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Printronix P8000 Series Line Matrix Printers

 P8000 Series Line Matrix Printers

P8000 Series Line Matrix Printers - Description

Printronix introduces design enhancements and improved functionality with the P8000 Cartridge Printer series, achieving the broadest flexibility, greatest compatibility and lowest ownership cost of any line matrix printer. The series builds upon the workhorse tradition of all Printronix line matrix technology. You can expect maximum uptime, lower total cost of ownership, a small footprint and reduced noise.

Printronix created the P8000 Cartridge Printers so companies will have an easy upgrade path from legacy Printronix P5000 or TallyGenicom 6200/6300 line matrix printers. This is an ideal solution for price-sensitive buyers who must choose an industrial printing technology that delivers reliability despite operating in harsh or dusty environments and constrained spaces. This printer family gives you the broadest flexibility, greatest compatibility and lowest ownership cost of any line matrix printer available.

The P8000 Line Matrix Printers are ideal for manufacturing, distribution and logistics, government, banking and automotive companies that need to print invoices, product shipment and transportation documentation, bank statements and product compliance labels.

Open Pedestal

The flagship model in the series, the P8000 Open Pedestal is a dependable line matrix printer that delivers maximum uptime and lowest total cost of ownership. It is compact enough to move around in just about any industrial environment. The P8000 Open Pedestal line matrix printer is presented in a small footprint and is ready to plug into your network and start printing from day one.

P8005 - 500cps
P8010 - 1000cps

Zero Tear

The P8000ZT Zero Tear is the specialized cartridge line matrix printer choice for customers using multi-part and serialized documents that require print on demand, single form tear-off usability. The Zero Tear is designed to eliminate wasted forms and reduce operating costs. Through its unique tractor configuration, the P8000ZT Zero Tear series pushes pre-printed media through the hammer bank, eliminating the waste of valuable forms.

P8005ZT - 500cps
P8010ZT - 1000cps


The P8000 Cabinet is your choice when reducing noise within your industrial printing environment is an objective. With the P8000 Cabinet, Printronix has designed a modular enclosure that improves reliability and reduces noise emission, making it ideal for office environments. It is the quietest and most versatile choice in our mission-critical line matrix printer series. This industrial-strength printer is ideal for noise-adverse areas running large, unattended print applications. Its genius lies in its design. Printronix configured the P8000 Cabinet to operate in a sturdy, fully enclosed sound-reduction cabinet.

P8205 - 500cps
P8210 - 1000cps
P8215 - 1500cps
P8220 - 2000cps

Line Matrix Specification

Standard Connectivity
USB 2.0 and Serial RS-232
Pedestal Types
Table Top, Open Pedestal, Zero Tear, Cabinet
Optional Connectivity
Ethernet - 10/100 Base T, Parallel - IEEE-1284 Centronics
Characters per Inch
10, 12, 13.3, 15, 16.7, 17.1, 20
Lines per Inch
6, 8, 10.3, n/72, n/216
Graphics Resolution
180 dpi Horizontal, 144 dpi Vertical (max)
Dot Size
16.7 mil (.42mm)
Standard Emulations
LP+ (Printronix P-Series, P-Series XQ, Serial Matrix, IBM ProPrinter III XL, Epson FX-1050)
Optional Emulations
ANSI, IPDS, PCL 2, DEC LG, TN5250/TN3270, Graphics emulation PGL and VGL
Character Sets
99 plus character sets including ECMA Latin 1, DEC Multinational, IBM Code Page 437 and 850, OCR A, OCR B, UTF8 encoded Unicode
Character Styles
Bold, italic, double wide, double high, overstrike, underline, subscript and superscript
NLQ Serif, NLQ Sans Serif, Data Processing, High Speed, OCR A, OCR B
Bar Codes
30 resident symbologies, including Code 39, EAN 8/13, UPC A/E, Intelligent Mail, Postnet, Royal Mail, Interleaved 2 of 5, PDF 417, Data Matrix
Printer Software
Printronix PrintNet Enterprise remote management software, SAP device support
Printer Drivers
Microsoft Window XP/Vista/2003/2008/7, Linux
Paper Type
Continuous, fan folded, edge-perforation
Media Copies
Up to 6 parts; up to 4 parts for Zero Tear models
10,000 hours at 25% duty cycle and 25% page density
Standard Life Cartridge Ribbon - 17,000 pages, Extended Life Cartridge Ribbon - 30,000 pages

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