Setting Up Your Epson TM-T82II (LAN) for Mac, PC or iPad


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This guide provides step-by-step instructions on installing an Epson TM-T82II Receipt Printer for Mac, PC or iPads. Select the device you use below and follow the instructions. 

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What Device do you use?


 Device checklist

In order to set up your receipt printer with your Mac, Windows PC or iPad you'll first need to make sure you have all the peripherals needed.

Cables

You will need a power cable for the printer and an ethernet cable to plug the printer into your internet router. If you don't already have an ethernet cable ask your printer supplier to include one when you buy the printer or pick one up from your local electronics store.

Receipt Rolls

Make sure you've got some 80mm receipt rolls ready to go. To load your receipt roll open the latch on the top right of the printer, place the roll inside and pull some of the paper through before closing the lid.

Cash Drawer (Optional)

You may also wish to set up your cash drawer at the same time, to do this you'll need a specialised cash drawer cable. This is similar looking to an ethernet cable but is smaller on one end.


Adding the Epson TM-82II to your Mac


Downloading and installing the Epson driver

1. First, you will need to download the latest printer drivers for your computer. This is specialised software that helps the printer run correctly on your computer. To get this head over to Epson's website here and select Mac OS Printer Driver. Find the TM-T82II Driver and click Download page.

2. On this new screen, scroll down to confirm the download. You should see the download start in the bottom left-hand corner of your Google Chrome browser window.

2. When this download is completed, open the file to extract it and double click on the .dmg file.

Checkpoint: Not sure where to find the download? Go to Finder and select Downloads from the left-hand list. The download will also appear at the bottom of Google Chrome, click the arrow and select show in folder.

3. Next, double-click the first .pkg file and follow the installation guide instructions.

4. At the end of the installation process, a message will appear saying "The printer is not connected via USB". At this stage, we want to tick Connect printer via network and click on Continue.


Installing your Epson printer

Now that you have installed the printer driver, you will need to install the printer itself, on your Mac.

1. Navigate to System Preferences and open Printers and Scanners.

2. Here, use the plus in the bottom left corner and click Add printer or Scanner.

This will open up a new window where you'll need to put in some information.

3. Select IP along the top and follow the instructions below to fill out the form correctly:

Please ensure that ethernet cable is plugged at the back of your printer before continuing to print the IP address.

  • Address: This is where you need to put in your printer's IP address. To find this you will need to switch the printer off and turn it back on, please wait for 20 seconds until the network configuration slip is printed.

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  • Protocol: Select Line Printer Daemon - LPD from the dropdown.

  • Queue: Leave this blank.

  • Name: This is an optional field but if you'd like to customize the name of your receipt put it in here.

  • Location: Leave this blank.

  • Use: Pick Select Software... from the drop-down. This will open up a new window.

4. Search for Epson in the top right, locate EPSON TM-T82II and click OK.

Once you've put in all this information click Add. Your printer should now be set up and ready to go!


Printing on Vend with your Epson printer

Now that your EPSON is installed you can start using it to print your receipts in Vend.

To perform a test print:

1. Head over to the History tab and click on a sale.

2. Click view receipt.

3. Pick the receipt template you’d like to use and click Print.

4. This will take you to the print preview screen. If the Epson is not your default printer, click Change and select the printer from the list.

Once that's been changed you should be able to print out a receipt.


Connecting the Cash Drawer


Once you've got the printer all set up, you can connect up the cash drawer.

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

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.

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 both Cash Drawer #1 and Cash Drawer #2.

6. Click the Set Default Options button to complete.

Your cash drawer should now be all set to go! You can test it out by clicking Command + E on your keyboard when performing a test sale on the Sell Screen.

 

Device checklist

In order to set up your receipt printer with your Mac, Windows PC or iPad you'll first need to make sure you have all the peripherals needed.

Cables

You will need a power cable for the printer and an ethernet cable to plug the printer into your internet router. If you don't already have an ethernet cable ask your printer supplier to include one when you buy the printer or pick one up from your local electronics store.

Receipt Rolls

Make sure you've got some 80mm receipt rolls ready to go. To load your receipt roll open the latch on the top right of the printer, place the roll inside and pull some of the paper through before closing the lid.

Cash Drawer (Optional)

You may also wish to set up your cash drawer at the same time, to do this you'll need a specialised cash drawer cable. This is similar looking to an ethernet cable but is smaller on one end.


Adding the Epson TM-82II to your Windows PC


Downloading and Installing the Epson driver

1. First, you will need to download the latest printer drivers for your computer. This is specialised software that helps the printer run correctly on your computer. To get this head over to Epson's website here.

2. Find the TM-T82II Driver and click Download page..

3. This will take you to the next page where you will have to scroll down to confirm the download. You should see the download start in the left-hand corner of the window.

