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Star SP500 Series: SP512 Printer

The SP500 Series: SP512 combines high speed, reliability, and a compact footprint to provide a value-driven point of sale solution. Its macro storage function adds security to receipts and tickets by allowing you to print graphics and special fonts. The SP500 Series: SP512 is the ultimate Dot Matrix printer that allows you to print multiple plies and still print them quickly.
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SP500 Series: SP512 Options
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39320010 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, parallel interface. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: putty. Also known as SP512MC42. Ships Free Today $163.80
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39320310 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, parallel interface. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: gray. Also known as SP512MC42 GRY. Ships Free Today $163.80
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39320110 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, serial interface. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: putty. Also known as SP512MD42.
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$163.80
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39320410 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, serial interface. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: gray. Also known as SP512MD42 GRY. Ships Free Today $163.80
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37998460 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, Ethernet interface. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: putty. Also known as SP512ML42-120 US.
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$242.52
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37998470 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, Ethernet interface. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: gray. Also known as SP512ML42-120 GRY US. Ships Free Today $240.51
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37998020 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, USB interface. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: putty. Also known as SP512MU42-120US.
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$182.84
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37998010 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, USB interface. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: gray. Also known as SP512MU42GRY-120US. Ships Free Today $182.84
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37998070 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, 802.11b wireless (Wi-Fi) interface. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: gray. Formerly sold as SP512MW42GRY-120US.
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$418.13
Retail $595
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39320510 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, parallel interface, journal take-up. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: putty. Formerly sold as SP512MC42-120R. Ships Free Today $182.84
Retail $395
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39320710 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, parallel interface, journal take-up. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: gray. Formerly sold as SP512MC42-120R GRY.
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$182.84
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39320610 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, serial interface, journal take-up. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: putty. Formerly sold as SP512MD42-120R. Ships Free Today $182.84
Retail $395
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39320810 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, serial interface, journal take-up. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: gray. Formerly sold as SP512MD42-120R GRY.
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$182.84
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37998490 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, Ethernet interface, journal take-up. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: Gray. Formerly sold as SP512ML42-120R GRY US.
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$266.74
Retail $575
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37997900 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, USB interface, journal take-up. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: putty. Formerly sold as SP512MU42-120R US.
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$212.24
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37998000 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, USB interface, journal take-up. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: gray. Formerly sold as SP512MU42GRY-120R US. Ships Free Today $212.24
Retail $450
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39320030 SP512, MC42, IMPACT, PRINTER, Tear bar, PARALLEL, PUTTY, EUROPEAN POWER SUPPLY INCLUDED
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$163.80
Retail $325
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39320130 SP512, MD42, IMPACT, PRINTER, Tear bar, SERIAL, PUTTY, EUROPEAN POWER SUPPLY INCLUDED
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$163.80
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39320330 SP512, MC42 GRY, IMPACT, PRINTER, Tear bar, PARALLEL, GRAY, EUROPEAN POWER SUPPLY INCLUDED
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$163.80
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SP512MU42GRY-120 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, USB interface, Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: gray. See Replacement Call for Details
SP512MU42-120 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, USB interface, Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: putty. See Replacement Call for Details
SP512ML42-120GRY SP512, IMPACT, FRICTION, Tear bar, LAN Gray, INT POWER SUPPLY See Replacement Call for Details
SP512MD42-R SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, serial interface. Includes journal take-up and power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: putty. See Replacement Call for Details
SP512MD42-120GRY-R SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, serial interface. Includes journal take-up and power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: gray. See Replacement Call for Details
SP512MD42-120GRY SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, serial interface. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: gray. See Replacement Call for Details
SP512MD42-120 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, serial interface. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: putty. See Replacement Call for Details
SP512MD42 GRY SP512, Dot Matrix Printer, 3", Serial interface, Tear bar, Power supply, Gray case See Replacement Call for Details
SP512MD42 SP512, Dot Matrix Printer, 3", Serial interface, Tear bar, Power supply See Replacement Call for Details
SP512MC42-120GRY-R SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, parallel interface. Includes journal take-up and power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: gray. See Replacement Call for Details
SP512MC42-120GRY SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, parallel interface. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: gray. See Replacement Call for Details
SP512MC42-120-R SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, parallel interface. Includes journal take-up and power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: putty. See Replacement Call for Details
SP512MC42-120 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, parallel interface. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: putty. See Replacement Call for Details
SP512MC42 SP512, Parallel Interface, Tear bar, White See Replacement Call for Details
SP512MU42-120GR SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, USB interface. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: Gray Check Availability Call for Details
SP512MD42-120GREY SP512, Tear bar MODEL DOT MATRIX PRINTER 4 lps, SERIAL, GRAY Check Availability Call for Details
SP512MD42-120-B5 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, serial interface. Includes Big 5 fonts and power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: putty. Check Availability Call for Details
SP512MC42-120GRY-B5 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, parallel interface. Includes Big 5 fonts and power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: gray. Check Availability Call for Details
SP512MC42-120GR DOT MATRIX, Parallel, Tear bar, CHARCOAL Check Availability Call for Details
SP512MC42-120-B5 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, parallel interface. Includes Big 5 fonts and power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: Gray. Check Availability Call for Details
37998480 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, Ethernet interface, journal take-up. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: gray. Formerly sold as SP512ML42-120R US. Check Availability Call for Details
37998090 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, 802.11b wireless (Wi-Fi) interface, journal take-up. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: gray. Formerly sold as SP512MW42GRY-120R US. Check Availability Call for Details
37998080 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, 802.11b wireless (Wi-Fi) interface, journal take-up. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: putty. Formerly sold as SP512MW42-120R US. Check Availability Call for Details
37998060 SP512, Impact, 4 lines/sec, 3" width, 802.11b wireless (Wi-Fi) interface. Includes power supply. Order cables separately. See accessories. Color: putty. Formerly sold as SP512MW42-120US. Check Availability Call for Details

