Zero Tear Line Matrix Printers in Mission Critical Environments
We will be posting a series of videos featuring Andy Scherz, Director of Product Marketing. In these informal videos, Andy will be covering where Line Matrix printers fit in mission critical environments as well as key differentiators between each of the Printronix line printer models.
Line Matrix Printers in Mission Critical Environments - Zero Tear Models
Director of Product Marketing
P7000 Zero Tear Cartridge Line Matrix Printer
Now finally we have the configuration here that is very similar to this model. This model is identical to this model, but you're going to notice one distinct difference here. The tractors are here on this model here, it's actually pulling the paper. This particular model, the tractors are actually on an assembly that sits below the printer and above the stand that actually moves the tractors in the lower location and pushes the paper through. Now this has the advantage of basically allowing me to get one page at a time without any forms waste in between. So if I have a form, and it's very important that I can keep every single form, maybe they are numbered or sequenced or they are high-value forms just physically expensive, and I don't want to have any waste in between grabbing print jobs, this configuration is ideal, offering the ability to print one form at a time and tear it off.
Now, in contrast, the pull tractor system does have the disadvantage that it at the end of the print job I need to at least leave one sheet still in here in the tractors. There is a major reason why we do that. The two tractor system with the pull enables us to handle very difficult forms okay? So for example they may be physically large, or they might have tricky attributes like this particular form has peel off stickers, and this sticker if we have to be very careful how we handle it, tends to make it thick, it doesn't want to feed through the printer well, or we may even have multipart forms, again if we have a trucking depot, and I'm going to print a bill of lading, I might need to send a copy to my accounting department, have a copy for my file records, have a copy out to production, a copy taken with a truck. The net is you have a high copy count. This becomes a difficult form to feed, but with the pull tractor system we have no problem pulling the media through the printer.