Setting up your Star TSP100III (Bluetooth) for PC or iPad

  Important

Updating to iOS 14+ on iPad will prompt you to grant the Vend Register App permissions to access Bluetooth and Local Network settings on your iPad.

If declined, this will cause your printer to no longer function. To fix this, ensure that Bluetooth and Local Network Permissions are enabled in Settings -> Vend Register on your device.

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This guide provides step-by-step instructions to connect your Star TSP100III to your devices and print receipts by Bluetooth. 

For more information on your TSP 100III Bluetooth Printer, check out Star's Online Manual.

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Device checklist

To set up your receipt printer with your 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.

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.

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Set up the printer

1. Connect the power cord to your printer and an electrical outlet.

2. Turn your printer on and wait for the blue light to stop blinking.

3. Insert your paper roll.

4. You are now ready to connect your printer by Bluetooth


Connect by Bluetooth

1. Open Settings from the Windows Start Menu, select Devices -> Bluetooth

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2. Turn Bluetooth from Off to On

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3. Select the device name (TSP100-XXXXX) and click Pair

4. When the connection is completed, "Connected" will be displayed under the device name


Installing your printer driver on your computer

1. For PC, click here to download the printer driver to your computer.

2. Click Ok to save your printer driver.

3. Head to your Downloads folder and double-click the tsp100 file.

4. From the tsp100 folder, double-click Autorun.

5. From the Compressed (Zipped) Folder windows, click Extract All-> Extract.

6. From the tsp100 folder, double click Autorun.

7. In the new TSP100 futurePRNT window, click Installation -> I Accept.

8. Follow the installations steps to install the printer driver on your computer.

9. Deselect the Launch Star Cloud Services Web site and click Finish once you are done.


Printing on Vend with Star

Now that your Star 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'.

This will take you to the print preview screen. If the Star is not your default printer, click 'change' and select the printer from the list.

You will also want to untick headers and footers and set the paper size to 72mm x 2000mm, 72mm x 200mm or 72mm - receipt.

  Note

If you set your paper size to 72mm x 2000mm, 72mm x 200mm or 72mm - receipt without disabling headers and footers, the printer will not auto cut at the main receipt

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


Set up your Cash Drawer

Once you've got the printer all set up, you can connect your 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 receipt is printed by the printer.

  Tip

You can manually open the cash drawer by clicking CTRL + E if you are using the Sell Screen or by performing a test sale.

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 Printer Properties -> Device Settings.

4. Once in here change the Peripheral Unit Type to Cash Drawer and set the Unit 1 and 2 options to Document Bottom.

  Tip

If you want your cash drawer to fire before the receipt prints you can set the Unit 1 and 2 options to Document Top.

5. Save these settings and test it out by clicking CTRL + E on your keyboard when on the Sell Screen or by performing a test sale.

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