Unless proven otherwise, I agree.  And in my business, giving a client a receipt on what amounts to a piece of adding machine paper is unprofessional.  I should be able to use any printer that is compatible with the iPad, not just the uni-tasker receipt printers.
This printer is fast and has useable options. I use it with my iPad and Square credit card reader. You can also use it for POS or other systems or configurations. Using it with Square credit card processor I save paper because I only print the customer copy because all the other transaction data is accessed online. And when I tap print on my iPad it starts and completes the printing in just one second. I saw this printer being used at my local drug store with a different setup and it too works well. Give it a try and I think you’ll be glad you did.
Fonts Included: Number of Columns: 80.00 mm Font A: 48, Font B: 64, Font C 72 58.00 mm Font A: 35, Font B: 46, Font C 52 Character Size (W x H) Font A: 1.50 x 3.00 mm, Font B: 1.13 x 2.13 mm, Font C: 1.00 x 2.00 mm
We bought this thermal printer for work. It works well as described, but there are some programs that don’t use the printer, and setting up the printer is less than intuitive/easy for the average user. I had to go into advanced settings and follow advice on forums to get it to function the right way.
Extend Printer Technology Thermal Line. Printer Type Point of Sale Printer. Technology Thermal. Interface Ethernet (RJ-45), Parallel (IEEE 1284), RS-485, Serial (RS-232), Serial (RS-232C), USB 1.0/1.1…
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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.
Ink jet receipt printers use the same type of technology you see in home printers, using tiny nozzles to spray ink onto receipts. With ink jet printing, you can add color logos or other personalized elements to your receipts. However, you do have to buy replacement ink jet cartridges, adding to the long term costs.
Extend Printer Technology Thermal Line. Interface Ethernet (RJ-45), Parallel (IEEE 1284), RS-485, Serial (RS-232), Serial (RS-232C), USB 1.0/1.1, Wireless. Printer Type Point of Sale Printer. Technolo…
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USB Mini 58mm POS/ESC Thermal Dot Receipt Printer Set 384 Line. Fast printing up to 90mm for both text & graphics. Support store logo download and print (bmp file). Support bar code print. Drop-in pap…
If you have a Square Stand, in addition to the printers above, you can use certain USB interface receipt printers. The following receipt printers are only compatible with the Square Stand, not the Square card reader:
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Square systems are primarily compatible with Ethernet or Bluetooth interface printers (depending on the tablet you are using, Android tablets with USB ports and USB On-The-Go or USB Host mode can use USB interface printers). The compatible printers for Square systems are as follows:
Cash drawers are one of the core components to every Point of Sale System. They may be the simplest part of your POS but making sure you have the right cash drawer is key. Cash drawers can be printer or terminal driven. Let us make sure you get the right cabling to connect to your receipt printer. Manual, USB, and Serial cash drawer models are also available to ensure compatibility with any POS system. We offer cash drawers that are designed for the most rugged environments, as well as cash drawers that are compatible with an Apple iPad. We also carry lighted cash drawers perfect for you bar or night club.
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Multi-Function receipt printers combine various retail functions into a single, space-saving solution. With support for receipt printing, slip printing, check endorsing, MICR, and sometimes even barcode scanning, these receipt printers are a fantastic choice for higher volume retailers, banks, or any place where space is a premium but multiple payment types are accepted.
But my point is that an adding machine paper-receipt looks unprofessional in some businesses.  An inexpensive ink jet or better, a multitasking network office printer that is already in use would make a LOT more sense for me.  I’m sure they are robust and work fine, they just don’t suit my business and I don’t like being so limited in the TYPE of printer I can use.
A thermal label printer, also known as a thermal transfer printer, uses heat to transfer impressions to paper. A reliable thermal printer can help streamline the process for a variety of business activities. Thermal printers and mobile thermal printers are widely used in information kiosks, shipping locations, various point of sale (POS) locations and more. A thermal transfer printer quickly and easily prints receipts, labels, bar codes, price tags, vouchers and other specialty items. Shop portable receipt printers, desktop receipt printers and card printers for a solution that fits your needs. Tackling these small business tasks yourself means you can avoid the cost of outsourcing the work to a third party.
Character Set: 95 Alphanumeric, 18 set International, 128 × 43Graphic. Barcode: UPC-A, UPC-E, JAN13 (EAN13),JAN8 (EAN), CODE39, ITF, CODABAR (NW-7),CODE93, CODE128, GS1-128, GS1 DataBar. Twodimensionalcode: PDF417, QRCode, MaxiCode, 2DGS1 DataBar, Composite Symbology
Hi @McNabbGames — I went ahead and combined your thread with another seller’s who had a similar question. I can assure you that we’re always looking into more affordable hardware options for our sellers. As for the technical explanation, from my limited understanding (I’m not an engineer), each printer manufacturer has a specific driver for their hardware, and since manufacturers don’t build printer drivers for Square Register, we would have to build one for each printer model – which is something we don’t have the bandwidth to do. 
