Unique Tools and Functionality Maximize your business' productivity with Paper Reduction, Receipt Scaling, Two Color Printing, Coupons and Logos Printing, Automatic Second Copies, and Electronic Journaling!
Star Micronics has the right software tools to maximize your business' productivity! Our dynamic drivers and configuration utilities are the easiest to use and provide a wide spectrum of convenient features. The magic is in Star's dedication to providing you with the best software in the entire industry. We are absolutely obsessed with delivering value and convenience through unique features found only in Star Printers!
Below are just some features Star Micronics provides that are assisting businesses every day in lowering costs and streamlining productivity.
Receipt Reduction and Eco Functions
The TSP100ECO enables retailers and restaurateurs to automatically reduce the size of their receipts without requiring any modification to existing POS software. Compress receipts horizontally, vertically, or both ways for maximum paper conservation benefits. These settings are all configured in the futurePRNT Configuration Utility with easy-to-use dropdown boxes.
Slash your receipt size for huge savings on paper which makes the planet a little greener... and your wallet too!!
Here is one example of receipt compression using the TSP100ECO, again all done outside the POS Software!
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Receipt Scaling is yet another way Star Micronics is helping retailers reduce their environmental footprints. Scaling enables receipt and invoice size to be automatically reduced or expanded anywhere between 20-200% with NO change to the original POS Software!
Receipt size reduction is especially important to any hospitality or retail establishments using bulky desktop printers for invoice or receipt printing. For example, consider all the unused white space on an average hotel invoice, typically provided on a large sheet of paper. The Star scaling feature can take that same invoice, automatically scale it down, and print it on the TSP800II or TSP700II. Both models are a fraction of the size of large desktop printers and require no ink or toner to print, making the pair excellent enviro-friendly alternatives. The TSP800II's default paper width is 112mm (4.1in), giving hotel or purchase invoices the wide-format feel that patrons are used to while adding a high quality touch to normal 80mm receipts.
In addition, print out size can be scaled up. This feature makes small text and receipts with lots of information easy to read without using a large desktop printer or A4 paper. This feature has been used to assist patrons who require larger receipt text, or to automatically add more space for content on receipts.
From A4 to a high quality 112mm invoice instantly:
Two Color Printing
Star is well aware that the running costs of color receipting are currently prohibitive and 3 times more expensive than mono output despite the claims of other manufacturers. However, these costs will reduce in time and all Star’s latest thermal printers, including the revolutionary low cost Star TSP100 futurePRNT, are ready and capable of producing color receipts when the need and cost is matched.
Coupons and Logos
Retailers of all sizes have always been interested in using promotional pictures and logos to enhance and brand their receipts and for printing money-off coupons. Star has therefore devised an easy-to-use functionality to enable retailers to add coupons, logos, promotional images, vouchers or even advertising banners to receipts quickly and cost effectively using Star Printers!
In fact, did you ever think that purchasing a POS printer would directly affect an increase in sales and returning customers? The TSP100 Series has completely revolutionized the idea of the “simple” receipt printer with its inclusion of futurePRNT marketing software! Never before has there been a free marketing tool so easy to use allowing users to brand receipts and customize their own promotions. No two businesses are the same, so why settle for any other printer that won't let yours show its individuality? Increase your customer return rate and stand apart from your competition using the TSP100 and futurePRNT.
Some of the amazing features:
- Professionally brand your receipts with logos, coupons, and a watermark without purchasing expensive pre-printed paper
- Give your customers incentive to return by offering them coupons that interest them based on what they purchased using the innovative Text Trigger tool
- Reverse the receipt output for vertical orientation
- Set up a Virtual Serial Port to support legacy software applications
- Replace boring font with exciting TrueType fonts
- Easily configure OPOS or JavaPOS
...and much more!
Automatic Multiple Copies and Electronic Journaling
Impact printers have always been capable of printing a duplicate copy for each transaction, which could be used for store audit purposes. Now retailers can take advantage of this feature when using thermal printers without having to invest in expensive software changes.
Star has developed a unique 2nd Copy Raster Driver enabling each receipt to be copied as it is printed at the Point of Sale, which can then be stored in the till for audit purposes. This copy receipt is clearly marked “Second Copy - Void” to distinguish it from the original and can be printed as a “run” at the end of day or with every receipt.
This 2nd Copy Raster Driver is available for the Star TSP650, TSP700II, TSP800II and TUP900 family of thermal printers running in Star Mode on Windows™ platforms.
Alternatively, the data can be captured at the Point of Sale once each transaction is completed, thereby creating a basic “electronic journal” which can then be stored on a central controlling PC ready to be printed at a later date. Now daily transactions can be printed when required, without the need to store large quantities of records for tax purposes.
This facility is much more sophisticated on the new TSP100 futurePRNT and is incorporated into the Printer Properties software with additional features.