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P5224 Specialty Printer
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Printronix P5224 Line Matrix Printers 

Built on dual hammerbank technology, this Printronix P5000 line matrix printer model delivers tremendous peak printing speeds for six line per inch text reports.

Printronix P5224 Printer Highlights

Developed specifically for high volume report printing the Printronix P5224 specialized heavy text report printer delivers an unsurpassed performance threshold with a peak speed of 2400 LPM draft or 1800 LPM in data processing mode. This speed allows you to crunch through time critical reports in record time. This printer is fully capable of printing bar codes, graphics, and 8 LPI text, however, the mechanism is specifically optimized to produce peak results at the common report spacing of 6 LPI. If your application does not primarily consist of large blocks of 6 LPI text, it is recommended that you consider the Printronix P5220s.

Printronix P5224 Printer Specifications

Print Speed (LPM- upper case/lower case characters @ 6 LPI)

Model 2400/2000

Data Processing
Model 1800/1430

Near Letter Quality
Model 960/730

Graphics Speed (IPM)
60x48dpi ~ Model 222
60x72dpi ~ Model 185
90x96dpi ~ Model 94

Printing General

Print Method
Impact Line Matrix - Dual Hammerbank Technology

High Speed, Data Processing, Near Letter Quality

Character Pitch (char per inch)
10, 12, 13.3, 17.1, 20 (except NLQ for 20 pitch)

Line Spacing (lines per inch)
6, 8, 10.3, n/72, n/216

Maximum Resolution
180dpi horizontal x 96dpi vertical

Printable Width
Up to 13.6" (345.4mm)


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, Twinax, 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.

Dynamic Font Selection
Selectable printing styling of bold, italic, double wide, double high, overscore, underline, subscript and superscript. Provides a large combination of character fonts

Resident Character Sets
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

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 PDF417

Forms Handling

Continuous, fan folded, edge-perforation

3" to 17"

Up to 6 parts

15 to 100lbs (up to 0.025" thickness)

Paper Path
Straight through paper path with easy-load dual adjustable tractors

Bottom feed

Forms Control
14 and 21 channel electronic vertical format unit, paper-out detector and alarm, paper motion detector and alarm

Printer Software and Drivers
Printronix PrintNet Enterprise remote management software
SAP Device Types
Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP

Printer Features

RibbonMinder automatic ribbon life monitor
Clean hands ribbon change

SureStak power stacker
Extended doors for 14" and 17" forms support
Black back forms paper out sensor
Slide out paper tray for easy loading and unloading

Genuine Printronix Ribbons

Gold Series Ribbons
Bar code, OCR, graphics and text printing applications

Gold Series 2000
2400 LPM models only
Patented design is specially optimized for ultra-high speed dual hammerbank technology. Includes Clean-Hands leader for no mess ribbon changes


RS232/RS422 optional

IEEE-1284/Centronics - standard
Data Products - optional

PrintNet Enterprise 10/100 Base T - optional

Integrated Twinax interface for attachment to IBM Systems 36/38 and AS/400 directly or via IBm 5394 or 5494 workstation controller- optional

Integrated coax interface for attachment to IBM 3174, 3274, or 3276 cluster controller- optional

Auto Switching
Between active ports; including parallel and Ethernet


Auto-ranging 120/240 VAC 60/50 Hz, power factor corrected

Power Consumption
475 watts typical

EnergyStar - less than 30 watts (energy saving mode)


Floor Model: 42.5" (1080mm)
With SureStak: 42.5" (1080mm)

Floor Model: 27.0" (686mm)
With SureStak: 27.0" (686mm)

Floor Model: 29.0" (737mm)
With SureStak: 33.75" (857mm)

Shipping Weight
Floor Model: 285lbs (129.3kg)
With SureStak: 305lbs (138.5kg)


Acoustic Noise (per ISO 7779)

Operating Temperature
50 to 104F (10 to 40C)


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