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Setting up the Epson TM-T88V/T88VI USB

The Epson TM-T88V receipt printer can connect to your computer with a USB cable. As for the Epson TM-T88VI receipt printer, it can connect to your computer or iPad in two different ways:

  • USB: Connects directly to your computer with a USB cable. Connecting to your iPad is not supported at this time.
  • LAN: Connects directly to your network with a LAN cable. Your computer or iPad then connects to your printer through your network.

This article will cover how to connect either your Epson TM-T88V or TM-T88VI printer to your computer with a USB cable.

What you need

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To set up your printer, you first need to install Lightspeed Hub on your computer. Lightspeed Hub is a desktop application that helps you to set up your hardware in fewer steps and guides you through the process. It also connects directly to Lightspeed Retail POS, bringing you a reliable connection to your hardware throughout your business day.

1. Connect your printer

To connect your printer, you need its AC adapter, AC cable and USB cable.

  1. Connect the USB cable to your printer and computer.


  2. Connect the AC adapter to your printer.


  3. Connect the AC cable to the AC adapter and an electrical outlet. 


  4. Turn on your printer.


The power LED light will be solid once your printer is ready.

2. Insert a paper roll 

  1. To open the printer's cover, push the button on the right-hand side of the cover away from you and lift the cover upwards.
  2. Insert the paper roll in the following orientation. While doing so, make sure the paper roll stays taut and doesn't unroll.


  3. Pull the paper out past the cutter at the front of the printer.
  4. Push the cover down to snap it shut. 

3. Connect your printer to Hub

  1. On your computer, open Lightspeed Hub.
  2. Under Receipt printer, select Connect.

    Note: You can only connect one printer to Hub at a time. To connect a new printer, select Forget this device to disconnect the printer that's currently connected.

  3. Select USB.
  4. Select Search for printer. Your printer will display in the list as Ready. If not, make sure it's connected to your computer and a power source correctly.
  5. Select Connect next to your printer.

    Note: Note sure which is your printer? Select Print test print next to your printer. Otherwise, match the serial number included on the right-hand side of the printer and to the one listed in Hub.

Your printer will now display as Ready in Hub and Retail POS. 


4. Print a test receipt

The fastest way to print a test receipt is under Settings Locations. Alternatively, you can print the receipt of a completed sale from the Totals report. If you don't have access to settings or reports, you can print a test receipt by making a sale and voiding it afterwards (or asking a manager to).

  1. In Retail POS, go to Settings Locations.
  2. Select Customize next to your location.
  3. In the submenu, select Receipt Setup.
  4. Select Print Preview.


Your printer will now print a test receipt, confirming it's connected to Retail POS and ready to use.


If you don't want to automatically print receipts after completing a sale or refund, go to Settings General Options > General. Then, under Printing, select the Disable Receipt Auto Print Prompt checkbox.

What's next

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