I have not used the STAR TSP printer but here is some things to consider. iOS only supports AirPrint Printers, there are a couple different options you might consider, when using non-AirPrint Printers. Check out the link http://forums.filemaker.com/posts/fc0b47009e?page=2.
To turn off the drawer would be done in the driver. It would be under printer options on the ios device if the printer is supported. If you use one of the work around mentioned in the above post, you would have to turned the drawer off on in the driver on the computer connecting to the Air Printer.
I'm sure a control Code would need to be sent to open the cash drawer, which would most likely require a third party plug-in. FileMaker Go does not support plug-in.
Thanks S. Chanblee.
Yes, you are right of course, the support for Air Print is supplied by XprintServer (Lantronix).
While more expensive, you might need to use two printers, one for customer receipts and one for your kitchen tickets.
we now got three threads for this subject (-:
- create separate scripts for every output-process
- there is an option in the driver software for the tsp100 that controls the drawer, just unckeck that for the kitchen script
the tsp100 ist quite cheep (in the meanwhile, there are also epson tm t20 (USB) around with the same functionality - so Phil's answer would be the best (although, separate scripts are needed anyway..)
Thanks Markus, I tried that but there is no possibility to separate the configuration for the printer itself from a File Maker Print setup script. One setting applies to all.
Phil's suggestion is one way to "skin this cat". but may not apply to all situations. I'm going to order a USB controlled Drawer to get the functionality I need.
When I suggested two printers, I was also picturing how some of my favorite restaurants operate. It would seem to me that a single printer for both forms of output might produce a "traffic jam" between kitchen staff getting their tags and customers getting their receipts.