Printronix S828

Printronix S828


Rugged, IBM-compatible, quiet desktop print solution built to excel in the most rigorous office & industrial environments.


Ultra resistant and reliable

The S828 sets a new standard for the ultimate in rugged desktop reliability. More than a high-performance serial matrix printer, the S828 is based on the traditional tradition of Printronix industrial printers that offer maximum uptime, low cost of ownership and reliable operation in a wide range of environments. In addition to the high-end 6-pin tractors for optimum form-feed reliability and an industry-leading printhead life, the Printronix S828's defining feature is the durable, highly functional metal construction designed to Last longer than any other printer in this category.

High performance

Printronix S828 combines 800-speed print speed performance with a high-function multilingual operator interface for efficient and intuitive operation. Time is money, and the ability to fully automate and customize form management will maximize user efficiency by eliminating keystrokes and speeding up form retrieval. For larger distributed environments, the Printronix S828 includes a powerful remote printer management utility so that the IT department can view status updates in real time, remotely configure multiple printers and access a fully functional virtual operator panel. Printronix S828 also supports a second path of front feed forms,

Plug & Play compatibility

In addition to Ethernet, USB, parallel and standard serial, the S828 is compatible with ANSI 3.64 and the 18-pin emulations used by Genicom and IBM legacy printers to enable plug & play compatibility without requiring driver or application changes. For IBM environments, the S828 offers true support for IBM IPDS emulation.



  • Matrix printer
  • Rugged metal construction housing
  • Lifespan of the printhead, 800M characters, the highest of its kind.
  • Extended life of the tape: 25M characters
  • 6-pin tractors guarantee reliability in the feeding of forms
  • Second optional front-loading tractor
  • 18-pin printer: 800 cps @ 10cpi
  • Wide format: 132 columns
  • Lowest noise level in its class: 54dBA
  • Fully automated and configurable power
  • High visibility attention light
  • Compatibility with 18-pin emulations used by printers inherited from IBM and Genicom
  • True IBM IPDS (optional)
  • Pedestal included (optional)
  • Powerful remote management of the printer
  • Standard interfaces: parallel, serial, USB and Ethernet


Also available in the same range the model Printronix S809

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Print technology
18-pin dot matrix printer – 136 columns at 10cpi

Performance (ISO / IEC 10561 – @ 10CPI)
DIN chart up to 660 PPH
Spreadsheet up to 450 PPH

Performance (draft mode at 10CPI)

40 CPL 450 LPM
80 CPL 330 LPM
136 CPL 250 LPM

Print speed
DP mode: 800, 960, 1200
DP text: 480, 576, 720
NLQ: 232, 278, 348


Media handling
6-pin front tractor with jam sensor.
Second optional 6-pin front-feed tractor with jam sensor

Media specifications Media
type: continuous shape, front loading
Width: 76 to 432 mm (3 “to 17”)
Length: 78 to 610 mm (3 “to 24”)
Maximum thickness: 0.635 mm (0.025 “)
Copies: 1 + 7
Weight: upper form: 55 to 150 g / m2
Attached sheet: 45 to 75 g / m2

Graphics Resolution (DPI)

Horizontal: 60, 72, 80, 90, 120, 144, 240
Vertical: 72, 144

Draft, Courier, Gothic, OCR-A, OCR-B

Codabar, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC / EAN ADD-ON 2 and 5, Code 2 of 5, Code39, Code128, Code11, Code93, CodeGP, CodeBCD, C25- 3BAR, Postnet, MSI, smart mail barcode

USB 2.0, Parallel, Serial RS232, Ethernet 10/100 (IPDS optional)

Ribbon duration (in draft mode)

25 million characters

Printhead life
800 million characters

Pages per month (maximum 4 hours / day): 57,000

Physical dimensions
Dimensions: 721 x 399 x 351 mm / 28.4 x 15.7 x 13.8 “
Weight: 33 Kg / 72.6 lbs 

Power requirements
100 – 240 V, automatic range, (60 Hz – 50 Hz)

MTBF reliability : 20,000 hours

Remote Printer Administration Utility

120W power consumption of printing, 30W on standby

Operating environment
Temp 10 ° to 40.6 ° C (50 ° to 105 ° F)
Moisture 10% to 90% relative humidity
Storage temperature -35 ° to 65 ° C (-31 ° to 149 ° F)
Moisture 5% a 95% relative humidity
Noise <54dBA

Win10 (32/64), Win8 (32/64), Win7 (32/64), WinServer2008 (32/64),
Win2003 (32/64), WinNT, WinXP

Emulation types
Epson® FX series, IBM® Proprinter III XL, IBM Personal Printer 2381, ANSI 3.64, native S828 IPDS commands: IBM 4224, IBM 4230 and native S828 command

Special functions
Automatic change of paper path through the operator panel or software commands. Automatic adjustment of the thickness of the forms. Automatic folding position for zero detachment. Automatic paper parking.