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Epson TM T88 Series Printers

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Epson TM T88 Series Printers. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and durability. The design and reliability are also appreciated, but many are critical about the connectivity and price. Reviews are divided on the usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson TM T88 Series Printers is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Epson TM T88 Series Printers

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Epson TM T88 Series Printers from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The performance is also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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53% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson TM-T88V Thermal Receipt Printer -Power Plus USBEpson TM-T88V Thermal Receipt Printer -Power Plus USB

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

pure quality

 

absolute tank-like durability. Once deployed, you can practically forget about it. Very customizable. Simple Drop in paper loading. A little steep investment, but it pays itself off in no time. Thermal Paper = No Ink ribbons, toner, or cartidges...

steep price, but worth every penny since you probably won't buy another one for 5-7 years(probably longer depending on business traffic)

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

EPSON TM-T88 C31CA85090 Thermal TM-T88V Receipt Printer

 

This printer only has USB Powered and ethernet, it has NO USB 1.0 or 2.0 installed.

Could not use so NA

No USB 1 or 2 installed

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

It is not a regular usb cable

 

Great Price on the printer

is not a usb interface it is the new power over usb and it is a 30+ dollar cable that newegg does not sell

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: ASKIN P. (newegg.com)

FAST,SMOOTH,TOUGH

 

I used this Epson with INTUIT POINT OF SALE BASIC Everything Smooth, works perfect. If you are busy about the receipts you need this printer.Make sure it will compatible with your point of sale system before buy.This is the usb version.

I used this Epson with INTUIT POINT OF SALE BASIC Everything Smooth, works perfect. If you are busy about the receipts you need this printer.Make sure it will compatible with your point of sale system before buy.This is the usb version.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

FAST,SMOOTH,TOUGH

 

I used this Epson with INTUIT POINT OF SALE BASIC Everything Smooth, works perfect. If you are busy about the receipts you need this printer.Make sure it will compatible with your point of sale system before buy.This is the usb version

I used this Epson with INTUIT POINT OF SALE BASIC Everything Smooth, works perfect. If you are busy about the receipts you need this printer.Make sure it will compatible with your point of sale system before buy.This is the usb version

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Clueless Buyers

 

Ok buyers, please do your research. This receipt printer has an interface card that can be switched out! You can get Parallel, Serial, Ethernet, or USB. This info is stated all over the Espon Point of Sale website and you can use a tool called Google!...

Fast, reliable, industry standard!

Not that I can think of...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Clueless Buyers

 

Ok buyers, please do your research. This receipt printer has an interface card that can be switched out! You can get Parallel, Serial, Ethernet, or USB. This info is stated all over the Espon Point of Sale website and you can use a tool called Google!...

Fast, reliable, industry standard

Not that I can think of

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: SydneyMicro (newegg.com)

Reccomended

 

Wish it was priced about $100 less. Another quality Epson product.

Used non stop daily without a single jam or glitch. Paper loaded is easy. USB interface is a major plus for new machines without a serial port as many serial to usb converters slow things down. Unit fits perfectly on top of our mac mini's running...

Some places sell the power supply seperate ; You must register with Epson Expert to download drivers. Your ID will expire with Epson if you don't use their site again within thirty days thus you must register if you need a driver again. Makes updating...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Reccomended

 

Wish it was priced about $100 less. Another quality Epson product.

Used non stop daily without a single jam or glitch. Paper loaded is easy. USB interface is a major plus for new machines without a serial port as many serial to usb converters slow things down. Unit fits perfectly on top of our mac mini's running...

Some places sell the power supply seperate. You must register with Epson Expert to download drivers. Your ID will expire with Epson if you don't use their site again within thirty days thus you must register if you need a driver again. Makes updating...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Lucian B. (newegg.com)

Good Printer - Parallel Interface

 

Good build quality. Fast, Quality Printer

Interface: 1 x IEEE 1284 - Parallel (LPT)

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

The high performance thermal TM-T88III is a must have for any fast moving retail or hospitality environment. It produces receipts, coupons, and tickets at a staggering 47 lines per second, without the distracting noise associated with impact printers. This speed, combined with easy-to-use features such as drop-in paper load and selectable auto-cutter, really helps to reduce transaction times and minimize queues. In addition, the TM-T88III can print scannable horizontal or vertical barcodes. Features such as scaleable characters, high-resolution graphics, landscaping and black-white reversal can be effectively employed to print visually striking, easy to read receipts and coupons. Up to 256KB of flash memory is also available to produce digital logos, helping to increase brand awareness. The TM-88III is exceptionally cost effective, with very low energy consumption, and is highly reliable, with an MCBF (Mean Characters Before Failure) of 52 million lines. An easy-to-clean print head and accessible covers ensure trouble-free maintenance, while the excellent cable management system prevents accidental disconnection while in use. This printer is extremely versatile, with a wide variety of interface options available. In addition to standard serial and parallel interfaces, the product supports both USB and Ethernet, allowing remote connection to point of sale terminals elsewhere in the store or restaurant, if required. In addition, the printer's space saving design and stylish appearance fits neatly into any retail or hospitality environment, helping to maximize available selling space on the counter top.

