Before printing in TMS, you must install software from the printer manufacturer. If your printer came with a disc, that disc might contain software that installs a driver for the printer. Download and install the driver yourself. You can search for a driver on the manufacturer's website.
TMS supports most thermal printers for invoice printing. Epson TMT88V is the recommended invoice printer. Epson TMU220 is the only supported tag printer. Cash drawer must be Epson compatible. Supported label printer is Dymo 450 Turbo printer. Supported scale is Weigh-Tronix Avery Berkel with NCI General Serial Communications Protocol.
Installing Epson Drivers
If your printer is Epson, follow steps below, Download the Epson printer drivers to your computer. http://computersystemsint.com/download/Epson.exe
Go to download folder in your computer, and run the Epson.exe file. Upon completion Open CSI folder, Select Drivers, select Epson folder and install the Epson printer drivers.
Step 3. After unpacking files for installation, the installation begins. Follow the installation guide.
Step 4. Select Epson TMT88V and Epson TMU220 printer from the list.
Step 5. Make sure to create a USB port.
Step 6. Go to Windows Control Panel, Printers, select your installed printers and print a test page. Make sure printers are working properly.
Step 7. After you have successfully printed a test page, you must configure TMS to connect to the installed printer drivers.
Step 8. Start TMS, type 11182000 press config. Select printing, invoice printer, select browse, and select your thermal printer from the list.
Select Windows option for new printers and any other thermal printers that is not Epson (example Star printer). Select Thermal option for older Epson printers like TMT88III. Narrow format is used for Mobile Epson printer like P60.
Add company logo to your invoice
TMS prints professional looking invoice on Epson or any thermal printer. We recommend 3-1/8" width x 3" diameter thermal paper. Click here to order from Cleaners Supply
Print your company logo to give your invoice a professional look at no extra cost. Customize your invoice format to print advertising, customers’ preference or any other optional messages. Delivery route details with special instructions can be printed for your router delivery customers. For additional information please see FAQ.
Follow steps below to add your own company logo to the printed on invoice, make sure the image you use meets these basic requirements:
- JPG format
- black and white (you can use color, but the print quality might be lower)
- 200 pixels wide and 100 pixels high.
- If you need to crop your logo image, try a free online tool such as croppola or CUTMYPiC.
- Rename your file to companylogo.jpg
- Copy your companylogo.jpg to c:\csi\tms folder.
In order to streamline the sorting scheme in the production process, TMS allows different tag printer to be used for each day of the week. Some busy plants might use different color for each production day. To do this select Weekly Tag printer option, and select different tag printer for each day. Load the tag printer with the designated color tag. Otherwise, select singular tag printer option.
TMS uses 3" Tag rolls. The rolls are more economical tags than continues perforated tags. Print tags in 1" for Dry Cleaning and 1/2" for laundry or print in 1/2" size format for all garments.
The sample below shows Invoice# 254, with 3 Dryclean and 2 Laundry items. Please note The customer’s name on the laundry tag may get cut some times and there is always 1" blank tag between each invoice. This is due to the fact that the printer cutter is 1" above the printer head, therefore unable to roll back the paper more than 1” above the printer head. Click here to order from Cleaners Supply
Under Report option, select your narrow and wide report printer. Wide report printer is used to print wide format reports like Account Statement, Delivery Manifest etc.
Make sure to assign your Wide format printer as Windows Default printer. Otherwise wide format reports may not display or print properly.
Go to Windows Control panel, devices, and printers. Select your wide printer and set it as default. Make sure to remove check mark on ‘let Windows manage my default printer’ option.
TMS uses Dymo 450 turbo printer to print laundry bag labels, shoe repair labels, or customer identification labels with barcode. Install Dymo printer driver, and use TMS configuration as above to configure bag tag printer.
Click below to see the invoice, tag and label printing video