Pros: Fast; Can operate while Off line; Can send the order to any or multiple printers based on category. No drivers required. Cons: None, but you do require an intelligent printer.
If you have the right type of printer/s, this method provides fast printing on a Local Area Network.
Print from any mPOS device that is on the same subnetwork as the printer. Direct printing can be done whilst off line.
Orders can be directed to any printer with the use of a category list filter.
An empty category list catches all categories.
NOTE: Only printers that support IP printing can be used for direct printing. Eg. Epson TM-T88V-i , Star WebPRNT etc.
"On Send" - Triggered by the "Send" button and typically used for kitchen order printing.
"On Clear" - Triggered by the "Print" button, shuffles the re-print buffer on clearing, typically used for customer receipts.
"Cash Drawer" - Opens the cash drawer if one is attached to the printer. Can operate two cash drawers per printer.
"Buzzer" - Sounds a kitchen buzzer if one is attached to the printer.
"Category List" - If empty all categories are printed, otherwise categories in this list are printed.
By default menu items are grouped & sorted by category on the print ticket.
To add non-grouping categories use round brackets e.g. (category).
Non-grouping category items also known as "Sticky Modifiers" maintain their location on the print ticket relative to the prior item in sequence. This can be useful for modifiers that are in a separate category or if sorting is not preferred.
Pros: Fast; Can operate while Off line. Cons: Printer driver installation required; No automatic printer selection based on item category, IE. Manual selection of printer required.
Local printing can be done from the browser (Ctrl-P using a local printer).
Set the margins accordingly to print the order/receipt (left hand screen section). Local printing can be done in off line mode.