Best Receipt Printers

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 21, 2018
If you are running your own business, a device for convenient and prompt printing receipts for your customers will do a great service. Look through our best receipt printers review and find the one that fits the bill! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Printing Method
Interfaces
OS compatibility
Conveniences
Warranty
 
PROS

The Star Micronics TSP100 USB receipt printer comes with the longest warranty of all five products, which speaks of its great performance and quality build. Along with the printer, the package includes a dual-use USB cable which allows both for on-time charging and for transmitting print signal.

CONS

It can be connected via USB only.

OUR VERDICT

Vast software compatibility and innovative receipt design technology make this model suitable for any kind of business use. Reliable, durable, and high quality, it is one of the better options the market can offer you. 

detailed parameters
Type
Stationary
Printing Method
Thermal, monochrome
Interfaces
USB
OS compatibility
Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android
Conveniences
Paper scroll up/down button, Flap lid button, Auto cutter, Power indicator, Error indicator
Warranty

4 years

PROS
The Epson TM-T20II Monochrome Receipt Print can be attached to the wall for convenience (the wall mounting bracket is included).
CONS

Some customers have complaints about the auto cutter performance.

OUR VERDICT

A perfect choice for business owners who appreciate the ease of use. This receipt printer also features crisp, clear printing of logos, coupons and barcodes.

detailed parameters
Type
Stationary
Printing Method
Thermal, monochrome
Interfaces
USB, Serial
OS compatibility
Windows, Linux, Mac
Conveniences
Paper scroll up/down button, Flap lid button, Auto cutter, Power indicator, Error indicator, Paper end sensor
Warranty

2 years

PROS

The model incorporates an ENERGY STAR® power supply, a highly efficient paper-save function, and a halogen-free housing that significantly reduces the environmental footprint. The 160mm/sec printing speed will allow you to print a lot of receipts and barcodes in no time at all.

CONS

You may run into some issues with Ubuntu drivers. 

OUR VERDICT

The Citizen CT-S310II-U-BK will prove to be a pretty good fit for all kinds of retail applications. That said, it is the model's environmentally friendly setup that makes the product in question such a fitting choice for different types of customers and especially the environmentally conscious bunch.

detailed parameters
Type

Stationary

Printing Method

Thermal, monochrome

Interfaces

USB, Serial

OS compatibility

Windows ОС, Linux ОС, MAC OSX

Conveniences

Paper scroll up/down button, Auto cutter, Power indicator, Error indicator

Warranty

3 years

PROS

The printer comes with a leather belt that will allow you to hang the model onto your waist, which is convenient not just in terms of transportation but also for outdoor applications. It is compatible with Loyverse pos (point of sale) software, the best solution for home business applications.

CONS

Doesn't work with certain iterations of iPad. 

OUR VERDICT

We would recommend the MUNBYN IMP001 Bluetooth receipt printer to the kind of customers who value performance but aren't ready to sacrifice the product's mobility in return. It is an effective and simple solution that will especially do wonders for people who run their business from home.

detailed parameters
Type

Portable

Printing Method

Thermal, monochrome

Interfaces

Bluetooth, USB, COM, Power Port Driver

OS compatibility

Windows ОС, Linux ОС, Android 4.0, iOS

Conveniences

Paper scroll up/down button, Auto cutter, Power indicator, Error indicator

Warranty

30 days

PROS

The device supports ESC/POS commands for simple and quick integration. It boasts low power consumption and low operating cost, with the latter being possible due to the fact that it does not rely on ribbons or ink cartridges. The print life of 100km is quite impressive for a portable model. 

CONS

The model's compatibility with newer operating systems is limited. 

OUR VERDICT

The model's ridiculously affordable price should already be enough of a reason for just about any owner of a small business to give this printer a try. Its lightweight and compact structure makes it easy to carry it around. Plus, it doesn't generate a whole lot of noise, which is always a plus.

detailed parameters
Type

Portable

Printing Method

Thermal, monochrome

Interfaces

USB, Power Port, Cash Drawer Port

OS compatibility

Windows OC, Linux ОС

Conveniences

Paper scroll up/down button, Auto cutter, Power indicator

Warranty

30 days

Star Micronics TSP100

Printing Options

The Star Micronics TSP100 TSP143iiU USB Receipt Printer, designed by one of the leading manufacturers of electronic devices, can print both on 58 mm and 80 mm paper. It comes with TSP100 futurePRNT, a special software for your receipt design so that you can print anything you need on your receipt, add coupons or your logo. The device has a rather high performance and makes it possible to print 22 receipts in one minute, for it has 125 mm per second printing speed.
Review of Star Micronics TSP100 USB

