Printronix delivers latest addition to flagship line matrix portfolio
Jun 21, 2010 Comments (0)
Printronix line matrix printers work predictably and consistently in challenging physical environments, performing reliably under temperature and humidity extremes and often using low quality paper or paper with a high recycled content. In contrast to laser printers, which require a pristine operating environment and high quality paper, the P7000 also works in current and legacy host environments to efficiently and reliably support critical business processes and is ideally suited for printing multi-part forms. In addition, the cost of supplies for a laser printer is six times the cost of supplies for a line matrix printer, delivering a significant total cost of ownership advantage for line matrix users.
While all Printronix printers deliver unparalleled reliability, many Printronix printers operate in the field for more than two to three times the life of a laser or serial dot matrix printer, said Pendy Pendyala, vice president, global marketing, Printronix Inc. Customers with legacy printers will appreciate the convenience and superior uptime of the new P7000 cartridge printer.
The new cartridge printer is completely compatible with existing P7000 printer installations, and provides the same flexibility of supported forms, paper handling capabilities and legacy application integration. Users no longer need to touch and thread the ribbon fabric through the print mechanism to replace a cartridge. No ink is transferred to the users hands. Quick and easy to change without requiring any special training, a cartridge ribbon snaps readily into the printer, saving time and reducing load errors.
The P7000s new cartridge technology flips and rotates the ribbon systematically to distribute the wear over the entire surface. This yields more uniform print quality and improves the readability of documents and labels. In addition to print quality enhancements, the flipping and rotation of the cartridge ribbon allows the user to maximize ink usage in the ribbon fabric as compared to spool ribbons. The result is the longest ribbon life for a Printronix line matrix printer, providing even more uptime to mission critical environments.
The Printronix P7000 series, including the new cartridge ribbon series, is ENERGY STAR qualified. In fact, Printronix line matrix printers have been ENERGY STAR qualified since the creation of the first P5000 series. The ENERGY STAR is earned only by those products that meet the strict energy efficiency guidelines set forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Companies that choose an ENERGY STAR product over another model could save significant energy costs per year through reduced power consumption. In addition, products that earn the ENERGY STAR reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Printronixs PrintNet Enterprise Suite of print management software enables remote management of printers from anywhere in the world. General maintenance alerts about printer jams, ribbon life and equipment failures can be sent by e-mail to the local operator, resulting in fewer user interruptions and reduced consumable cost. The Printronix P7000 series meets compliance requirements for the United States Postal Service Intelligent Mail Bar Code (IMB) and the Data Matrix bar code requirements for automotive applications.