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

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

What you need

To set up your printer you need:

Star mC-Print2 or mC-Print3 

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

Paper roll

 

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  • Setting up the Star mC-Print for Mac 

    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.

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

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

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    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.

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

    • Queue: Leave this blank.

    • Name: This is an optional field. If you want 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...

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

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    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.

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    2. Click a sale to expand it.

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    3. Click Print receipt.

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

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    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.

  • Setting up the Star mC-Print for iPad 

    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.

    Connecting your Star mC-Print to Retail POS

    1. Open the Retail POS app and tap the Menu icon (☰). The sidebar will open.
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    2. Select Settings, followed by Hardware.Retail-POS-iPad-Settings-Hardware.PNG

    3. Under Receipt Printers, tap Add Printer.

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    4. Enter a Name for your printer. This can be anything you choose from “Cashier 1” or “Receipt Printer”. 

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    5. In the IP Address field, enter the IP address that you printed earlier.

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    6. Tap Save in the top right corner. 

    Connecting the cash drawer

    Once the printer is set up, you can connect 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.

    To set up the cash drawer, open up the Retail POS app and follow the instructions below:

    1. Tap the Menu icon (☰) to open the sidebar.

    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 in the Retail POS app, toggle the Enable cash drawer setting to On

    6. Toggle the Open after cash sale setting to On.


    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. Tap the Menu icon (☰) to open the sidebar and select Sales history

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    2. Tap a sale to expand it.

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    3. Tap Print receipt.

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

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  • Setting up the Star mC-Print for Android

    1. Connect your printer to the Lightspeed Duo through the LAN port located in its hub of ports. ports-Duo.png 2. From the main menu, tap Settings > Hardware settings > Edit printers. Main-menu-android-hardware.png 3. Select your printer by tapping on its model name. 
    4. Your printer is now successfully connected. Android-printer-connected-success.png

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