Printronix P5000

Printronix P5000




This range of printers was discontinued in 2001, however the P8000 and P7000 models that have replaced it have the same technology and even in 90% of the same features, the Printronix P5000 series has been the range of Greatest success of the Printronix brand.

Printronix invented the concept of line matrix printing in 1974 and since then we have not stopped introducing new and innovative products into the market through generations of technological developments. The Printronix P5000 series leads the market in speed, print quality, ease of operation and connectivity.Whenever you need economical printing of high quality labels, reports, barcodes or forms consisting of several parts, matrix printing is the standard. With print speeds of up to 2,000 lines per minute (bpm), you're sure to find a Printronix P5000 model that fits your needs.

One of the main advantages of line matrix technology, apart from its enormous speed, is the economy of operation and ownership. Compared with laser printers and serial matrix printers, P5000 devices can be up to 10 times more economical in terms of performance , due to the exclusive design of consumables that reduce operating costs for your printing requirements.

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increases the duration of the characters and the functions of dual code / text printing, which means an increase in the possibilities of printing and a significant reduction of the tape changes that, to its time, it translates into an increase in productivity.

Combined with the rugged design and durability of P5000, it means that the P5000 printer "survives" your laser or serial printer an average of 3 times, in addition to excellent performance at significantly lower costs.

Matrix printing

is still the undisputed leader of reliability. When your application can not be stopped, opt for this technology to have security. When you have to control expenses, this technology offers the necessary advantages with the lowest cost per page. Handles specialized paper types that work for your application: papers that can only be printed by a line matrix printer. With the surprising and revolutionary levels of performance of P5220, the proposal goes even further. High speed performance.

Beyond the "eraser" printing speeds, the printing mechanism of the P5000 series has been optimized to increase the speed of its applications. Compare these ISO 10561 performance specifications (ECMA-132) with those of other printers on the market.

Perfect substitute for matrix models with character technology per second models: DFX5000 DFX8000 DFX 8500 DFX9000 oki 4410 as well as discontinued versions of IBM 6400 & Infoprint 6500  TallyGenicom 6200 and 6300

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Specifications Printronix P5000 Series Printer

Models: P5005B/P5205B P5010/P5210 P5215/P5015 P5220s


Print speed

  (LPM, uppercase characters / lowercase characters)
  P5005B/P5205B P5010/P5210 P5215/P5015 P5220s
High speed 500/428 1.000/856 1.500/1.289 2.000/1.700
Data processing  375/300 750/600 1.125/900 1.500/1.200
Quality close to letter 200/154  400/306 600/459 800/615


Maximum resolution
180 dpi horizontal x 96 dpi vertical

Printable width
Up to 13.6 ″ (345.4 mm)

Paper Handling
Type: Continuous, fan folded, edge-perforation
Width: Pedestal Models: 3 ″ to 16.5 ″ / Floor Models: 3 ″ to 17 ″
Copies: Up to 6 parts
Weight: 15 to 100 lbs. up to 0.025 ″ thick
Paper path: Straight through paper path with easy-load
dual adjustable tractors
Feeding: Lower
Paper control: 14 and 12-channel electronic vertical format unit, paper out detector and alarm, paper movement detector and alarm

Serial: RS-232 / RS-422 (optional RS-422 P5220s)
Parallel: IEEE-1284 / Centronics – standard; Data Products – optional; Data Products Long Line – optional; except P5220s
Ethernet: PrintNet Enterprise 10/100 Base T – optional
Twinax: Integrated twinax interface for connection to IBM 36/38 and AS / 400 systems directly or via IBM 5394 or 5494 workstation controller – optional
Coax: Integrated coax interface for connection to IBM 3174, 3274 or 3276 group controller – optional
Automatic switching: Between active ports P5220s allows switching between parallel port and Ethernet

standard emulations
Printronix P-Series, P Series XQ, Serial Matrix, IBM ProPrinter III XL, Epson FX-1050 

PGL / VGL, ANSI 3.64, IPDS (twinax and Ethernet), TN5250, TN3270, Twinax, Coax Twinax emulations – IBM 5225 Models 1, 2, 3, 4, IBM 4234 Models 2, 12
Printronix transparent mode available for special functions Coax – IBM 3287 Models 1 and 2, IBM 4234 Model 1 Compatible modes BSC, SCS / LU1, DSC and DSE. Printronix transparent mode available for special functions

Dynamic font
selection Selectable print style: bold, italic, double width, double height, highlight, underline, subscript and superscript Provides a wide combination of character fonts

Resident Character Sets
More than 100 multinational games, 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

Resident barcodes
30 resident symbologies including: Code 39, EAN 8/13, UPC A / E, Postnet, Royal Mail, Interleaved 2 of 5 and PDF 417

Auto-Ranging 120/240 V 60/50 Hz AC

Power consumption
P5005B / P5205B         175
P5010 / P5210             260
P5215 / P5015             390
P5220s                        475

Energy Star
compliance Less than 30 watts (power saving mode)

Dimensions and weight

  Pedestal Model Cab Model  Model With Stacker
Height – inches (mm) 35 (889) 42,5 (1.080) 42,5 (1.080)
Width – inches (mm) 24,6 (625) 27,0 (686) 27,0 (686)
Depth – inches (mm) 20,7 (526) 29,0 (737) 33,75 (857)
Weight with packaging – pounds (kg) 115 (52,2) 285 (129,3) 305 (138,5)


Acoustic level according to ISO 7779
P5005B                62 dBA
P5010                  65 dBA
P5205B / P5210    50 dBA
P5015                  68 dBA
P5215                  52 dBA
P5220s                 53 dBA

Operating temperature
From 50 to 104º F
From 10 to 40º C

Software and Drivers
Printronix PrintNet Enterprise Remote Management Software Device
Types SAP
Windows 95/98 / NT / 2000 / XP



Part Number Description Compatibility Yield by ribbon Ribbons per package
107675-001 Extended Life Text Ribbon All Line Matrix Printers, pedestal and cabinet models (except dual hammerbank printers) 27 Million Characters 6
107675-005 Bar Code/OCR Ribbon  All Line Matrix Printers, pedestal and cabinet models (except dual hammerbank printers) 27 Million Characters or 2520 AIAG style shipping labels 6