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How to Store and Edit Logos and other Graphics Using StarPRNT

IntroductionThis application note explains how to import, modify, and assign monochrome graphics to be stored in a Star Printer. StarPRNT offers an easy-to use management system for logos, coupons and other image files. While these instructions were written using the TSP700II printer, this document applies to all the models listed models.Supported Printers: FVP10, TSP650II, TSP700II, […]

Opening the Cash Drawer from the Windows Command Prompt

Introduction This application note explains how to open a cash drawer connected to the Star Printer through the Windows Command Prompt. These instructions apply for all Star Printers that support cash drawers.   Supported Printers: TSP100 Series, mC-Print Series, TSP650II, FVP10, TSP700II, TSP800II, TSP1000, SP700 Supported Interfaces: Serial, Parallel, USB Applicable Environments: Windows 10 (32/64-bit), […]

How to Change Swappable Interfaces on Star Printers

IntroductionThis 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 screwdriverTop Mounting InterfacesEnsure the printer is unplugged. To avoid the risk of personal […]

How to change Emulation on Star Desktop Printers

IntroductionThis 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, TSP800IISupported Interfaces: AllSupported Environments: AllDIP Switch SettingsNOTE: Before proceeding, please ensure the printer is OFF and unplugged. Changing the printer’s emulation only entails switching the corresponding […]

How do I read the “Error Status or LED Codes” for my Star Micronics printer?

The purpose of this page is to provide the maximum information to determine the printer’s error and its solution.The way our printers are diagnosed are through the Power and Error lights, They are called Error Indicators. The error and the power lights will blink at different intervals which will mean a different type of error. […]

How To Share a Star Micronics Printer on a Windows PC

IntroductionThis 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 featureSupported Interfaces: All interfacesSupported Environments: Windows operating system versions 7, […]

How to Change Presenter Settings for TUP592 & TUP992

IntroductionThis application note explains how to set up the presenter in Windows using the Star Utility driver.Supported Printers: TUP592, TUP992Supported Interfaces: USB, Ethernet (LAN), SerialSupported Environments: Windows OS Presenter Options Mode: Loop-Hold; Paper Retract: Do not RetractThis setting causes the presenter to loop and eject the paper after printing. Notice that the Paper Hold Time […]

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 all […]

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, ParallelSupported Environments: Windows 10 (32/64-bit) Windows 7 […]

How to change Emulation of SK1-211/SK1-311 from StarPRNT to ESC/POS & viceversa

Introduction: This Application Note explains how to change the emulation from StarPRNT to ESC/POS or ESC/POS to StarPRNT on the SK1- 311 and SK1-211 kiosk printers. Supported Printers: SK1-311/SK1-211Supported Interfaces: Serial and USBSupported Environments: N/A   Changing Emulation Between StarPRNT and ESC/POS Method 1: Operation Method 1) Power printer [OFF] and open the paper cover […]