How to setup JavaPOS with Star Printer on Ubuntu Linux

Introduction How to use a Star Micronics printer with Ubuntu Linux via the JavaPOS driver. While this was written using a USB TSP650, these directions suffice for the following supported models.   Supported Printers: TSP650II, SP700, TSP700II, HSP7000, TUP500 Supported Interfaces: Serial, Ethernet Supported Environments: Ubuntu Linux 9.04   Install Java Development Kit The Java […]

Enabling Multi Session on the IFBD-HE07/08 Ethernet Card

Introduction This application note shows how to enable Multi Session on IFBD-HE07/08 ethernet cards. This documentation covers enabling this setting by browser and command prompt, so choose the method most comfortable.   Supported Printers: TSP650II, TSP650, TSP700II, TSP800II, TUP500, SP500, SP700, HSP7000, FVP-10, TSP1000 Supported Interfaces: Ethernet (IFBD-HE07/08 Card)   When Is Multi Session Needed? […]

How do I install my Star Serial Printer on Windows 7/Vista/XP?

The PDF linked below contains instructions on installing a Star Printer with a Serial interface using the StarPRNT Intelligence Driver. The StarPRNT Installation CD ships in the box with the printer, and can also be downloaded from Star’s Global Support Site. 1208b_StarMicronics_StarPRNT_SerialInstallation   Star Printers: FVP10, TSP650, TSP700II, TSP800II, SP700, SP500, TUP500, TUP900 Interface: Serial […]

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 […]

How to Store and Edit Logos and other Graphics Using StarPRNT

Introduction This 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: […]

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. […]