Star Micronics TSP143IIILAN

If you accept credit card payments from your customers at your place of business, you’ll want a receipt printer. A receipt printer automatically prints a receipt for your customer when they make a purchase. One of the thermal receipt printers that you’ll often find in small and medium sized businesses is the Star Micronics TSP143IIILAN. It’s easy to setup and get going. It’s durable and it’s made by Star Micronics.

Star Micronics is reputable maker whom has been around for quite a while. But don’t just run out and buy a Star Micronics TSP143IIILAN. You need to ask yourself the questions below.

  • What is my POS or point of sale system? If you use Square Payments you’ll need a receipt printer that works with Square.
  • Do I want to be able to move the receipt printer around a lot? If so, you may want a receipt printer with a wireless connection.
  • What is my budget?
  • Do I want easy set up?
  • Do I work indoors or outdoors? If you’re outdoors you may want a more durable receipt printer.

If you want to check out the supported receipt printers for Square Payments, here is a useful reference link.

Device NameConnectionWeightWorks WithPaper Type 
Star Micronics TSP143IIILANEthernet interface3.7 poundsSquare and other providersThermal receipt
STAR MICRONICS TSP654IIBIBluetooth connection​3.8 poundsSquare and other providersThermal receipt
Kitchen Receipt Printer - SP742MLEthernet (LAN) interface7 poundsSquare and other providers"Square Kitchen Printer" It's an Impact Printer for Kitchens! It's a Kitchen printer
STAR MICRONICS SM-S230IUSB7.7 ouncesSquare and other providersThermal receipt
STAR MICRONICS SM-T300IUSB2.5 poundsSquare and other providersThermal receipt

Can you get along without a Square Receipt Printer? Probably. But your customers will appreciate a paper receipt.

Star Micronics TSP143IIILAN

The Star Micronics TSP143IIILAN works with Square Payments. Star Micronics is a well known manufacturer of thermal receipt printers. They make many different models. You connect to a Square iPad stand with a USB cable. This receipt printer uses 80 mm width or 3 1/8 inch width thermal paper for the receipts. There is a roll of paper that ships with the receipt printer. An auto cutter mechanism cuts the thermal receipt paper for you when you make a sale.

This is one of the more common thermal 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 thermal 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 receipt paper does not work well in moist environments where there is little ventilation. ​Here is the user manual for the Star Micronics SM-S230i.

If you’re using Square Payments, you’ll likely want a Square Receipt Printer. This receipt printer works with Square iPad Stands.

​You can also connect the Star Micronics TSP 143IIU Receipt printer to a cash drawer. The cash drawer will automatically open when you make a sale and print a receipt.

  • USB only interface (cable included)
  • Internal power supply (power cable included)
  • Auto cutter
  • Not compatible with Ethernet, LAN, Bluetooth or iPad

Pros

​USB Connection is easy to setup.

​Works with Square

​Thermal ​receipt​

​Powers on and off with the POS computer

​Generally less than $200 USD

Cons

No wireless connection

No Bluetooth connection

No ethernet connection

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.

  • POS System
  • Connection
  • Size and Weight

Size: 8 x 5.6 x 5.2 inches

Weight: 3.7 pounds​

The receipt printer is not big and will not take up much space on your counter, kiosk or stand.​

TSP100III LAN Specifications
Max. Print Speed250mm/sec.
Resolution203 dpi
No. of Columns48 / 64 col. Depending on Paper Width
AutocutterPartial (Guillotine) Autocutter. Cutter life 2 million cuts
Paper Width80mm (58mm Using Paper Guide)
Paper Thickness0.053 – 0.085mm
Paper Roll Standard OptionUp to 83mm
Print Width
51mm (58mm Paper) 72mm (80mm Paper)
EmulationStar Graphic Mode (supports Star Line and ESC/POS TM via futureRRNT software)
SensorsPaper End, Cover Open
InterfaceEthernet (10/100baseT, UTP) with LAN cable supplied and “virtual” serial port. Star WiFi power pack option available
Print on Disconnection
Real Time Network Status Print Message
Power SupplyInternal Power Supply with EU and UK Power Cable included. Energy Star Certified.
ECO Features
Top Margin 11mm, Print on Demand, Receipt Horizontal Compression 80mm with to 58mm
futurePRNT Software

Star Cloud Services

futurePRNT Software included: Enhanced Receipt Design Tools for Windows that work above the retailer’s software

Star Cloud Services Tools included: Digital Receipting, Device Management Tool, Customer Satisfaction Survey, Engage Now, Receipt Flip.

Reliability MCBF
60 Million Lines, 2 Million Cuts
Dimensions (W x D x H) mm Weight142 x 204 x 132, 1.68kg

Included in the box:
Options:
  • Printer, 1.8m Power Cable, Vertical Wall Mount Kit, Sample Paper Roll, 58mm Paper Guide, Power Switch Cover, Set Up Instructions, 1m LAN Ethernet cable
  • Splash Proof Cover, Desk Boot, Integrated Buzzer

How to Setup Your Square Payments Receipt Printer

Once you’ve bought your receipt printer, you need to set it up. Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do. You will need to follow some steps. Here are the steps that we’ve researched below. You’ll also want to look at your instruction manual that comes with your receipt printer.

​How to set up your receipt printer

  • Ensure that the printer is plugged into its electrical source.
  • Connect one end of the Ethernet cable into Ethernet port. This is in the back of the printer, and plug the other end directly into the Wireless router.
  • After confirming these two connections, turn on the printer.
  • The printer will display a solid green LED light on the front panel. This means the printer has connectivity and is able to obtain an IP address from the Wireless router.
  • Ensure that the printer is plugged into its electrical source.
  • Be sure the printer and the iPad are connected to the same network. To confirm this or change your Wi-Fi network, go to the iPad’s Settings and tap “Wi-Fi” located in the left sidebar. Then select the network that the router is broadcasting and click “Connect”.
  • Exit the Settings.
  • Click on the Square Application and open it up.
  • In the Square App, tap on the Admin Panel tab on the left side of the screen.
  • Click on “Settings” and then click on “Receipt” to see all the printers on the network.
  • It will display either the name of your printer.
  • Click the toggle button to the ON setting.
  • Then tap “Print Test Receipt” to ensure the printer is fully functional.
  • Once the Print Test Receipt has printed you have successfully setup your printer with Square.


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