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Star Micronics TSP650 Series Low Cost Receipt Printer Star Micronics

Star TSP650 Printer

Star TSP650 thermal printer features the best of both worlds by coupling the comfort of legacy products with the speed and connection options demanded today in hospitality environments. The Star TSP650 printer has all the new features of the Star TSP100 series, such as low cost and high performance combined with the ability to work effectively in any environment. Out of the box, the Star TSP650 can easily be configured in Star Line or ESC/POS emulation mode and features swappable interface options including USB and Ethernet. New vertical mount stand and splash proof cover options help make it one of the most reliable POS printers in the world.

With its “drop in and print” paper loading, small footprint and reliable guillotine cutter, the TSP650 is a welcomed addition to POS systems. The TSP650 is ideal for retail establishments and restaurants. Demand everything from your receipt printer.

  • Available as tear bar or auto cutter models
  • Supports for two-colour direct thermal media
  • Drop-In & Print" paper loading
  • Add logos and coupons to receipts
  • Available RS232 serial, IEEE1284 parallel, USB2.0
  • Full Speed and 10 Base-T Ethernet communications
  • High performance printing at 150mm per second
  • "Drop-In & Print" Easy Load
  • High quality 203 dpi print quality with barcode capability including 2D for receipts, coupons and ticketing
  • Compact horizontal or vertical footprint and choice of two paper widths 58mm or 80mm
  • 60,000,000 lines CRT reliability and compatible with most operating platforms
  • Tear bar or autocutter versions
  • Start up accessories provided with printer include:

    • Operating CD with a suite of drivers
    • Wall mount plate with vertical kit including both horizontal and vertical mount paper near end sensors
    • Paper guide for choice of 58mm or 80mm paper widths
    • Power switch cover to prevent accidental switch off
    • Start up paper roll
  • TSP650 options include:
    • Warning buzzer
    • Power supply P60
    • Splash proof cover
    • USB and low cost Ethernet interfaces
    • Charcoal grey display stand with A5 graphics facility


High Speed
Can print 30 six inch receipts per minute (150 mm/sec)

High Reliability
MCBF: 60 Million Lines
Guillotine Auto Cutter: 1 Million Cuts

Small Foot Print
Save precious counter space

Two Colour Capable
Highlight important information

“Drop In & Print” Paper Loading
Clamshell design allows for very fast and easy paper loading

Swappable Interface Connections
Future interface upgrades are fast and simple to do. With swappable interfaces, there’s no need to purchase a new printer just to upgrade the connection

Recessed Cable Connections
Helps protect cables from being damaged on the counter top

Horizontal or Vertical Orientation
Use the printer in the orientation that suits you best. An optional eye-pleasing vertical stand (VS-T650) is available for vertical operation.

Wall Mountable
Need more counter space? Create more room by mounting the printer to the wall

Installation CD Included in Box
No need to download drivers or utilities

futurePRNT Receipt Redesign Software
Customize and brand receipts to keep customers coming back time and time again with professional graphics (logos, coupons, and merge images), word-triggered advertising, and MORE!

ESC/POS™ Emulation
Easy drop-in replacement


Simple-to-Use Utilities
Included on Installation CD, free, easy to use

Logo Utility
Store logos and other graphics for professional receipt branding

Memory Switch Utility
Fine-tune your print outs or print in different languages by enabling, changing, or disabling certain settings

Ethernet Interface Set Up Utility
Setting up and configuring an Ethernet printer has never been more quick and easy


Star TSP650 Printer Specifications

Printer Method
Direct Line Thermal

Print Speed
30 Receipts Per Minute (150 mm/sec)

Printer Case Colour
Putty or Gray

Models Available
Tear Bar or Auto Cutter

Print Resolution
203 dpi

Two Colour Print Capability
Red & Black / Blue & Black / Green & Black (Two colour thermal paper required)

No. of Columns
48 / 64

Font Size
9 x 24

Character Set
ANK 95, 32 Int 128 Graphic

International Code Pages
Star Mode=40. ESC/POS™= 6 + 1 blank allowing an additional character page to be added

Bar Codes
9 versions / PDF 417 Option

Line Spacing
3 mm or 4 mm or programmable

Paper Specifications

80mm standard, Adjustable 58mm with paper guide

0.065 ~ 0.085 mm

Roll Diameter
Up to 83 mm


"Drop-In & Print"

Paper Out Sensor


Paper Low Sensor


Maximum Print Width

80mm paper = 72mm, 58mm paper = 52mm

Top Margin
13 mm minimum default (3mm selectable via Memory Switch Utility)

Auto Cutter
Guillotine (Partial Cut Only)

Cover Open Sensor

Logo Store Capacity
2 Mbit Flash ROM with Graphic Management Software

Flash ROM
16 Mbit

Multiple Copy Support

Journal Capability

Label Support

Power Supply
External; Requires PS60A External Power Supply

Drivers Available
Windows™ 2000/XP/Vista™, WinCE, WePOS, Windows 2003 Server, OPOS™, JAVA POS™, Linux CUPS Support™ , MAC OSX™, POS.Net, USB Vendor Class, Windows 98/ME/NT4 (download only)


Swappable Interfaces

Serial, Parallel, USB, or Ethernet

Emulation Modes
Star Mode, ESC/POS™

Peripheral Drive Circuit
2 circuits, (24V max. 1A), 1 Compulsion input

Power Consumption
Average 1.8 Amp. Printing, 0.15 Amp. Standby
Requires PS60A External Power Supply

Operating Conditions

5C to 45C

10% - 90% RH (without condensation)

Storage Conditions

-20C to 60C
10% - 90% RH


142mm(W) x 202(D) x 132(H) mm


Auto Cutter Model
TSP654 – 1.72 kg

Tear Bar Model
TSP651 – 1.56 kg

Safety Standards
UL, C-UL, TV, FCC, VCCI, EN55022, CE,

Reliability MCBF
60 Million Lines

Print Head

Auto Cutter

1 Million Cuts

Included with Printer
Installation CD with Drivers and Configuration Utility, Wall Mount Bracket, Vertical Mount Accessory, 58mm Paper Guide, Power Switch Cover, Set Up Guide, Start Up Paper Roll



Print MethodThermal
Print Speed (per second)Up to 150mm
Number of Columns48 and 64
Print ColourBlack/Red or Black/Blue (special paper required)
Paper Width58mm and 80mm
Paper Thickness0.065mm to 0.085mm
Paper Roll DiameterUp to 83mm
Paper Loading"Drop-In & Print", Easy Load
Character SetANK 95, 32 Int 128 Graphic
EmulationStar Line Mode & ESC/POS
InterfaceRS232 Serial, Parallel, USB or Ethernet
AutocutterPartial Cut Guillotine (centre cut)
Paper SensorsNear End Sensor
Reliability60 million lines (MCBF)
Autocutter: 1.5 million cuts
Power Supply 24VDC
Software DriversWindows 98/Me/NT4/2000/XP, Vista, WePOS, OPOS, Linux,
Java-POS, POS.Net, Mac OS X
Dimensions (W x D x H)142mm x 202mm x 132mm
Weight1.72kg (autocutter) / 1.56kg (tear bar version)
Warranty2 year RTB

Wall & Vertical Mount Kits (basic wall mount kit supplied with printer)
Charcoal grey display stand with in-store A5 graphics facility
Splash Proof Cover, Buzzer

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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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