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Partial printing of epson TM-T88III

The printer is printing as if it is a letter size paper. We cannot find the settings to set it to the thermal paper.

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Re: partial printing of epson TM-T88III


what you can do is to make sure that from you application you should choose the right size of paper and on the printer driver go to its printing preferences and select layout, from there you must select the roll paper.

you should be well from there..

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How do i change the ink

The Epson TM-T88III is a thermal printer so it does not use ink, it prints on special thermal paper only. Be sure you have the correct paper in the unit. If it is correct and the printer still does not print then you have a problem with the print head and the printer will need to go in for service.

Sep 25, 2012 | Epson TM-T88III Thermal Printer

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Not printing, paper came out blank

1. disconnect printer from computer, turn off
2. re-seat thermal paper, make sure it's loaded correctly
3. press and hold paper feed button while turning the printer on
4. if print test is successful, reconnect to computer
5. print test page from printer driver

Aug 29, 2010 | Epson TM-T88III Thermal Printer

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How do you change the ink?

IF it is a THERMAL printer, they usually use special Thermal paper . It burns the image onto the paper with a thermal print head.
There is NO ink to change

Jul 30, 2010 | Epson TM-T88III Thermal Printer

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Does epson tm-t88iiip have a ribbon

No. thermal printers do not use ribbons or ink cartridges. They have thermal heads that heat up and use that heat to print on the specially treated, heat sensitive paper rolls. If the printer has stopped printing, check to see if the paper is thermal and loaded correctly (shiny side facing the front when it feeds).

Jul 13, 2010 | Epson TM-T88III Thermal Printer

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TM-T88III print speeds and other issues

Try setting both switch 1-7 and 1-8 to ON for 38400 baud, set switch 1-2 to OFF to give a 4k buffer, set switch 2-5 to OFF to release the busy buffer at 256 bytes, set switches 2-3 and 2-4 to ON & OFF for medium print density and OFF & ON for dark print density or OFF & OFF for normal print density.

Also remember that the thermal TM-T88III also prints faster when the print head is cooler and slower when it heats up. The print speed is adjusted automatically depending on the voltage applied and head temperature. So make sure your power supply is providing a steady 24VDC at full load and has enough capacity to provide a peak of 7.7A in full speed mode. If you are using the printer in high temp and humidity you might want to swap the unit out for a Star Printer which performs faster and uses the same protocol or use a cooling fan.

Also make sure you use a good quality paper and that the humidity is within range at 10 – 90% RH although the paper performance will be greatly diminished at higher humidity levels.


High-speed = Approx. 150 mm/s {5.9"/s} max.; 47.2 lps, max. (3.18 mm {1/8"} feed);
35.5 lps, max. (4.23 mm {1/6"} feed, at 24 V, 28°C {82°F}, density level 1).

Low-power: Approx. 16.5 lps (4.23 mm feed {1/6"}); 70 mm/s {2.76"/s}
Ladder bar code: Approx. 42 mm/s {approx. 1.7"/s}

High-speed mode: Mean: Approx. 1.8A Peak: Approximately 7.7A @24VDC
Low-power mode: Mean: Approx. 1.2A Peak: Approximately 6.6A @ 24VDC

Operating temp = 5 to 45°C {41 to 113°F}
Operating Humidity = 10% - 90% RH

Aug 28, 2009 | Epson TM-T88III Thermal Printer

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using vb how can i change font size an epson tm88 prints

May 22, 2009 | Epson TM-T88III Thermal Printer

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Can't install epson tm-t88iii serial

unistall the epson driver.
reboot your system.
connect and turn on the printer.
reinstall the driver, v3.02, selecting for create a serial port.
choose the right setting os serial interface.
after install, reboot your system.

it works to me.

Aug 19, 2008 | Epson TM-T88III Thermal Printer

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How to make Epson thermal printer print darker?

Change the dip switches settings to




Apr 25, 2008 | Epson TM-T88III Thermal Printer

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Problems with regular printouts

you have to change the printer sittings before you print.

Oct 23, 2007 | Epson TM-T88III Thermal Printer

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