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Epson TM-U220

TM-U220 Receipt Printer


The Epson TM-U220 Receipt Printer series features speedy (4.7 lines per second), high-quality two-color impact printing optimized for high-volume retail and restaurant point of sale operations.

Compared to its predecessor, the TM-U200, the TM-U220 receipt printer is 30% faster, sports a 4k buffer vs the original 1k, and comes with a universal power supply. Other TM-U220 distinguishing qualities include the exclusive Epson Connect-It interface, adjustable paper widths, real drop-in paper loading, "near-end" and "paper-out" sensors, and a 2-year warranty.

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Epson TM-U220
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Tech Note: The Epson TM-U220 uses TM-U200 printer drivers.


Cables Not Included, See Accessories Below

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Product Specifications
Weight Type A: Approximately 2.7 kg {5.94 lb} - Type B: Approximately 2.5 kg {5.5 lb} - Type D: Approximately 2.3 kg {5.06 lb}
Dimensions Type A: 160W x 286D x 157.5H - Type B: 160W x 248D x 138.5H - Type D: 160W x 248D x 138.5H
Interface USB
Serial
Parallel
Ethernet
Color Options White, Dark Grey
Print Method Serial impact dot matrix
Print Speed Approximately 4.7 lines per second (printing 40 columns per line at 16 cpi) - Approximately 6.0 lines per second (printing 30 columns per line at 16 cpi, with 1/8" line spacing) (except data transmission and processing time)
OPOS Compatible Yes
Character Set 95 alphanumeric, 48 international characters, Extended graphics: 128 × 12 pages. (15 tables for Japanese model)
Character/Line 35 (font A), 40 (font B, default) (When using 76mm width paper)
Operating Temperature 41°F - 122°C (0°C - 50°C)
Print Head Life 150 million characters (using an average of 2 dots / wire per character)
MCBF 18,000,000 lines
Auto Cutter Lifespan 800,000 Cuts
Paper Thickness 0.06 to 0.085 mm
Paper Dimensions 57.5 - 76 mm (2.26 - 3 in.)
Two Color Printing Capabilities Yes - Black or Black/Red (optional black/red ribbon))
Sensors Nearly out of paper detector
Auto Cutter Optional - partial or full cut option, can be changed as needed - Method: by separated-blade scissors
Wall Mountable Yes - optional WH-10 wall mounting bracket required
Mac Compatible No
In The Box Printer, users manual, 1 roll of paper, power switch cover, exclusive ribbon cassette ERC-38 (B/R), power supply unit (may not be included with the printer)

Epson TM-U220 Reviews

POSGuys Rating:

The TM-U220 features a couple of improvements on the already great TM-U200. This is a great Epson impact printer with a fine warranty at a good price. Make sure you buy the correct cables.

Customer Reviews

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Reviewed by: Mike of Paso Robles CA

Purchased: Epson TM-U220D Receipt Printer Color: Dark Grey with Tear Bar and Power Supply Solid Cover Serial Interface (C31C515653)

Liked: Fast Printing Serial Printer for POS. Love them.

Reviewed by: Gerald of Waverly OH

Purchased: Epson TM-U220D Receipt Printer Color: Dark Grey with Tear Bar and Power Supply Solid Cover Serial Interface (C31C515653)

Additional Info: wrong color but thats ok does the job we wanted it to do thanks


POSGuys Comments: Epsons are available in Galaxy Grey and Cool White, while it is close to black and white it isn´t a perfect match.

Reviewed by: Chaipratt of Brooklyn NY

Purchased: Epson TM-U220D Receipt Printer Color: Dark Grey with Tear Bar Power Supply 2-Color ROHS Ethernet Interface (C31C515A8721)

Reviewed by: todd of oxford, oh

Purchased: TM-U220B Receipt Printer, Color: Dark Gray, Auto-Cutter, Power Supply, Auto-Status, ROHS, Ethernet Interface

Additional Info: Exactly as ordered, and delivered with lighting speed, less than 48 hrs with standard free shipping. If you need a printer fast posguys.com are your guys!

