EPSON Ethernet Printer setup
This guide is focused on the TM-T88-V model but its likely a similar EPSON thermal printer model would follow the same steps. Please contact us if you are unsure of your printer model.
Ensure your ethernet printer is connected to the same network that will have your PC running the Chippy portal, the ethernet connection is at the back of the printer:
If you don't know your printer's IP address you can retrieve it by the following process:
- Turn off the printer
- Hold down the
Feedbutton and turn it back on
- Keep holding down the
Feedbutton until a page is printed, this will contain your IP address
- Release the feed button and press it one more time so the printer is back to its normal state
Download the print server from here:
Start the printer server. Windows might ask you to allow firewall permissions, accept and continue. The printer will not be exposed to the internet, it is only accessible within the network where the portal is running.
You should see this black screen once its running:
Head back to the Chippy portal (on the same PC) and go to the store settings page:
Set the following values:
- Receipt Printer Server Address: http://localhost:8080
- Receipt Printer Address: Use the Printer IP address here (usually looks like 192.168.1.XXX)
Place a test order and head on to the kitchen queue. You should see now a PRINT button on your orders. Click it and check that the printer has printed the item.
You need to leave the Chippy portal running, while its running then it will print any new orders as they get pushed to the kitchen queue. You can always re-print your orders by clicking the PRINT button.