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EASIEST AND EFECTIVE PRODUCT
on February 11, 2014
Uninstalled my POS 5870 cheapo
Installed the drivers for this printer
Open the printer options and turned on open cash drawer before print
Nothing in the world couldn't work out any better than this product. Prints super fast! FYI, don't expect to have the POS/esc commands in the manual because it tells you that it's not open to the public but not like google can't fix that.
WINDOWS 8 COMPATIBLE!!! SO YES, IT WORKS WITH EARLIER VERSIONS
The printer comes with a few extra pieces... Kick them to the side as they are not needed BUT USEFUL
Includeds USB printer cable and everything else
Prints up to 80mm
USB ESC/POS COMMANDS but i have to find my correct programming language to use it (java/jscript/PHP) I don't know if I can Use VB on my custom pos system but if anyone knows me, i will figure out and will work...
Uses the RJ12(Phone Jack) plug for Cash Drawer and it's PIN2 if anyone is wondering and Secondary is PIN5
This one I didn't see the secondary plug in unless you use a splitter or what not, never seen a use for two cash drawers for one POS system but it's capable.
Even the sample receipt paper comes taped and wrapped!
To the point easy software installation
Ignore the paper instructions, it will take you for a ride just to see that all you do is put the paper in and be done with it.
You don't need to screw around with the extra settings, just turn on the cash drawer before/After print and be done. All of that coupon set up, barcode stuff on there is good but is best to use within your software development for better control but it too is useful. I use code 3-9 and scanner picks it right up for my transaction numbers. Now you do have programming options to setup the cutter and all of that but for those needing something fo there store on a quick, serve my customers base, this is by far the best and a heck of a lot cheaper that the t88 models by which I don't see any difference by any means
Acts as a regular printer, you install it, and print whatever you want to it and it automatically scales it down to the margin on the printer paper and done deal(No need to go around playing with settings) NOTE: CHROME STILL LIKES TO USE 2 MILES OF THE PAPER SO I DONT KNOW ABOUT CHROME AS MY POS FRONT END. I USE FIREFOX OR OPERA)
Like I said the only issue im having which is not the printers fault is me utilizing the ESC/POS commands but I was having that issue with my other printer simply because I don't program in C# and VB.Net(ALTHOUGH IT HAS SOME SAMPLES FOR VB6 FOR THOSE WHO STILL USE VB6!!)
If you want something quick, easy, ready to go, no bs'ing around, reliable and good quality and just print on the fly without the messfull setup ... BUY IT.