Changing the Emulation on Portable Star Micronics Printers

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Introduction:

This application note demonstrates how to switch emulation modes on portable Star Micronics printers.

 

Supported Printers: SM-S220i, SM-S230i, SM-T300i, SM-T400i

Supported Interfaces: Bluetooth

 

Switching emulation on the SM-T300i and SM-T400i

Print a self-test on the printer: With the printer off, hold both the power and the FEED buttons until the printer starts to print.

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Take note of the emulation. If this is not the emulation you need, please go to the next step.

 

Open the paper lid.

 

Hold both the power and feed buttons until “Setup Mode” appears on the screen. After it appears release the power and FEED buttons.


 

Close the paper lid. The emulation change should print.

 

Compare the two print outs to make sure the emulation has changed.


 

Congratulations. You have changed your printer’s emulation.

Switching emulation on the SM-S200i and SM-S220i

Print a self-test on the printer:

  • With the printer off, hold the feed button.
  • While holding the feed button, turn the printer on.
  • Hold the feed button until the printer prints.

 

Take note of the emulation. If this is not the emulation you need, please go to the next step.

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Open the paper lid.

 

Hold both the MODE and FEED buttons until “Setup Mode” appears on the screen. After “Setup Mode” appears, release the MODE and FEED buttons.


 


Close the paper lid. The emulation change should print.

 

Compare the two print outs to make sure the emulation has changed.


Congratulations. You have changed your printer’s emulation.

 

Switching emulation on the SM-S230i

Print a self-test on the printer:


With the printer off, hold both the power and the FEED buttons until the printer starts to print.


Take note of the emulation. If this is not the emulation you need, please go to the next step.

 


Open the paper lid.

 

Hold both the power and FEED buttons until the lights turn OFF. Once the lights are OFF, release the power and FEED buttons.


 

Close the paper lid. The emulation change should print.

 

Compare the two print outs to make sure the emulation has changed.


Congratulations. You have changed your printer’s emulation.

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