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Star Micronics SP500 Series Low Cost Dot Matrix Receipt Printer Star Micronics

Star Micronics SP500 Printer

The Star Micronics SP500 sets a new standard for design, features and performance in dot matrix printers.

Star Micronics SP500 Printer Features

  • High performance, high reliability, long life receipt printers
  • Over 4 lines per second print speed
  • Internal universal power supply - 100 to 240 VAC 50/60Hz
  • Tear bar & auto-cutter models
  • Windows, OPOS and JavaPOS drivers
  • Exceptional value and performance

The Star Micronics SP500 Printer series offers two models, each with a choice of two communications interfaces, the Star Micronics SP512 tear bar model, and the Star Micronics SP542 auto cutter model. For communications, the Star Micronics SP500 series are available with either parallel (IEEE1284) or serial (RS232C) interfaces. Aesthetic integration is fostered by the availability of two popular case colours: charcoal gray and putty.

At over 4 lines/sec (at 42 columns per line) printing speed, the Star Micronics SP500 is among the fastest dot matrix printers currently on the market. Its print head contains the latest in print head technology, providing improved response times and increased reliability over previously available technology. This 9pin print head, coupled with a stepping motor paper feed, allows the Star Micronics SP500 series to print high-quality graphics and extended characters. The logic seeking mechanism of the Star Micronics SP500 increases the efficiency of the print mechanism, while also aiding in improving print speed.

Typical Star Micronics SP500 Printer Applications

POS
Customer Receipts
End of Day Reports
CAT –
Credit Card Authorization Terminals
Multiple copies
Restaurant
Guest Checks
Kitchen
Bar
Data Terminals
Service Reports
Data Loggers
Ticketing
Admission Tickets
Parking Stubs

Star Micronics SP500 Printer Benefits

  • Match the model to your application – Tear bar and auto-cutter versions available.
  • Reduce wait time with its fast output printing 40 columns at 4 lines per second.
  • Race through 58mm paper at 7.5 lines per second.
  • Single – colour highlight option attracts attention to modifiers or special items on the receipt.
  • Macro storage function adds security to receipts and tickets with graphics and special fonts.
  • Splash proof design protects it from the harsh environments of kitchens and restaurants.
  • SP500 re-winder version automatically spools printed paper into a conveniently storable roll.
  • Produce flawless pre – printed documents with its black mark sensor.
  • Recessed cable connections keep cables securely connected and free of accidental disconnection; keep food and other debris from damaging the cables.
  • Space efficient /optional vertical and wall mount kits available

Star Micronics SP500 Printer Specifications

Print speed
Over 4ips

Auto-cutter
SP542 (full & partial cut)

No. of columns
42

Paper specs
Standard roll paper

Width
76mm default, 58mm adjustable

Thickness
0.07- 0.10mm
Copies: original + 2 copies (Max. 0.20mm)

Roll diameter
85mm (max.)

Paper roll core
12

Loading
Semi-automatic

Paper sensors
Paper out

Reliability
MCBF 22 million lines,

Printer
Printhead - 100 million characters

Cutter
300,000 cuts

Operating conditions

Temperature
0C to 40C

Humidity
10% to 90% RH

Interface
Serial (RS232C) or parallel (IEEE1284)

Emulation
Star mode, ESC/POS

Cash drawer
2 drivers, 1 compulsion switch

Auto-cutter
SP542 (full & partial cut)

Drivers
Windows9x/NT/2000, OPOS, JavaPOS

Case colour
Putty or Charcoal

Supply voltage
100 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz

Ribbon
RC200B, RC200P

Dimensions
140 (W) x 225 (D) x 163 (H)

Specifications

Print MethodDot Matrix
Print Speed (per second)Up to 7.5 lines
Number of Columns40, 42 or 35 (76mm paper)
30, 32 or 26 (58mm paper)
Resolution 
Print ColourBlack
Paper Width76mm or 57.5mm
Paper Thickness0.07 to 0.10mm
Paper Roll DiameterUp to 85mm
Paper Loading"Drop-In & Insert"
Character Set95 alphanumeric, 46 International, 128 x 40 graphic
EmulationStar Mode / ESC/POS
BarcodesNo
InterfaceRS232 Serial, Parallel, Ethernet and USB
AutocutterYes
TearbarYes
Paper SensorsPaper End
PresenterNo
ReliabilityMCBF: 9 million lines
Autocutter: 300,000 Cuts
Power SupplyInternal
Software DriversWindows 95/98/ME/2000/XP/NT4.0, Linux, OPOS, JavaPOS,
Apple MAC, CUPS Support
Dimensions (W x D x H)140mm x 225mm x 163mm
Weight2.0kg (Tear Bar Model), 2.2kg (Autocutter Model)
Warranty 
Misc 
OptionsPaper Near End Sensor, Star Buzzer alarm,
Paper Rewind (Journal) - Distributor/Factory Fit,
Vertical Mount Paper Roll Holder WB-S500,
Ethernet & USB options for SPECIAL SP500 version


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Star Micronics’ experience and understanding of market trends has led to a broad range of innovative receipt printers, POS printers and card printer products developed with one key objective — provide an easy integration into existing POS software and systems, resulting in the ultimate customer experience across markets.

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