Software Compatibility and Interface

The device is connected to a computer via a USB cable, used both for charging and transmitting the signal to print. This feature greatly simplifies the connection and further operation of the thermal receipt printer. The manufacturer has included all the necessary software utilities and drivers to make the appliance user-friendly. It is compatible with all the most popular operating systems such as Windows ОS (including Windows 10), Linux ОS, MAC OSX, which greatly increases its field of application.
Star Micronics TSP100 USB in the use

Conveniences

Star Micronics is a renowned manufacturer of receipt printers and the company provides all its products with the most up-to-date features. The Star Micronics TSP100 TSP143iiU USB Receipt Printer has a “Drop-In & Print” paper loading feature, all you have to do is press the flap lid button and replace the paper roll easily. This amazing printer has an auto cutter that makes the receipt edges smooth. The device is not that heavy and can be comfortably installed on your workplace.
Detailed review of Star Micronics TSP100 USB

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Star Micronics TSP100/143 Receipt Printer Review

What customers say about this product

Key Specs

Printer is great, load the paper into the printer and you don't even have to feed it. It feeds itself. All the information I had imprinted in square regarding my business description is printed on the receipt...

Printing / Scanning

Printer is fast and easy to set up. Lots of options for many different setups. I have used Star receipt printers for many years and they are the best quality and value.

Cartridges

Works great no problems. Have been using it for a couple months been thru 36 rolls of paper. To load paper drop it in close the door. We have two of these. Have not had a paper jam yet.

Features

Simple to configure, these are good printers built to last.
 

Epson TM-T20II

Printing Options

The Epson TM-T20II Monochrome - Desktop - Receipt Print provides efficient customer service, so you can use the device in your store or cafe. The appliance has a high printing speed (it amounts to 200 mm per second). This thermal receipt printer provides a crisp and clear printing of coupons, barcodes, and logos owing to its high printing resolution of 203 dpi. The appliance works with both 80 mm and 58 mm paper formats. It has an option of adjusting top and bottom margins and barcodes to save paper.
Review of Epson TM-T20II Direct Thermal Printer USB - Monochrome - Desktop

Software Compatibility and Interface

This receipt printer is equipped with USB and Serial interfaces for connecting to a computer. It is compatible with the majority of operating systems such as Windows (except for Windows NT 4.0), Mac OSX, and Linux. There is also a USB cable for establishing a computer connection and an external power supply with a cord. You do not need to worry about printer setting because all the necessary software drivers are included in the supply package.
Epson TM-T20II Direct Thermal Printer USB - Monochrome - Desktop in the use

Conveniences

One of the main conveniences of using this receipt printer is an option to place this device vertically on a wall. If you do not have enough space on your desk, you can use a wall-hanging bracket that is supplied with the device. A flap lid button will help you replace the receipt tape easily and with no fuss. An auto cutter will quickly detach the paper and you will provide an efficient service for your customers.
Detailed review of Epson TM-T20II Direct Thermal Printer USB - Monochrome - Desktop

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VIDEO
Epson TM-T20II Product Review

What customers say about this product

Key Specs

Tends to overheat after 30 minutes of slow printing, but it keeps printing just a little slower. Very accurate print scale.

Printing / Scanning

It works perfectly prints quickly and seems to be something built by quality standards and should last us quite a long time

Cartridges

Great thermal printer, easy to set-up and to replace the thermal paper roll!

Features

Worked great with our Square POS System, easy to connect!
 

Citizen CT-S310II-U-BK

Environmentally Friendly

Citizen CT-S310II-U-BK isn't necessarily the kind of model that brings something new to the table but it could certainly be one of the more versatile receipt printers on the market. It isn't cheap but each and every part of it more than makes up for the slightly higher-than-average price.

Starting with its size and weight, the printer features just about 10 x 7.5 x 9.5 inches in overall dimensions, so while it isn't the most compact product out there, it wouldn't necessarily take away too much of your space either. The model's roughly 4 pounds of weight also land somewhere in the middle of the weight spectrum. It isn't too much for a stationary printer so you shouldn't run into any issues transporting the device from one place to the other.

That said, despite the model's versatility, there's a very clear winner when it comes to deciding the best aspect of this printer. Simply put, it is the device's environmentally friendly, cost-conscious printing. Incorporating an ENERGY STAR® power supply, a highly efficient paper-save function, and a halogen-free housing that significantly reduces the environmental footprint, the printer definitely deserves the title of one of the most environmentally friendly receipt printers on the market.

