P7000 LINE MATRIX PRINTERS
P7000
LINE MATRIX PLATFORM
leadership by design
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P7000 LINE MATRIX PRINTERS
P7000
LINE MATRIX PLATFORM
leadership by design
Printronix has been the global leader in industrial printing solutions for over 30 years, earning a
reputation for designing and manufacturing leading edge products and delivering them to market with
unsurpassed service and support.
The Printronix P7000™ Line Matrix Printing Platform extends the series of technology innovations that
cement Printronix leadership by design position. Line matrix printing is Printronix flagship technology,
and it remains the workhorse solution for supply-chain and back-office printing applications because
of its reliability, lower cost of ownership and flexibility of printing applications.
SCALABLE • INNOVATIVE • BEST OF BREED • BUILT FOR CHANGE
SCALABLE
BEST OF BREED
Designed to meet your printing demands today and
adapt to match your future printing requirements. Your
investment will be protected with Printronix upgrades
to support emerging standards and innovations.
Printronix line matrix printers set the standard in the
industry. The P7000 line matrix platform features the
lowest service cost, least expensive cost per printed
page, easiest user experience and longest-lasting
ribbon available.
INNOVATIVE
BUILT FOR CHANGE
Printronix invented line matrix printing and maintains
a reputation as a technology leader in the printing industry,
with innovative solutions to real-world challenges.
By design, this framework has produced the best line
matrix printer in Printronix history. The P7000 platform
is even more reliable, and is future-proof. Because of
its scalability, the P7000 could be the longest-lasting
printer any organization will ever own.
Printronix pioneers three decades of leadership by design
1974
1988
1996
2005
Industry first
line matrix printer
introduced
First line matrix
printer to break the
1000 LPM barrier
PSA common firmware architecture
across line matrix, thermal bar
code and laser technologies
Integrated print management
system results in higher quality
and increased reliability
1982
1994
1998
Integrated PGL and
Code-V graphics and
bar code capability
Fully integrated direct
drive replaceable shuttle
Industry leading
PrintNet™ remote printer
management system
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RUGGED, COST EFFECTIVE AND VERSATILE
The P7000 offers unsurpassed reliability. When your
application cannot be interrupted, look to the P7000
for maximum productivity.
For cost control, this technology provides the edge needed,
giving you the lowest cost per page output.
It handles specialized forms that work for your
application – forms that can only be printed on a
line matrix printer – information reports, multi-part
transaction documents and bar code labels.
ENHANCED RELIABILITY
P7000 FAMILY INTRODUCES
• Enhanced reliability – provides more up time and
lower operating costs
• Ultra capacity ribbons – delivers darker image,
lasts longer, and costs less
• Integrated print management system – provides precise
control over print quality, print costs, and job planning
• Redesigned pedestal – improves user access and forms
handling flexibility
• Increased ease of use – simplifies operation and
enhances productivity
No other print technology delivers more trouble free
high volume printing than a Printronix line matrix printer.
Every generation of our printers has delivered higher
quality and more reliability than its predecessor. Now the
P7000 Series, with a wide range of design enhancements,
carries the tradition forward delivering the most reliable
Printronix printer ever. The result is more uptime, more
mission critical dependability and lower service and
operating costs.
P7000 LINE MATRIX PRINTERS
ULTRA CAPACITY RIBBONS*
P7000
P5000
Special formulation and larger capacity spool
delivers higher performance and lower cost
Leadership by design also extends to our consumables.
Customers turn to line matrix to get the lowest cost printing
of any technology. Typically 10 times less expensive than laser
or serial matrix, Printronix line matrix delivers significant cost
savings in all high volume applications. To extend this benefit
even further, Printronix has made significant investments in the
design and testing of new fabrics, ink formulations, and
ribbon construction. The highlight of these investments
is a breakthrough ribbon that is at the heart of the P7000
family. Suitable for both text and bar code applications,
the P7000 Ultra Capacity ribbon starts 20% darker and
lasts 3X longer than our most popular 30 million character
ribbons. With a 90 million character rated life, the number of
user interventions are dramatically reduced. In addition to the
labor savings from reduced consumable handling, the efficiency
of this design results in an even lower cost per page.
