It appears that there is a problem with my thermal printer. After doing
a bit of investigation, I have the exact same problem as these two folks do:
I got the sample twitter arduino sketch to work in the tutorial, but I got
the similar results as the person in Link 1. I would get a line of dots and
then the last few letters of the tweet in the second line.
I took the arduino out of the circuit and just tried to print the test
pattern by holding down the pattern while powering on (I ordered the starter
kit), but I only got the line "CP437" repeating over and over.
Thanks in advance!