Genuine Printronix Line Matrix Cartridge Consumables


Innovations and Advantages


Innovations within the P7000 cartridge series of line matrix printers deliver substantial gains in reliability, productivity, cost improvement and environmental responsibility. The P7000 introduces easy to install cartridge ribbons. These benefits or “plusses” provide compelling reasons for business and industrial customers to upgrade or expand their current printers in use. The new P7000 takes line matrix to a new level.


plus icon 20x20 Faster Access. Installation of cartridge ribbons is faster and cleaner than spool ribbons, saving time, reducing load errors and requires less user training.
plus icon 20x20 Longer Lasting Ink. The new cartridge ribbon promotes a longer ribbon life, which lowers consumable costs. Fewer ribbon changes yield more productivity and contribute to a lower cost of ownership. The new cartridge ribbon is 6 times less expensive than laser toner cartridges.
plus icon 20x20 Uniform Print Quality. The new cartridge ribbon provides sharper image quality. A high definition cartridge ribbon was developed for the P7000HD family to handle the unique challenges of high detail, fine point printing needed in today’s business environments.
plus icon 20x20 Improved Total Cost of Ownership. Keeping a tight rein on costs is important to every business. Compared to the previous generation of line matrix spool ribbons, the P7000 Cartridge generates savings of up to 20% of the consumable cost per page.
plus icon 20x20 Plug and Print. No down time. The P7000 series offers seamless integration and are direct replacements for the Printronix P5000 and P7000 spool printers. There is no need to modify or change current applications. It is a true “Plug and Print” solution. Printronix gives you the widest possible range of emulations, configurability and tools at your disposal. Installation requires no host changes, allows for easy data streaming. Do you have custom print job files already set up? No problem, work with the files you have already created.  
plus icon 20x20 Lowest Cost Laser Replacement. The P7000HD High Definition Family of Line Matrix Printers can drop into any Windows based laser print environment without any application modifications or special accommodations. The P7000HD prints TrueType™ fonts, small point sizes, lines, logos and bar codes in 180x180 dpi resolution. Enjoy the traditional line matrix benefits of reliability, forms flexibility and low cost per page.
plus icon 20x20 Environmental Advantages: The ENERGY STAR® qualified Printronix P7000 Cartridge Series power conservation system provides savings on energy cost, reduces wear and tear on the printer and uses 40% less power than laser printers. These printers are built to last for years and years, a key ecological benefit over shorter life cycle products such as laser and serial printers. Accommodates paper with high recycled content, easier recycling of completed print jobs, ozone reduction and none of the fine particulate emissions found in laser toner cartridges. Engineered with features that promote less energy consumption and generate less waste the P7000 cartridge series of line matrix printers provides the right printing solution for a greener world.
plus icon 20x20 More Choices. The P7000, P7000HD and P7000H product families provide more variety to configure just the right solution for any industrial printing challenge.

P7000 Versus P5000 Feature Comparison

The following table lists the features and benefits of the P7000 family that were not part of the 5th generation P5000 family:

P7000 Feature P7000 Benefit

Enhanced Reliability

  • Improvements to controller with better protection circuitry plus many mechanical enhancements
  • Estimated 20% reduction in service interventions
  • Lower service costs
  • More uptime

Increased Ribbon Capacity

  • 350% increase for pedestals
  • 200% to 350% increase for cabinets
  • Longer print runs and increased productivity
  • Reduce user interventions and labor

Color Coded Controls

  • All user touch points are blue for fast identification
  • Speeds training for operators

Integrated Print Management

  • Requires no special user handling or extra steps
  • Provides precise automatic indication of remaining ribbon life
  • Ribbon log allows tracking of how many of each type of consumable used
  • Has adjustable end point darkness
  • Eliminates cost of changing ribbons too often, poor output quality from ribbons not changed enough, and time wasted from constantly monitoring quality
  • Enables remote visibility of ribbon status and consumption
  • Precise supply life indication enables user to know if there is enough ribbon life before starting large jobs

Common Cabinet and Pedestal Ribbons

  • Pedestal now accepts same ribbon as cabinet models
  • Common consumable between cabinet and pedestal models
  • 3X fewer user interventions and printing interruptions
  • More productivity
  • Less inventory

Pedestal clam shell design

  • Opening cover exposes all internal controls and media loading features
  • Faster ribbon and media changes
  • Less operator training
  • Easier forms alignment

Improved Pedestal Paper Path

  • Gently rounded paper path closely follows cabinet geometry
  • No slot to thread paper through
  • Pedestal paper feed speed now exact same as cabinet models
  • Increased throughput
  • Expands maximum form width up to 17 inches

Top / Rear Paper Access

  • Pedestal can be configured for top or rear paper access
  • Eliminates previous Quick Access option
  • Improved tear bar when in top access mode
  • Lower cost – no options to buy
  • More flexibility to adapt to changing requirements
  • Faster and cleaner tear off for individual sheets or short runs

Large Pedestal Wheels

  • Three inch diameter heavy duty swivel casters
  • Increased mobility
  • Safer movement around office or across factory floors

Pedestal Control Panel

  • Full travel keys
  • Matches cabinet design exactly
  • Increased reliability
  • Easier key press and operation
  • Lower training costs

Improved Controller

  • Increased memory
  • Faster processor
  • Improved overload protection
  • Enables P7000 to grow with your IT environment
  • Increased reliability

Enhanced I/O Flexibility

  • Two available I/O slots
  • Allows versatile configurability for connecting to multiple systems
  • Provides expandability for future connection types
  • Asset protection

SPX Feature Code Programmer

  • Allows printer’s security level to be modified by the end user
  • No tools or opening of product required
  • Asset protection
  • Allows rapid reconfiguration for changing requirements
  • Lowers upgrade costs

Streamline Menus

  • Quick setup menu groups all most common configuration items
  • Rarely required advanced settings grouped separately to reduce clutter
  • Quicker and more reliable printer setup
  • Reduced training and increased ease of use
  • Reduced downtime due to incorrect configurations

Auto Configuration Saves

  • Prompts user to save configuration after any changes are made
  • Stores and insures settings will be restored after any power interruptions
  • Still enables manual saving and complex configurations by sophisticated users
  • Lowers training – user doesn’t need to know printer’s configuration and organization structure to successful save and restore configurations
  • Increase uptime by reducing incidental loss of configuration settings

Expanded Capabilities

  • UTF-8 encoding of character sets
  • DataMatrix Barcode
  • Intelligent Mail Barcode
  • Allows one configuration to span global requirements
  • Improved SAP compatibility
  • Growing importance in automitive and other manufacturing & distribution applications
  • Enables postal discounts when printing address

Smart Eject and Paper Advance Key Functions

  • Keys made to act instantly
  • No longer requires printer to be off line
  • Form Feed always moves the correct distance for the form
  • Eject moves the correct distances to support tear off and minimize form waste
  • Faster operation due to fewer keystrokes and smarter action
  • Reduced operator training
  • Eliminates form misalignments due to often undesirable paper movements on P5000

Platen Open / Adjustment System

  • Separates opening and closing of platen from precise forms thickness setting
  • Fixed dial locks in repeatable form’s thickness setting
  • Lower training and increased ease of use
  • Reduces chance of print quality problems or jams due to incorrect form thickness setting