Tally Dascom LA650+ / LA800+ 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It has been replaced by the 2600+ / 2610+ Dot Matrix Printers

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The LA650+ and LA800+ are undoubtedly at the pinnacle of serial impact printing, representing the peak of performance in their respective speed segments. They are not just 'sprinters', reliable, heavy workload output is guaranteed for the many years following their purchase. The print is crisp, sharp, dark and absolutely legible, thanks to the 24 pin print head.

Fully automatic operation instills operator confidence and virtually eliminates errors caused by poor user intervention. Front feed provides all the benefits of easy forms installation, coupled with reliable paper transport.

The products are well matched to Microsoft Windows applications and entirely suited to other host operating environments, including legacy systems.

DEC compatible printers continue to be in demand. These printers are particularly suited to DEC Servers, DEC VAX and Alpha, in VMS and OpenVMS operating environments. They compliment the existing entry level LA-matrix printers, the LA36N and LA36W. The products fully support the DEC ANSI PPL2 (Printer Protocol Level 2) command language (including barcodes), plus IBM Proprinter and Epson SEC P/2 for full system compatibility.


  • 24 print head
  • Print Speeds over 1000 cps
  • Up to 40,000 pages per month workload


  • 24 pin print head
  • Up to 1000 cps
  • DEC emulation
  • Ideal for 'On-Demand' and 'Batch' applications

Dot Matrix Specification

Print SpeedAt 10,12,15 cpi: Draft: 650,720,900; NLQ: 200,240,300; LQ: 100,120,150
ResolutionUp to 360 x 360 dpi
Throughput(ECMA 132) @ 10cpi: Letter: 606 pages per hour; Spreadsheet: 339 pages per hour
Character Density5, 6, 6.65, 7.5, 8.25, 8.6, 9, 10, 12, 13.3, 15, 16.5, 17.1, 18, 20cpi
Line Density2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 lpi and 1, 2, 4 lpcm
Standard ConnectivitySerial RS232 and bi-directional parallel with 128Kb buffer, DEC MMJ Adapter included. Ethernet 10/100 Base T
Standard EmulationDEC PPL2, Epson LA (Esc P/2), IBM ProPrinter XL24e and XL24e + AGM
FontsDraft, Draft Copy, Roman, Sans Serif, Courier, Prestige, Script, Orator, OCR-A/B*, 15 Barcodes
ConsumablesBlack ribbon: 20 million characters
Standard Paper HandlingPush tractors with paper parking and AGA; Cut Sheet front insertion with AGA
Number of Copies1+6 copies
Paper TypeContinuous forms; Cut sheet
Paper WeightContinuous forms: 60-120gsm; Cut sheet: 60-90gsm
Paper SizeCut sheet: 420mm wide
Physical Weight19 Kg (42 lbs.)
Physical Size(HxWxD): 277mm x 623mm x 430mm
MTBF10,000 hours
Standard Warranty2 years onsite