Epson TM-T88V is printing blank

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Epson TM-T88V is printing blank paper

There are few reasons why your epson TM-T88V is printing out blank receipts.

Using non-thermal paper

The T88V and T88IV need 80mmx80mm thermal rolls. We often see restaurants accidentally using the 76mm x 76mm plain paper rolls as they use them in dot matrix kitchen printers.

You can check if your paper rolls are thermal by running your fingernail through the paper. If it leaves a black mark, you have the correct paper. If not, you have plain paper rolls which will just keep printing blank paper.

Paper Roll is the wrong way around

This sounds like a simple one but it catches a lot of people.

Thermal paper only prints on 1 side. So The thermal paper roll needs to feed from underneath not over the top. This is true for every Epson receipt printer including the TM-T88V.

Dead print head

This one is basically terminal. By the time you buy and install a new print head the cost is basically the same as a new TM-T88V printer itself. In this case I’d recommend buying a new printer to take advantage of the long Epson printer warranty.

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Epson TM-T88IV Troubleshooting

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Epson TM-T88IV Troubleshooting

Here are the basic troubleshooting steps we perform on the Epson TM-T88IV when it’s either not printing or printing garbage characters

Problem 1 : No lights on the printer at all

Things to check

1. The power supply is plugged into the printer and the wall socket.

If you get lights TM-T88IV after connecting the power go to step 2. If not, you make have a faulty power supply

2. The lights turn on but keep flashing.

This could be a problem on the main board. The troubleshooting steps here are

(i) ensure paper is in the printer and the lid is properly closed
(ii) perform the printer self-test described in this article

3. The lights turn on and stay solid.

This means the printer itself is ok. The problem will be one of the following:

(i) The cable between the printer and the computer has come loose.
(ii) The printer interface settings are wrong and you need to change the printer dipswitches. Look in the manual for the USB, serial or parallel settings.
(iii) The printer driver is not installed or has some wrong settings.

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Epson TM-T20 Receipt Printer is not printing

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My Epson TM-T20 receipt printer is not printing receipts?

If your Epson TM-t20 receipt printer is not printing receipts the first step is to decide if it’s a hardware fault or a software fault.
This is done by the printer “self test”

Note that these steps are the same for the Epson TM-T81 & Epson TM-T81.

Perform these steps to make sure the receipt printer hardware is ok

1. make sure there’s paper in the printer. press paper feed to make sure it’s feeding paper
2. turn off the power switch on the receipt printer
3. You need 2 hands for this : Hold down the paper feed button and switch the power on. Keep your finger on feed for 3 seconds
4. If the Epson TM-t20 starts printing out your settings then you can be 99% sure the problem is not with the hardware
5. If you can’t get a print out you may have a hardware problem. Check to see if the printer is under warranty.

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Epson TM-T82ii Receipt Printer is not printing

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My Epson TM-T82ii receipt printer is not printing receipts?

If your Epson TM-t82ii receipt printer is not printing receipts the first step is to decide if it’s a hardware fault or a software fault.

We do this with the printer “self test”. Follow the steps below.

Note that these steps are the same for the Epson TM-T81 and Epson TM-T82ii

Perform these steps to make sure the receipt printer hardware is ok

1. make sure there’s paper in the printer. press paper feed to make sure it’s feeding paper
2. turn off the power switch on the receipt printer
3. You need 2 hands for this : Hold down the paper feed button and switch the power on. Keep your finger on feed for 3 seconds
4. If the Epson TM-t82ii starts printing out your settings then you can be 99% sure the problem is not with the hardware
5. If you can’t get a print out you may have a hardware problem. Check to see if the printer is under warranty.

If you need specific help leave a comment below

Epson TM-T88V Receipt Printer is not printing

epson tmt88V receipt printer

My Epson TM-T88V receipt printer is not printing receipts?

The first step is to decide if it’s a hardware fault or a software fault. This is done by the printer “self test”.

Note that these steps are the same for the Epson TM-T88V Epson TM-T88IV & Epson TM-T88III.

Perform these “self-test” steps to make sure the receipt printer hardware is ok

1. Make sure there’s paper in the printer. press paper feed to make sure it’s feeding paper
2. Turn off the power switch on the receipt printer
3. You need 2 hands for this : Hold down the paper feed button and switch the power on. Keep your finger on feed for 3 seconds
4. If the Epson TM-T88V receipt printer starts printing out your settings then you can be 99% sure the problem is not with the hardware
5. If you can’t get a print out you may have a hardware problem. Check to see if the printer is under warranty.

If you need specific help leave a comment below