4. When this download is completed, head to your downloads folder.

5. Double click on the file and select Extract all.

Checkpoint: Not sure where to find the download? Go to explorer and select Downloads from the left-hand list. The download will also appear at the bottom of Google Chrome, click the arrow here and select Show in folder.

6. After extracting the file, the installation will begin. Follow the installation guide instructions. Once installed a printer register box will open.


Installing your Epson Printer

You will be brought to the printer setup screen where you'll need to input the following information:

1. Model: Select Epson TM-T82II under model.

2. Name: Type in the name of your choice or leave as default.

3. Port Type: Set this to Ethernet.

4. Port: Leave this as Auto setup.

5. Address: This is where you need to put in your printer's IP address. To find this you will need to switch the printer off and turn it back on, please wait for 20 seconds until the network configuration slip is printed.

Please ensure that ethernet cable is plugged at the back of your printer before continuing to print the IP address.

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6. Once you've filled out these fields, click Save settings. A test receipt will be printed confirming that the printer has been successfully set up.

Printing on Vend with Epson

Now that your EPSON is installed you can start using it to print your receipts in Vend.

To perform a test print, follow the steps below:

1. Head over to the History tab and click on a sale.

2. Click view receipt.

3. Pick the receipt template you’d like to use and click Print.

4. This will take you to the print preview screen. If the Epson is not your default printer, click Change and select the printer from the list.

Once that's been changed you should be able to print out a receipt.


Connecting the Cash Drawer

Once you've got the printer all set up, you can connect up the cash drawer.

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

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

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. Next, head to your Devices and Printers window on your computer.

3. Right-click on your receipt printer, select Printing preferences -> Peripherals.

4. Once in here, use the drop-down menu to select Cash Drawer.

5. Next, select End of Document and click open on both Cash Drawer #1 and Cash Drawer #2

Tip: If you want your cash drawer to fire before the receipt prints you can select the Start of Document option instead.

6. Apply these settings and test it out by clicking CTRL + E on your keyboard when in the old Vend Sell Screen or by performing a test sale if you are using Register for PC.


 

 Device checklist

In order to set up your receipt printer with your Mac, Windows PC or iPad you'll first need to make sure you have all the peripherals needed.

Cables

You will need a power cable for the printer and an ethernet cable to plug the printer into your internet router. If you don't already have an ethernet cable ask your printer supplier to include one when you buy the printer or pick one up from your local electronics store.

Receipt Rolls

Make sure you've got some 80mm receipt rolls ready to go. To load your receipt roll open the latch on the top right of the printer, place the roll inside and pull some of the paper through before closing the lid.

Cash Drawer (Optional)

You may also wish to set up your cash drawer at the same time, to do this you'll need a specialised cash drawer cable. This is similar looking to an ethernet cable but is smaller on one end.


Connecting the printer to your iPad

Please ensure that ethernet cable is plugged at the back of your printer before continuing to print the IP address.

You will need the IP address in order to connect the printer to your iPad. To find this you will need to switch the printer off and turn it back on, please wait for 20 seconds until the network configuration slip is printed.

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Once we have this we can then connect the printer to the Register app:

1. On your iPad, check that you are connected to the WiFi connection in your store.

2. Open the Vend iPad app and Tap the menu icon. The sidebar will open.

3. Select Settings > Hardware > Add Printer to generate the Add printer form:

register settings menu

hardware menu

4. Tap the blue Find button. To auto-add your printer select “TM-T82II”, if available.

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Checkpoint: No printer found? We’ve got you covered: tap printer model and choose the Epson TM-T82II. Enter the printer IP address from the receipt slip you printed earlier

5. Select a name for your printer. This can be anything you choose such as “Cashier 1” or “Receipt Printer”. Include your selection in the “name” field.

6. Select one of the following receipt options:

  • a standard receipt - this is a typical end-of-sale receipt.
  • a secondary receipt - this is a receipt that only prints certain items.

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7. Choose whether you'd like your receipts to be printed automatically. If you don't automatically print a receipt, you won't be able to print one during the sale manually.

8. Choose the number of receipt copies you’d like to print for each sale

9. Click Save to add your printer.

Checkpoint: Run a test sale to ensure your setup is successful. If your receipt fails to print, go back to checkpoints 1&2. Remember to void the test sale after your receipt is printed!


Connecting the Cash Drawer

Once you've got the printer all set up, you can connect up the cash drawer.

The cash drawer connects to your receipt printer and is triggered to open when you finish a cash or cheque sale, and the printer prints the receipt. A manager or admin can also manually open the cash drawer directly within Vend.

To set up the Cash Drawer, open up the Vend Register app and follow the instructions below:

1. Tap the menu button to open the sidebar menu.

2. Tap Settings and choose Hardware.

3. Select the printer you want to attach the cash drawer to.

4. Plug the RJ12 connector cable from the cash drawer into the receipt printer.

5. On the printer settings page, toggle the Cash drawer enabled setting to on.

6. Toggle the Open cash on sale setting to on.