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Printer Error Page Troubleshooting

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 […]

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 a […]

Eco Product Focus: TSP800II

Find the latest information on the TSP800II here.Did you know the compact TSP800II requires no ink or toner and is the perfect replacement for wasteful A4 printers?Star Micronics prides itself on products that are environmentally friendly and has developed direct thermal printers that are efficient both in terms of their low power consumption and low […]

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?

IntroductionThis 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: AllSupported Interfaces: AllDesktop Thermal Printers (except TSP100ECO):1) Ensure printer’s power is OFF .2) […]

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, […]