2. Functions

2.1. Outline (System Configuration)

An outline of PassPRNT operation is shown below.

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“Host application”, “PassPRNT”, and “Printer” exist as players in the processing. The host application and PassPRNT are installed in the host device. Data communication between the host device and printer is done using Bluetooth/Ethernet etc.

The key processes that occur at the time of printing are described below from the viewpoint of the data flowing between the players.Data specifications are described later in this manual.

  1. In the host application, printing data for PassPRNT is generated, and a URL scheme is used to send the data to PassPRNT. (* At this time the OS automatically switches screens from the host application to PassPRNT.)

  2. PassPRNT displays/generates the printing data in accordance with the received URL scheme data. After the data is generated, the printing data is sent to the printer. Also, PassPRNT starts the A process simultaneously.

  3. After the printing data is sent, PassPRNT monitors the printer’s status to determine whether the printing was successful or not. (* The paper loading status and any opened covers are also monitored, and when an error occurs, the retry/cancel screen is displayed so that the printing process can be attempted again.)

  4. When switching back to the host application from PassPRNT, printing success judgment result data is generated and sent to the host application at the time of the switch.

2.2. Hardware Configuration

The Hardware Configuration consists of the printing device (“Printer”) and the device on which PassPRNT is installed (“Host device”). These devices connect and communicate using various communication interfaces.

  • “Desktop” Type

    Model

    Emulation

    Firmware Version

    Communication Interface

    TSP650II

    Star Line

    2.1 or later

    Bluetooth / Ethernet

    TSP700II

    Star Line

    5.1 or later

    Bluetooth / Ethernet

    TSP800II

    Star Line

    2.1 or later

    Bluetooth / Ethernet

    FVP10

    Star Line

    2.0 or later

    Bluetooth / Ethernet

    BSC10
    (Only non-Japanese models)

    ESC/POS

    1.0 or later

    Ethernet

    TSP100IIIBI

    Star Graphic

    1.0 or later

    Bluetooth

    TSP100IIIW

    Star Graphic

    1.4 or later

    Ethernet

    TSP100IIILAN

    Star Graphic

    1.3 or later

    Ethernet

    TSP100IV

    StarPRNT

    1.0 or later

    Ethernet

  • “Portable” Type

    Model

    Emulation

    Firmware Version

    Communication Interface

    SM-S210i
    (Japan model only)
    StarPRNT
    ESC/POS
    3.0 or later
    2.5 or later
    Bluetooth
    Bluetooth
    SM-S230i
    (EU/US model only)
    StarPRNT
    ESC/POS
    1.0 or later
    1.0 or later
    Bluetooth
    Bluetooth

    SM-T300i

    StarPRNT
    ESC/POS
    3.0 or later
    2.5 or later
    Bluetooth
    Bluetooth

    SM-T400i

    StarPRNT
    ESC/POS
    3.0 or later
    2.5 or later
    Bluetooth
    Bluetooth

    SM-L200

    StarPRNT

    1.1 or later

    Bluetooth

    SM-L300

    StarPRNT

    1.0 or later

    Bluetooth

  • “mCollection” Type

    Model

    Emulation

    Firmware Version

    Communication Interface

    mPOP

    StarPRNT

    1.0.1 or later

    Bluetooth

    mC-Print2

    StarPRNT

    1.0 or later

    Bluetooth / Ethernet

    mC-Print3

    StarPRNT

    1.0 or later

    Bluetooth / Ethernet

To change emulation for a portable printer from ESC/POS to StarPRNT, refer to the procedure below. You can check the current emulation setting in the connection status of the settings screen.

Emulation Changing (from ESC/POS to StarPRNT) for Portable Printers

  1. Turn on the printer power and open the printer cover.

  2. Press and hold both the power button and the FEED button, and once the ERROR lamp flashes 5 times quickly release the power and FEED buttons. The emulation change will be automatically performed.

  3. After setting the paper, closing the printer cover will start printing using the set emulation mode.

    For ESC/POS mode: EMU = ESC/POS

    For StarPRNT mode: EMU = StarPRNT

If the emulation mode does not change correctly, perform steps 1 through 3 of the procedure again.When doing so, for step 2, do not release the buttons during the flashing, and take care to only release the buttons after flashing has completed 5 times.

  1. After switching from ESC/POS to StarPRNT, turn the power to the printer off and then turn it on again. The selected emulation will become active after the power to the printer is turned on again.

2.3. Software Configuration

  • Supported OS Infomation

    ARM-type devices are not supported.

    Star PassPRNT Version

    Supported OS Version

    V2.5.0~

    Windows 11 (except IoT Enterprise Edition)
    Windows 10 2004 or later (except IoT Enterprise Edition)

    V2.4.0~

    Windows 10 1809 Update or later

2.4. PassPRNT Screens

The various parts that make up PassPRNT are described here according to the screen they are displayed on.

  • “Configuration” Screen

    The printer to be used is selected and set by the user on this screen. The description of each part of this screen is provided below.

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    Printer

    Searches for printers that can be connected and then displays them in a list. Only the printer models matching the selection for “Type” are displayed. After a printer is selected, a communication check is performed. [Selects the interface (except “Portable” type)] -> [The printer list displays]

    _images/printer_config_printer.en1.png

    _images/printer_config_printer_2.en.png

    Select Cut Type

    The Cut type setting becomes selectable

    _images/printer_config_cut.en1.png
    CAUTION
    • For TSP650II, TSP100III series, TSP100IV, and mC-Print3, the Cut type is set to partial cut even when “Full” is selected.

    • For BSC10, the Cut type is set to partial cut even when “Full” or “Tear bar” is selected.

    • For a Portable type printer, paper is fed to the tear bar position even when “Partial” or “Full” is selected.


    Select Peripheral

    Displays the Peripheral supported by the selected printer.

    _images/printer_config_peripheral.en1.png

    After selecting a peripheral, the advanced settings will be displayed.

    Drawer

    Setting

    Parameter

    Timing

    • Before printing

    • After printing

    Drawer Pulse

    • 200ms

    • 500ms

    Buzzer

    Setting

    Parameter

    Timing

    • Before printing

    • After printing

    Channel

    • Channel 1

    • Channel 2

    Repeat

    1 ~ 20

    Drive Time

    0 ~ 5100

    Delay Time

    0 ~ 5100

    Melody Speaker

    Setting

    Parameter

    Timing

    • Before printing

    • After printing

    Sound Storage Area

    • Area1

    • Area2

    • Dip-Switch Setting

    Sound Number

    • 0 ~ 7

    Volume

    • 0 ~ 15

    • Dip-Switch Setting


    About this app

    Displays information about the application version.

    _images/printer_config_app_info.en1.png
  • “Now printing” screen

    This is the screen that is displayed when switching from the host application to print. Error messages may be displayed according to the status during printing.

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