The TSP143III Bluetooth Printer, the latest in Star’s TSP100 Series, offers retailers fast connection between their Hike POS and Thermal Receipt printer, using Bluetooth connection.
All that is required of your Printer and Hike POS device is access to a power outlet, and a Bluetooth connection, meaning your TSP143III printer can work on an iPad.
Here, we’ll go through exactly how to connect your Star TSP143III Bluetooth printer to your iPad, but first you must ensure that you have:
- Power Cable
- Receipt Paper – 80mm receipt rolls. Load your receipt rolls by opening the latch on the top-right of the printer, place the roll inside, and pull some of the paper through before closing the lid.
- Bluetooth enabled iPad
To begin, ensure that you have plugged the power cord into your printer and your (AC) power supply.
Once that is completed, turn the power ON for your Bluetooth Printer (power switch located on the left-hand side of printer).
From there you will need to configure the Bluetooth settings on your iPad and Hike POS to connect the printer to the device.
To do this, click on Settings (Gear Icon) on your iPad.
Once you are in the Settings screen, select the Bluetooth option, and make sure that it is toggled ON.
When ON, you will be able to have your iPad find the Star Printer – which should also have Bluetooth on - indicated by the blue light on the device.
Click on the TSP100 Printer once it appears (under My Devices) and wait several moments until it shows that it has CONNECTED.
Note: TSP100 is the series of printers in which TSP143III belongs to.
Once that is completed, login to your Hike store – if you haven’t already – to setup the printer with your business.
Begin by drawing up the Hike menu on your iPad and select Settings.
Once selected, click on Hardware to enable your Printer activation.
Here you will find a list of your printers as well as the TSP143III Bluetooth Printer. As it is not yet your primary printer, select Use in Hike?
Once selected, you’ll be given a list of options from which to set-up your Star TSP143III printer with Hike. You will be able to toggle each one ON or OFF as per your store’s requirements. Below we’ll go through these:
Primary Receipt Printer
Toggle this button ON, if you intend to use the Star TSP143III printer as your first point of call for all your receipt printing.
Packing Slip / Kitchen Docket Printer
A Packing Slip or Kitchen Docket, is a receipt that the Star TSP143III printer will print out with only the product name and quantity of the item sold. This is primarily used in cafes or food-truck businesses whereby a kitchen docket will be given to staff to make/prepare the order.
By toggling this ON, your Star TSP143III printer will print the kitchen docket after it prints out the sales receipt.
Note: You can also assign a sepearate printer to print our your kitchen docket. Simply return to the Hardware screen, select the printer that you have connected, and toggle this option ON.
Number of Copies to Print For Each Sale
Select how many copies of the receipt will be printed after each sale.
Auto-Print After Sale
Toggling this button ON will automatically print a receipt after every sale, you will not need to select the option in the Enter Sale Screen on Hike.
Enable Auto-Open Cash Drawer
Toggling this button ON will automatically open the Cash Drawer after ever sale. This may be necessary in instances where you perform gift card sales or sales with coupons, and keep those cards in your cash drawer.
Auto-Open Cash Drawer on Cash Sales Only
Toggling this button ON will open the cash drawer only on Cash Sales.
Note: Enable Auto-Open Cash Drawer must be toggeled ON as well.
AllReceipt – Cloud Receipts
Toggling this button ON will enable Star Micronics’ AllReceipts function.
Once you have finished choosing your options for how your Star TSP143III will integrate with Hike, select the BACK button, to return to the Hardware Settings.
Now, you’ll see that Primary Printer is named next to your Star TSP143III device. If you need to change any of the options you just selected, click on Primary Printer to return to that screen.
Printing a Receipt using a Star TSP143III Bluetooth Printer
With Bluetooth connection, printing a receipt after a sale is easily done.
Simply draw up a sale, complete the payment transaction, and click Print – though this may be bypassed if you have enabled auto-print after sale, in the Hardware settings.
Your Star TSP143III Bluetooth Printer will then print off a receipt, with the printer’s guillotine function allowing for easy removal. Too easy!