Certificates

Certification:CE marking, TÜV / CE, EN55022, EN55024, RoHS, WEEE / CE, UL, CSA / FCC / FCC, CE / FCC, VCCI, CE marking, AS / NZS CISPR22 class A\nGOST-R / FCC/ICES-003 / VCCI, FCC, CE, RoHS
Electromagnetic compatibility:CE / CE marking, EN55022 Class A / CE, EN55024 / FCC/ICES-003 Class A
Safety:TUV / TÜV, GOST-R / UL / CSA / EN / TÜV / GOST-R / UL, C-UL, TüV (EN 60950) / UL, CSA / UL/CSA, TUV / UL1950/CSA C22.2 No. 950

Design

Certification:Energy Star, FCC/ICES-003 A / VCCI class A, FCC class A, CE marking, AS / N2S 3548 class B, RoHS
Color of product:Black / Grey / White

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.7in
Height:5.8in
Weight:4lbs
Width:5.7in

Display

Color display:N
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Endurance

Mean time between failures (MTBF):360000

Energy Management

AC input voltage:24
Battery voltage:24
Input current:1.8
Input Voltage:24
Power Consumption:1.6 / 1.8 / 1600
Power consumption (typical):26
Power Requirements:24 VDC + 7% / 24 VDC ± 7% / 24VDC ± 7%
Power source type:AC
Power supply type:AC / DC
Rechargeable: No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:N/a
Localization:N/a
Manufacturer:Epson
Model:T88II/T88III/T88III UB-E02/T88IIIP/T88IV/T88IVP
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson TM

Indication

LED Indicators:Y / Yes

Memory

Flash memory:0.256

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Black / White/Cool white/Dark gray/White

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Type:None/Print server
Wi-Fi:N / No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):4 - 45 / 5 - 40 / 5 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):4 - 45 / 5 - 40 / 5 - 45
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 50
Storage temperature range (T-T):-10 - 50

Other Features

Compatibility:PS-180
Dimensions (WxDxH):5.71 x 7.68 x 5.83
Safety:UL, C-UL, TÜV / UL, C-UL, TüV (EN 60950) / UL1950/CSA C22.2 No. 950
Weight:3.53 / 3.97

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Drivers included: Yes
Manual: Yes

Paper Handling

Autocutter: Yes
Autocutter durability:0.6 / 1.5 / 2
Maximum roll diameter:79.5 / 79.5 x 83 / 83
Media thickness:0.055 - 0.08 / 0.06 - 0.07
Paper dimensions:0.06 - 0.07 / 3.13” ± 0.02” x 3.27”, 2.26” ± 0.02” x 3.27” / 79.5 ± 0.5 (W) × dia. 83.0 / 57.5 ± 0.5 (W) × dia. 83.0 / 79.5 ± 0.5 x 83.0 / 79.5 ± 0.5mm x 83mm / 79.50 ± 0.50 (W), 57.50 ± 0.50 (W) / 79.5±0.5(W) x 83mm, 57.5±0.5(W) x 83mm)
Printing material thickness:0.06 - 0.07 / 55 - 80 / 55 – 80
Printing media thickness:0.06 - 0.07 / 55 - 80 / 55 – 80
Supported paper width:58, 80 / 58/80 / 72 / 79.5, 83.0 / 80 / 80, 58

Performance

Built-in barcodes:CODE 39, CODE 93, UPC-A, UPC-E / MaxiCode, PDF417 / PDF417
Character pitch:20 / 22.6
Mean cycles between failures (MCBF):70000000
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1842 / 360000

