How To Get QuickBooks to Print to a Thermal Receipt Printer

Do you need to print customer receipts from QuickBooks to a thermal receipt printer? This ( eHow article titled “How Do I Get QuickBooks to Print to a Thermal Receipt Printer?” by Jackie Lohrey is a tool that many QuickBooks users can benefit from.

For those QuickBooks users who need to print customer receipts, this is an important option to keep in mind. Although QuickBooks cannot automatically print to a thermal receipt, through the implementation of custom settings, anyone can use thermal receipts.

The instructions are listed as follows:

  1. Install the Receipt Printer
    1. Insert the Installation CD, select “cancel” when the Wizard pops up
    2. Turn on the printer, and plug a USB cable into the printer. Hold off on plugging it into the computer until setup is ready
    3. Control Panel > Printers > Add a Printer > Local Printer > Next
    4. If you don’t want this receipt printer as the default printer, clear the “Make this the default printer” checkbox, then select “Have Disk” to ensure the correct access and installation of print drivers
    5. Once setup is complete, connect the USB cable to the computer
    6. Modify the Sales Receipt Template
      1. Lists > Templates (select a template) > Additional Customization > Make a Copy
      2. Write in the sales receipt name
      3. Print > Use specified settings below for this Sales Receipt
      4. For size selections, select: Paper Size > Custom
      5. Customize your headers, footers, and columns in this section also
      6. Select “Print Preview” to approve your layout before you start printing, and then click “OK”
      7. Link Receipt Printer to Custom Receipt
        1. File > Printer Setup > Form Name > Thermal Sales Receipt
        2. Select the name that you chose for your printer
        3. Click “OK”

About Marjorie Adams

Our head QuickBooks trainer and guru, Marjorie Adams, is Founder and CEO of Fourlane, Inc., an award-winning consulting firm and Intuit’s #1 QuickBooks Reseller Partner. Fourlane’s team of experts offers several QuickBooks oriented services including consulting, training, programming, integration, and more. Over the years, Fourlane has helped over 10,000 customers across many different industries with their QuickBooks accounting software. Marjorie Adams is considered one of the top QuickBooks trainers in the country. She was listed on CPA Practice Advisor’s 40 Under 40 in 2014 & 2015, and has been recognized as Intuitive Accountant’s 2015 QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor of the Year. Marjorie sits on Intuit’s VIP Program, is a frequent contributor to Inuit Accountants News Central, and has developed Intuit’s QuickBooks Enterprise Certification training. She has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BusinessWeek, American Express Open, the Huffington Post, and Inc. Magazine.

One thought on “How To Get QuickBooks to Print to a Thermal Receipt Printer

  1. Tamara Andring says:

    Thank you for the information. I would like to know if I can download the install/drivers, because I don’t have a CD drive.
    Again, Thank you for the help.

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