INTEGRATED PRINT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
This system is designed to constantly monitor print
quality - eliminating waste, maximizing ribbon life and
reducing printing costs. Printronix has built in the
intelligence and auto-sensing capabilities that provide
visibility and control without any user set-up.
This allows the system administrator to have precise control
over print quality, consumable costs, and job planning. Add
in PrintNet® Enterprise and the visibility and control, along
with instant e-mail alerts, comes right to your desktop - ideal
for enterprise management of printing applications.
Plan print jobs with precise ribbon
life indicated on panel
* Patent Pending
IMPROVED PEDESTAL DESIGN
The pedestal model has been completely redesigned
for the P7000 Series.
• The clamshell design allows easy access to all
controls, providing faster ribbon replacements and
easier paper loading
• Interior room has been expanded to accommodate the
P7000 Ultra Capacity ribbons, creating a 3X increase
in ribbon capacity over previous pedestal models
Rear feed
Top feed
• Standard oversized casters make movement easier
than ever
• Versatility has also been enhanced with the ability
for the paper path to be configured for either top or
rear exit
• Using the top paper exit along with newly refined
eject key functionality this printer is ideal for short
print runs and easy access to output
ENCLOSED CABINET
The enclosed cabinet models provide for near silent
operation, making these printers perfectly suitable for
use in the quietest of office environments. In addition,
these models provide the best paper handling for large
print runs. All input paper is sealed inside and protected
from bumping and contamination. Even more importantly,
an elegantly simple, but highly effective combination
of moveable fences and chains allows for neat
stacking all the way up to a full box of paper.
For tougher forms that tend not to refold well,
a SureStak power stacker option is available for the
enclosed cabinet models. With this option, even
the toughest forms can be printed and stacked
neatly up to a full box. So, in either configuration,
the enclosed cabinet models are your best choice for
large unattended production printing applications.
Enclosed cabinet design
Easy access clamshell design
P7000 LINE MATRIX PRINTERS
INCREASED EASE OF USE
In creating the next generation of line printers, customer
feedback was used to identify enhancements that would
simplify operation, enhance the user experience and
boost productivity.
• The ribbon spool and hub have been redesigned to
be fully self aligning and to snap on and off with ease
• All user adjustment and control points are blue for
fast operator identification
• The control panel is color coded, with faster reacting keys
• A Quick Setup menu simplifies and groups the most
common setup parameters into one easily modified section
• Automatic configuration saving prevents settings from
accidentally being lost or reset
• The platen gap adjustment system has been redesigned
to separate the functions of opening/closing the platen
and setting the gap. The gap is now set by a knob to match
the form’s characteristics, and once set, the platen can
be opened and closed without affecting the gap setting,
simplifying the loading of ribbons and forms
Platen adjustment feature
ASSET PROTECTION
ETHERNET WITH JOB CONTROL
Today’s IT environment is changing faster than ever and
it is impossible to tell what is going to be required of your
IT assets in the future. This is why a new PSA®3 controller
with expanded memory and capabilities was developed
especially for the P7000. Just as the P5000 was able to
grow with a changing IT environment for nine fast-paced
years, the P7000’s new PSA3 controller provides all the
base foundation and necessary room to grow with the
next generation of changes. So, whether your needs
evolve to new data streams or expanded wireless options,
your investment will be protected with the P7000.
There is a large installed base of coax and twinax
connected line printers. Traditionally, migrating away
from Twinax or coax to Ethernet eliminated the costly
and inflexible infrastructure, but also eliminated the
valuable job control. Now, with TN3270, TN5250, or
the latest IPDS, the choice between cost/flexibility and
control is eliminated. Using these new options, you can
migrate to Ethernet printing and still maintain all the
job control these mission critical applications require.