Star SP500 Series: SP512 Details

SPECIFICATIONS - SP500

Printer Method

9 Pin Serial Impact Dot Matrix

Print Speed

4.2 Lines Per Second (40 Columns)

Printer Case Color

Putty or Gray

Models Available

Tear Bar or Auto Cutter

Two Color Print Capability

N/A

No. of Columns

42 / 35

Print Font

Font Size
Character Size
Character Set
Code Pages
Character Per Inch (CPI)


5 x 9 / 7 x 9
1.2 (W) x 2.42 (H) / 1.5 (W) x 2.42 (H) mm
95 Alphanumeric, 46 International, 128 x 40 Graphic
40
16.9 / 14.1

Line Spacing

1/6 inch Standard

Paper Specifications
Width

Roll Diameter
Thickness 1 Ply Paper
Copy Capability 2 Ply
Copy Capability 3 Ply
Easy-Load
Paper Out Sensor
Paper Low Sensor
Black Mark Sensor
Print Width


76mm standard, Adjustable 57mm with paper guide

Up to 85mm
0.07 ~ 0.010 mm
Original + 1, 0.05-0.08 / piece, total less 0.14
Original + 2, 0.05-0.08 / piece, total less 0.20
"Drop-In & Print"
Standard
Optional
Standard
63mm (210 dots), 60mm (200 dots), 45mm (150 dots)

Ribbon Specifications

RC200B
RC200D


Black (1,200,000 Characters)
Indelible Black Ribbon (Laundry Applications)

Auto Cutter

Guillotine (Full or Partial Cut)

Cover Open Sensor

N/A

Program ROM

Flash Memory (16 Mbit)

Multiple Copy Support

Original + 2 Copies Maximum

Label Support

N/A

Power Supply

Internal; Power cable included in box

Drivers Available

Windows XP 32 Bit, Vista 32/64 Bit, Windows 7 32/64 Bit, Server 2008 32/64 Bit, XP Embedded, POSReady 2009, OPOS, JavaPOS, USB Vendor Class, StarIO SDK

Digitally Signed (WHQL)

N/A

Swappable Interfaces

Yes for USB, Ethernet only

Connectivity

Serial, Parallel, USB, Ethernet

Emulation Modes

Star Mode, ESC/POS

Peripheral Drive Circuit

2 Drivers

Power Consumption

Average 0.35 Amp. Printing, 0.12 Amp. Standby

Operating Conditions

Temperature: 0C to 40C
Humidity: 10% - 90% RH (without condensation)

Storage Conditions

Temperature: -20C to 70C
Humidity: 5% - 95% RH

Dimensions

Weight:
Tear Bar Model
Auto Cutter Model

140 x 163 x 225 (w x h x d)mm

2.0 kg
3.2 kg

Safety Standards

UL, C-UL, TA¬V, CB, FCC Class A, VCCI Class A, EN55022, CE

Reliability MCBF
Print Head
Auto Cutter

22 Million Lines
100 Million Characters
300,000 Cuts

Included with Printer

Ribbon Cartridge, User Manual, Paper Guide, Power Switch Cover, Power Cable, Ferrite Core (Ethernet Model)

Warranty

3 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty (US and Canada)

Options

Kitchen Buzzer (BU01-24-A)
Wall Mount Bracket (WB-S500)
Vertical Stand Kit (VS-S500)
Near End Paper Sensor
Swappable Interfaces
Swap-A-Star Extended Warranty Program (US and Canada)
Extend-A-Star Extended Warranty Program (US and Canada)


