Additional Information On Receipt Printer
Even though they are one of the smaller pieces of the Point of Sale equipment puzzle the receipt printer is no less important than any other part of your solution. There are three main technologies of printers including: Impact, Thermal, and Ink Jet and each has a slightly different appeal. Impact receipt printers are generally less expensive and less picky about their deployment. The Thermal receipt printers we carry are our most popular as they are fast and reliable. Here is how the two compare:
Impact Receipt Printers
Advantages of the Impact Receipt Printers include lower initial cost, kitchen deploy-ability, and 2-ply paper printing. Disadvantages include they are noisy and slower, print quality is less and the ribbon needs replacing. More moving parts can yield a higher probability of repair need as well. The POS-X EVO Impact has a thick plastic housing that makes it extremely water resistant while also making it one of the quietest on the market. The Epson TM-U220 receipt printer is another excellent choice with a 4K buffer to maintain print jobs that are que'd in the system and a host of other features that one would expect from Epson.
Thermal Receipt Printers
Advantages of the Thermal Receipt Printer includes: fast, clean, crisp receipts, no ribbon replacement and overall deploy-ability in most environments. These factors are the core reasons why these printers outsell all others. Disadvantages include receipts can turn black if exposed to heat, receipt paper is more expensive (but price offset by not requiring ribbon), and it does not print on 2-ply paper. Most software programs can automatically print 2 receipts making this disadvantage minor. Two standouts in this genre are the Epson TM-T88V and the POS-X EVO HiSpeed. The TM-T88V is a high volume machine with lighting fast two-color printing and graphics capability. The EVO HiSpeed is a speedy and durable printer that is competitively priced and has a 3 year warranty.
Ink Jet Receipt Printers
Ink Jet receipt printers function like regular pc printers in that they have greater graphics and logo capability. Multi-function printers allow for check and slip validation where a document is fed into the printer and returned. Portable printers are mobile units that make handheld POS units full service for ringing transactions on the sales floor.
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There are many POS Receipt Printers to choose from, if you're not sure which one is right for your application call our sales staff for further information at 1-800-903-6571 or chat live now.