Center Stage Software sells thermal printers as a service to our customers. In theory, Wintix will print to any printer that works with Windows. In practice, the results vary. The usual solution is to install an updated printer driver (see links below).
Depending on your needs, there are four brands of thermal printers we recommend:
Here are some things to consider:
With ticket printers, the two big differences are the speed and cutter. The more expensive printers print one ticket a second and cut them off. Less expensive models will print a ticket about every 3½ seconds and require you to tear off the ticket at the perforation.
Thermal printers on a network: In theory, you can purchase a high speed, heavy duty thermal printer and have everyone in the office share it. Networks are built to share printers. These printers are heavy duty and will print as many tickets as your office generates. However, in practice, this does not work. What happens is that you have one printer printing out everyone’s tickets and dropping them in a pile. The humans need to sort them out, and this is where mistakes are made.
In fact, many printing problems can be solved with downloading an updated printer driver. Here are links to download drivers for commonly used printers from Datamax, Boca, Practical Automation and Zebra.
If you need help with printers from any of the above manufacturers, please contact Center Stage Software. We will give you contact information so you may recieve help directly from the printer company.
Set up instructions for some printers: