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TSP654SK Thermal Printers

Solutions For:

  • Repositionable, Liner-Free Thermal Label Solution
  • Improves Order Accuracy Up to 99%
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Liner Free Yields 60% More Labels/Roll than
  • 80mm and 58mm Paper Support
  • High Reliability and Performance at a Low Cost
  • “Drop-In & Print" Paper Loading
  • Optional Vertical Stand
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TSP654SK Printer Description

The TSP654SK Liner-Free printer is designed to work with liner-free labeling applications. Repositionable thermal labels can stick to virtually any surface, and can be removed easily and reapplied leaving behind no residue. The liner-free labels are an alternative to using silicone-lined labels or tape.

Since it uses no silicone liner it eliminates the negative environmental impact and helps cut back on in-house waste, thus continuing Star Micronics Global Green Initiative, which encompasses manufacturing products that provide the minimalist impact possible on our environment.

Liner-free labels are a welcomed addition for quick service restaurants (QSR) applications, from drive-through service self-service deli applications. The liner-free labels can be used for an exception sandwich only or the entire order by attaching it to the bag. The labels can stay with and track an order through the entire preparation process, improving both drive-through, and take-out order accuracy, and a better bottom line. The labels also maintain image integrity because it is engineered to preserve thermal images in applications where heat lamps or exposure to direct heat is used.


Specifications - TSP654SK


Printer Method   Direct Line Thermal
Printer Case Color  


Models Available  

Auto Cutter

Print Resolution  

203 dpi

No. of Columns  

48 / 64

Font Size   9 x 24
Character Set   ANK 95, 32 Int 128 Graphic
International Code Pages   Star Mode=40. ESC/POS™= 6 + 1 blank allowing an additional character page to be added
Bar Codes   9 versions / PDF 417 Option
Line Spacing   3 mm or 4 mm or programmable
Paper Specifications    
Width   80mm standard, Adjustable 58mm with paper guide
Easy-Load   "Drop-In & Print"
Maximum Print Width   80mm paper = 72mm, 58mm paper = 52mm
Sticky Paper Thickness   0.079~0.086mm
Top Margin   11 mm or 13 mm minimum default
Auto Cutter   Guillotine (Partial Cut Only)
Cover Open Sensor   Yes
Logo Store Capacity   2 Mbit Flash ROM with Graphic Management Software
Flash ROM   16 Mbit
Multiple Copy Support   Available through Star Raster Driver
Journal Capability   N/A
Label Support   MAXStick Thermal Liner Free Labels
Power Supply   External included in Box
Drivers Available   Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows® XP 32 Bit, Vista 32/64 Bit, Windows 7 32/64 Bit, Server 2008 32/64 Bit, XP Embedded, POSReady 2009, OPOS™, JavaPOS™, USB Vendor Class, Linux™, Mac OS X, StarIO SDK for iOS and Android
Digitally Signed (WHQL)   N/A
Swappable Interfaces   Yes

Serial, Ethernet, Parallel, or USB

 Emulation Modes  

Star Mode, ESC/POS™

Peripheral Drive Circuit   2 circuits, (24V max. 1A), 1 Compulsion input
Power Consumption   Average 1.8 Amp. Printing, 0.15 Amp. Standby Requires PS60A External Power Supply
Operating Conditions  

Temperature: 5ºC to 45ºC
Humidity: 10% - 90% RH (without condensation)

Storage Conditions  

Temperature: -20ºC to 60ºC
Humidity: 10% - 90% RH






142 x 132 x 202 (w x h x d)mm
1.72 kg

Safety Standards


UL, C-UL and FCC

Reliability MCBF

Print Head

Auto Cutter


60 Million Lines


1 Million Cuts

Included with Printer


Installation CD with Drivers and Configuration Utility, Power Supply, Wall Mount Bracket, Vertical Mount Accessory, 58mm Paper Guide, Power Switch Cover, Set Up Guide, Start Up Paper Roll



3 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty (US and Canada)



Splash Proof Cover (SPC-T100)
Display Stand for Vertical Use (VS-T650)
Kitchen Buzzer (BU01-24-A)
Swappable Interfaces
24V Mobile Power Supply
Swap-A-Star Extended Warranty Program (US)
Extend-A-Star Extended Warranty Program (US and Canada)