CONNECTIVITY AND COMPATIBILITY
The P7000 provides the most connectivity and emulation
options available on any impact printer. Mix and match
between wired Ethernet, wireless Ethernet, parallel,
serial, Coax and Twinax. Couple this flexibility with
automatic port switching and you can easily connect your
new line matrix printer to multiple systems. Often this
is an ideal solution for environments migrating between
hosts. Available emulations include P-Series, PGL, VGL
(Code-V), DEC LG, PCL 2, ANSI, IPDS, CT, and the most
common serial matrix languages. What is most important
about all of these emulations and connectivity options
is seamless compatibility. By design and through rigorous
testing, the P7000 is able to seamlessly replace any
previous Printronix line matrix printer and virtually any
competing legacy impact product.
FLEXIBLE AND ADAPTABLE
Understanding that often a simple modification to the
application is just not possible, all P7000 printers come
standard with the ability to intercept and modify a data
stream before printing. Any changes can be corrected
or modified to create the desired output without any
costly host application modification.
PRINTNET ENTERPRISE
Successful organizations are flexible enough to meet
new requirements in a changing marketplace. PrintNet
Enterprise provides this flexibility by placing total control
of worldwide print operations in your IT network manager’s
hands. By combining a fully
integrated Ethernet adapter and
Java-based remote management
software, this remote printer
management tool provides:
• Increased IT resource efficiency – Centrally manage,
organize and control Printronix printers remotely on
a LAN/WAN and remotely control, configure, manage
and monitor printers over the network
• Reduced downtime costs – Maximize printer uptime
by instant response to printer issues from email, pager
or cell phone alerts
• Maximized security – Utilize PrintNet Enterprise remote
front panel emulation to change, secure and protect
printer configurations by locking out unauthorized users
• Complete compatibility – Designed for upward compatibility
to support and manage the entire Printronix family of
future printers in a fast expanding network. These printers
are fully compatible with existing Printronix line matrix,
thermal bar code and fanfold printing solutions that
frequently operate in the same enterprise network.
P7000 LINE MATRIX PRINTERS
P7000ZT SERIES
The P7000ZT Series incorporates the industry leading
features of the P7000 pedestal model printers - clamshell
design, Ultra Capacity consumables and Integrated Print
Management. Unique to the P7000ZT Series is the special
push tractor configuration. This system enables you to print
from the very first to the very last line of a form and then tear
it off with no loss of forms.
Push tractor system eliminates forms loss
This series is ideal for applications requiring precise
accounting of all forms or where forms are simply too
expensive to waste. Especially, when each form is torn
off and used individually, the elimination of waste
between sheets can yield significant savings.
The smart paper system automatically ejects the paper for tear
off after the page or job is printed, and then retracts it as soon
as the next job is sent. Or, at any time, you can use the Eject
key to present or return forms as necessary for tear off.
COST SAVINGS AND RELIABILITY
Often, lighter duty dot matrix printers are used for applications
requiring zero form loss impact printing. However, as print
volume and mission criticality increases, the economic viability
of these printers rapidly diminish. In contrast, the P7000ZT
Series, using the Ultra Capacity ribbon, typically delivers
a 10X consumable cost advantage over dot matrix. More
importantly, the robustness of P7000ZT sixth generation line
matrix technology helps avoid the highest cost of all in mission
critical printing– lost production due to downtime. This
combination of high reliability and low operating cost makes
these printers the ideal solution for demanding production
applications.
PAPER HANDLING EASE
The smart paper system automatically ejects the paper for tear
off after the page or job is printed, and then retracts it as soon
as the next job is sent. Or, at any time, you can use the Eject
key to present or return forms as necessary for tear off.
