Epson has been leading the POS industry for years with a reputation for providing high-performing printing solutions. This blog discusses the differences between the two popular Epson thermal receipt printers – Epson TM-T82IIIL and Epson TM-T82III. This guide will help you decide which of the two is appropriate for your business.
Before we start with the differences between the Epson TM-T82IIIL and Epson TM-T82III receipt printers, know that both the printers are supplied with all the drivers and accessories necessary for easy and quick installation. These models are backwards compatible with the previous TM-T82II Series and meet Epson’s industry-leading functionality, reliability and usability standards. However, it is recommended that you consult with your POS retailer before you invest in any of the models to work with your existing Vend, Square, Kounta or any other systems.
Let’s differentiate between these two Epson receipt printers based on various factors including operational volume, print speed, connectivity and more.
The TM-T82IIIL is an ultra-low volume model that is suited to businesses that process low volume orders and don’t have to print a lot of receipts regularly. The TM-T82III, on the other hand, can be used for low to medium volume printing operations. This is an important consideration because it doesn’t make sense to invest in an expensive model if your business has low printing requirements. However, if you are looking for a printer that has a good life span and is designed for long term usage, you should be willing to spend a little extra initially than to experience operational inefficiency later and replace your device earlier than expected.
When it comes to print performance, the TMT82IIIL can print at a maximum speed of 200mm/s while the TMT82III can print at a maximum speed of 250mm/s. So, if your business remains busy throughout the day, the latter can be a better printing solution for you.
The TM-T82IIIL comes with a built-in power adapter. The TM-T82III, however, is equipped with an external power supply. External circuitries and printer mechanism may cause a little cable mess, but it also makes it easier to replace a power adapter in the event of a power surge rather than replacing the whole printer as in the case with the TM-T82IIIL.
The TM-T82IIIL offers USB and Serial as dual interfaces and Ethernet as a single interface – all of which are non-removable while the TM-T82III is available with only dual interface options including USB & Serial, USB & Parallel or Ethernet & USB.
The TM-T82IIIL receipt printer doesn’t support wireless printing. So, if you are looking to add wireless convenience and functionality to your printing operations, you would be better off with TM-T82III and bundling it together with Epson’s wireless dongle.
Now that you are aware of the key differences in the TM-T82IIIL and the TM-T82III receipt printers, take a quick glance at the key features and functionalities (similar and different) offered by the two models.
|Features||Epson TM-T82IIIL||Epson TM-T82III|
|Maximum print speed||200mm/second||250mm/second|
|Print Volume||Low||Low to medium|
USB & Serial
USB & Serial
USB & Parallel
OREthernet & USB
|Resolution||203 dpi x 203 dpi||203 dpi x 203 dpi|
|Operating Systems||Windows, MacOSX, iOS, Android, Linux||Windows, MacOSX, iOS, Android, Linux|
|Auto cutter life||1.5 million cuts||1.5 million cuts|
|Power supply||Internal (Non replaceable)||External (Replaceable)|
|Thermal Head Life Span||100 km||150 km|
|Warranty||24 months||36 months|
While this information will help you decide which out of these two models will better suit your printing requirements, if you are still confused, get in touch with our Sales team at POS Plaza to get a better understanding of your needs and your options. Our experts have years of industry experience and have helped hundreds of retailers and businesses find a lucrative solution for their POS needs.