February 17, 2009

TRANSACT TECHNOLOGIES RECEIVES $4.9 MILLION ORDER FOR BANKJET® 1500 PRINTERS

All Shipments to be Made in 2009

HAMDEN, CT - February 17, 2009 - TransAct Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: TACT), a global leader in market-specific printers for transaction-based industries, today announced that the Company has received a purchase order from one of the largest banks in the United States for $4.9 million for its BANKjet® 1500 printers. In addition, the company has secured an additional order for a service contract for these printers. The shipment of printers begins in the second quarter and is expected to finish by the end of the third quarter of 2009.

"We are very excited to receive this large order for the BANKjet® 1500, especially considering the current domestic banking environment," said Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of TransAct Technologies. "The BANKjet® 1500 printer has been a proven printer for the financial services industry since its introduction, and to receive this order in these difficult times only further shows the quality and reliability of TransAct Technologies' products."

About TransAct Technologies Incorporated

TransAct Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: TACT) is a leader in developing and manufacturing market-specific printers for transaction-based industries. These industries include casino, gaming, lottery, banking, kiosk and point-of-sale. Each individual market has distinct, critical requirements for printing and the transaction is not complete until the receipt and/or ticket is produced. TransAct printers are designed from the ground up based on market specific requirements and are sold under the Ithaca® and Epic product brands. TransAct distributes its products through OEMs, value-added resellers, selected distributors, and direct to end-users. TransAct has over two million printers installed around the world. TransAct also has a strong focus on the after-market side of the business, with a high commitment to printer service, supplies and spare parts. TransAct is headquartered in Hamden, CT. For more information on TransAct, visit http://www.transact-tech.com or call 203.859.6800.

Forward-Looking Statements:
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Contact:

TransAct Technologies Incorporated
Steven DeMartino, EVP and Chief Financial Officer
203-859-6810

ICR Inc.
William Schmitt
203-682-8200


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