Changing the Emulation on SK1-311/SK1-211 from StarPRNT to ESC/POS, or ESC/POS to StarPRNT

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Introduction:

This Application Note explains how to change the emulation from StarPRNT to ESC/POS or ESC/POS to StarPRNT on the SK1- 311 and SK1-211 kiosk printers.

 

Supported Printers: SK1-311/SK1-211

Supported Interfaces: Serial and USB

Supported Environments: Windows and Android

 

Method 1: Changing Emulation Between StarPRNT and ESC/POS

With the paper cover open, turn the printer on while holding the select and feed buttons.

The power light will flash red, turn off, and turn back on. The color of the light after it turns back on indicates the emulation.

Green is ESC/POS emulation

Red is StarPRNT emulation

Green Light (ESC/POS)

Red Light (ESC/POS)

 

Release the feed and select buttons and the printer will initialize using the emulation selected in step 2.

 

Method 2: Changing Emulation Between StarPRNT and ESC/POS

With paper loaded, power on the printer while holding the select and feed button.

 

Let go of the buttons when it starts to print.

 

The current emulation setting will print.

 

Push the select button to change the emulation. The current emulation setting will print.

 

StarPRNT Emulation:

 

ESC/POS Emulation:

 

Once the emulation setting is correct, push the feed button and a self-test will print. The printer is now ready to use.

 

Congratulations! You’ve successfully changed the emulation of your SK1-311 or SK1-211.

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