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What's the difference between the Star Micronics lines of receipt printers?
By: POSGuys - 5/9/2017

What are the differences between the Star Micronics TSP100 and the TSP100 ECO? Or the TSP650II and TSP100III? The Star Micronics receipt printer lines can get confusing, especially since Star printers can go by different names, like their product line name (such as the TSP100 or TSP650 line of printers) or their product name (like the TSP143U or TSP654IIE3). This post will go over the differences between Star Micronics receipt printers and help you figure out which receipt printer is right for your business. The primary differences between these printers are their print speed and interface op...

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Square Compatible Receipt Printers
By: POSGuys - 5/4/2017

Which receipt printers are compatible with Square? Whether you have the Square Stand or just the Square card reader, the only receipt printers that are compatible are Star Micronics brand printers. The following receipt printers are compatible with Square for iPad and iPhone: Ethernet Interface TSP100III (TSP143IIILAN) in Grey or White TSP650II (TSP654IIE3-24 GRY) in Grey SP700 (SP742ME-GRY-US) in Grey Bluetooth Interface TSP650II (TSP654IIBI2) in Grey SM-S220i (SM-S220i-DB40) Mobile Printer SM-S230i Mobile Printer SM-T300i Mobile Printer If you have a Square Stand, in addition to the...

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How to Install a Zebra Desktop Printer
By: POSGuys Support - 4/18/2017

To install your USB interface Zebra desktop printer, you need to first install the printer drivers (available under the Downloads tab on the product page). For in-depth instructions on setting up your printer, see our how-to video and transcript below: Transcript: Hello, this is Ben from POSGuys, and in this video I'll be showing you how to install the Zebra desktop printer. Specifically the ZD410, but also the same process would apply to earlier series such as the LP or TLP2824 Plus. The first thing you want to do is install the Zebra certified driver. Once it's downloaded, we'll go ah...

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Major Increase In Zebra Long Range Scanning
By: POSGuys - 2/27/2017

Zebra's new DS3678 extended-range, ultra-rugged industrial scanner builds on the former Zebra (Symbol) DS3578 extended range industrial scanner by dramatically increasing the scan range. Not only can the DS3678-ER scan from 70 feet away (and we tested the scan range at over 100 feet), but it can scan from as close as a foot away, much closer than the DS3578-ER. See our comparison video below:

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Zebra DS2208 vs DS4308 Scanner Comparison
By: POSGuys - 1/23/2017

The new Zebra DS2208 2D barcode scanner, the newest edition to the on the LS2208 and LI2208 line of barcode scanners, is similar in many ways to the Zebra (formerly Symbol) DS4308. Both the DS2208 and the DS4308 can scan 1D and 2D barcodes like QR codes, can scan off of smartphones, and automatically switch to hands free mode when placed in the stand. Determining which of these two scanners to is best for your business can be difficult because of their many similarities, so we went through a series of tests to compare the two scanners. Compared to the DS2208, DS4308 has a better scan range, a...

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Epson TM-U220 Impact Receipt Printer
By: POSGuys - 11/30/2016

Although the Epson TM-U220 is not a new receipt printer, it remains an industry leader among impact printers. We receive many questions about this printer, along with questions about the difference between thermal and impact printers, so we thought it was time to update our review of the TM-U220. The TM-U220 is an impact printer, also known as a kitchen printer. Instead of using the heat sensitive paper that a thermal printer uses, an impact printer uses ribbon to print on paper. The use of ribbon makes impact printers suited for kitchens for two reasons: the paper is not heat sensitive, meani...

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New Fast Track Return Program
By: POSGuys - 9/14/2016

POSGuys is offering a new returns program for a few select products. You can learn all about it by visiting the Fast Track Return terms and conditions page or checkout the quick highlights below. Expedited Returns • Within 20 Days • No RMA • Free Shipping* "We want to spotlight quality products that don’t have widespread recognition but offer excellent customer service and features. Fast Track Return products allow you to try something new with no regrets."~ Travis Chun, Vice President of Operations Product Availability As of today there are four products approved for the ...

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Changing the colors on the new Heron 3100 and 3400
By: POSGuys - 4/5/2016

Datalogic's new Heron 3130 1D Scanner and Heron 3430 2D Imager are not only great at scanning barcodes, they also offer unique light and sound options and we want to show you how to get the most out of those features. First, check out your 3130 Quick Ref Guide and 3430 Quick Ref Guide. In these guides you will find handy configuration codes that can do everything from lower the volume to configure the country code. The Quick Reference Guide will be the one instruction booklet you'll actually read and want to keep handy. Let's start with the lights on the Heron 3130 and the Heron 3430. Out...

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Symbol LS2208 now Zebra LS2208
By: POSGuys - 3/21/2016

Symbol LS2208 now the Zebra LS2208 The Zebra LS2208 is the new name for one of the best selling barcode scanners of all time with over 5 million units sold. It was originally the Symbol LS2208 and part of Symbol Solutions before they became Motorola Solutions which eventually was bought out by Zebra Technologies. What made the LS2208 so good was its compact form factor, double trigger, and easy compatibility. When the 2208 was created, there was a lot of confusion on what interface to use, serial scanners, ps2 keyboard wedge interfaces, and synapse were all used in the point of sale and au...

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2016 New Retail POS Systems
By: POSGuys - 2/15/2016

As retail environments evolve so should the POS Systems they implement. Counters are becoming smaller with less room dedicated to cash registers and more allocated towards open space or stocking “impulse buys” like candy bars or other grab-and-go consumables. As such POSGuys is updating our retail systems with the latest, space saving, all-in-one units. These new units provide a modern contemporary look with the additional benefit of increased computer performance. Our Preferred Retail System will be upgrading to use the new POS-X ION TP5. This unit features a widescreen resolution, high quali...

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