The printer that Square supports is one of the largest used brands in the receipt printer market.  They are not getting kickbacks on printers as the printers are sold by hundreds of places including Amazon, and the buyer doesn’t know you are buying it to print with Square as the printer is also used by 100s of other POS systems. More printer options would always be better, but as this is one of the industry standard printers it only makes sense they support it.
The STAR MICRONICS SM-T300I is also a light weight receipt printer. But it’s very durable and rugged. It’s also Apple MFi certified for iOS phone and iPads. It also works with Android and Windows. It’s been tested to take a little bit of beating and is used by people who are outside a lot. Having said that the price is higher than other printers. If you need something rugged, this device may be the one for you. But if you don’t. You will want to look at something else as this device can get expensive. The SM-T300i is easy to use. There is a well written and very detailed user manual. The user manual gives details on how to configure the receipt printer and how to load paper. Here is a link to the Star Micronics SM-T300i User Manual.
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EOM-POS Thermal Receipt Printer- USB, Ethernet, Serial Ports- Auto Cut – Cash Drawer Port (RJ11/RJ12)- Paper Width 3 1/8″ (80mm) – NOT COMPATIBLE with Mac, Square, Shopkeep, Clover, Shopify, or Paypal
Cash drawers are one of the core components to every Point of Sale System. They may be the simplest part of your POS but making sure you have the right cash drawer is key. Cash drawers can be printer or terminal driven. Let us make sure you get the right cabling to connect to your receipt printer. Manual, USB, and Serial cash drawer models are also available to ensure compatibility with any POS system. We offer cash drawers that are designed for the most rugged environments, as well as cash drawers that are compatible with an Apple iPad. We also carry lighted cash drawers perfect for you bar or night club.
Great product and great company to work with. I at first ordered the TSP143U which is a USB Printer to work with a Tablet to set up a POS system at my business. Once I got it, I realized that if I had the printer plugged into the tablet there was no additional port to then charge the tablet. I contacted the company and they gladly accepted my return and let me reorder this LAN Printer. I highly recommend this vendor and their product.
Receipt printer information by POSGuys.com. We do a receipt printer speed comparison and demonstrate the differences between impact receipt printers and thermal receipt printers. Our buyers guide http://www.posguys.com/buyersguide/Bu… gives more information.
SM-T300i Mobile Printer (SM-T300I2-DB50 US GRY), 3-Inch Print Width, Bluetooth 2.0, Serial Interface, (Includes Serial Cable, Battery Pack, AC Charger, Sample Paper Roll), Color: Gray (Part Number: 39634010)
* All credit sale plans are issued by Square, Inc. Plans are not available to merchants located in AL, DE, MS, MO, NH, and TN. The individual authorized to act on behalf of the business must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and at least 18 years old. Valid U.S. bank account and Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number are required. Plans may be selected from 3-, 6-, 12-, or 24-month terms and are based on the financing amount requested. The finance charge amount and installment payment amounts will depend on the repayment term selected. Sales tax, where applicable, cannot be financed and will be due upon acceptance of contract. The final payment will be equal to or less than the regular monthly payment. All plans are subject to approval based on credit and other factors.
Like I said the only issue im having which is not the printers fault is me utilizing the ESC/POS commands but I was having that issue with my other printer simply because I don’t program in C# and VB.Net(ALTHOUGH IT HAS SOME SAMPLES FOR VB6 FOR THOSE WHO STILL USE VB6!!)
Buying this combo and getting each Square POS piece individually was much cheaper than buying it from Square as part of their whole POS system. Plus, we were able to get our entire Square system in matching white. Cash box plugs into printer with a cable that looks like a phone cable, so it doesn’t require a USB port.
Square Point of Sale on an iPad is compatible with a wide variety of third-party hardware accessories. Below, you’ll find a list of supported accessories, where to purchase them, and information on getting set up.
Acts as a regular printer, you install it, and print whatever you want to it and it automatically scales it down to the margin on the printer paper and done deal(No need to go around playing with settings) NOTE: CHROME STILL LIKES TO USE 2 MILES OF THE PAPER SO I DONT KNOW ABOUT CHROME AS MY POS FRONT END. I USE FIREFOX OR OPERA)
It is a simple process all I can think is that square gets a percentage of royalties from their supported printer sales and thats why they are locking everything down to these ridiculously overpriced pieces of equipment. 
If you have a Square Stand, in addition to the printers above, you can use certain USB interface receipt printers. The following receipt printers are only compatible with the Square Stand, not the Square card reader:
Fonts Included: Font Size: 5 x 9 / 7 x 9 Character Size: 1.2 (W) x 2.42 (H) / 1.5 (W) x 2.42 (H) mm Character Set: 95 Alphanumeric, 32 International Code Pages: 40 Character Per Inch (CPI): 16.9 / 14.1
The STAR MICRONICS TSP654IIBI is fast and easy to configure. It is Apple MFi certified. It has auto connect and so it will connect to your iPad automatically. If you want to setup your receipt printer fast, this may be one of the best options. There is no serial cable, ethernet cable or USB connection. That seems like a positive benefit. If you move around a lot or you don’t want to mess with cables the STAR MICRONICS TSP654IIBI may be want you want.
I already had the square reader and just was tired of it being in other spots or being charged. The dock was a great addition to the square stand and the printer. Very easy to use. Just attach to the square stand and put the reader in. The dock has weight to it so i dont have to worry about it falling especially in the spot i put it. Definitely reccomend
I spent years in jobs that included lots of cash handling. This cash drawer is the nicest I’ve seen. It’s solid build will last for years and its finish is just lovely. It triggers cleanly and the drawer all but shoots out when triggered. I’m very pleased.
Unless proven otherwise, I agree.  And in my business, giving a client a receipt on what amounts to a piece of adding machine paper is unprofessional.  I should be able to use any printer that is compatible with the iPad, not just the uni-tasker receipt printers.
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Update: After several months this printer is still working strong and still haven’t had a problem with it. I noticed a couple of people complain about receiving the wrong printer- well the reason they received the wrong printer is because they ordered the wrong printer. The title plainly states the model is TSP143U, USB. TSP143U is the USB model, hence the U. If you need the ethernet model you’ll need one of the TSP143L series models.
Max Resolution ( B&W ): 180 dpi x 180 dpi. Interface: USB. What happens if the printer does not work with my computer?. New USB Cable (Free). we will be glad to work with you to have it resolved. Grea…
Fonts Included: Font Size: 5 x 9 / 7 x 9 Character Size: 1.20 (W) x 2.42 (H) / 1.50 (W) x 2.42 (H) mm Character Set: 95 Alphanumeric, 32 International Code Pages: 40 Character Per Inch: 16.90″ / 14.10″

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