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Star Micronics TSP143IIILAN Direct Thermal POS Receipt Printer, Ethernet (LAN), GrayStar Micronics TSP143IIILAN Direct Thermal POS Receipt Printer, Ethernet (LAN), Gray
259.99
Item #IM14J0508
Model #39464910
  • Direct thermal receipt printer provides high-quality image printing
  • Dimensions: 5.19"H x 5.59"W x 8.03"D
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Star Micronics® TSP100III 39472010 Direct Thermal Receipt Printer, Ethernet, White (39472010)
240.99
Item #IM14J0509
Model #39472010
  • Receipt printer is perfect for retail and hospitality environments
  • Printing technology: Direct thermal
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Star Micronics TSP143IIIU Direct Thermal POS Printer, USB, Gray
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299.99
Item #24330320
Model #37966840
  • This fast traditional POS printer is compatible with iOS devices
  • Printer utilizes direct line thermal printing method
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Star Micronics SP742MU SP700 Series Dot Matrix POS Receipt Printer, USB, Gray
246.99
Item #IM1DA8313
Model #37999300
  • Printer Type: Receipt printer, dot-matrix, 9 pin, two-color (monochrome)
  • Max Media Size: 3" Roll
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Star Micronics® TSP650 Series 203 dpi 11.81 inch/sec Direct Thermal Printer, Gray
279.99
Item #IM1QX8843
Model #39449670
  • Gray
  • Type: High-performance
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Epson OmniLink TM-T88VI Direct Thermal Printer, Monochrome, Receipt PrintEpson OmniLink TM-T88VI Direct Thermal Printer, Monochrome, Receipt Print
379.49
Item #IM19U0033
Model #C31CE94061
  • Connect to multiple devices simultaneously - printer can be dynamically shared by legacy POS terminals, tablets and mobile devices, as well as cloud servers
  • Triple-interface connectivity to future-proof growing businesses - maximum flexibility with three options, including built-in USB and Ethernet
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Epson TM-T88V TM-T88 Series Direct Thermal/Thermal Transfer POS Printer, USB, Parallel, Dark GrayEpson TM-T88V TM-T88 Series Direct Thermal/Thermal Transfer POS Printer, USB, Parallel, Dark Gray
327.99
Item #IM1DA8549
Model #C31CA85834
  • POS receipt printer designed for use in food service and retail environments
  • Offers thermal line printing method
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Brother PocketJet PJ723 Direct Thermal Printer, Monochrome, Portable, Plain Paper Print (PJ723)Brother PocketJet PJ723 Direct Thermal Printer, Monochrome, Portable, Plain Paper Print (PJ723)
484.09
Item #IM13A0597
Model #PJ723
  • A smart and inexpensive solution to print temporary documents
  • With this printer now you can get a Plain Paper Print with ease
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Zebra ZT23042-D01000FZ ZT200 Series Direct Thermal POS Printer, Wireless/Parellel, Black/Silver
764.64
Item #IM1PJ8503
Model #ZT23042-D01000FZ
  • Direct thermal printer is suitable for barcode-labeling applications
  • Offers maximum print speed of 6 inches per second for reliable operation
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APG  Cash Drawer  5' Network Cable, Black
14.82
Item #IM1XN7079
Model #CD-101A
  • Network cable for fast Ethernet
  • Comes in black color
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Having some sort of receipt printer is integral to many businesses. Point-of-sale technology isn’t glamorous, but it is a necessary purchase. Though many aspects of business transactions are going digital today, plenty of shoppers still prefer a paper receipt over giving their email address out for digital delivery. There are more varieties of POS receipt printers than you may realize, from thermal to dot matrix, so check out the information below to see which receipt printer is best for your needs.

What is a Receipt Printer?

A receipt printer is just that: a small printer that is specifically designed for printing customer transaction paper receipts at the point of sale. You’ll find these printers next to the register at many gas stations, restaurants, and retail shops. There are three main types of POS receipt printers to choose from: thermal, impact (dot matrix), and inkjet. Beyond that, you’ll need to also consider how you’ll be using your receipt printer. Will it be stationary or need to perform on the go? Does your printing require a specific kind of paper? Do you need Bluetooth capabilities? Keep these needs in mind as we break down the characteristics of the three most common printer types.

Thermal Receipt Printer

  • Most common type of printer for POS
  • Bigger investment up front
  • Highest printing speed
  • No ink ribbon needed
  • Longer lasting
  • Quieter printing
  • Better image quality
  • Require a heat-sensitive, chemically treated thermal paper, so can’t be used in hot environments or paper will turn black

Impact (Dot Matrix) Receipt Printer

  • Lower upfront cost
  • Easy and reliable to use
  • Can make multiple copies at once
  • Fine for use in hot environments, such as kitchens
  • Dots are made with a pin
  • Slower print speeds
  • Image quality not as clear
  • Louder than a thermal printer
  • Ink ribbon will need to be replaced

Inkjet Receipt Printers

  • Tend to need more regular maintenance
  • Moderate investment and ease of use
  • Dots are made with ink being squirted onto the page
  • More prone to error (print heads clogging)
  • Slower print speeds

What Are the Connectivity Options for Receipt Printers?

No matter what type of receipt printer you choose, you’ll need to consider connectivity. Here are the different types of connectivity options for POS receipt printers, with pros and cons for each.

  • Serial - Slower and more outdated, but an easy, inexpensive, classic option
  • Parallel - Can be slow, but is easy to connect to a circuit board and works well over short distances
  • USB - A modern, more expensive system, but more flexible and universally available
  • Ethernet - Capable of carrying signal long distances, but it is the most expensive option
  • Wireless - Enables mobile usage and doesn’t need wires, but you’ll need to think about network security
  • Bluetooth - Draws less power and cuts clutter, but has a short signal range and can be expensive

What Should You Consider When Buying Receipt Printers?

Given the options above, shopping for a receipt printer means you will need to consider the environment you’ll be printing in and the reasons why. If your business gets a high volume of customers, put emphasis on print speed. If you need flexibility and on-the-go performance, a mobile receipt printer is the way to go. If noise is an issue, opt for a thermal printer. Consider your budget as well, but with a variety of receipt printer options (including Epson Receipt Printers and Star Micronics receipt printers), you’re sure to find one that meets your conditions.