POS Printers: Epson’s Top 5


Back in October 2009 Epson announced the broadening of its thermal printer line to leverage its core strengths and expand into new retail segments. Since then, the company has introduced three new single-station thermal printers, each with its own unique set of features and benefits that appeal to different types of retailers. With the addition of these products to its existing thermal printer family, Epson offers the most comprehensive line of single-station thermal POS printers to satisfy the needs of every segment of the retail industry, at every price point.

In addition to Epson’s single-station thermal printers, the company also offers multifunction, or hybrid, printers for retailers requiring high-speed printing, check processing and endorsement. Similar to the approach with single-station thermal printers, Epson recently announced a more affordable multifunction printer geared toward retailers without the need for slip printing capability.

All of Epson’s “Top 5 POS Printers for Retail” are ENERGY STAR qualified, boast the highest energy efficiency in each of their respective classes and offer substantial cost savings with built-in paper reduction features. In addition, for over 15 years, Epson printers have been outfitted with interchangeable interface boards, which allow them to print wirelessly or to be placed onto older generation and proprietary terminals. With over a million installed today, Epson Connect-It interfaces allow retailers to take advantage of more advanced printing functionality, without committing to an entire POS refresh. Epson’s wireless Connect-It interfaces provide retailers with flexible options that complement growing mobile POS handheld solutions. For more information about Epson’s unique interchangeable interfaces, click here.

Check out “Epson’s Top 5”:

#1: Epson TM-T88V

With over 5.5 million units sold worldwide, Epson’s TM-T88-series single station thermal printer (pictured top-left) is the world’s best-selling receipt printer. Considered to be an industry benchmark for nearly 15 years, the TM-T88-series is an ideal fit for high-volume printing applications. The newest in the series, Epson’s TM-T88V provides fast, reliable, full-featured receipt printing while delivering industry-leading energy and paper savings features. With print options that can reduce paper usage for receipts up to 30%, retailers can save over $300 in five years, which pays for the cost of the printer. Epson’s TM-T88V was the first thermal receipt printer to be ENERGY STAR qualified, offers a four-year warranty and has been named “Best Channel Product” by resellers four years in a row in Business Solutions Magazine’s annual survey. To learn more about the TM-T88V, click here for product information or watch a short video by clicking here.

#2: Epson TM-T70T70_DG_right_LO

Designed with the same reliability as Epson’s TM-T88-series, Epson’s TM-T70 thermal receipt printer was the industry’s first all-front-access single station printer. Designed to fit under counters and in tight spaces in specialty retail, convenience store and food service applications, Epson’s TM-T70 offers front-facing controls, front paper loading and front receipt dispensing, also making it a perfect fit for many kiosk applications. Its small footprint and low height, along with flexible mounting options, make the TM-T70 an ideal choice where counter space is at a premium. To learn more about the TM-T70, click here for product information or watch a short video by clicking here.

T20_DG_right_LO#3: Epson TM-T20

Epson’s TM-T20 thermal printer offers a low-cost receipt printing solution for small retailers. Combining basic POS printing functionality, high reliability and exceptional ease-of-use, the TM-T20 is the ideal choice for retailers having a low volume of POS transactions and those transitioning from ECR to PC-based POS systems. For resellers, the TM-T20 offers an ideal low-volume, cost-effective solution along with fast and easy integration and software included to speed application programming. Packaged as an all-in-one-box solution, the printer ships with all the components required for fast installation at the customer’s site including drivers, utilities, cables and power supply. To learn more about the TM-T20, click here for product information or watch a short video by clicking here.

#4: Epson TM-H6000IVH6000IV_DG_right_retail_LO

According to IHL, 46% of retailers have installed Epson’s dual station / hybrid printers, making them the most widely installed throughout North America. Epson’s TM-H6000IV multifunction printer is ideally suited for retail and supermarkets looking to speed checkout lanes, increase productivity and save on energy costs. It offers best-in-class reliability, forms handling, the industry’s fastest check processing and the fastest print speeds in its class. In addition, the TM-H6000IV was the industry’s first ENERGY STAR qualified hybrid printer and has the lowest power consumption in its class, making it up to 84% more energy efficient than its tested competitors, and has print options that can reduce receipt paper usage up to 30%. To learn more about the TM-H6000IV, click here for product information or watch a short video by clicking here.

TM-H2000_DG_right_retail_LO#5: Epson TM-H2000

Based on Epson’s popular TM-H6000-series multifunction printer, Epson’s TM-H2000 delivers the same proven reliability and performance at a competitive price point, eliminating slip functionality no longer required by many retailers. With a 203 dpi resolution, Epson’s ENERGY STAR® qualified TM-H2000 is ideally suited for high-volume retailers looking to increase transaction speed and lower the total cost of ownership of current POS printing solutions. The TM-H2000 offers fast receipt printing, and has print options that can reduce paper usage up to 30%. To learn more about the TM-H2000, click here for product information.

To access information about Epson’s entire lineup of POS printers for retail please visit http://pos.epson.com/retail.

About Epson

Epson is one of the leading suppliers of advanced POS technology solutions and services for a wide range of industries including retail, banking, hospitality and supermarkets. The Epson System Device Group, a division of Epson America, Inc., is responsible for the sales, marketing, distribution, service and support throughout the US, Canada and Latin America. Epson America, Inc. is the US affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products.

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