UltimatePOS supports thermal printer with ESC/POS protocol support for receipt printing. See the list below for a list of printers where it has been tested.

Setting a thermal printer involves 3 steps:

  1. Adding a Printer
  2. Configuring business location to use the added printer.
  3. Installation Pos Print server.

Step1: Adding a Printer

  1. Add a new printer from Settings -> Receipt Printer
  2. Select the appropriate Connection Type:
    1. For “Network” provide the IP Address of the printer.
    2. For “Windows” map the printer to a file and provide the path of the file. You can do this by sharing the printer to your localhost.
    3. For “Linux” your printer device file will be somewhere like /dev/lp0 (parallel), /dev/usb/lp1 (USB), /dev/ttyUSB0 (USB-Serial), /dev/ttyS0 (serial)
  3. Select the capability profile and add character per line supported in theĀ printer.
  4. Save the Printer configuration.

Step2: Configuring Business Location to use printer:

  1. Go to Settings -> Business Settings.
  2. For a particular business location, go to “Settings” in actions column.
  3. Change “Receipt Printer Type” to “Use Configured Receipt Printer
  4. Select the “Receipt Printers” from the list of Receipt Printers
  5. Click on Update.

Step3: Installing POS Print Server

For printing via receipt printer, you will need to install a “pos print server” on your local computer from which UltimatePOS is used.

  1. Download the server from this link. by clicking on “Download Repository”
  2. Unzip the zip file.
  3. Rename the unzipped folder to “pos_print_server”.
  4. Move theĀ pos_print_server to document root (which is htdocs in XAMPP).
  5. Open Command Prompt or also called terminal. And go to the “pos_print_server” directory. You can go to this directory using “CD” command in the command prompt.
  6. From the Command Prompt which is now insideĀ pos_print_server directory run the below command:
    php server.php
    After running the command it will start the print server and show a message similar to below:
    You may receive “Unrecognised command PHP”, Ā in that case, add PHP command to your environment variable. (Google search result)
  7. Now we are ready to go. Try creating a test sell from the pos screen and it should print in your thermal printer. If you haven’t added a printer then follow the steps mentioned in “Step1: Adding a Printer” and it should work.

Great, now we’re ready to print on a thermal printer.

Give it a test drive.

Video Guide:

Follow the steps as mentioned in this video up to 2.0 minutes.
Use pos_print_server instead of the Github repo mentioned here.

Go to POS screen, add a test invoice and check if it prints. If not please check if the pos receipt server is running or not.

 

Printers

Many thermal receipt printers support ESC/POS to some degree. This driver has been known to work with:

AURES ODP-333
AURES ODP-500
Bixolon SRP-350III
Citizen CBM1000-II
Citizen CT-S310II
Daruma DR800
EPOS TEP 220M
Epson TM-T88II
Epson TM-T88III
Epson TM-T88IV
Epson TM-T88V
Epson TM-T70
Epson TM-T82II
Epson TM-T20
Epson TM-T20II
Epson TM-T70II
Epson TM-T81
Epson TM-U220
Epson TM-U295 (requires release() to release slip).
Epson TM-U590 and TM-U590P
Epson FX-890 (requires feedForm() to release paper).
Equal (EQ-IT-001) POS-58
Excelvan HOP-E58
Excelvan HOP-E200
Excelvan HOP-E801
Excelvan ZJ-8220
Gainscha GP-5890x (Also marketed as EC Line 5890x)
Gainscha GP-U80300I (Also marketed as gprinter GP-U80300I)
gprinter GP-U80160I
Hasar HTP 250
Metapace T-1
Metapace T-25
Nexa PX700
Okipos 80 Plus III
Orient BTP-R580
P-822D
P85A-401 (make unknown)
Rongta RP326US
Rongta RP58-U
SEYPOS PRP-300 (Also marketed as TYSSO PRP-300)
Silicon SP-201 / RP80USE
Star TSP100 ECO
Star TSP100III FuturePRNT
Star TSP-650
Star TUP-592
SPRT SP-POS88V
Xprinter F-900
XPrinter XP-Q20011
Xprinter XP-Q800
Xprinter XP-80C
Venus V248T
Zjiang NT-58H
Zjiang ZJ-5870
Zjiang ZJ-5890T (Marketed as POS 5890T)
Zjiang ZJ-5890K

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