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Gin Remote Bale Entry has been updated for new receipt-style printers

Gin Remote Bale Entry has been updated for new receipt-style printers
Created on: 08/15/2017

August 8, 2017, EWR has released an update to the Remote Bale Entry Utility that will allow the control report to be printed on a Point-Of-Sale style receipt printer.  These printers have USB interfaces, print with thermal transfer instead of ink, and use continuous rolls of paper.

The Epson TM-T88V POS Receipt Thermal Printer with USB interface (Epson model # C31CA85084) seems to be a popular and highly-rated choice, with a 4-year warranty.  They are available for under $300.  We have tested the program with this particular printer, and have certified that it works correctly.  They can be purchased from a variety of places, but Amazon has a good price ($261) with Prime shipping.  The ASIN is B003JVT1AW (search for B003JVT1AW on Amazon).

The printer does not come with a USB cable.  Amazon has a highly-rated 6-foot cable for $5 (B00NH11KIK) that will work.  It has to be a USB A male to USB B male cable, because the printer's USB port is square ("device USB").

You will also have to purchase rolls of thermal paper.  Each roll should be 80mm (3 1/8") wide.  Commonly these rolls are 230 feet long, and come in cases of 50 rolls.  Here are a few ASINs from Amazon that are highly-rated and priced well (most are made in the USA):  B00PKHLY26 (Amazon's #1 best seller), B0013CFRWK, B018SPFE72, B001TQHHIW.

If you have any questions, please contact EWR support.


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