low-cost and simple threshold sensor is demonstrated.