I am seeking to install an Epson TM-T88II printer to Windows XP and
then print custom receipts using MS Word. I connect the printer via
the serial port. I am guessing I have to install the printer via Com1
and when it asks for which driver I want to use, I am not getting the
correct option. Can anyone advise where I will get this driver? Am
I doing this the correct way?
Thanks in advance for your help.
You get on right path. I have already done this with my previous company and
use the same printer. Yes you need to install the driver first, here are the
1. Click add new printer in the print property
2. Select the COM1 as your port
3. In Printer Manufacturer select your Printer (can also use the Have Disk
to provide the correct drivers locations)
4. Once everything get installed go to Printer and right click and select
5. Go to Ports Tab and then select your printer then click on Configure
Button. Select 9600,8,None,1 and apply it. print the test page. (May select
Hardware for testing purpose)
You can also go to command prompt and type this
The printer which you have created off course you have defined the name to
it. Go to Store Manager > Databases > Registers> Click the Regiser and Go to
Receipt Printer1 and then in the property Select the Windows as Printer Type
and in Windows Device name specify the Printer Name This should match with
your printer name in Print Control Manager.
Last thing the Serial Printer is normally slower than other printers.
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