The STAR MICRONICS TSP654IIBI is fast and easy to configure. It is Apple MFi certified. It has auto connect and so it will connect to your iPad automatically. If you want to setup your receipt printer fast, this may be one of the best options. There is no serial cable, ethernet cable or USB connection. That seems like a positive benefit. If you move around a lot or you don’t want to mess with cables the STAR MICRONICS TSP654IIBI may be want you want.
Another model, also by Star, is the Star Micronics, TSP143L WHT US. This is bigger than the Star Micronics SM-S220i. It is about 3.5 pounds. There is an auto cutter that slice through your receipt so that you don’t have to rip it off the machine by hand.
58mm POS Printer 384 line Thermal Dot Receipt 12v USB Printer Set w/ Roll Paper Package Content: 1 x Thermal Printer 1 x Instruction Manual 1 x Printer Driver 1 x USB Cable 1 x Power Cord 1 x 58mm The…
With the Square Stand system, you can use either a cash drawer that plugs into the receipt printer, or one that plugs into the USB block of the Square Stand. Choose the method that suits your business best – but we typically recommend using the receipt printer connection, since this is simpler and far less expensive than the USB version. Note that all cash drawers listed below have special money trays configured for Canadian currency.
Android systems have the option of using USB devices or Ethernet (LAN) devices, but with some limitation. Direct connecton to a USB device requires an OTG (On-The-Go) adaptor and may limit you to only one connected device. Another option is to use Ethernet (LAN) or Bluetooth connected printer and a cash drawer that connects to your printer. First see if your Android device is by Square, then carefully follow the list of supported hardware for Android devices.
This video takes a look at which receipt printers you can use with Square and the Square Stand with iOS, and which printers are best for your business. The USB printers can ONLY print with the Square Stand. We go over the TSP100, TSP100ECO, TSP100III, SM-S220i, and SP700. For more information on these printers, see our Square Compatible Receipt Printers article: https://posguys.com/blog/product-info/article/square-compatible-receipt-printer
Thanks @Sean, it really is a bummer you guys are so limited on the type of printers you support. We are on the fence on using the POS for Square because our type of business uses regual paper receipts, we need it due to the fact that not only do we sell goods but install them as well so we need more room for more detail as well as “Terms of Service.”
To create your own bar codes and labels, you’ll need to use a third-party application. At the moment, we don’t support bar code and label printers and can’t guarantee compatibility, but many customers have success using the DYMO Label Writer 450 and labels with Square.
The bottom line is, if you’re planning on using Square with hardware (at least a receipt printer or scanner) and you’re looking to save some money or want a simple setup process, the Square Stand is a good option. Just keep in mind that if you buy USB hardware, it will likely only work with the Square Stand.
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Hi @JoanneCFYF — thanks for bringing this up and sorry to hear about the frustration this is causing. It looks like another seller had the same question, and received an answer. Check out this thread by Kelly. Hope that helps for now.
This type of system can be so helpful to small businesses, but they can be difficult to understand. For this reason, I greatly appreciate your step by step instructions and straight-forward information. One thing that I have hear about is that there are modification that can be made to make a system perfect for your specific business. Do you have any tips about how I could do this?
Printer companies issues a “series” much like a car model. Jeep a different vehicles (a car series) and different models within that series. Jeep Cherokee is a car series and they have different models within the Jeep Cherokee family. TSP100 is of of Star’s printer series (like a car model) and TSP143… is the specific model. TSP143ii are current USB models and TSP143iii are the current LAN and Bluetooth models. Hope that helps. 🙂