Reviewed by: David of Wantagh NY

Purchased: Epson TM-U220D Receipt Printer Color: Dark Grey with Tear Bar Power Supply 2-Color ROHS Ethernet Interface (C31C515A8721)

Liked: network printer, small footprint, easy paper loading

Reviewed by: Gino of Sebastopol CA

Purchased: Epson TM-U220PD Receipt Printer Color: Dark Grey with Tear Bar and Power Supply Solid Cover Parallel Interface (C31C518653)

Liked: It was a perfect replacement for my previous old model!

Reviewed by: David David of Scottsdale, AZScottsdale AZ

Purchased:

Liked: matches current printers - WORKS

Reviewed by: JudyJudy of Scottsdale, AZScottsdale AZ

Purchased:

Liked: easy setup - great price

Did not like: nothing

Reviewed by: LeeLee of Centennial, COCentennial CO

Purchased:

Liked: Excellent price - good qualtiy

Did not like: nothing

Additional Info: Excellent product - excellent price -

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TM-U220B Receipt Printer, Color: White with Auto Cutter and Power Supply, Solid Cover, ROHS, USB Interface
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Accessories

27329 3.3-Foot USB A to MINI-B 2.0 Cable: Black, A to B $8.00 Add to Cart
03019 6-Foot Null Modem Serial Printer Cable (9 to 25 pin): Beige $10.00 Add to Cart
02798 6-Foot Parallel Printer Cable, DB25M/CENT36M, Beige $13.00 Add to Cart
13172 6-Foot USB Printer Cable: White, A to B $12.00 Add to Cart
C32C824131 USB Interface Card Without 2 Port Hub $71.00 Add to Cart
28102 6 Foot USB Printer Cable: Black, A to B $12.00 Add to Cart
C823891 Parallel Interface Card, UB-P02 $34.00 Add to Cart
C823361 Serial RS-232 Interface Card (1K Buffer) UB-S01 $34.00 Add to Cart
C32C824111 USB Interface Card (with 2-Port Hub and DM Connector) UB-U01III-111 $102.00 Add to Cart
C32C881008 Ethernet Interface Card, UB-E04 $110.00 Add to Cart
XWP-2P90 (Case of 50 Rolls) 3.00 Wide 2-Ply (Also known as 4005) $82.00 Add to Cart
ECTMB-I 1-Year Extended Care for Epson TM-H, SecurColor, TM-U, P60, TM-S, and PLQ Series $95.95 Add to Cart
ECTMB-II 2-Year Extended Care for Epson TM-H, SecurColor, TM-U, P60, TM-S, and PLQ Series $135.95 Add to Cart

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Epson TM-U220 Receipt Printer, Color: Dark Gray, Auto-Cutter, Power Supply, Auto-Status, ROHS, Ethernet InterfaceIt has been replaced by C31C514767
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TM-U220D Receipt Printer, Color: White with Tear Bar, Power Supply, Solid Cover, Ethernet Interface
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TM-U220B Receipt Printer, Color: Dark Gray, Auto-Cutter, Power Supply, Auto-Status, ROHS, Ethernet Interface - Replaces C31C514664
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TM-U220B Receipt Printer, Color: Dark Gray, Auto-Cutter, Power Supply, Auto-Status, ROHS, Ethernet Interface (Replaced by part number C31C514667.)It has been replaced by C31C514667
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TM-U220D Receipt Printer, Color: Dark Grey with Tear Bar, Power Supply, 2-Color, ROHS, Ethernet Interface
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TM-U220B Receipt Printer, Color: White with Auto-Cutter, Power Supply, Ethernet Interface
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C32C824151 Ethernet Interface w/ 10/100 MB, IP Addressable (Replaced by C32C824541) Please Call
210466400 9-Pin Serial Interface Card w/ Annunciator Please Call
ETCTMI-2 Epson 2-Year Express Care Warranty (must be purchased within 15 days of printer purchase) Please Call