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wired & Wireless
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Optional connectivity:Ethernet / Ethernet, Serial (RS-232)
Parallel ports quantity:1
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
Serial ports quantity:1
Standard interfaces:Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB 2.0 / Ethernet / Ethernet, Parallel, RS-232, RS-485, USB / Ethernet, RS-232, USB 2.0 / Ethernet, RS-232, USB 2.0, VGA / Ethernet, USB / Ethernet, USB 2.0 / Ethernet, USB 2.0, VGA / Parallel / Parallel, RS-232, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN / RS-232 / RS-232, USB 2.0 / RS-232, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN / Serial / USB / USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, Parallel / USB 2.0, Wireless LAN / USB, parallel / USB, Serial
USB 1.1 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 4
USB connector type:Micro-USB A,Micro-USB B,USB Type-A / Mini-USB B / USB Type-A / USB Type-A, USB Type-B / USB Type-A,USB Type-B / USB Type-B
Wi-Fi: No
Wi-Fi Direct: No
Wireless technologies:Wired / Wired & Wireless

Power

AC input voltage:24
Battery voltage:24
Input current:1.8
Input Voltage:24
Power Consumption:1600 / 1800
Power Requirements:24 VDC + 7% / 24 VDC ± 7% / 24VDC ± 7%
Power source type:AC
Power supply type:AC / DC
Rechargeable:N

Print Quality

Maximum Resolution:180 x 180 / 203 x 203

Print Technology

Character density:20 / 25
Character size:0.0346 x 0.0839 / 0.0390 x 0.0945 / 0.0433 x 0.0827 / 0.0555 x 0.133 / 0.472 x 0.945 / 3.9 x 0.945
Column capacity:56 / 42 / 56, 42 / 56/42 / 80mm: 42/56; 58mm: 30/40 / Paper width 80 mm, 56 / 42
Print speed:11.8 / 150 / 200 / 300 / 350 / 62
Print technology:Dot Matrix / Thermal
Type:POS / POS printer

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
Form Factor:Desktop/Portable
Interface:802.11b/Ethernet 10/100Base-TX/No interface/Parallel/Parallel / Serial/Serial/USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/POS
Max H-Resolution B/W:180dpi/20cpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Roll (3.13 in)/Roll (3.15 in)/Roll (3.25 in)
Max Printing Speed:28.4lines/sec/354.3inch/min/47.2lines/sec/472.4inch/min/47lines/sec
Max V-Resolution B/W:180dpi
Media Path Type:Curved
Media Type:Continuous forms/Thermal paper
Output Type:Monochrome/Two-color (monochrome)
PostScript Support:Not available
Technology:Direct thermal/Thermal line/Thermal wax
Total Media Capacity:1rolls
Type:Label printer/POS receipt printer

Printing

Color:No / Yes
Maximum Resolution:180 x 180 / 203 x 203
Print speed:150 / 200 / 300
Print technology:Direct Thermal / Thermal Line
Printing colors:Black

Processor

Built-in processor:Y / Yes

RAM

Installed Size:4KB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Software

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000\nMac OS X / Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000\nMac OS\nLinux / Windows XP, Windows Vista

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000;\nMac OS X v10.4, v10.5, v10.6;\nLinux
OS Required:Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later

Technical Details

Autocutter durability:1.5 / 2 / 2000000 / 3
Battery level indicator: No
Buffer Size:256 / 4
Built-in barcodes:2D, CODABAR (NW-7), Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 93, EAN13, EAN8, ITF-14, MaxiCode, PDF417, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 93, EAN13, EAN8, ITF-14, PDF417, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, Code 93, EAN13, EAN8, ITF-14, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN13, EAN8, ITF-14, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN13, ITF-14, PDF417, UPC-A, UPC-E / Code 39,Code 93,Code-128 Codabar Library,EAN13,EAN8,ITF,PDF417,QR Code,UPC-A,UPC-E / Code 39,Code 93,Code-128 Codabar Library,GS1 DataBar,GS1 DataBar Expanded,GS1 DataBar Limited,GS1-128,ITF,MaxiCode,PDF417,UPC-A,UPC-E / UPC-A, UPC-E
Color: No
Color of product:Black / Grey / White
Color printing:N
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000\nMac OS X / Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000\nMac OS\nLinux / Windows XP, Windows Vista
Connector(s):D.K.D. function (2 drivers) / RJ-45
Cutter:Y
Interface:Drawer kick-out, RS-232
Mean cycles between failures (MCBF):48000000 / 70000000
Media thickness:48 - 80
Noise Level:55
Relative humidity:10 - 90
Ribbon life:1.5 / 2
Technology:Themal Line
Voltage:24
Weight:3.96
Weight (imperial):3.96

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11 / 7.68
Height:5.83 / 7.2
Weight:3.53 / 3.97 / 7.05
Width:5.71