How to fix Star Micronics printers when you have recently upgraded to Windows 10

Introduction This guide explains how to fix problems occurring with Star Micronics printers after you upgrade to Windows 10 from an older version of Windows, or when you have updated your current Windows 10 device to a newer version of Windows 10. This fix is required for the TSP100 series to print; however, other models […]

How to update the firmware of a Star printer

Firmware updates are normally only necessary to address specific issues. To learn if a firmware update is necessary for your specific printer model, please contact Star Technical Support.   To know the current firmware version of your printer, simply print a self-test. It will be located at the top of the page: How to print […]

How do I find my MAC address?

Knowing a printer’s MAC Address might be required for setting up a Bluetooth printer in Mac or Linux, or a grand network access to a network (Ethernet or WiFi). The easiest way to learn your printer’s MAC Address is by printing a Self-Test. The MAC Address will be located on the 2nd page. To print […]

How do I print a self test for my printer?

Introduction This application note explains how to print a Self-Test, which is a printout of all of a printer’s configuration settings, to include its firmware version, communication mode, print settings and interface information. Ethernet, Bluetooth and WiFi models will print multi-page Self-Tests. Supported Printers: All Supported Interfaces: All Desktop Thermal Printers (except TSP100ECO): 1) Ensure […]

My Star Micronics thermal printer feeds paper but does not print.

This is usually caused by either using the wrong paper type for your printer model or the paper roll incorrectly installed (e.g., upside down) Thermal printers like the TSP100III, or TSP650II series require thermal-coated paper, whereas impact printers like the SP700 series require bond, or non-thermal coated paper. To verify that the roll is thermal-coated, […]

How to reset a Star Micronics Ethernet or Wi-Fi Printer

Introduction This application note explains how to reset your Ethernet or Wi-Fi Printer to factory default. This may be necessary to reset a printers’s Static IP address and set it to Access Point mode for network configuration, or to reset the printer’s Web Interface password if it was changed from the default and lost/forgotten. For […]

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

Fix Error Light: If a printer is malfunctioning, the LED indicators located on the operation or control panel will report the printer error condition. Each LED pattern indicates a specific condition error. For cross reference between LED indications and errors on your printer, refer to the user manual of the product in use. User manuals […]

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: […]

How to Install Star Ethernet (LAN) printer on Fedora Linux OS

Introduction This application note explains how to install various Star Ethernet Printers on the Fedora Linux OS. While this document was developed using the TSP100, it is applicable to the printers listed below.   Supported Printers: TSP100III, TSP650II, SP700, TSP800II, TSP700II. Supported Interfaces: Ethernet (LAN). Supported Environments: Fedora Linux.   Download the CUPS_for_Linux driver from […]