TSP 100 installation for Snow Leopard OS (version 10.6)

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To install your TSP100 (143) on a Mac running on Snow Leopard, please follow the written directions below.

Contents:

 

Part 1: Connect your printer to your Mac

You'll need administrator access on your computer to complete this installation.

  1. Locate the printer's power cord (it comes in two pieces). It can be found in a small white box with the Star Micronics logo on it.
  2. Locate the USB cable that connects the receipt printer to the computer. It will be in a plastic bag with the Tripp-Lite logo on it.
  3. Plug the power cord in to the back of the printer and a power source.
  4. Connect the square end of the USB cable in to the printer.
  5. Connect the rectangular, slimmer end of the USB cord to your computer.
  6. Turn the printer on, using the switch on its side.
  7. Your computer will automatically install the driver. To install it manually, follow the prompts as explained in Part 4, below.
  8. If you see a red error light flashing, load paper (Part 3) before you begin installing.

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Step 2. Load paper

One starter roll of 80 mm (3 ⅛ inch) thermal receipt paper is sent with your printer. When the paper runs low, your printer's red error light will begin to flash. 

80 mm thermal receipt paper can be purchased at most office supply stores and online.

To load more paper:

  1. Press the open lever on the cover of the printer.
  2. Gently push the roll into place until it is touching the lower black button. If the lower button is not depressed by the paper roll, the error light will flash.
  3. Caution - The paper gauges are fragile. If they become detached, then you'll need to take the printer apart in order to reattach the gauges.
  4. Do not try to feed the paper through the front rollers on the cover. The correct way to load the paper is to make sure the paper comes out from underneath the roll, as if you were loading a roll of toilet paper under instead of over. Pull the paper feed out of the printer.
  5. With the paper feed hanging out the front of the printer, close the cover by pushing it down onto the paper until it clicks.
  6. Turn the printer on.                                           

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Part 3: Feed test

  1. Turn the printer off.
  2. Hold down the Feed button on the front of the printer.
  3. While holding the Feed button down, turn the printer on.
  4. Release the Feed button as the printer begins printing a receipt with its settings.
  5. If a receipt with settings was printed, then your printer is working correctly. 

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Part 4: Install the driver

You will need administrator access on your computer to complete this installation.

  1. Turn your printer on using the switch on its side, and follow the steps below to manually install the driver. If you have already installed the driver, skip to Part 5.
  2. Click here to download the zip file that contains the drivers to your Mac.
  3. Once the file is downloaded, open the .zip file found under the Downloads folder on your computer.
  4. Open the Driver file, and click on the installation file called starcupsdrv-3.3.0.pkg; or for the Eco printer click on starcupsdrv-3.0.2.pkg.            
  5. Follow the prompts for installation. You'll see the following:         

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Part 5: Add the receipt printer and set the default printer

  1. Check to make sure the pop-up blockers on your computer have been turned off by opening the apple menu on the upper left of your screen, and selecting Preferences.
    • Firefox settings:

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Turn off the pop-up blocker.            

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    • Safari settings:                                                                                                   

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Turn off the pop-up blocker.

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2. Add the printer and set it as the default printer:

    • Go to System Preferences.                                    
    • Select Printers and Faxes.
    • Check to be sure the correct printer and driver have been selected.
    • In the Default Printer menu, and select "Star TSP143 (STR_T-001)." If the printer does not automatically show up, then you can add it by clicking the add button at the bottom of the screen.
    • In the Default Paper Size menu, under the Page Setup dropdown, select "US Letter."           

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Part 6: Change the printer settings and install a cash drawer

If you are using Safari:

  1. Log in to your MINDBODY system.
  2. Click on the Retail tab and add items to a new sale.
  3. Select Payment Method and click Save Print Receipt.
  4. Verify that the printer selected is TSP 100 (TSP 143). If it is not, please see section above to set it as default.
  5. Expand the printer window by clicking on the downward arrow on the right side of the box. The following settings only need to be set once (your printing page may look different than the examples below:    
    • Uncheck the "Print headers and footers" box. 
    • Click on the menu titled Safari (within the print box), and select "Printer Features."                                             
    • From the Feature Sets menu, select "Output Options."
      • From Page Type, select "Variable Length."               
    • From the Feature Sets dropdown list, select "Cut Options."
      • From Page Cut Type, select "Partial Cut."
      • From Document Cut Type, select "Partial Cut."                    
    • Cash drawer installation: From the Feature Sets menu, select "Cash Drawer Control" (skip these steps if you did not purchase a cash drawer from MINDBODY).
      • From the Cash Drawer menu, select "Open Drawer 1."
      • From the Cash Drawer 1 Pulse Width Menu, select "200 milliseconds."
      • Verify that the cash drawer is plugged in to the back of the receipt printer.  

    • Save settings as a preset:
      • From the Presets menu, select "Save Current Settings as Preset."
      • Set a preset name.
      • Click OK to save settings as your "Receipt Preset." Save them for this printer only.                 
  1. The following setting needs to be selected every time you print:
    • From the Paper Size menu, select "72mm x 200mm."
  2. Click Print.

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If you are using Firefox:

You can use Automatic Receipt Printing with Firefox; however, this feature is not compatible with the cash drawer for Apple computers. If you process sales on a Mac, using Firefox and the Automatic Receipt Printing feature, you will need to manually open the cash drawer.

To enable the Automatic Receipt Printing feature, go to the General Setup & Options Screen. Hit the Home tab and select Manager Tools from the submenu. Choose Settings, and click on General Setup & Options under General Settings.

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  1. Log in to your MINDBODY system.
  2. Click on the Retail tab and add items to a new sale.
  3. Select Payment Method and click Save Print Receipt.
  4. Verify that the printer selected is TSP143 (STR_T-001). If it is not, then please see section above to set it as default.
  5. Click on Show Details to expand the printer window. The following settings only need to be set once. (Your printing page may look different than the examples below.)
    • Set all the headers and footers to "--blank--" using the dropdown menus.                  
    • Click on the menu titled Firefox (within this print box), and select "Paper Handling."
    • If the print is too small, check the box to "Scale to fit paper size."
    • Click on the menu again to select "Printer Features."
    • From the Feature Sets dropdown list, select "Output Options."
    • From the Page Type menu, select "Variable Length."                                      
    • From the Feature Sets dropdown list, select "Cut Options."
    • From Page Cut Type, select Partial "Cut."
    • From Document Cut Type, select "Partial Cut."                                 
    • Cash drawer installation: From the Feature Sets menu, select Cash Drawer Control (skip these steps if you did not purchase a cash drawer from MINDBODY).
    • From the Cash Drawer menu, select "Open Drawer 1."
    • From the Cash Drawer 1 Pulse Width Menu, select "200 milliseconds."
    • Verify that the cash drawer is plugged in to the back of the receipt printer.

 

  • Save settings as a preset.
    • From the Presets menu, select "Save Current Settings as Preset."
    • Set a preset name.
    • Click OK to save these settings as a receipt preset.               

6. The following setting needs to be selected every time you print:

    • From the Paper Size menu, select "72mm x 200mm."      

7. Click Print.

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How do I know what version I have on my Mac computer?

  1. Click on the Apple icon on the top right of your browser.
  2. Select "About This Mac".
  3. Click the More Info button. 

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Contacting the manufacturer

Please use the information below to contact Star Micronics, the product manufacturer, with questions or concerns on the warranty for the hardware. Before calling, please locate the serial/part number. This should be listed somewhere on the hardware device.

Star Micronics Customer Support:

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 Click here to view the Hardware Return Policy.

 










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