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Info about receipt printers and printer paper and about barcode scanners are included.  Keep scrolling down.  There’s lots of info!

Receipt Paper

What to order:  Receipt printer paper:  3 1/8” x 230’, 50 rolls per carton, these rolls are BPA free.  One carton was $65.25 plus shipping, about $5 more.  Think about sharing the costs with other Shared System libraries!

Where to order: is a family-owned business in Zionsville.  Their website is  You can order online or you can call them (800-569-9849) or fax a Purchase Order to 800-406-3147.  You can also email them at

Another source:  If you want another source, let me know and I’ll try to get more info for you.

Receipt Printer:

If your receipt printer isn’t properly connected to your computer, please call the HelpDesk so they can walk you through how to do it.  You do NOT need to do a HelpRequest on SharedNet for this!  Phone # is 317-275-4900.

If you don’t have a receipt printer, and want to spend some of your library dollars to get one, here is the information.  I’m also including info on the barcode scanner so you can plan for that expense, possibly for next year.  There’s no way to predict when it will fail!

Epson TM T88V – receipt printer – B/W – thermal line
Mfg. Part: C31CA85084
Interface Required
Interface: RS-232C
Total Qty: 1
Type: USB – this connection type is important!
Connector Type: 4 pin USB Type B
Type: Hi-Speed USB
Color: Dark gray
Compliant Standards:CSA C22.2 No. 950 , FCC , ICES-003 Class A , UL 950
Microsoft Certification: Works with Windows Vista
MTBF: 360,000 hour(s)
Power Device
Form Factor: External
Type: Power adapter

System Requirements  – Min Operating System:    Apple MacOS X 10.4 , Apple MacOS X 10.5 , Apple MacOS X 10.6 , Linux , Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP , Microsoft Windows 7 , Microsoft Windows Vista

I saw a range of prices centering around $300 for the receipt printer.  More than I thought, might be worth it in the long run.  I saw them on Amazon used or refurbished for around $200.  Your call!



According to our IT Service Area, we paid about $230 each for them and about $32 each for the scanner stands.  We ordered them from PCM-G, but that company has since been taken over by Insight Public Sector.

Other similar retailers include CDW-G, IT Savvy, New Egg, and sometimes Amazon.

Note that the scanner stands do not come with the scanners!

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