Author: POS Supply   Date Posted:18 August 2013 

Epson POS Thermal Receipt Printers

An industry leader and gold standard in POS thermal receipt printers, here’s a brief look at Epson’s product line.

Things can get a bit confusing when shopping for new thermal receipt printers.
They all look fairly similar, and it’s not like anyone grew up with a thermal receipt printer in the household – what should one be looking for?
Here’s a brief snapshot of Epson’s top-selling thermal receipt printers and what sets them apart from other quality receipt printers.

Epson TM-T88V
This is the high-end Toyota Prius of the thermal receipt printer world.

Epson TM-T88V POS Thermal Receipt Printer

This analogy, however, would work better if the Prius was also the fastest car on the road.
The Epson TM-T88V is the world’s first Energy Star-qualified POS thermal receipt printer, while still managing to print 50% faster than the TM-88IV as well as being the industry-first true grayscale POS printer. Higher reliability than previous models, a 2-million-cut autocutter, 80 or 58mm paper rolls and a built-in USB connection in addition to the UIB connection all combine to leave the TM-T88 as the best-in-class thermal receipt printer from Epson.

Epson TM-T82II
The TM-T82II is a member of Epson’s line of TM-T88 thermal receipt printers designed specifically to meet the needs of low volume retailers. It is the shiny new successor to the classic TM-T81.

Epson TM-T82 POS Thermal Receipt Printer

It is fast, silent and takes up as little space as is possible.
In addition to the qualities of the previous model, the TM-T81, the TM-T82II offers more ports including a USB + Serial option, USB + Parallel, or Ethernet only.
It’s increased MCBF (mean cycles between failure – aren’t acronyms fun!?) of 60 million lines and autocutter life of 1.5 million cuts mean you won’t have to worry about the TM-T82II for a long, long time.
It gets the job done in an extremely user-friendly and streamlined manner, making it a cost-effective and high quality solution to your POS thermal receipt printer woes.

Epson TM-T20
The TM-T20 thermal receipt printer is the trusted tractor of the product line.

Epson TM-T20 POS Thermal Receipt Printer

Simple, space-saving, Energy Star-qualified and fantastically easy to install and get printing, the TM-T20 is an entry-level POS standard with that still performs at a high level with 150mm/sec printing, has drivers for MAC OS X, and comes at an eye-grabbing lower cost. carries all of the Epson thermal receipt printers described above, as well as any and all POS-related products.
The Epson thermal receipt printers can be seen at
80mm thermal paper rolls are available in 24 roll packs here and 50 roll packs here.
There are also a variety of bundles available with all of the equipment you will need to get started at a discount:

Epson TM-T20, PartnerTech Cash Drawer, 24 Thermal Rolls, POS Bundle