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 Printer



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 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)


RS-232 / RS-422 Series (Optional RS-422 P5220s)
Parallel IEEE-1284 / Centronics Compatibility – Standard
Data Products – Optional
Ethernet and Twinax

Standard emulations

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

Optional emulations

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 switchover Between active ports P5220s allows switching between parallel port and Ethernet
PGL / VGL, ANSI 3.64, IPDS (Twinax and Ethernet), TN5250, TN3270, Twinax, Coax
Twinax – 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 Modes compatible BSC, SCS / LU1, DSC and DSE.
Printronix transparent mode available for special functions Dynamic font selection

Power specs

Self-adjusting 120/240 V AC 60/50 Hz

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

Energy Star compliance – Less than 30 watts (energy saving mode)

Dimensions and weight

Models with base Floor model
With SureStak
Height – inches (mm)
35 (889)
42.5 (1.080)
42.5 (1.080)
Width – inches (mm)
24.6 (625)
27.0 (686)
Handling paper
27.0 (686)
Deep – 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)

Sound 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

50 to 104º F
From 10 to 40º C

Software and Drivers

Remote management software Printronix PrintNet Enterprise
Device types SAP
Windows 95/98 / NT / 2000 / XP