Tally LA550N / LA550W

Applications Tally LA550N / LA550W Printer


The dependable Tally LA550N and LA550W offer class-leading performance. Flat push tractors drive forms through a straight paper path, resulting in delivery of invoices, shipping bills, labels, and statements time after time.

At up to 750 characters per second

and with workloads to 26,000 pages per month, the LA550N and LA550W are ideal for tough, transaction printing. The LA550N and LA550W can be optionally configured with up to three input tractors.

From the small 80-column footprint of the Tally LA550N to the 136-column capacity of the LA550W, their rugged design and quiet operation equip them for the warehouse, the shipping dock or the front desk. Back room durability combined with front-office 24-wire print quality and a variety of automated performance features make the LA550N and LA550W a serious solution for demand document pricing.

Strengths LA550N
  • Print speed up to 750 cps
  • 26,000 pages per month
  • 80 or 136 characters
  • environments Unix and DEC Digital
  • 24-needle print head with excellent print quality
  • Automatic detection of paper thickness
  • Correct paper path for easy handling
  • Parallel and serial interface as standard


Print Speed At 10,12,15 cpi; Draft:500, 600, 750; NLQ:180, 220, 135; LQ:90, 110, 135
Print Method Serial Impact Dot Matrix
Resolution Up to 360 x 360 dpi
Memory 126Kb
Character Density 5, 6, 6.65, 7.5, 8.25, 8.6, 9, 10, 12, 13.3, 15, 16.5, 17.1, 18, 20 cpi
Line Density 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 lpi and 1, 2, 4 lpcm
Printhead Life 400 million characters
Printhead Type 24 wire
Standard Connectivity Parallel (bi-directional) and serial RS232, DEC MMJ Adapter included
Optional Connectivity Ethernet 10/100 BaseT, RS422 Serial
Standard Emulation
DEC PPL2, Epson LQ (Esc P/2), IBM ProPrinter XL24e and XL24e + AGM
Fonts Draft, Draft Copy, Roman, Sans Serif, Courier, Prestige, Script, Orator, OCR-A/B*, 15 Barcodes
Consumables LA550N ribbon: 3.5 million characters; LA550W ribbon: 5.0 million characters
Standard Paper Handling Push tractors with paper parking and AGA; Cut sheet front insertion with AGA
Number of Copies Front tractors: 1+5 copies; Cut sheets: 1+5 copies
Paper Type Continuous forms; cut sheet
Paper Size LA550N: max. 10 inches; LA550W: max. 16.53 inches
Paper Weight Continuous forms 60-120gsm; Cut sheet 80-120gsm
Physical Weight LA550N: 11Kg (24 lbs.); LA550W: 13.5Kg (30 lbs.)
Physical Size (HxWxD) LA550N: 300x460x300mm; LA550W: 300x600x300mm
Power Voltage 230V
Power Consumption 40W printing
Workload 26,000 pages per month
Reliability MTBF 20,000 hours
Temperature +10ºC to +35ºC
Humidity 20% to 80%
Acoustic 55dB(A)
Warranty One Year Return to Depot
Options Supplemental push tractors, Ethernet 10/100
Note *For OCR applications it is recommended that your readers are tested with print samples supplied by DASCOM prior to purchase.



Material Tape: Nylon
Duration: 3.5 Million Characters
Color black

REF: 60426/060426

Models that also use this Tape Reference: T2040, T2145, T2145S, MT130, MT150, T2033, T2150, LA550N

Tally Fabric Nylon Ribbon Black tally T2150 60426                              TALLY TITLE T2150 60426


Material Tape: Nylon
Duration: 3.5 Million Characters
Color black

REF: 60425/060425

Models that also use this Tape Reference: T2140, T2245, T2255, MT131, MT151, T2133, T2250, LA550W



The original cartridges   have been carefully designed by Tally to work with your printer, in order to offer high quality printing and unparalleled reliability.