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    Default Star Micronics Receipt Printer TSP650

    Does anyone have any experience working with one of these receipt printers? The only notes here on the forum go back to 2007 and I'm hoping that some things have changed since then! The setups described to print seem anything but standard, compared to printing to a page-based report. The notion of regular pages doesn't exist as the receipts, for a big ticket, can be very long indeed.

    All ideas and suggestions welcomed.
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    Default Re: Star Micronics Receipt Printer TSP650

    Thought Star Printers were all gone and done with. Last ones I messed with had settings from their own menu kinda like okidate impacy printers. Star was harder., but I don't remember the settings or even where to start.

    Many years since I saw one
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    Default Re: Star Micronics Receipt Printer TSP650

    These have been sitting around for 4 or 5 years and are finally being pushed into service. There is now a pre-defined 72mm receipt printer layout defined in A5 and I was able to do a quick test print last night so, with fingers crossed tightly, it may not be such an ordeal after all.
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    Default Re: Star Micronics Receipt Printer TSP650

    Good
    Star was a pretty good printer. We worked with them in the auto industry in late 90's printing forms and some heavy forms(multi-layered). They did work, but not real well for heavy work for long periods. I still have an Oki 320 that I use for testing with alpha for auto industry. Prints 9 layer 38" contracts very well
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    Default Re: Star Micronics Receipt Printer TSP650

    There is still a lively market for those old Okidatas. Most of the used car dealerships that I work with still use the multi-part contracts.

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    Default Re: Star Micronics Receipt Printer TSP650

    FWIW, working with the built-in Alpha printer definition was straightforward and I have the necessary reports done and running so my concerns over the Star Micronics receipt printer were unfounded. It couldn't have been any easier. And boy does that thing spit out the receipts fast!
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    Default Re: Star Micronics Receipt Printer TSP650

    Only okidata could be faster.
    Epson was not as fast
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