Product Video Transcript

Hi, Travis with POSGuys.com. Today we're doing an in-depth look at the Epson TM-U220 receipt printer. This is also known as our most popular kitchen printer. Primarily its used in restaurants in the kitchen, because of its ability to print two colors on a receipt, and to also print a receipt that is not going to be affected by heat. Normal thermal paper reacts to heat, so it turns black if its put near a hot source, where impact receipts do not do that. Additionally, the two color option on it allows certain parts of a kitchen ticket to be highlighted, if you want to put a temperature on a meat or there's some kind of modifier, then depending on your point of sale software that you're using, it can highlight those features, so it makes it very useful for a kitchen printer where a thermal printer wouldn't be as good. For printing pure receipts, a thermal printer normally is preferred, the impact printer is just a little slower and a little louder than a thermal printer. The TM-U220, like most impact receipt printers, uses ribbon in order to print. So taking a look at the inside, your ink cartridge goes right there, that's for your ribbon, and your paper drops in like normal, and it's a clamshell, you close it all up. And then you print. So you can see that it can print in different size fonts, it can print in black and red, it can bold certain sections, and it can do some rudimentary graphics, not nearly as well as a thermal printer, so it can print a receipt, but it is limited compared to a thermal printer, the two colors is nice and very useful in a kitchen. Restaurants typically a combination of both impact and thermal printers. When they print at the same time, you can see the obvious difference in speed. So the impact printer prints much slower than the very speedy thermal printer. The advantage it has though is when it has to do with heat. So this is a basic hair dryer, you can see with thermal paper it turns black. So that's why you don't want to use it in your kitchen, because this is what your kitchen staff is going to have to work with, versus an impact where it doesn't have the same kinds of problems. You can clearly see the black and red on it. This is the most popular version of the Epson U220 that we have, this uses an autocutter and that's definitely what's recommended for a kitchen. It basically can print off multiple orders and then it leaves a little bit of a stub o it that you can just kind of pull off. If you print multiple kitchen tickets, then it's very easy to separate the tickets, you don't have to worry about whether you combine two tickets into one. The autocutter version is definitely recommended. Additionally, this uses an Ethernet interface. On the back of the printer, you can see the interface card, and so there's a spot for both USB and Ethernet. Ethernet tends to be the most popular when it comes to kitchen printers because it can run the longest length. So you can put the printer just about anywhere in the kitchen and then you just run a very thin Ethernet cable over to where the printer is, so more flexibility on it, definitely go with the autocutter and definitely go with the Ethernet/USB combination. The Epson U220B is the most popular kitchen printer that we have. Mostly because it's the most compatible printer that we have. Almost all the Windows-based restaurant software use the Epson U220 as their default kitchen printer. So check with your software, always make sure that it's compatible, but 9 times out of 10, this is the printer that works with the different restaurant software. The Ethernet version is again recommended because you can have the most flexibility on where you place it. Ethernet cables easy to run, easy to move around. Autocutter is a lifesaver, so just make sure you get that feature, your kitchen is not going to want to deal with having to tear tickets off or have two orders combined on a single piece of paper, that's just a good way to screw up your kitchen. Additionally, this comes in either a dark grey color or a white. The dark grey tends to stay a little cleaner longer, but the white is also a nice color if you want more of a classic look on it. If you do want to print receipts, it has a port for attaching a cash drawer on it, so you can kick a cash drawer open with this printer, but overall I would get a thermal printer for receipts and keep this in the kitchen. The noise on it is also good for a kitchen because it lets them know when the order is printing. It's very easy to hear it printing, so if they're doing prep or they're away from the line, you can hear the printer printing and they know an order is up. So the noise is actually kind of helpful for that. In a receipt setting though, it's not the greatest, so I would probably stay away from this as a receipt printer, unless for some reason your receipts are going to be exposed to heat, if that's the case, then an impact printer is better. As far as usage for the Epson U220 as a receipt printer, outside of using it as a kitchen printer, you might see it in an airport, where it's quite loud and they also don't want to stock two types of papers, so they'll just use an Epson U220 for both receipts and kitchen. Additionally, places like bowling alleys, video arcades, where there's a lot of ambient noise and they don't necessarily need nice receipts or receipts with barcodes, then you might see the Epson U220 used there as well. The ribbons are available in solid black, and then a black/red. You'll need the black/red if you want to do two color printing. If you're going to print in just straight black, then you can go with the standard black ribbon. It is continuous ribbon, which means the ribbon isn't going to run out in the middle of operations, but over time it gets lighter, because the ribbon will keep spinning around in a circle and it will keep using the ink on it and then eventually gets too light to read, so you'll want to replace the ribbon. Ribbon is available on our website as an accessory for it. To purchase the Epson U220, or to purchase accessories, please visit us at POSGuys.com. Thank you!

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