P7000ZT
HIGH DEFINITION PRINTING WITH P7000HD SERIES
The cost savings, reliability and forms flexibility offered
by Printronix line matrix printers continue to make this
the best technology option for many critical print
applications. The P7000HD Series extends the reach of
applications that can benefit from this technology even
further. As existing line matrix applications are migrated
to new systems or new applications are developed, the
traditional method of hard coding applications for a
specific printer is diminishing. Instead, programmers
are leveraging more general purpose Windows based
tools that take advantage of a virtually limitless array of
font styles, sizes and graphics, while avoiding any printer
specific coding. The P7000HD provides all the necessary
print resolution and system capability to drop straight into
these typical laser environments without any application
modifications or special accommodations.
High definition shuttle design
PRINT CAPABILITIES
These printers offer such high definition that items
such as proportional spacing, complex fonts, logos,
PDFs and super small point sizes look just as they
are designed and intended at a fraction of the cost
of laser. Using the P7000HD high performance
Windows drivers, the application programmer designs
the output to match their requirements without needing
to worry about any limitations of the printer.
Sharp image quality
PRINT MECHANISM
ULTRA CAPACITY HD RIBBONS
The nominal print density for these printers is
180x180 dots per inch (DPI). Alternately, 120x120
and 90x180 DPI modes are available when image
detail can be traded for speed. The printers incorporate
special fine tip technology to produce much smaller
dots than the standard P7000. All of this is driven
by the P7000’s PSA3 controller, which provides the
necessary power to drive these complex graphics at
full speed. The result is the sharpest highest quality
image ever produced by Printronix.
A special High Definition formulation of Ultra Capacity
ribbon was developed for the P7000HD Series to handle
the unique challenges of high detail fine point printing.
Like the standard Ultra Capacity ribbon, this new
formulation delivers a sharper, darker image for a greatly
extended life. The result is reduced user intervention,
improved print quality and the best cost per page. And,
like all P7000 ribbons, they are fully supported by the
Integrated Print Management system.
P7000 LINE MATRIX PRINTERS
P7000 OPTIONS
A wide variety of paper handling options are available for the
P7000 to help maximize performance in all applications.
• Front Paper Access – This innovative option allows you
• Front Tray – For applications that demand mobility, a
front paper shelf allows the source paper to move with the
printer. Also, raising the paper off the floor helps protect
the media from damage. This shelf is strong enough
and low enough to support a full box of paper.
to load paper and retrieve output from the front of the
printer. This dramatically reduces the space required
by the printer, since the rear can now be pushed into a
corner or up against the wall (a minimum clearance of
4” must remain for the top cover to open). The adjustable
front shelf allows you to select the correct balance
between size of source stack and size of stack that can
be retrieved from the rear.
• Low Rear Tray – This output tray is ideal for large print
runs. An adjustable back bar keeps the paper aligned
and neat even when stacking large quantities.
• High Rear Tray – This tray is ideal for applications where
the printer is placed up against a wall and output stacks
are limited to short runs. Since the tray is located near
the top of the printer, access from the front is easy.
• SureStak Power Stacker – Some forms that do to not
refold well or tend to fluff up during printing may not
stack properly with the passive stacking aids found in
the standard quiet cabinet models. For these applications,
a SureStak power stacker option is available. This device
actually pulls the printed paper over the top of the print
path and pushes it down into the stacking area. There,
a series of paddle wheels actually refold the forms tightly,
so even the toughest forms can be printed and stacked
neatly up to a full box.
• Acoustic Shroud – This assembly mutes the sound emanating
from the paper exit slot to quiet the printer by a significant
4 dBA. This is an ideal solution for any pedestal printer
operating near people trying to work. The shroud features
a self-guiding paper path and easy tilt away design for
ready access to the media.
• Extended Forms Support – Quiet
cabinet models cannot be quiet
if forms are too large to allow
the doors to shut. To solve this
problem, the P7000 can be
equipped with optional extended
doors. Kits are available with one
or two extended doors to fit your
application. A single extended
door will support forms up to 14”
in length. Two doors will allow
up to 17” long forms to fit
inside with all door closed.