Review of Citizen CT-S310II-U-BK Two-Color POS Thermal Printer

Impressive Printing Speed

Now, low paper consumption and impressive paper savings are all well and good, but they certainly wouldn't be worth much without the proper performance to back those properties up. Fortunately, performance isn't one of those aspects where manufacturers decided to drop the ball either.

First off, there's the model's impressive 160mm/sec printing speed that will allow the user to print a considerable number of receipts and barcodes in no time at all. Of course, with that kind of printing speed, there's always the issue of print life. Which is probably why the people behind this receipt printer made sure to incorporate an easy maintenance cutter and a patented long life printing (LLP) technology, both of which do a pretty remarkable job of extending the device's print life to over 200km, making it one of the more durable receipt printing options. Plus, the fact that it comes with 2 built-in interfaces makes the model a rather safe investment for the future. Of course, there's also the choice of paper widths and top paper exit setup, both of which are simply perfect for just about all kinds of retail applications.

In conclusion, as we have just mentioned earlier, Citizen CT-S310II-U-BK will prove to be a pretty good fit for all kinds of retail applications. That said, it is the model's environmentally friendly setup that makes the product in question such a fitting choice for all types of customers.

Citizen CT-S310II-U-BK Two-Color POS Thermal Printer in the use

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MUNBYN IMP001

As Portable as It Gets

MUNBYN IMP001 is a portable printer. And for a portable printer, one of the most important aspects is its weight and proportions. Any half-decent mobile receipt printer should, at the very least, be small and light enough to allow the owner to carry it around and print receipts anywhere and anytime. So the model's compact 6.9 x 4.8 x 1.5 inches of overall dimensions and no more than 15.8 ounces of weight should probably go without saying. However, what doesn't go without saying is a leather belt that comes with the printer. The belt will allow you to hang the model onto your waist, which is convenient not just in terms of transportation but also for outdoor applications.

That said, a portable receipt printer is still a receipt printer, meaning there are still a few boxes it has to check in order to be considered a product worth of customer's money. For example, even though portable models tend to lose to their stationary counterparts when it comes to printing speed, that doesn't mean that the manufacturers can afford to sacrifice that speed altogether. Fortunately enough, the people behind the product in question have implemented a fairly impressive 90mm/sec printing speed, which is more than enough for a portable receipt printer. 

Review of MUNBYN IMP001 Thermal Receipt Printer

Compatibility Up the Wazoo

In addition to the model's impressive printing speed, the model also comes equipped with the sort of components that ensure 100 kilometers of printing life. Again, that would really be nothing to write home about if we were talking about stationary printers, but for a portable one, that is nothing short of impressive. Another specification that separates the particular model from the rest of portable receipt printers is its 46 mm roll diameter. Simply put, that larger paper storehouse will allow you to print about 150 receipts more than your average portable model with a single roll of paper. As you would imagine, just the fact that you won't have to change the paper as frequently as you might with an inferior product is attractive enough on its own.

Now, before we wrap this whole thing up, there are still a couple of things we would be remiss not to mention. First, there are the printer's multiple connectivities, with Bluetooth, USB, and RS-232 connections support. Other than that, there's also the fact that it is compatible with Windows ОС, Linux ОС, Android 4.0, and iOS, meaning that you absolutely will not be limited in terms of device and gadget options. It is also compatible with Loyverse pos (point of sale) software, a nice little feature that will prove to be a blessing in no disguise for people that use Android systems since it is an absolutely remarkable solution for home business applications that allows the user to print order receipts with effortless simplicity.

In conclusion, we would recommend the MUNBYN IMP001 Bluetooth receipt printer to the kind of customers who value performance but aren't ready to sacrifice the product's mobility in return. it is an effective and simple solution that will especially do wonders for people who run their business from home.

MUNBYN IMP001 Thermal Receipt Printer in the use

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TEROW ZJ-5890K

Doesn't Hinder Your Budget

Whether your business is booming or currently experiencing a bit of a rough spell, it is never a bad idea to cut certain expenses. That said, you obviously wouldn't want to sacrifice any of the important stuff that could make the whole thing go down. But that is where TEROW ZJ-5890K comes in. Without a doubt, what we have here is, coming at about 30 bucks a piece, one of the most affordable options on the market. However, despite the ridiculously affordable price, the model includes just about everything you would want out of a portable receipt printer.

