To set food orders to print automatically you will first need to physically set up and connect the printer you want them to print to.
- For a Star Direct Connect printer see - Setting up your Star Micronics TSP143IIU printer & cash drawer
- For a Star network printer see - Setting up your Star Micronics TSP143LAN & cash drawer
Once the printer is physically set up and online you can follow the below steps to send food orders to it automatically.
On your BarTab EPOS iPad, go to the admin screen and press "Printers"
You will now see three printers called ‘Printer’, ‘Auto Print Food’, and ‘Auto Print Drink’. Select ‘Auto Print Food’ by pressing on the light blue ‘Change’ button next to that option.
BarTab will now search for available printers. These could include:
- Ethernet printers – printers that connect to an ethernet port on your network. Note, these will need to be on the same network as the wireless network that your iPad is connected to in order to be discovered.
- USB (Direct connect) printers – connects directly to the iPad using the lightning cable
Any printers that are discovered will be displayed in the search box. You will be able to identify your kitchen printer in this list either by the model number or IP address (see obtaining a printers IP address).
Note, USB Direct connect printers will not display an IP address, only the model number.
You will now see the printer you selected next to ‘Auto Print Food' on the Printers screen. Any food orders that are put through will now print out on the selected printer.
If you need to remove change or remove the printer you can do so by pressing the change button again. Selecting "None" will remove the printer and stop food orders from printing automatically.