L I N E M AT R I X P R I N T E R S
GENUINE PRINTRONIX RIBBONS – P7000
Ultra Capacity
Darkest longest lasting ribbon for bar code,
OCR and text applications –
90 million character capacity
Label
For applications using shiny or coated label
face stocks – 65 million character capacity
GENUINE PRINTRONIX RIBBONS – P7000HD SERIES
Ultra Capacity HD
Special formulation for dark long life
printing of High Definition complex
characters and graphics - 60 million
character capacity
FORMS HANDLING – P7000 AND P7000HD SERIES
Type
Continuous, fan folded, edge-perforation
Paper Path
Straight through paper path with easy-load
dual adjustable tractors
Feed
Bottom feed
Forms
Control 14 and 12 channel electronic
vertical format unit, paper-out detector and
alarm, paper motion detector and alarm
Print Width
13.6” (345mm)
MEDIA TYPES – P7000ZT AND P7000HDZT SERIES
Form Thickness
Maximum 100 lbs. up to 0.025” (0.64mm)
Minimum as defined below
Form Length
3” (76mm) to 12” (305mm)
Form Width
6” minimum (maximum is a function
of paper types)
12” maximum
17” maximum
Carbon Multipart
4 copies maximum
3 copies maximum
Carbonless Multipart
6 copies maximum
4 copies maximum
Single Part
18 lbs. minimum
20 lbs. minimum
Note: The forms guidelines above must be followed closely, these models push the
paper and will not work if the form is very light weight or has other special features
which make feeding difficult, if your form is questionable, it is best to send a sample
to your dealer for review prior to purchasing a unit
MEDIA TYPES – P7000 AND P7000HD SERIES
Width
3” (76mm) to 17” (432mm)
Copies
P7000 - Up to 6 parts
P7000HD – Up to 4 parts
Weight
15 to 100 lbs. up to 0.025” thickness
56 to 163 gm/mm up to .64mm thickness
MTBF
Hours at 25% duty cycle & 25% page density
P7000HD, P7200HD, P7000HDZT, P7220 – 8,000 hours
All other models – 10,000 hours
PRINTER FEATURES
Standard
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
INTERFACES
Serial
Parallel
Ethernet
Wireless
Twinax
Coax
Auto Switching
Integrated print management automatic
ribbon life monitor
SureStak on P7210, P7215 and P7220
Extended doors for 14” and 17” forms support
Black back forms paper out sensor
Slide out paper tray for easy loading
and unloading
Cabinet front access/load/retrieval
Pedestal front paper tray
Pedestal high rear paper tray
Pedestal acoustic shroud
RS-232 (RS-422 optional)
IEEE-1284/Centronics (standard)
Data Products (optional)
PrintNet Enterprise 10/100 Base T (optional)
PrintNet Enterprise 802.11b (optional)
Integrated Twinax interface for attachment to
IBM Systems 36/38 and AS/400 directly or via
IBM 5394 or 5494 workstation controller
(optional – except P7000HD Series)
Integrated coax interface for attachment to
IBM 3174, 3274, or 3276 cluster controller
(optional – except P7000HD Series)
Between active ports
P7000 SERIES
P7000HD SERIES
PRINTER MODELS
P7205
P7210
P7215
P7220
P7005
P7010
P7015
P7005ZT P7010ZT P7015ZT
Print Speed (LPM, upper case characters, lower case characters)
High Speed
500/428
1000/856 1500/1289 2000/1700
Data Processing
375/300
750/600
1125/900 1500/1200
Near Letter Quality
200/154
400/306
600/459 800/615
Graphics Speed (IPM)
60 x 48 dpi
63
125
187
250
60 x 72 dpi
42
83
127
167
90 x 96 dpi
21
42
61
83
Paper Feed Speed (IPS) 12
20
25
38.5
Character Pitch
10,12,13.3,15,17.1,20 (except NLQ for 20 pitch)
(char. per inch)
