Question What is the Font for receipt usually ?

capedech

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Hi,
I am really confuse right now.
I am making an application for retail shop (POS), I am using an EPSON printer TM-U220. It's a dot matrix printer.
These days, I collected some receipt from other store as samples.
I count the columns, most of them have 40 columns.

I've tried every font that my computer has with font size 9 and 10, but none of them can reach 40 columns.
And some of the words of the fonts that I tried with font size 9 become hard to read.
Is it because my printer only has 9 pins ?

Some of the receipts that I collected, have a really thin but long words, I wonder how they do that ??
example :
See : http://www.sunshinesupport.com/Images/receipt_example.jpg
"TOTAL" and "BALANCE DUE" words, have a thin but long words.
But with that thin but long words, it still can reach until 40 columns.

Please help me.

Thanks in Advance.

Regards,
 

J Trahair

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You may find that the Epson has its own fonts built in. I know the Epson TM-T88 IV does, eg. A11, A12 etc. If you can use the built in fonts, it prints very fast.
 

capedech

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You may find that the Epson has its own fonts built in. I know the Epson TM-T88 IV does, eg. A11, A12 etc. If you can use the built in fonts, it prints very fast.
Hi Trahair,
Where can I find the Epson fonts ?
Is it in the CD ?
 

capedech

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Epson TM-U220 Receipt Printer's Problem

Hi,
Right now, I am making a small POS application using Vb.Net for my father's store. I just bought Epson Printer TM-U220D. The printer's working perfectly.
But, I have a problem with the font.
I've tried every fonts that Windows has with font size 9 and 10, but all of them can't reach 40 columns per line. I saw other store's receipt that using Epson TM-U220 series printer has 40 columns per line.
Please tell me what font and what size that this printer usually used ?
I heard that this printer has it own font, is that true? If that's true, where can I find it? Is it in the CD ? And what is the name of the font?
Please help me, I don't know where else to ask.
Or could u give me the correct links to ask this question.
Any information will do.

I have 1 more question.
As u can see from the picture that I attached, the words "Your Company", "Totals", and "Balance Due" have this but tall font, but still can reach 40 columns per line.

Thanks in Advance.

Regards,

 
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