Setting up your Star mC-Print2 and mC-Print3 (LAN)


The Star mC-Print2 or mC-Print3 receipt printer connects to your network with a LAN cable. Your computer or iPad then connects to your printer through your network.

What you need

To set up your printer you need:

Star mC-Print2 or mC-Print3 

Power cable Product_2022_7029_Star_MC-Print3_PowerCord.jpg
Ethernet cable (for a LAN connection) LAN-CABLE.jpeg

Paper roll




Mac iPad 

Setting up the Star mC-Print for Mac Ethernet (LAN)

  1. Connect the Star mC-Print to a power source using the provided power cable.Product_2022_7020_Star_MC-Print3_Printer_Back_DC.jpg
  2. Using an Ethernet cable, connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the back of the printer and the other end to the router.Star-MC-Print-Ethernet-Diagram.png
  3. Turn the printer on.

Print the Star mC-Print IP address

  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Press and hold the Feed button.
  3. While still holding the Feed button, turn the printer on.
  4. The printer will print out two receipts, the second receipt will include the IP address at the bottom.

Installing your Star mC-Print

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


2. Click the plus (+) icon to add a new printer.


3. Select the IP icon (represented by a globe).


4. Enter the requested information:

  • 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, wait 10-15 seconds until the network configuration slip is printed. Ensure that the ethernet cable is connected to your device and the printer before attempting to print the IP address.


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

  • Queue: Leave this blank.

  • Name: This is an optional field. If you would like to customize the name of your receipt printer, type it in this field.

  • Location: Leave this blank.

5. Click the Use drop-down and select Select Software...


6. Search for Star using the Filter field and select the Star MCP31 option, then click OK.


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

Connecting the cash drawer (optional)

Once you've set up your printer, you can connect a 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.

To set up the Cash Drawer:

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

2. Go to http://localhost:631 /printers/

3. Once in CUPS, Select your printer model (Star mC-Print2 or Star mC-Print3) from the list.

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

5. From here, select Cash Drawer Control and choose Open Drawer 1 and 2 under Cash Drawer

6. Click the Set Default Options button to complete.

Your cash drawer should now be all set to go! You can test it by printing a receipt from the Sales history screen. Read the section below for steps on how to do this.

Perform a test print

Now that your Star mC-Print is installed you can start using it to print your receipts in Retail POS.

To perform a test print, follow the steps below:

1. Navigate to Sell > Sales history.


2. Click a sale to expand it.


3. Click Print receipt.


4. Select the receipt template you’d like to use.


This will take you to the print preview screen. If the Star mC-Print 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.

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