Dascom LA48N / LA48W Dot Matrix Printers


This product has been discontinued and is no longer manufactured.

It has been replaced by the 2600+ / 2610+ Dot Matrix Printers

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Dascom  LA48N / LA48W Dot Matrix Printers

The narrow-carriage LA48N and wide-carriage LA48W are designed for a broad spectrum of applications and are specially optimized for the DEC® environment. There's support for DEC®ANSI, IBM® ProPrinter® X24e, and Epson® ESC/P2 emulation.

The 24-pin print head produces clear, crisp output of texts and graphics. The printer has nineteen resident fonts and eight resident bar code fonts ensuring fast, high quality text and dependable bar code printing.

The printer offers simple switching of paper types and auto tear-off functionality. Parking continuous forms makes it easy to switch between continuous forms and single sheets. Continuous forms are automatically fed up to the tear-off position at the end of each job.

With a maximum noise level of only 49 dB(A) the LA48N and LA48W are very quiet printers compared with many competitive models.

  • 24 pin print head
  • Up to 480 cps
  • Up to 5 part forms (Original + 4)
  • 8,000 page per month duty cycle

Dot Matrix Specification

Print Speed10 cpi: High Speed Draft 400 (LA48N), 448 (LA48W); Draft 360; LQ 113
Print MethodSerial Impact
ResolutionUp to 360 x 360 dpi (ESC/P Emulation only)
Throughput319 pages per hour (ECMA 132)
Character Density10, 12, 15, 17.1, 18, 20 cpi
Line Density1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 lpi
Printhead Life400 M strokes per needle
Standard Connectivity(model variants) Parallel/USB; Parallel/Serial RS232; All 128K input
Standard EmulationDEC ANSI PPL2, IBM? Proprinter, Epson? LQ (ESC P/2)
FontsBitmap fonts: Courier 10, Prestige Elite 12, Boldface PS, Compressed Draft 12, High-speed draft 12, OCR-B 10,OCR-A 10, Correspondence 10, PCIA 10, Scalable Fonts: Courier, Nimbus Sans?, Timeless (Normal, Bold, Italic), 8barcodes
Consumables4 Million Character Ribbon
Standard Paper HandlingAuto tear; manual continuous/cut sheet switch; manual paper thickness adjustment.
Number of CopiesOrginal + 4 (5-part forms)
Paper TypeContinuous forms and Cut forms
Paper WeightMax. 0.35mm (.014 in.)
Paper SizeLA48N: Cut sheet: width 4.01-10.51 inches, length 2.99-14.33 inches. Continuous forms: width 4.01-10.51 inches, length over 4 inches. LA48W: Cut sheet: width 4.01-16.53 inches, length 2.99-16.53 inches. Continuous forms: width 4.01-16.53 inches, length over 4 inches
Physical WeightLA48N: 7.3 Kg (16 lbs.); LA48W: 9.7 Kg (21 lbs.)
Physical Size(HxWxD): LA48N: 120x415x330mm (Approx. 4.72 X 16.33 X 12.99 inches)
MTBF20,000 hours @ 25% duty cycle
Standard WarrantyOne Year return to depot

Further Information

LA48 Datasheet