Kitchen Printer HTML or ESC/POS

I’m just wondering what everyone is using for their kitchen printer type? I was ESC/POS on all printers, but just switched receipt printers over to HTML format.

I still have the kitchen printer in ESC/POS mode, but considering switching to HTML for formatting options. It seems with kitchen printers is less about looks and more about speed.

Just see what everyone else is doing.

Thanks

I use html for a bigger cleaner font. To me it’s all about readability.

HTML for the win! Nicer fonts, better control over sizes in general.

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Speed is really not a big deal with thermals. I prefer the cleaner easier to read tickets you can get with HTML. Much more control over font for less mistakes.

And you can do some killer takeout style tickets like this:

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Thanks for sharing. I think I’ll make the switch as well.

What Printer model is that ? what to check when buy printer , i cant seeanything html support on printers

My really old Ithaca Itherm280s have no problem with HTML printing. In fact I haven’t had one that didn’t support it.

Almost all thermal printers support it.

Can you share this template
Thanks

Postflow good day, I’m learning, I want to ask if it is possible to share the example of your template please?
It´s cool!

@Manuel_Lopez_Sanchez

[LAYOUT]
-- ------------------------------------------------------------------
-- General layout
-- ------------------------------------------------------------------
-- ---------------------------------
-- Ticket info
-- ---------------------------------
<div style=font-size:15px;font-weight:bold;text-align:center;font-family:'Calibri'">
<table>
<tr>
<td width=60 align=center>{TICKET NO}</td>
<td width=60 align=center>{TICKET DATE:dd-MM-yy}</td>
<td width=60 align=center>{TICKET TIME}</td>
<td width=70 align=center>{USER NAME}</td>
</tr>
</table>
</div>
<F>-


-- ------------------------------------------------------------------
-- Order pickup time if Entity Type is Delivery
-- ------------------------------------------------------------------



{ENTITIES}
<F>=

{ORDERS}





[ORDERS GROUP|ORDER STATE:Course:Apero,Starters,Mains,Specials,Desserts,Drinks]
<div style="font-size:20px;font-weight:bold;text-align:center;font-family:'Calibri'">
<table>
<tr>
<td width=255>{GROUP KEY}</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width=255>{QUANTITY SUM}x</td>
</tr>
</table>
</div>

[ORDERS]
-- Default format for orders
<div style="font-size:18px;text-align:left;font-family:'Calibri'">
<table>
<tr>
<td width=30>{QUANTITY}x</td>
<td width=225>[='{PORTION}' == '' ? '' : '{PORTION}  ']{PRODUCT NAME}</td>
<F> 
</table>
</div>
{SORTED ORDER TAGS}


[ORDERS:Void]
-- Fromat for Voided orders
-- Format for Gifted  orders
<div style="font-size:16px;text-align:left;font-family:'Calibri'">
<table>
<tr>
<td width=30>{QUANTITY}x</td>
<td width=185>{PRODUCT NAME}</td>
<td width=40 align=right>VOID</td>
[='{PORTION}' == '' ? '' : '<tr><td width=160>       - {PORTION}</td></tr>']
</tr>
</table>
{SORTED ORDER TAGS}



[SORTED ORDER TAGS]
-- Format for order tags
<div style="padding:0 0 0 30;font-size:16px;text-align:left;font-family:'Calibri'">
<table>
<tr>
<td width=160>[='{ORDER TAG GROUP}' == 'Discount' ? '' :'- {ORDER TAG NAME}']</td>
</tr>
</table>
</div>



[ENTITIES:Table]
-- Table entity format
<div style="font-size:20px;font-weight:bold;text-align:center;font-family:'Calibri'">
<table>
<tr>
<td width=255>Table: {ENTITY NAME}</td>
<tr>
</table>
</div>


[ENTITIES:Customer]
-- Customer entity format
<div style="font-size:20px;font-weight:bold;text-align:center;font-family:'Calibri'">
<table>
<tr>
<td width=255>{ENTITY NAME}</td>
<tr>
</table>
</div>

[ENTITIES:Delivery]
-- Delivery entity format
<div style="font-size:20px;font-weight:bold;text-align:center;font-family:'Calibri'">
<table>
<tr>
<td width=255>{ENTITY NAME}
<tr>
</table>
</div>
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@Posflow Thank you very much for your contribution and support in sharing your template. Best regards brother.

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