1. Getting Started

1.1. Printer

Printer

Firmware version

Interface

Emulation

Library version

mC-Print2 1.0+ Bluetooth StarPRNTStarIO: 2.4.0+
Ethernet
USB
mC-Print3 1.0+ Bluetooth StarPRNTStarIO: 2.4.0+
Ethernet
USB
mPOP 1.0+ Bluetooth StarPRNTStarIO: 2.2.3+
FVP10 1.2+ Bluetooth StarLineStarIO: 2.2.3+
Ethernet
TSP100IIIW 1.0+ Wireless LAN StarGraphicStarIO: 2.2.3+
TSP100IIILAN 1.0+ Ethernet StarGraphicStarIO: 2.2.3+
TSP100IIIBI 1.0+ Bluetooth StarGraphicStarIO: 2.2.3+
TSP100IIIU 1.0+USBStarGraphicStarIO: 2.3.0+
TSP100ECO 2.0+USB[1]StarGraphicStarIO: 2.2.3+
TSP100U 2.0+USB[1]StarGraphicStarIO: 2.2.3+
TSP100GT 2.0+USB[1]StarGraphicStarIO: 2.2.3+
TSP100LAN 2.0+ Ethernet StarGraphicStarIO: 2.2.3+
TSP650II 1.0+ Bluetooth StarLineStarIO: 2.2.3+
Ethernet
TSP650IISK 1.0+ Bluetooth StarLineStarIO: 2.8.0+
Ethernet
TSP700II 4.0+ Bluetooth StarLineStarIO: 2.2.3+
3.0+ Ethernet
TSP800II 2.0+ Bluetooth StarLineStarIO: 2.2.3+
1.2+ Ethernet
BSC10 LAN1.0+Ethernet EscPosStarIO: 2.2.3+
SP700 4.0+

Bluetooth (EU / USOnly)

StarDotImpactStarIO: 2.2.3+
3.0+ Ethernet
SM-S210i2.4+BluetoothStarPRNT[2]StarIO: 2.2.3+
EscPosMobile
SM-S220i2.0+BluetoothStarPRNT[2]StarIO: 2.2.3+
EscPosMobile
SM-S230i 1.0+BluetoothStarPRNTStarIO: 2.2.3+
EscPosMobile
SM-T300i2.4+BluetoothStarPRNT[2]StarIO: 2.2.3+
EscPosMobile
SM-T3001.1+BluetoothStarPRNT[2]StarIO: 2.2.3+
EscPosMobile
SM-T400i2.4+BluetoothStarPRNT[2]StarIO: 2.2.3+
EscPosMobile
SM-L200 1.0+Bluetooth Low EnergyStarPRNTStarIO: 2.2.3+
StarPRNTL[3]
SM-L3001.1+Bluetooth Low EnergyStarPRNTStarIO: 2.3.0+
StarPRNTL[3]
[1]

USB interface printer works via an Apple Airport Express.

[2]

Support for StarPRNT emulation is SM-S210i, SM-S220i, SM-T300i and SM-T400i: firmware version 3.0 or later. SM-T300(DB): firmware version 4.0 or later.

[3]

Support for StarPRNTL emulation is firmware version 2.0 or later.

  • Mobile Printer

    When using StarPRNT emulation

    To use the StarPRNT emulation, set the emulation setting of the printer to “StarPRNT”. To change the emulation, proceed as follows. (For SM-L200 and SM-L300, it does not need to switch the emulation.)

    1. Turn the printer power and open the printer cover.

    2. Press and hold the POWER button and the FEED button simultaneously. As soon as the ERROR lamp flashes five times, release the buttons. The emulation switchover takes place automatically.

    3. After setting a paper, close the printer cover. The set emulation is printed out.

      ESC/POS : EMU = ESC/POS

      StarPRNT : EMU = StarPRNT

      If the emulation is not switched correctly, repeat the above steps 1 to 3.At that time, in step 2, make sure not to release the buttons until the lamp completes the 5th flash.

    4. Please reboot the printer after switching the emulation. *It will be valid after rebooting the printer.

1.2. Supported Peripherals

Supporting Peripherals Contents
BCR-POP1 Barcode reader
DS9208 Zebra Technologies (Symbol) barcode reader
USB HID USB HID Class (Keyboard mode)
SCD222U Customer display
mC-Sound Melody speaker
BCR-POP1 DS9208 USB HID SCD222U mC-Sound
mC-Print2 [2] -
mC-Print3 [2] [1]
mPOP - -
[1]

Firmware version 1.3 or later is required.

[2]

Firmware version 3.0 or later is required.