Hardware Features and Benefits - TSP654SK

MAXStick Linerless Label Support   Improves order accuracy up to 99%
High Reliability   MCBF: 60 Million Lines
Guillotine Auto Cutter: 1 Million Cuts
Small Foot Print   Save precious counter space
“Drop In & Print” Paper Loading   Clamshell design allows for very fast and easy paper loading
Swappable Interface Connections   Future interface upgrades are fast and simple to do. With swappable interfaces, there’s no need to purchase a new printer just to upgrade the connection
Recessed Cable Connections   Helps protect cables from being damaged on the counter top
Horizontal or Vertical Orientation   Use the printer in the orientation that suits you best. An optional eye-pleasing vertical stand (VS-T650) is available for vertical operation.
Wall Mountable   Need more counter space? Create more room by mounting the printer to the wall.
Installation CD Included in Box   No need to download drivers or utilities
futurePRNT Receipt Redesign Software   Customize and brand receipts to keep customers coming back time and time again with professional graphics (logos, coupons, and merge images), word-triggered advertising, and MORE!

Software Features and Benefits - TSP654SK

Simple-to-Use Utilities   Included on Installation CD, free, easy to use
Logo Utility   Store logos and other graphics for professional receipt branding
Memory Switch Utility   Fine-tune your print outs or print in different languages by enabling, changing, or disabling certain settings
Ethernet Interface Set Up Utility   Setting up and configuring an ethernet printer has never been more quick and easy!

Related Products - TSP654SK


WiFi Power Pack


The Wifi Power Pack is designed to make any Star LAN interface printer "wireless". Powered by the printer's cash drawer kick port, the WiFi Power pack avoids additional power outlet, eliminating the possibility of tangled cables. The WiFi Power Pack includes a DK-USB power module and a TP Link wireless router.

Part Number: 99250000



Splash Proof Cover

SPC - T100


The Splash Proof Cover helps to protect the TSP650 MAXStick from liquid and airborne debris in harsh environments such as kitchens. It easily locks in place over the printer.

Part Number: 39591100


Vertical Stand



Use the specially designed Vertical Stand when utilizing the TSP650 MAXStick in vertical orientation. The Vertical Stand provides a clean surface facing the customer, which also creates room for advertising.

Part Number: 39590530



Kitchen Buzzer / Ticket Alarm



The Kitchen Buzzer is designed to connect directly to the RJ11 port on the back of the printer. When a print job is sent to the TSP650 MAXStick, the buzzer will sound off. This is beneficial for high noise environments like kitchens to alert cooks that orders have been sent to them.

Part Number: 39594001



Swappable Interfaces


Easily upgrade the connection type in the future without purchasing a new printer.

Interfaces Available:

RS232C Serial – IFBD-HD03

Part Number: 39607200

Parallel – IFBD-HC03

Part Number: 39607211


Part Number: 39607820

Ethernet – IFBD-HE07

Part Number: 39607802



Mobile Power Supply


The Mobile Power Supply allows users to put the TSP650 MAXStick into vehicle applications. It converts 12VDC into the required 24VDC to power the printer.



Extend-A-Star Extended Warranty


The Extend-A-Star Extended Warranty Program provides full bumper-to-bumper coverage available for 3 years.



Swap-A-Star Extended Warranty


The Swap-A-Star Extended Warranty Program provides next business day replacement coverage available for 3 years.


Paper and Supplies


Part Number: 37963040 - 80mm (3.15") Full Coverage Adhesive Sticky Paper Roll (24 pack)



Models - TSP654SK

Part NumberModelDescription
37963000TSP654C GRY SK-USTSP654 Liner-free Thermal printer for Sticky paper, Auto-cutter, Parallel, Gray, Ext PS Included
37963010TSP654D GRY SK-USTSP654 Liner-free Thermal printer for Sticky paper, Auto-cutter, Serial, Gray, Ext PS Included
37963020TSP654U GRY SK-USTSP650 Liner-free Thermal printer for Sticky paper, Auto-cutter, USB, Gray, Ext PS Included
37963030TSP654L GRY SK-USTSP650, Liner-free Thermal printer for Sticky paper, Auto-cutter, Ethernet, Gray, Ext PS Included
37963040TRK80-D82-C24 KCL80mm (3.15”) Thermal roll liner free full coverage for TSP654SK

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