How to Change Swappable Interfaces on Star Printers

Introduction This application note shows how to change interfaces of swappable interface type Star Printers. Swappable interfaces provide the convenience of switching connection type without purchasing a new printer, making upgrades more cost effective.   Tools Needed: Star printer, new Star connection interface card, Philips screwdriver   Top Mounting Interfaces Ensure the printer is unplugged. […]

How to change Emulation on Star Desktop Printers

Introduction This application note details how to change the printer language emulation of the below listed star printers from StarLine to ESC/POS mode. Supported Printers: TSP650, TSP650II, TSP700II, FVP-10, SP500, SP700, TSP800II Supported Interfaces: All Supported Environments: All DIP Switch Settings NOTE: Before proceeding, please ensure the printer is OFF and unplugged. Changing the printer’s […]

How To Share a Star Micronics Printer on a Windows PC

Introduction This document explains how to configure the sharing feature on a Windows PC. The feature allows you to share a Star printer that is connected to one computer and share it with another Windows PC.   Supported Printers: All Star Micronics thermal and impact printers support this feature Supported Interfaces: All interfaces Supported Environments: […]

Importing and Exporting Settings in StarPRNT

Introduction: This application note explains how to import and export settings in StarPRNT. Especially useful for reducing time needed for customizing multiple printer installations and backups, this feature enables users to configure all settings once and then export them as an XML file. This XML file can then be imported on other systems to replicate […]

Setup OPOS Driver with Star Printers using StarPRNT Utility

Introduction: This application note shows how to add a Star Printer and a cash drawer attachment as OPOS devices. While these instructions were written using the TSP700II, this document suffices for the below models.   Supported Printers: FVP10, TSP650, TSP700II, TSP800II, SP700, SP500, TUP500*, TUP900* Supported Interfaces: Ethernet**, USB, Powered USB, Serial, Parallel Supported Environments: […]

Modifying Printer Settings in StarPRNT Utility

Introduction: This application note explains how to modify internal Star printer settings, also referred to as Memory Switches or Soft Switches. While these instructions were written using the TSP700II, this document suffices for the below models.   Supported Printers: FVP10, TSP650, TSP700II, TSP800II, SP700, SP500, TUP500, TUP900* Supported Printer Emulation: Star Line Mode (Default), ESC/POS […]

Installing a Desktop USB Printer in Windows with the StarPRNT Driver

Introduction: This application note explains how to install a Star Desktop USB Printer using the StarPRNT Intelligence Driver/Configuration Utility package. While these instructions were written using the TSP650II as an example, this document suffices for the models shown below.   Supported Printers: FVP10, TSP650, TSP650II, TSP700II, TSP800II, SP700, SP500, TUP500 Supported Interfaces: USB, Powered USB […]

Installing a Desktop Ethernet or Wi-Fi Printer in Windows using the StarPRNT Utility

Introduction: This application note shows how to install a Star Desktop Ethernet or Wi-Fi Printer using the StarPRNT Intelligence Driver/Configuration Utility package. While these instructions were written using the TSP700II, this document suffices for the below models.   Supported Printers: FVP10, TSP650, TSP650II, TSP700II, TSP800II, SP700, SP500, TUP500 Supported Interfaces: Ethernet, Wi-Fi Supported Environments: Windows […]