Microplex PP 803 Multifunction High Speed Printer

pp803The PP 803 Printer offers a professional solution for heavy duty, flexible, cost-efficient printing. The rugged metal design and the Paper and Ribbon “Run Control”, guarantee reliable unattended printing. With its proven connectivity concept the PP 803 is prepared for any network environment.

The ultra precise registration results in perfectly placed print for preprinted forms, such as shipping documents and tickets. The IntellidriveTM - Technology guarantees superb print quality, with crisp characters and high readability barcodes.

The Automatic Gap Control (AGC) allows printing on paper up to 1mm (0.04 inch) thickness and transport paper with a thickness up to 2 mm (0.08 inch). The long-life print head fires the wires against a print bar and can produce up to 9 copies.

With up to two Tractor Cassettes and the Auto-Tear-Off function, the PP 803 makes handling fan-fold media as easy and reliable as possible.

Handling media widths of up to 9.4 inches wide, the PP803 is perfectly suited for decentralized, network-based environments, supporting industries such as logistics, barcode production, address labels for mailing, pressure sensitive label applications, distribution and warehouse applications.



  • Heavy duty 24-wire dot matrix printer with IntellidriveTM - Technology
  • Compact flat bed design with 94 columns and print bar
  • Robust design for industry
  • High print performance: 600 cps (10 cpi) 500 pages/hour 40,000 pages/month
  • Up to 9 excellent copies (1+8)
  • Up to 6 paper inputs, up to 3 paper outputs
  • Low cost per page using 30 million character ribbon
  • Printing width up to 165 columns (10 cpi)
  • Easy user operation via macro functions
  • Personality Modules (interfaces) with emulations for major host and network environments

Optional Features

  • ASF Cassette: Up to 3 automatic sheet feeders; paper size: DIN A4, A4 landscape, A5, A6, B5, Letter, Legal
  • Cassette A2: Cut sheets form 70 to 100 g/m2, form sets up to 260 g/m2; capacity: 180 sheets (80 g/m2) paper width up to 305 mm (12 inch)
  • Cassette B2: Paper 100 to 150 g/m2; form sets up to 300 g/m2; envelopes from 70 to 90 g/m2; capacity: 40 envelopes (70 g/m2)
  • Cassette C: Thick and infexible sheets and envelopes up to 300 g/m , documents with middle fold
  • Cut Sheet Stacker: front-side stacking of up to 80 sheets, installation in the upper tractor guede instead of tractor cassette
  • Printer Stand: For handling of dual fanfold paper input; dimensions: 450 x 660 x 840 mm (WxDxH) , ASF 4 to 12.2 inch weight: approx. 16 kg
  • Stacker: Integration of the printer into production line is possiblefor stacking up to 2,000 pages in combination with the printer stand and is controlled by SPS interface
Specifications PP 803
Technology Serial impact dot matrix
Print Head 24 wires, 0.25 mm (0.01 inch) needle diameter lifetime approx. 400 million characters
Print Mode High Speed Draft (HSD), Data (DQ), Near Letter Quality (NLQ) and Letter Quality (LQ)
Print Speed HSD: 700 cps DQ: 600 cps NLQ: 300 cps LQ: 150 cps DQ: 580 pages/hour LQ: 260 pages/hour 40,000 pages per month 15,000 hours at 30% duty cycle
Print Format 94 characters at 10 characters per inch (cpi)
Ribbon Cartridge, nylon ribbon black, 30 million characters, ribbon run control
Dimensions 550 x 280 x 295 mm (WxDxH) (21.7 x 11.0 x 11.3 inch)
Pitches 10, 12, 15, 17.1, 18 and 20 cpi, proportional
Line Spacing 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, ... 360 lpi
Resolution maximum 300 x 300 dpi (11.81 dots / mm)
Power 100 - 125 VAC, 200 - 240 VAC max. 3A / 1,5A, 50 - 60 Hz
Noise Level 55 dB(A) in accordance with ISO 7779
Agency VDE/GS, UL, C-UL, CE, FCC-B
Weight Approximately 15.7 kg
Paper Handling
Automatic Gap control optimizes the print gap according to paper thickness
Paper Input 2 removable tractor cassettes + manual front insertion; up to 3 automatic sheet feeders opt.
Paper Output Cassette input at rear only with zero tearoff; manual at front or rear with zero tearoff (user selectable)
Media Width Cassette input 102 to 450 mm (4 to 17.7 inch); manual up to 420 mm (16.6 inch)
Formfeed 20 inch/second
Print Width Printable area: max. 8.6 inch (219mm)  
Copies 1 original + 6 copies; max. 0.6 mm (0.024 inch) paper DIN A4, A4 landscape, A5, A6, B5, Letter, Legal thickness, 1 original without copies max. 1.0 mm (0.04 inch) paper thickness, 2.0 mm (0.08 inch) transportation
Media Type Continuous forms / media with tractor pin holes
Media Thickness Tractor cassette input 60 to 120 g/m2 ; form sets up to 350 g/m2; manual input via front feed: 60 to 170 g/m2
Bar Codes
Linear EAN 8, EAN 13, UPC-A, UPC-E, Postnet, KIX Code, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 (incl. EAN 128), Noise Level: 53 dB(A) nach ISO 7779 Codabar, 2 of 5 industrial, 2 of 5 interleaved, and MSI Mod 10/10
Graphics 360 x 360 dpi max
Print Languages/Emulations
Standard IBM Proprinter XL24 (AGM), Epson LQ 2550/1060/ESC/P2
Standard IEEE 1284 parallel and serial RS-232C/RS422, shared mode
Optional Personality Modules
Ethernet Ethernet 10BaseT / 100BaseTX RJE45
IPDS Ethernet
IGP SER/PAR with Printronix IGP 10/20/40 emulation
HP SER/PAR or Ethernet with HP2934/2235emulation
Genicom SER/PAR or Ethernet with Genicom 3840 emulation
MT50 SER/PAR or Ethernet with MT50 emulation
Stringchange SER/PAR or Ethernet
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