How to set up an Epson TM-T88V Receipt Printer

This article will show you how to install and configure your Epson TM-T88V Receipt Printer to work with Phorest.

Download and Install the Driver

First, make sure to have your receipt printer powered on and connected.

Next, download Epson's Advanced Printer Driver for TM-T88V here, then extract and run the installation file.

Once the program is installed, run it. In the settings screen, choose the settings as shown in the image below, then click Next.


The printer should now successfully be installed, and it's time to start the configuration.

Install the Virtual Port Driver & Assign a Port

Next, download Epson's TM Virtual Port Assignment Tool here, then extract and run the file.

In the Virtual Port Assignment Tool, select any COM port that's not currently in use then click Assign Port. You should see the TM-T88V printer on the next pop-up screen. Select it and click OK.

Note: Remember the port number that you assigned, as you'll need this in the next step.


Configure the Printer in Phorest

Next, Open Phorest, and go to Manager > Settings > Point of Sale > Device.

  • In the Attached dropdown, choose Direct.
  • In the Model dropdown, choose Epson TM-T88IV
  • In the Port dropdown, choose the COM port you assigned earlier
  • Under Purchase Receipt Mode choose either On (meaning every purchase will print a receipt) or Optional (meaning you'll get an on-screen prompt asking if you'd like to print a receipt).


Once you've selected the above, click Test to print a test page. If the test page prints successfully, click Save to finish. Your receipt printer is now connected to Phorest.

Test Page not Printing Successfully?

If a test page does not print successfully, change the Model to Star TSP100 and try again. If this works, leave the model as Star TSP100 to complete the setup.

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