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SP500 Dot Matrix Printer

SP542 Autocutter Version

Features :

  • Small Footprint
  • Internal Power Supply
  • Single Color Highlight Feature
  • 3 Ply Paper Supported
  • Recessed Cable Connections

Introduction / Specification / Catalog / Manual / Driver / SDK / Utility / Accessories :


The SP500 combines renowned reliability and a multitude of high end features into a compact, value-driven solution. It is capable of fast output, printing 40 columns at 4 lines per second. This printer series has a bi-directional, logic seeking mechanism resulting in an exceptional throughput outpacing its nearest competition. Its compact footprint is further enhanced by its internal power supply - no "brick on a rope" for this printer. This efficiency is further shown in the highly effective cable management system allowing the interface and internal power supply cables to be neatly tucked away behind a protective cover.

The hinged cover of the SP500, with its integrated rain channel, protects the printer from liquid spills and other debris. Protection from the elements and the single color highlight feature of the SP500 series provide an excellent solution for food service and kitchen applications.


ModelSP512 (Tear Bar Version); SP542 (Autocutter Version)
Printing Method 9 Pin Serial Dot Matrix
Printing Speed Approx. 7.5 lps (@ 16 col) or 4 lps (@ 42 col, 16.9CPI)
Print Direction Bi-directional, Logic Seeking
Paper Feed Speed Approx. 33 lps (@ continous feed)
Number of Columns 40 col / 42 col / 35col (76mm paper); 30 col / 32 col / 26col (58mm paper)
Character Matrix 7X9 (half dot), 5X9
Character Set 95 alphaumeric; 46 International; GB18030; 128 x 40 graphic; Big 5; JIS
Code Page 40 code pages
Program ROM Flash Memory
Character per inch (CPI) 16.9; 14.1
Character size1.2(W) X 2.42(H); 1.5(W) X 2.42(H) mm
Paper Specifications:
Width76 ± 0.5 mm; 57.5 ± 0.5 mm
DiameterMax. 85 mm
Thickness0.07 to 0.10 mm
Copy Capability: 2 plyOrignal +1, 0.05 ~ 0.08mm per ply (total less than 0.14)
Copy Capability: 3 plyOrignal +2, 0.05 ~ 0.08mm per ply (total less than 0.20)
Ribbon & LifeRC200B (Black); 1.2 million characters
Control Code Star Mode; ESC/POS™Emulation
Interface Parallel; Serial (RS232C); USB; Ethernet
Data Buffer 2K Byte or 256 Byte
Reliability :
Printer22 million lines (MCBF)
Autocutter300,000 Cuts (Full or Partial Cut)
Peripheral Driver 2 circuits, for driving solenoids etc. (24V max., 1A)
(D.K.D. Function) 1 compulsion input
Black Mark Sensor 6 position as standard
Paper End Sensor Standard
Overall Dimensions 140(W) X 225(D) X 163(H) mm
Weight 2.0Kg (Tear Bar Model); 2.2Kg (Autocutter Model)
Additional FeaturesFiscal Memory (Space Only); Power Switch Cover as standard
Paper Near End Sensor; Star Buzzer alarm; Paper Rewind (Journal); Vertical Mount Paper Roll Holder WB-S500; Ethernet & USB options for SPECIAL SP500 version


STAR SP500 Catalog - English Version [ 516KB ]

STAR SP500 Catalog - Simple Chinese Version [ 1285KB ]

STAR POS Printer Catalog - 2020 English Version [ 4.67MB ]

STAR POS Printer Catalog - 2020 Simple Chinese Version [ 9.79MB ]

STAR STARIO SDK Introduction - Simple Chinese Version [ 3.17MB ]


StarPRNT Software Installation Manual [ 3.5MB ]

Common SP Software Manual for Linux [ 1.3MB ]

Star JavaPOS Software Manual (Legacy) [ 352KB ]

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Driver / SDK / Utility


STAR Near End Sensor Installation Guide - Current as of 2005.02.22 [ 575KB ]

STAR IFBD-HE08/HE08X Ethernet Interface Card Guide - Current as of 2015.12.07 [ 244KB ]

STAR Vertical Stand Installation Guide - Current as of 2005.02.22 [ 38.8KB ]

STAR Wall Mount Bracket Installation Guide - Current as of 2005.02.22 [ 86.9KB ]

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