Epson began manufacturing printers in 1942. The company is now a world leader in personal and business printers, including high-end photo printers and laser printers. M129C is the model name for the Epson TM-T88III, a thermal printer commonly used in retail stores for printing point of sale receipts.
The Epson M129C prints at a resolution of 180 by 180 dots per inch. It prints in a single direction and advances the paper using a friction feed system. Depending the on model and settings, the M129C can print from 30 to 56 characters per line with 0.1 inch spacing. This model is capable of a maximum print speed of 5.9 inches per second or 35.5 lines per second.
The M129C was sold as two models which supported different paper sizes. The first model uses a 3.13-inch wide paper roll, and the other model uses a 2.26-inch wide paper roll. Both models allow a paper roll up to 3.26 inches in diameter, and both use thermal paper. The standard paper spool has an interior diameter of 0.47 inches and an exterior diameter of 0.71 inches.
The Epson M129C uses a 24-volt DC power supply. It performs best in environments with temperatures ranging from 5 to 45 degrees Celsius and humidity between 10 and 90 per cent. The unit weighs 1.8 Kilogram and measures 5.83 inches high, 5.71 inches wide and 7.68 inches deep.