How to connect printers to iOS and Android tablets via Bluetooth

Connect receipt printers to iOS and Android tablets via Bluetooth to be more mobile on food festivals and remove messy wires at the barista or cashier workplace. 

We’ve tested and recommend you to connect via Bluetooth receipt printers that work with ESC/POS protocol. For example, Epson TM-P20. If you have another printer, write to the chat and our support team will check its specifications. 

To connect Epson TM-P20 via Bluetooth to iOS tablet:

  1. Go to Settings → Bluetooth on the tablet and turn on the Bluetooth.

  2. Turn on the printer and open its cover.

  3. Hold the paper feed button: the printer will beep, after which close the cover immediately. 

  4. The printer will print the Bluetooth settings test and appear in the list of devices on the tablet.

  5. Select your printer so it appears in the My devices list with the Connected status. 

  6. Open the Poster application and enter the employee’s PIN code

  7. Tap in the upper right corner and select Devices.

  8. Select printer from the list of the devices and switch on what it will be printing:
    Receipt, if this printer should print receipts to your guests.
    Stations, if this printer should print tickets on stations. For example, Bar or Kitchen.

  9. Tap Print a test receipt


To connect Epson TM-P20 via Bluetooth to Android tablet:

  1. Go to Settings → Connections on the tablet and turn on the Bluetooth.

  2. Go to the Poster application and enter the employee’s PIN code

  3. Tap in the upper right corner and select Devices.

  4. Select printer from the list of the devices and switch on what it will be printing: 
    Receipt, if this printer should print receipts to your guests.
    Stations, if this printer should print tickets on stations. For example, Bar or Kitchen.

  5. Tap Print a test receipt

💡If the text of a test receipt doesn’t fit on the receipt tape, change the print width. To do it, select the printer in the device search window and set the paper width for your printer model in Settings. For example, 58 mm for Epson TM-P20.

 

 

Read more:

What ticket printers are compatible with Poster

How to set up printing tickets to stations

How to set up Kitchen Kit

How to connect a cash box

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