SP298 Impact Printers

  • AutoSide Loading™ for Quick and Easy Document Loading
  • Prints Multi-Ply Forms
  • Capable of Printing Graphics
  • Up to 3.1 Lines Per Second with Bi-Directional Check Mode
  • Compact Design
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SP298 Printer Description

The SP298 is the ideal printer for printing "company based" pre-printed multi-part slips/forms. In many hotels, owners used the same printed form through the bar, the reception, the restaurant, or gift shop. The SP298 is world famous for its "tab" capability: additional items (drinks or desserts) can be printed as ordered due to the auto-alignment and positioning feature.


Specifications - SP298

Printer Method   9 Pin Serial Impact Dot Matrix
Print Speed   3.1 Lines per Second
Printer Case Color   Putty or Gray
Models Available   Slip Paper Only
Two Color Print Capability   N/A
No. of Columns   42
Print Font

Font Size
Character Size

7 x 9
1.2 (W) x 2.42 (H) mm
Paper Specifications

Margin Top/Bottom
Thickness 1 Ply Paper
Copy Capability 2 Ply
Copy Capability 3 Ply
Minimum Print Width
3.15 - 7.17in. (80-182mm)
3.15 - 10.8in. (80-257mm)

5 / 14mm
0.09 - 0.2mm
Original + 1, 0.12 - 0.25
Original + 2, 0.12 - 0.25

Ribbon Specifications


Black (1,200,000 Characters)
Indelible Black Ribbon (Laundry Applications)
Cover Open Sensor   N/A
Multiple Copy Support   Original +2 Copies Maximum
Journal Capability   N/A
Label Support   N/A
Power Supply   External; Requires PS60A External Power Supply
Drivers Available   Windows® XP 32 Bit, Vista 32 Bit, Windows 7 32 Bit, Server 2008 32 Bit, XP Embedded, POSReady 2009, OPOS™, StarIO SDK
Digitally Signed (WHQL)   N/A
Swappable Interfaces   N/A
Connectivity   Serial or Parallel
Emulation Modes   Star Mode, ESC/POS™
Peripherals Drive Circuit   2 Drivers
Power   24V DC / 100-240V AC
Operating Conditions   Temerature: 5oC to 45oC
Humidity: 10% - 80% RH (without condensation)
Storage Conditions   Temerature: -20oC to 60oC
Humidity: 5% - 90% RH
  180 x 138.5 X 190 (w x h x d)mm
2.1 kg
Safety Standards   UL, C-UL, TuV, CB, FCC CE
Reliability MCBF
Print Head
  9 Million Lines
70 Million Characters
Accessories All Included with Printer   Ribbon Cartridge, User Manual, Ferrite Core
Warranty   2 Year Full Manufacturer Warranty
Options   PS60A External Power Supply
24V Mobile Power Supply



Features and Benefits - SP298

Slip Printing   Prints on checks, slips, and single sheets
AutoSide Loading™   Positions a misaligned slip to ensure straight printing
High Reliability   MCBF: 22 Million Lines Guillotine Auto Cutter: 1 Million Cuts
Small Foot Print   Save precious counter space
Multiple Copy Support   Print multiple part forms; Supports Original + 2 copies
Multiple Paper Width Support   Prints on documents anywhere from 3.15” – 7.16” wide
Top and Bottom of Form Paper Sensors   Automatically detects the top and bottom of documents to prevent manual adjustments


Models - SP298

Part NumberModelDescription
39309201SP298MD42-GSP298, Slip Impact, Serial, Putty, Ext PS Needed
39309261SP298MD42-G-GRYSP298, Slip Impact, Serial, Gray, Ext PS Needed
39309301SP298MC42-GSP298, Slip Impact, Parallel, Putty, Ext PS Needed
39309311SP298MC42-G GRYSP298, Slip Impact, Parallel, Gray, Ext PS Needed

Ink Ribbons - SP298

Part NumberModelDescription
30980115RC200B INK RIBBON CARTRIDGESP200, 2000, 298, 500 Black Ribbon, 1.2 Million Character Life
30980214RC200BR INK RIBBON CARTRIDGESP200, 2000 Red/Black Ribbon, 600K Black/300K Red Character Life
30982004INK RIBBON CARTRIDGE RC2000DSP200, 2000 Indelible Ribbon

Warranty - SP298

Part NumberModelDescription
37967010Impact 3 YR Extend-A-StarExtends standard warranty to total of three (3) years. Valid in US / CA / MX / ROLA. See terms & conditions for details.
37967020Impact 4 YR Extend-A-StarExtends standard warranty to total of four (4) years. Valid in US / CA / MX / ROLA. See terms & conditions for details.
37967050Impact 2 YR Swap-A-StarAdds next business day replacement to standard two (2) year warranty. Valid in US & CA only. See terms & conditions for details.
37967060Impact 3 YR Swap-A-StarExtends standard warranty to total of three (3) years and includes next business day replacement. Valid in US & CA only. See terms & conditions for details.
37967240Impact 4 YR Extend LimitedAdds two (2) years limited warranty to standard warranty. Valid in MX / ROLA. See terms & conditions for details.

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External Power Supply

External Power Supply

Mobile Power Supply

Mobile Power Supply


Extend-A-Star Extended Warranty

Swap-A-Star Extended Warranty

Swap-A-Star Extended Warranty


Ink Ribbon Cartridge


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