or Twin Roll Printer.
tills such as the Casio SEG-1, Sharp XE-A102 and SAM4s
ER-180 are single roll machines, with very basic print
detail. They will only show a price enter against a
department number. Detail such as refund, void etc is
normally pre-fixed against the price printing with
characters such as V, VD or RF. These types of single
roll tills are ideal for keeping a journal (detail of
transaction) only. Run as a receipt the detail is pretty
low and not suitable to give out as a customer receipt.
Due to the low impact of the printer these types of
tills will not run a carbon copy style till roll. (e.g.
keeping constant receipt and journal)
need a receipt and journal, but don't want to spend too
much on a twin roll (receipt and journal roll) you could
either go for a till capable of running a twin ply paper
& carbon copy roll (constant receipt and journal) or go
for a thermal (see thermal printing) paper receipt
printing till with an electronic journal (see electronic
new single roll thermal printing keep the sales data
that would normally be printed to a journal roll in the
tills memory electronically. The till has a limitation
on the amount of sales that can be recorded (journal
memory) and can either be set to fill up, or overwrite
earlier entries. The journal data can be printed out on
a regular basis on the thermal printer to keep a
detailed record. Some models. Consider the Sharp XEA-207, XEA-307, SAM4s
new models of Cash Register have a thermal printer.
Thermal printers and quicker, quieter and more reliable.
The paper is easier to fit as it normally will
automatically feed, or just drop in to the printer
compartment. Thermal paper works by a heated printer
head coming into contact with the paper, just like the
operation of a fax machine.
Departments (or Groups)
Departments can be used to produce financial breakdown
reports to show how much has been sold to a particular
department. You may need to look a tills specification
to see that you have enough departments. Not all
departments may be on the keyboard of the machine and
items which are referenced by a PLU number or Barcode
can be linked to departments not on the keyboard, but in
clothing departments may be Menswear, Ladies, T-Shirts,
Hats, Shoes etc.
departments may be Draught Beer, Bottled Beer, Spirits,
Starters, Main Courses etc.
using the till you would enter the price of the object
and then press the department key.
intend to use items on the till e.g PLU items or
Bar-coded products this will always be linked to a
stands for Price Look Up, and is used as a reference
code to a product. A product used on a cash register
consists of a Description, Selling Price and link to a
Barcode is the same as a PLU code, e.g. a numeric
reference number to a Product being sold
preset style hospitality or retail till, the PLU product
can be placed on the Flat keyboard for quick reference.
which use PLU can produce a PLU report. Such a report
can show you how many items have been sold by PLU since
the last time the report was taken. This can be used for
Barcodes and Scanning
which can have a barcode scanner attached cannot
necessarily deal with all barcode.
are some industry standards which the tills can deal
with, these are known as EAN-8 and EAN-13. PC based cash
register systems can decode other formats such as 3 of
order to be able to scan a product you will need to
programme the Cash Register to recognise the Bar-code.
This can either be carried out by entering the bar-code
into a software utility or stock control software
package and sending the item to the cash register memory
via an RS-232 serial link cable from your PC, or by
using the Cash Register as a stand alone system and
putting the till into a programme mode, then entering a
description, selling price and department link.
which can be programmed stand alone for Bar-code set-up
via an optional scanner
Machines which can be set-up with barcodes via an
optional Windows Operating system Software Utility
Information to follow on bar tills, creating barcodes,
PC based systems, Stock Control, Restaurant Systems,
Kitchen Printers, Remote Communications, Hand Held
Ordering Systems. Touch Screens. Any Customer