EOM-POS Thermal Receipt Printer- USB, Ethernet, Serial Ports- Auto Cut – Cash Drawer Port (RJ11/RJ12)- Paper Width 3 1/8″ (80mm) – NOT COMPATIBLE with Mac, Square, Shopkeep, Clover, Shopify, or Paypal
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This thermal printer is designed for network and kitchen printing. 58mm and 80mm adjustable printing paper width, 300mm/s of high speed printing with excellent water resistant, oil proof, dustproof st…
The Epson TM-T88V is the standard bearer for excellence in thermal receipt printing. One of the fastest printers on the market, the TM-T88V can handle high volume grocery and retail printing with ease. Energy star compliance and paper saving functions minimize your ecological impact and help improve your return on investment.
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Great product and great company to work with. I at first ordered the TSP143U which is a USB Printer to work with a Tablet to set up a POS system at my business. Once I got it, I realized that if I had the printer plugged into the tablet there was no additional port to then charge the tablet. I contacted the company and they gladly accepted my return and let me reorder this LAN Printer. I highly recommend this vendor and their product.
Customer displays, available as pole or desktop models, can deliver price information and advertising to a customer at the POS. Customer displays may contain either multi-line fluorescent or LCD displays that connect to your system through a USB, Serial, or Parallel connection. Make it easy for your customers to follow each transaction with the right customer display.
Update: After several months this printer is still working strong and still haven’t had a problem with it. I noticed a couple of people complain about receiving the wrong printer- well the reason they received the wrong printer is because they ordered the wrong printer. The title plainly states the model is TSP143U, USB. TSP143U is the USB model, hence the U. If you need the ethernet model you’ll need one of the TSP143L series models.
Modern POS printers often feature speeds measured in inches per second, and these high-quality versions provide fast operation. They may also bear an indication of the mean time between failures, letting you know just how long you can expect the printer to provide excellent service and continued operation. These MTBF ratings can easily range into the hundreds of thousands of hours between service calls, delivering exceptional reliability.
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This is an impact printer. So it makes a noise when it prints. Why would you want this? You might want it if you are in an area such as a kitchen where thermal paper receipts don’t print as well because of moisture in the area. You would not want this noise around customers. But if you have a moist area such as a busy kitchen this impact printer may be what you can use. Here is the user manual for the Star Micronics SP742ML.
1 x 58mm Paper Roll. Printer Character: GB one/two Chinese character 24 24 dots, Support Taiwan,Hong kong traditional. Interface: USB Port. Extend Character 1 x Thermal Printer. Print Speed: 90mm/sec.
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You can add your logo and text to your receipt. This is done with software that is included with the receipt printer. By adding your logo to your receipts you have a place to advertise your business. You can also put your phone number on your receipt or your website URL. This is a good thing to do if you’re selling at a craft show, fair, farmers market and etc. The customer may not remember your name and may not go online to search for your website. But if you put your website on the receipt you have a better chance of the customers visiting your website to make a purchase.
It has 5 bill trays, 5 coin trays and a bill entry, keeping your money organized and largely improve your working efficiency and accuracy. Electronic Cash Drawer There are 5 bill trays and 5 coin tray…
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You can use any of our Square Compatible Receipt Printers with the Square Stand Hardware, this setup has the most options to choose from. It just depends how you want to connect to the Square Stand and how many stations you have. If you are connecting straight to the Square Stand via the USB hub, or with Bluetooth we offer the following Thermal Printers for printing Credit Card Receipts :
Fonts Included: Font A: (default): 12 x 24 Font B: 9 x 17 (including 2-dot horizontal spacing) Column Capacity 80.00 mm: 42/56 columns 58.00 mm model: 30/40 columns Character Size Font A: 1.41″ x 3.39″ Font B: 0.99 x 2.40 (W x H mm) Character Set 95 Alphanumeric, 18 International, 128 x 43 Graphic (including user-defined page) Traditional / Simple Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Korean
The first thing to do is plug the Star Micronics printer directly into an available ethernet port on your router and power up the printer. Once the printer is powered up, make sure your Android device is on the same network as is the printer. Next, fire up the Square App, log into your account, and swipe right from the left edge of the screen. From the sidebar, tap Account, and then tap Settings. The Settings window (Figure A) should list Printers — tap that and select the printer to be used.
I already had the square reader and just was tired of it being in other spots or being charged. The dock was a great addition to the square stand and the printer. Very easy to use. Just attach to the square stand and put the reader in. The dock has weight to it so i dont have to worry about it falling especially in the spot i put it. Definitely reccomend
This is one of the more common receipt printers used with Square Payments. It generally costs less than $200. It come in white and black color. It has an auto-cutter to slice receipt paper for you. It uses thermal paper so you never never need to fill it with ink. It is generally easy to maintain and add paper when you need it. So this is a printer that works well in a wide variety of environments. However, if you are in a kitchen or some area where the air is moist you may want to get an impact printer as thermal paper does not work well in moist environments where there is little ventilation. ​Here is the user manual for the Star Micronics SM-S230i.