1.3. Connecting a printer to an iOS Device

1.3.1. Bluetooth

All Star Bluetooth devices have each initial device name as a factory default setting, such as “Star Micronics” and “DK-AirCash”. When using multiple devices, which have same device name, it is useful to change the device name for identifying each device easily.

You can change the LAN/Bluetooth settings of the Star POS device, such as changing the Bluetooth device name. Please use the Utility/Driver .

  • Pairing of a Star POS device with your iOS Device

    1. Ensure Bluetooth is enabled and the Star POS Device is powered on.

    2. Tap Settings > Bluetooth.

      ../_images/Bluetooth_Setting_iOS_1.png

    3. Tap Bluetooth to turn it on. Your iOS Device searches and displays the Bluetooth devices in range. Tap the Star portable printer you want to pair with.

      ../_images/Bluetooth_Setting_iOS_2.png

      ../_images/Bluetooth_Setting_iOS_3.png

    4. If a PIN code is used for Star Bluetooth device pairing, enter the PIN and tap Pair.

      ../_images/Bluetooth_Setting_iOS_4.png

    5. When the pairing is complete, you’ll see this message.

      ../_images/Bluetooth_Setting_iOS_5.png

  • How to change the Bluetooth Device Name

    You can set up your POS Printers which can connect to TCP/IP. Please use the Utility/Driver .

    To confirm iOS Port Name, select Settings -> General -> About after Bluetooth pairing is established.

    The iOS Port Name will be shown under the Bluetooth address.

1.3.2. Ethernet / Wireless LAN Interface

Assign an IP Address to the Star Printer and connect it to the network.Standard Star Printers do not ship with an IP Address pre-assigned; this can set by a DHCP network.

Use Star POS Printers with the #9100 Multi Session disabled.The setting can be confirmed by Test Print which can be executed by holding down the printer’s feed button while turning the printer on.

Refer to “guidelines-ethernet_en.pdf” for how to confirm and change the #9100 Multi Session setting and how to set the Static IP Address.

You can set up your POS Printers which can connect to TCP/IP. Please use the Utility/Driver .

TSP100IIIUtility and Star Setting Utility cannot be used with printers where an IP address has not been assigned (IP address 0.0.0.0).

This software uses TCP communication port 9100, TCP communication port 9100, UDP communication port 2222.

  1. Assign an IP Address to the Star POS Devices and connect it to the network.

  2. Tap Settings .

  3. Ensure Wi-Fi is ON.

    ../_images/Ethernet_Setting_iOS_1.png
  4. Connect to the same network the Star POS Device is on.

1.3.3. USB Interface

Connect the printer and the iOS device with a Lightning cable.

For usable models, refer to Star Printer Compatibility Chart.

  • How to debug the USB printer

    Warning

    The following descriptions, procedures and URL are subject to changes when Xcode versions upgrade or site updates. This document is based on our verification using Xcode 9.3 of MacOS 10.13.4 and iOS 11.3 on May 21, 2018. Refer to the Apple web site for the most recent information.

    When using a USB printer, because the iOS Device Lightning port is used for the printer connection, it is not possible to install apps or debug using the Lightning cable.

    However with Xcode 9 and iOS 11, wireless debugging can be used.


    <Setup>

    1. The iOS Device and mac must be connected to the same network.
    2. Set a pass code for the iOS Device using the iOS Device “Settings” app.
    3. Connect the iOS Device and mac using the Lightning cable.
    4. Launch Xcode and select Window - Devices and Simulators.
    5. Select the iOS Device to use in the left pane, and place a checkmark next to “connect via network”.
    6. Thereafter, Xcode will display the iOS Device in the network even when it is not connected using the Lightning cable, allowing app installation and debugging.

1.4. Utility/Driver

Download from App Store , Google play , Star Global Support Site .

Software

mC-Print2 mC-Print3 mPOP FVP10 TSP100IIIW TSP100IIIBITSP100IIIU TSP100ECO TSP100U TSP100GTTSP100LAN TSP650II TSP650IISK TSP700II TSP800IISM-S210i SM-S220i SM-S230i SM-T300i/T300 SM-T400i BSC10 SM-L200 SM-L300 SP700
iOS/Android Star Setting Utility[1] - - - - - - - - - - -
mPOP Utility - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
mC-Print Utility - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
TSP100III Utility - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
SK Setting Utility[2] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Windows StarPRNT Intelligence - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
StarPRNT Intelligence for mCollection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
StarPRNT Intelligence for Portable - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
StarPRNT Intelligence for BSC10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
StarPRNT Intelligence for SK - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Star TSP100 futurePRNT[3] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[1]

The memory switch setting cannot be changed. To change the memory switch setting, use the software for Windows.

[2]

Only for Android.

[3]

The memory switch setting cannot be changed. To change the memory switch setting, use the software for Android or iOS.