Printronix P8000 / P8000 Plus Series Line Matrix Printers

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Printronix  P8000 / P8000 Plus Series Line Matrix Printers

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.


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.

P8C05 - 500 lpm
P8C10 - 1000 lpm
P8C15 (P8000 Plus) - 1500 lpm
P8C20 (P8000 Plus) - 2000 lpm

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.

P8P05 - 500 lpm
P8P10 - 1000 lpm

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.

P8Z05 - 500 lpm
P8Z10 - 1000 lpm

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Line Matrix Specification

Standard ConnectivityUSB 2.0 and Serial RS-232
Pedestal TypesTable Top, Open Pedestal, Zero Tear, Cabinet
Optional ConnectivityEthernet - 10/100 Base T, Parallel - IEEE-1284 Centronics
Characters per Inch10, 12, 13.3, 15, 16.7, 17.1, 20
Lines per Inch6, 8, 10.3, n/72, n/216
Graphics Resolution180 dpi Horizontal, 144 dpi Vertical (max)
Dot Size16.7 mil (.42mm)
Standard EmulationsLP+ (Printronix P-Series, P-Series XQ, Serial Matrix, IBM ProPrinter III XL, Epson FX-1050)
Optional EmulationsANSI, IPDS, PCL 2, DEC LG, TN5250/TN3270, Graphics emulation PGL and VGL
Character Sets99 plus character sets including ECMA Latin 1, DEC Multinational, IBM Code Page 437 and 850, OCR A, OCR B, UTF8 encoded Unicode
Character StylesBold, italic, double wide, double high, overstrike, underline, subscript and superscript
FontsNLQ Serif, NLQ Sans Serif, Data Processing, High Speed, OCR A, OCR B
Bar Codes30 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 SoftwarePrintronix PrintNet Enterprise remote management software, SAP device support
Printer DriversMicrosoft Window XP/Vista/2003/2008/7, Linux
Paper TypeContinuous, fan folded, edge-perforation
Media CopiesUp to 6 parts; up to 4 parts for Zero Tear models
MTBF10,000 hours at 25% duty cycle and 25% page density
Consumable/RibbonsStandard Life Cartridge Ribbon - 17,000 pages, Extended Life Cartridge Ribbon - 30,000 pages