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Is the anyway to print standard Thermal receipts on windows, with no POS software?

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Like if you could print on a NCR thermal printer from a word document?
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Yes, you can print to a thermal receipt printer, provided you have a driver for it. Failing that, it may be possible to use the "Generic / Text Only" driver included in Windows

Epson distributes the "EPSON Advanced Printer Driver" for installing their receipt printers into Windows.

Note that the formatting on print jobs other than receipts is going to be odd, since it's a lot thinner than a standard sheet of paper.
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@marsilies : So you think I can print out a receipt from a .JPG file for like in excel? as long as the size the correct?
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I've never tried printing a JPG. Receipt printers don't do grayscale well, and so it's best to just print B&W text.

But yes, if you have the page width and margins correct, you should be able to print from any program, as long as the receipt printer is installed using Windows print drivers.
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That would be awesome! will try and let you know! Many thanks for now
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As an example, we use software at work that uses an Espon TM-T70 installed as a Windows printer via Epson's Advanced Printer Drivers. The program knows the margins and prints correctly. However, running a Windows Test Print on it, the receipt cuts off most of the text because it's too wide. See the attached scan.




EsponExample.pdf
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