First things first, the device is compatible with Windows OC and Linux ОС. Now, you may encounter some issues trying to pair the model with some of the newer operating systems. But, fortunately enough, you will find it to be suitable for all types of commercial retail POS systems. Furthermore, the model does not trail behind when it comes to connectivity options either. Incorporating the USB, power port, and cash drawer port interfaces, you will easily be able to connect the portable receipt printer to a number of devices, from a personal computer to a cash drawer.

Review of TEROW ZJ-5890K USB Thermal Receipt Printer

Low Noise, Low Maintenance, Low Cost

Of course, since we aren't talking about a stationary device, it would be somewhat inconsiderate of us not to mention the model's size and weight. Since the former adds up to 8.2 x 6.3 x 5.1 inches in overall dimensions, it goes without saying that you won't have any issues carrying it around with you. With 1.77 pounds of weight, the model isn't necessarily the most lightweight portable printer on the market, but it is certainly light enough not to hinder its portability properties.

In terms of performance, we would first like to point out that it isn't just the price that makes the model as cost-effective as it is but also the printer's low power consumption and low operating cost, with the latter being possible due to the fact that it does not rely on ribbons or ink cartridges. However, the model does rely on its impressive 90mm/sec printing speed to deliver bills and receipts with 58mm print thickness. That and the model's 100km print life are probably its biggest selling points. Though it is also important to mention that the printer requires next to no maintenance due to its excellent structure, the structure that also makes the process of changing the paper as easy as it can get.

All things considered, the model's ridiculously affordable price should already be enough of a reason for just about any owner of a small business to give this printer a try. Its lightweight and compact structure makes it easy to carry it around. Plus, it doesn't generate a whole lot of noise, which is always a plus.

TEROW ZJ-5890K USB Thermal Receipt Printer in the use

 

What Is a Receipt Printer?

A receipt is a basic document confirming a purchase. There is a variety of devices that print a payment confirmation that a seller must give to a customer. A receipt printer is one of those devices. Unlike CRT (cash register terminal), you do not have to register a receipt printer or sign a service maintenance contract. Receipt printers are connected to a master device that will send a signal to print. There are also wireless models. The software of receipt printers is compatible with most types of POS System software. The main advantage of thermal receipt printers is a high printing speed, a perfect feature to print a small volume of information. There are several kinds of receipt printers. Their operation peculiarities result in different printing speed and options. There are receipt printers you can use to print sales slips, tickets, coupons, delivery routes, and many other things. The receipt printers can be used in a restaurant business for quick printing of orders to save your time and enhance the efficiency of service. We are going to tell you about the most helpful devices in this receipt printers review.

If you have no spare USB ports to plug additional devices, please look through our USB hubs review. For printing texts and photos, consider buying an inkjet printer.

What Features to Compare

Printing Options

The primary purpose of a receipt printer is a swift printing of high-quality invoices. To choose the device you require, you should, first of all, consider its printing options. A thermal receipt printer uses heat to create an image on a special thermal paper. Thermal receipt printers provide the highest printing speed and can print graphics and company logos. There is a wide variety of receipt printing devices to choose depending on your targets. Each model has its own printing speed, the higher this index is, the sooner you will have your data printed. A high printing speed will save you time, you will hand a receipt to your customer or print a payslip in mere moments. There are two main paper formats, 80 mm and 58 mm. Most receipt printers work with both sizes, but some can print on 58 mm paper only. Some models have additional options for redesigning your receipt and printing a logo. Everything depends on the operational characteristics of your device.

Software Compatibility and Interface

A receipt printer is not an autonomous appliance. It needs a connection to a computer or another controlling unit that will transmit the signal to print. That is why you should consider its software compatibility and interface. Let's start with the interface. There are different kinds of cables to connect the device to a computer. USB is most commonly used but some models have other plug-type connections for wider options and connections. It stands to mention that there are wireless receipt printers, they need no cable to be connected to the transmitting device. They are perfect in cases when there are more than 10 meters between the devices. As for software compatibility, your transmitting units should support the receipt printer's drivers. All manufacturers list software systems their device is compatible with. Please, make sure that the receipt printer you are going to buy has the appropriate software, and you will avoid problems with its settings.

Conveniences

Thermal receipt printers have a variety of additional conveniences. One of the most important options is a quick replacement of a paper roll. It will help you save cashier's time and prevent from queue forming. An auto cutter will help you detach the receipt neatly and easily. Almost all such printers have a paper scrolling button, and some of them support cash drawer driving to save time while giving the change. All these conveniences make the receipt printers easy-to-use.

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