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P7000HZT Zero Tear Cartridge Printer

Question: What is a P7000HZT Zero Tear printer?
Answer: It’s a line matrix printer designed specifically to enable printing of single sheets or short runs without any loss of forms. This model is specially designed to handle the character shapes found in many Asian languages. The combination of a fine point hammer design and a high processing controller provide the capability to print at a much higher resolution than earlier models. The P7000HZT series can reproduce all of the elaborate character strokes required with precise detail.
Question: How much of my form is available for printing on the P7000ZT?
Answer: The entire form. With the Zero Tear printer you can print everywhere from the very first to the very last line on the form.
Question: Can a new P7000HZT Cartridge Line Matrix Printer replace a serial matrix printer?
Answer: Yes. All P7000H cartridge printers support the most common serial matrix printer emulations. The Zero Tear model would be a drop in place, low cost, print on demand replacement.
Question: How does the cost of operation and consumables for P7000HZT compare with serial matrix?
Answer: Line matrix offers a tremendous cost savings. Serial matrix ribbon cartridges are more expensive than P7000H cartridge ribbons. This, however, is only half the savings. Serial matrix print heads are also consumables and need frequent replacement. Print heads alone typically exceed $400 and normally require a service call to replace. Adding this to the cost of the ribbon, a serial matrix printer can be more than 3X more expensive to operate.
Question: Is there any compatibility problems trying to replace an existing line matrix printer with a new P7000HZT Zero Tear model?
Answer: No. The Zero Tear printers are full PSA3 family members. They share all the same emulations and connectivity options.
Question: Where does the paper exit for tear off?
Answer: The paper comes straight out the top of the printer, making it easy to tear while standing or sitting in front of the printer.
Question: How mobile are these new printers?
Answer: The printers have oversized casters. The standard Ethernet wireless interface to PrintNet Enterprise™ enables you to quickly move your printer to where it is needed.
Question: Do I have to manually eject and retract the paper each time I want to tear a sheet off?
Answer: No. The printers automatically move the paper up to the tear position when printing is complete. Once more data queued up for printing the zero tear printer draws the paper back down to the print station.
Question: Do I have to tear between each sheet or can several be kept together?
Answer: The printer will not eject to the tear bar until the print job is completed so several sheets can be kept together. It simply keeps printing in one continuous stream, until the data stops and the print job completes. At that time, the short run can be torn off.