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. […]

How to Change Presenter Settings for TUP592 & TUP992

Introduction This application note explains how to set up the presenter in Windows using the Star Utility driver.   Supported Printers: TUP592, TUP992 Supported Interfaces: USB, Ethernet (LAN), Serial Supported Environments: Windows OS   Presenter Options Mode: Loop-Hold; Paper Retract: Do not Retract This setting causes the presenter to loop and eject the paper after […]

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: […]