​​Star Micronics TSP100/143 Receipt Printer Review

​We're doing a presentation on the Star TSP100 series thermal invoice printer. This is actually the Star TSP143, as well as this is a USB one that we have right here. It's likewise readily available in Ethernet and also various other interfaces, cordless too. The good thing about this receipt printer is it's really one of the fastest thermal invoice printers on the marketplace today.

It's 250 millimeters/second print rate, which is very quick certainly. Along with that, it features a four year warranty as well as it likewise includes a very innovative utility that comes standard with it at no service charge that allows you to press the font dimension on the invoices. This will in fact gradually save money on paper as well as obviously your expenses for receipts over a duration of a year or more. It also permits you to include logo designs and other layouts to the receipt. This is nice to have in case your point of sale software application is inadequate in these locations to be able to allow you to do a customized receipt. As you can see below with the invoice printer, we have a common feed switch and also you have your error light and also obviously your power on and also off indication as well. So one other point as well about the receipt printer is that the user interface type is hot convertible, to make sure that indicates that this certain printer is USB ...

But allow's just state later down the road you might require to have an Ethernet user interface for this printer and also have it be a network printer; you can easily buy an Ethernet card, secure the USB one that's in there currently as well as upgrade your printer to an Ethernet interface at nominal expense. So we're simply going to do a fast transaction right here so you can see the speed of this Star TSP100 series printer.

So as you can see right here ... it also has an auto cutter attribute in there too. By the way, so I believe you possibly saw that where the paper was reduced, it cuts it approximately about below in the edge, and you can just easily eliminate it. This is your invoice right here. As you can see right here you can additionally publish barcodes, and as I pointed out earlier with the basic energy that includes this if you wished to reduce paper you can press the dimension of the font smaller so your receipt will certainly be much less, therefore, conserving paper over an amount of time. This receipt printer is financially priced in regards to other printers that get on the market that are straight competitors, so we very suggest this printer for the total worth performance and additionally the 4-year guarantee, which is additionally practically uncommon. Most thermal receipt printers are just about 1 or 2 years, so 4 years is exceptional.

ConnectionManufacturerModelSquare StandiPadiPhoneAndroid
BluetoothStar MicronicsTSP143IIIBiYesYesYesNo
BluetoothStar MicronicsTSP654IIBiYesYesYesNo
EthernetStar MicronicsTSP143IIILANYesYesYesYes
EthernetStar MicronicsTSP654LYesYesYesNo
USBStar MicronicsTSP143IIIUYesNoNoYes
USBStar MicronicsTSP654IIUYesNoNoYes
WiFiStar MicronicsTSP143IIIWYesYesYesYes

​​How do I connect my printer to Square?

Ensure that the printer is plugged into its electrical source.

Link one end of the Ethernet cable into Ethernet port. This is in the back of the printer, and plug the other end directly into the Wireless router.

After verifying these two connections, turn on the printer.

The printer will show a solid green LED light on the front panel. This indicates the printer has connectivity and is able to obtain an IP address from the Wireless router.

Make sure that the printer is plugged into its electrical source.

Be sure the printer and the iPad are linked to the very same network. To confirm this or alter your Wi-Fi network, go to the iPad's Settings and tap "Wi-Fi" situated in the left sidebar. Then pick the network that the router is relaying and click "Connect".

Exit the Settings.

Click the Square Application and open it up.

In the Square App, tap on the Admin Panel tab on the left side of the screen.
Click on "Settings" and then click on "Receipt" to see all the printers on the network.

It will show either the name of your printer.
Click the toggle button to the ON setting.

Then tap "Print Test Receipt" to make sure the printer is completely practical.

As Soon As the Print Test Receipt has printed you have successfully setup your printer with Square.