Line Spacing
6, 8, 10.3, n/72, n/216
(lines per inch)
Graphics Resolution
180 dpi Horizontal, 144 dpi Vertical - (max)
Dot Size
16.7 mil (.42mm)
Emulations Standard
Printronix P-Series, P Series XQ, Serial
Matrix, IBM ProPrinter III XL, Epson
FX-1050
Emulations Optional
PGL/VGL, ANSI 3.64, IPDS (Twinax and Ethernet), TN5250, TN3270,
PCL 2, DEC LG, Twinax and Coax. Twinax - IBM 5225 Models 1, 2, 3,
4, IBM 4234 Model 2, 12, Printronix transparent mode available for
special functions. Coax - IBM 3287 Models 1 and 2, IBM 4234
Model 1, Supported modes BSC, SCS/LU1, DSC, and DSE
Printronix transparent mode available for special functions
Print Attributes
Bold, italic, double wide, double high, overstrike, underline,
subscript and superscript
Resident Character Sets
Unicode UTF-8 and over 100 multinational sets including IBM World
Trade, ECMA Latin 1, DEC Multinational, IBM Code Page 437
and 850, OCR A, OCR B
Fonts
NLQ Serif, NLQ Sans Serif, Data Processing, High Speed, OCR A, OCR B
Resident Bar Codes
30 resident symbologies, including Code 39, EAN 8/13, UPC A/E,
Postnet, Royal Mail, Interleaved 2 of 5, and PDF 417
PRINTER MODELS
Print Speed
180 x 180
120 x 120
90 x 180
90 x 120
90 x 90
P7000HD
P7000HDZT
P7200HD
79 inches per minute*
165 inches per minute*
147 inches per minute*
200 inches per minute*
236 inches per minute*
* Specification is based on 25% vertical page density, meaning print image exists on 25% of the
available vertical dot rows, if the vertical coverage is higher or lower, the speed will decrease or
increase proportionately, the width of the image has no affect on print speed
Paper Feed Speed
32 inches per second
Graphics Resolution
180 x 180 dpi - maximum - default
90 x 90 dpi - minimum
Dot Size
11 mil (0.28 mm)
Print Attributes
Full graphics capability to accurately reproduce TrueType™ fonts
down to 6 point, along with lines, logos, limited gray scale shading
and bar codes
System Connectivity
Windows Drivers 95/98/NT/2000/XP
All printing is done via P7000HD high performance
Windows drivers, this will allow for seamless printing
of PDF documents and other popular Windows based
WYSIWYG applications; in most cases, a P7000HD
can be used in place of a typical Windows connected
laser printer with no application modifications
The following specs are for both the P7000 Series and the P7000H Series
PRINTER SOFTWARE AND DRIVERS
Printronix PrintNet Enterprise remote management software
SAP Device Types
Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
POWER
P7205
P7005
P7005ZT
P7210
P7010
P7010ZT
P7215
P7015
P7015ZT
P7220
P7000HD
P7200HD
P7000HDZT
Watts Typical
175
260
390
475
Line (+/- 10%)
Auto Ranging 100-120 VAC, 200-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Compliance
Energy Star - Less than 28 watts (energy saving mode)
DIMENSIONS
Height
Width
Depth
Shipping Weight
PEDESTAL
36” (914mm)
26” (660mm)
21.2” (538mm)
170 lbs. (77.2kg)
ZT
42.5” (1080mm)
26” (660mm)
21.2” (538mm)
176lbs. (79.8kg)
DIMENSIONS
Height
Width
Depth
Shipping Weight
CABINET
41” (1041mm)
27.0” (686mm)
29.0” (737mm)
275lbs. (124.8kg)
SURESTAK
41” (1041mm)
27.0” (686mm)
33.75” (857mm)
305lbs. (138.5kg)
P7005 - 62
P7010 - 65
P7015 - 68
P7000HD - 68
P7205 - 50
P7210 - 50
P7215 - 52
P7220 - 55
P7200HD - 55
ENVIRONMENTAL
Acoustic Noise - dBA
(per ISO 7779)
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