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Star Micronics® SP298 Ticket Printer

Star Micronics® SP298 Ticket Printer

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The Star Micronics SP298 ticket printer is a sound and economical choice for simple ticket printing needs.


  • Top and bottom paper sensing

  • AutoSide Loading™ for quick and easy document loading

  • Bidirectional serial impact printer capable of printing graphics using a highly reliable nine-pin printhead

  • Up to 3.1 lines per second printing with bidirectional check mode

  • Epson TM-U295/TM290 compatible with same size footprint and interchangeable power supply, easier paper and ribbon loading

  • Single or up to three-part multicopy ticket printing

  • Cash drawer driver


Print Speed: 
3.1 lines per second (13 mm/sec)

Print Width:
2.5 in (63 mm)

Line Spacing:
1/6 in, N/144 in Star line mode, 1-60 in-ESC/POS™ mode

Print Head:

Number Of Columns:

Print Direction:

Paper Width:
3.15 in to 7.17 in (80 mm to 182 mm)

Paper Thickness:
0.004 in to 0.008 in (0.09 mm to 0.2 mm)

Copy Capabilities:
1 original and 2 copies

Paper Sensors:
Top and bottom of form

Cassette-type purple ribbon. Ribbon life is approximately 2.2 million characters (continuous print)

Printer Reliability:
9 million lines MCBF (CRT)

Print Head Reliability:
70 million characters

RS-232 (DB-25F) serial interface

Data Buffer:
Star mode: 2KB or 35 bytes ESC/POS mode: 512 bytes or 35 bytes

Star mode, ESC/POS™ (TM-U295/TM290)

Drawer Kickout Device Funcition:
2 drivers

Windows® 95/98/2000/NT 4.0, OPOS, JavaPOS™

Operating Temperature:
41° F to 104° F (5° C to 40° C)

10% to 80% RH

(W x H x D): 7.09 x 7.48 x 7.48 in
(180 x 138 x 190 mm)

9 lb

UL and C-UL listed, TUV

Three-year limited warranty on parts
One-year limited warranty on print head

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