HARDWARE FEATURES AND BENEFITS - SP500

High Speed

Can print 4.2 Lines Per Second at 40 Columns

High Reliability

MCBF: 22 Million Lines
Guillotine Auto Cutter: 0.3 Million Cuts

Small Foot Print

Save precious counter space

Embedded Power Supply

No more power brick, saving even more counter space

"Drop In & Print" Loading

Clamshell design allows for very fast and easy paper and ribbon loading

Multiple Copy Support

Print multiple part forms; Supports Original + 2 copies

Swappable Interface Connections

Future interface upgrades are fast and simple to do. With swappable interfaces, there's no need to purchase a new printer just to upgrade the connection

Recessed Cable Connections

Helps protect cables from being damaged on the counter top

Horizontal or Vertical Orientation

Use the printer in the orientation that suits you best

Spill Proof Design

Hinged cover design resists spill damage

Wall Mountable

Need more counter space? Create more room by mounting the printer to the wall

SOFTWARE FEATURES AND BENEFITS - SP500

Simple-to-Use Utilities

Available on the web for download, free, easy to use

Memory Switch Utility

Fine-tune your print outs or print in different languages by enabling, changing, or disabling certain settings

Ethernet Interface Set Up Utility

Setting up and configuring an ethernet printer has never been more quick and easy!


OPTIONS AND ENHANCEMENTS -SP500

WiFi Power Pack

The Wifi Power Pack is designed to make any Star LAN interface printer "wireless". Powered by the printer's cash drawer kick port, the WiFi Power pack avoids additional power outlet, eliminating the possibility of tangled cables. The WiFi Power Pack includes a DK-USB power module and a TP Link wireless router.

Part Number: 99250000



Vertical Stand
VS-S500


To save counter space, mount the SP500 vertically using the Vertical Stand.

Part Number:39590600



Wall Mount Bracket
WB-S500

Save counter space by mounting the SP500 on the wall using the Wall Mount Bracket. It installs easily on to the back of the printer.

Part Number: 39590200



Kitchen Buzzer / Ticket Alarm
BU01-24-A


The Kitchen Buzzer is designed to connect directly to the RJ11 port on the back of the printer. When a print job is sent to the SP500, the buzzer will sound off. This is beneficial for high noise environments like kitchens to alert cooks that orders have been sent to them.

Part Number: 39594000



Swappable Interfaces

Easily upgrade the connection type in the future without purchasing a new printer.

Interfaces Available:


RS232C Serial - IFBD-HD04
Part Number: 39607400

Parallel - IFBD-HC04
Part Number: 39607411

USB - IFBD-HU06
Part Number: 39607610

Ethernet - IFBD-HE08
Part Number: 39607900



Extend-A-Star Extended Warranty

The Extend-A-Star Extended Warranty Program provides full bumper-to-bumper coverage available for a selectable span of 3 or 4 years.


Swap-A-Star Extended Warranty

The Swap-A-Star Extended Warranty Program provides next business day replacement coverage available for a selectable span of 3 or 4 years.



Part Number
Model
Description
39320010
SP512MC42
Impact, Friction, Tear Bar, Parallel, Putty, Int UPS
39320110
SP512MD42
Impact, Friction, Tear Bar, Serial, Putty, Int UPS
39320310
SP512MC42 GRY
Impact, Friction, Tear Bar, Parallel, Grey, Int UPS
39320410
SP512MD42 GRY
Impact, Friction, Tear Bar, Serial, Grey, Int UPS
37998460
SP512ML42-120 US
Impact, Friction, Tear Bar, LAN, Putty, Int UPS
37998470
SP512ML42-120 GRY US
Impact, Friction, Tear Bar, LAN, Grey, Putty, Int UPS
37998020
SP512MU42-120US
Impact, Friction, Tear Bar, USB, Putty, Int UPS
37998010
SP512MU42GRY-120US
Impact, Friction, Tear Bar, USB, Grey, Int UPS
39323010
SP542MC42
Impact, Friction, Cutter, Parallel, Putty, Int UPS
39323110
SP542MD42
Impact, Friction, Cutter, Serial, Putty, Int UPS
39323310
SP542MC42 GRY
Impact, Friction, Cutter, Parallel, Grey, Int UPS
39323410
SP542MD42 GRY
Impact, Friction, Cutter, Serial, Grey, Int UPS
37998500
SP542ML42-120 US
Impact, Friction, Cutter, LAN, Putty, Int UPS
37998510
SP542ML42-120 GRY US
Impact, Friction, Cutter, LAN, Grey, Int UPS
37998030
SP542MU42-120US
Impact, Friction, Cutter, USB, Putty, Int UPS
37998040
SP542MU42GRY-120US
Impact, Friction, Cutter, USB, Grey, Int UPS
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The Star SP500 Series: SP512 is also known as the Star Micronics SP500 Series: SP512 .