Configuring Star TSP 100 Printer Settings

 
This article assumes that the Star TSP 100 printer has been successfully installed at your center.If it isn’t already, follow instructions in manual that comes along with the printer to set it up on your computer.

After you install Star TSP 100 printer on your computer, you need to complete these setups to make sure that your receipts are printed correctly. You need to check these settings even when your receipts are not printed as they appear in the preview.

  • Configure the printer properties in Windows: To print the receipts correctly, you first need to make your TSP 100 as your default printer, and then change some of the printer properties described below.
  • Change browser settings: You need to change the browser settings including the page margins to make sure the printer output is formatted correctly.

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Configuring the Printer Properties

  1. Go to Start > Control Panel > View Devices and Printers.
  2. On the Devices and Printers window, right click your printer, and then click Printer Properties.
  3. On the Printer Properties window, do the following:
    1. In the General tab:
      • Click Preferences, and then click the Paper/Quality tab. Select the following option:
        Field   Value
        Paper Source  Friction
    2. In the Advanced tab:
      • Click Printing Defaults, and click Advanced at the bottom of the Printing Defaults window. Select the following option:
        Field   Value
        Paper Size 72mm x Receipt
    3. In the Device Settings tab:
      • Select the following options:
        Field Value
        Friction 72 mm x Receipt
        Paper Type Receipt
        Page Cut Type Partial Cut
        Document Cut Type Partial Cut
        Peripheral Unit Type Cash Drawer
        Peripheral Unit 1 Document Top

Change Browser Settings

The browser settings must be modified based on the printer that is used for printing your receipts and invoices. The following browsers are covered in this article:

 Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Press ALT on keyboard to open Main menu.
  2. On the Firefox main menu, click File, and then click Page Setup.

  3. Click the Portrait radio button.
  4. Clear the Shrink to fit Page Width check box.
  5. In the Scale field, enter a value between 90 and 95. (The value can be changed depending on whether the item to be printed is being printed appropriately).
  6. In the Margins and Header/Footer tab, enter 0 for all the margins.
  7. For all the Headers and Footers, select --blank--.


  8. Click OK.
If you are using the Firefox browser to print receipts, printing any other type of documents or labels will modify the printer settings, resulting in incorrectly formatted receipt prints later. So, after you configure the receipt printer settings in Firefox, use Chrome or other browsers to print other types of documents. If the printer settings are changed, follow the instructions above to set up the printer settings all over again.

Google Chrome

Since Google Chrome does not have the option to modify page setup, you will need to manually modify the page setup using the following steps:

  1. In the Collect Payment screen, click the printer icon.

  2. Click More Settings on the left pane.

  3. From the Margins list, select Custom.

  4. In the four fields on the receipt, on the right, manually edit the values to be either 0 inch or 0.1 inches as required. See the screenshot given below:

     
  5. Click Print.
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