First project (USB Connected Receipt Printer)

Hello. I’ve bought a USB Connected Thermal Receipt Printer (Star TSP100) that i want to connect to an Arduino for a project(A random story generator). After reading several threads on the Thermal Receipt Printer-Arduino hacks, I’ve realized that everyone is using a Serial Port Connected Receipt Printer for their project.

I’m no hardware guy, but I wanted to start somewhere. Now I wonder if there is any hope, or if this is a doomed project?

If the printer uses the USB port for serial comms, the USB host shield should work.