Setting up your Cash Drawer for Mac


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Setting up your Cash Drawer for Mac

Follow the steps below to set up your cash drawer with Vend. Your steps will be different depending on which printer you are using. For Star TSP 100 LAN click here for the Epson TM-T88V, click here.



Star TSP 100 LAN

The cash drawer connects to your receipt printer, and is triggered to open when you finish a cash or cheque sale and the receipt is printed by the printer.

Tip: You can manually open the cash drawer by clicking Command + E if you are using the old Vend Sell Screen or by performing a test sale if you are using Register for Mac.

To setup the Cash Drawer:

1. Plug the RJ12 connector cable (the one that looks similar to a phone line) from the cash drawer into the receipt printer.

2. Head to the following URL: http://localhost:631/printers/. This will take you to CUPS. CUPS is a network printing service used by Mac computers. It allows you to setup your printers on a network, and customise options such as cash drawer setup.

At this point, your browser will prompt you to login in. Here you will need to put in the username and password you use to login to this computer.

Tip: To double check what your Username is, go to System Preferences > Users & Groups.


Recieve this screen? Click here to learn how to enable CUPS for your computer.


3. Once in CUPS, Select your printer model from the list below:

4. Select from the drop down menu 'Set Default Options'

5. From here, select 'Cash Drawer Control', choose 'Open Drawer 1 and 2' under 'Cash Drawer' and click the 'Set Default Options' button below.

Your cash drawer should now be all set to go! You can test it out by clicking Command + E on your keyboard when in the old Vend Sell Screen or by performing a test sale if you are using Register for Mac.


Epson TM-T88V

The cash drawer connects to your receipt printer, and is triggered to open when you finish a cash or cheque sale and the receipt is printed by the printer.

Tip: You can manually open the cash drawer by clicking Command + E if you are using the old Vend Sell Screen or by performing a test sale if you are using Register for Mac.

To setup the Cash Drawer:

1. Plug the RJ12 connector cable (the one that looks similar to a phone line) from the cash drawer into the receipt printer.

2. Head to the following URL: http://localhost:631/printers/. This will take you to CUPS. CUPS is a network printing service used by Mac computers. It allows you to setup your printers on a network, and customise options such as cash drawer setup.

At this point, your browser will prompt you to login in. Here you will need to put in the username and password you use to login to this computer.

Tip: To double check what your Username is, go to System Preferences > Users & Groups.


Recieve this screen? Click here to learn how to enable CUPS for your computer.


3. Once in CUPS, Select your printer model from the list below:

4. Select from the drop down menu 'Set Default Options'

5. From here, select 'Cash Drawer Control', choose 'Open after printing' for 'Cash Drawer #1' and 'Cash Drawer #2'. Once done. click the 'Set Default Options' button below.

Your cash drawer should now be all set to go! You can test it out by clicking Command + E on your keyboard when in the old Vend Sell Screen or by performing a test sale if you are using Register for Mac.


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