What is a Kitchen Receipt Printer?

Posted September 17, 2018

Kitchen Receipt Printer Vs. Thermal Receipt Printer

A kitchen receipt printer is an impact printer which prints in dot matrix and works with an ink ribbon to print texts. These printers are normally used in a kitchen or bar type environment for your kitchen staff to pick up orders.

Thermal printers don’t need ink or toner but instead they are sensitive to heat. The heat generating print head produce texts in black on the paper. These printers are generally just used in the front at the point of sale counter.

Why do I need a kitchen receipt printer?

Kitchen receipt printer also known as an impact printer are the better choice to use in a hot kitchen. When the printed order might be exposed to high temperatures and humidity levels in the kitchen. Further more the texts won’t get blurred or rubbed together which you might want to avoid to get the orders right.

So what are some things I need? 

First things first, find out how many printers you might need. While you might want to use a kitchen printer in your kitchen and bar also need to note that a regular thermal receipt printer will suffice at the front of the house for point of sale. Secondly, check to see what kind of interface do you need to match with your computer system. Lastly, while most printers are just plug and play, you need to make sure that the printers you choose are compatible with your point of sale system and that the POS station that you are using didn’t account on a specific device.

Best in Class: The Epson TM-U220

The Epson’s TM-U220 printers are the best in class printers that are compact, reliable, and fast. It’s universal features makes it important to the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries. It also comes in three different models, with a model for every need.

TM-U220’s Key Features:

  • Three printer models: TM-U220A, TM-U220B, and TM-U220D
    to fit your every need
  • Easy to operate
  • Faster print speed
  • Drop-in paper loading
  • Two color printings- black and red
  • Flexible paper widths

If you want any of these additional features, find out which model is best for you.

Autocutter Take- Up Journal Wall-Mounting Option
TM-U220A TM-U220A TM-U220B
TM-U220B TM-U220D

If you want more information or need some help choosing the right printer, contact our professional team and we will be happy to help.

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