When just-in-time applications and top printing performance really matters, the SOLID 52A4 professional laser printer is the perfect choice: the first page is printed in less than 6 seconds and this model boasts printing speeds of up to 52 pages per minute. It combines the highest level of reliability with versatile paper handling capabilities. Optional face-up output and the GPIO (SPS control) option provide with the unique Microplex controller supplying the intelligence for integrating the SOLID 52A4 in production lines where control and “hand shake” is the absolute requirement.

Ideal for:

  • Paper exit face-up and face-down
  • Integration with GPIO bi-directional communication
  • Special paper sizes like A6, KLT (74 x 210 mm)
  • printing with different emulations (PCL5, IGP, IPDS, ...)




  • Optional WIFI, PDF direct print
  • Duplex printing standard
  • Flexible extension options for paper feed and tray
  • Full integration in production lines through GPIO / Status-Out

Document output in face-up (optional) and face-down

If it is important for your application that the print output is face-up, the SOLID 52A4 is the right solution. Due to the flexible mechanics, printouts can be output both face-up (optional) and face-down.

Communication with your system via GPIO interface

The SOLID 52A4 reacts to your signal. Thanks to the integrated GPIO interface, which is available as an option, the printout of the SOLID 52A4 can be synchronized with any PLC-controlled system and starts printing after a signal. Printed pages are acknowledged by an electrical signal.

Compact integration into logistics systems

The printouts of the SOLID 52A4 can be taken directly from the printer. This means that systems can be designed very compactly and neatly without having to construct a complex paper handling.



Maximum paper capacity up to 4300 sheets from up to 5 cassettes

The SOLID 52A4 can be equipped with up to 4 additional cassettes in addition to the standard 550-sheet cassette. This can either be up to 4 cassettes per 550 sheets, or a large paper feed for 2100 sheets plus 3 more cassettes per 550 sheets.

The cartridges can be controlled individually, so you can stock up to 5 different formats or types of paper in the printer.

The cassettes can also be virtually combined to form a large cassette. This gives your SOLID 52A4 "one" cartridge with 4300 sheets of paper. It can print large jobs or a long time without adding paper.

Switching the individual cassettes is done automatically.

Lineprinter Replacement with SOLID 52A4

Why should some line printers or line printers be replaced with a SOLID 52A4 cut-sheet laser printer?

There are applications that can be operated much more efficiently with a Microplex single-sheet laser printer than is possible with an continuous dot-matrix printer.

You can find further information here!



  • Technical details
    Print technology

    Laser, OPC
    heat / pressure


    MPC 7.1

    Print speed

    up to 52 pages/minute (A4)
    first page: approx. 5.9 s

    Print resolution

    max. 600 dpi x 600 dpi

    Duty cycle

    up to 50,000 pages (A4)
    (based on a using period of 60 months)
    max. 250,000 pages(A4)

    Power supply

    220-240 V /50/60 Hz

    Power consumption

    700 W (Sleep Mode: 4.2 W )

    Dimensions (WxDxH in mm)

    428 x 511 x 442


    ca. 26 kg (incl. consumables)


    < 57 dB(A)

    Environment temperature

    10 - 32°C

    Relative humidity

    8 - 80 % (rel., non condensing)


    10/100 MBit, bi-directional (TCP/IP)


    Factory Option
    IEEE 1284 (Centronics)

    RS232, RS422
    WIFI IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, WEP (64 bit and 128 bit) encryption


    RAM:  1024 MB
    Flash: 32 GB

    MPC 7.1


    MICROPLEX IDOL, HP-PCL5/ HPGL, AGFA Reno, μ-Postscript, LN03+, BULL-MP6090, Datamax, Etimark MP-1220, TEC Bx72, TEC B6xx, LDC, ZPLII, EPL 2, Intermec Direct Protocol, IER Command, cab, Godex EZPL, Diablo 630, IBM Proprinter, EPSON FX-80 (ESC/P), MT-600/MT40, IDS, ANSI Genicom, TIFF, HP Designjet, XML (SAP® RFID), CUPS Raster, RFM

    Optional Emulations

    CODE-V (Magnum), XEROX XES, KODESCRIPT+, Prescribe/PSB 2, IGP-10, IGP/PGL, Labelpoint, Barcode 2, IPDS, AEA, AFP, Status-Out, PDF Direct Printing*
    (weitere Emulationen auf Anfrage)


    Codebar, Code39, MSI, PDF417, Interleaved 2/5, Interleaved 2/5 (3-Strich Datalogic), Interleaved 2/5 (3-Strich Matrix), EAN-8, 13, 128, Add-On-Codes, Code11, Code93, Code 128, UPC-A, UPC-E

    Optional Barcodes

    USD-5, Maxi-Code, QR Code, Aztec-Code, Datamatrix
    (more barcodes on request)

    Additional functions

    Network capabilities
    authentication standard IEEE 802.1x

    Intelligent barcode generation
    on-the-fly in the printer

    Format splitting
    in several subformats by command

    Integrated form management
    flash memory for forms and fonts inside the printer

    Optional functions

    gives notice of each correctly printed page via interface. Further features can be found in the manual.

    Programmable GPIO-Interface (SPS-Control)

    EMBEDDED INTELLIGENCE – Enabling two-way communication between printer and a PLC.
    Integration of the printer into production lines is possible, controlled by GPIO-interface
    Customer / Application specific modifications possible. Further features can be found in the manual.

    Printable Media

    A6 up to A4,
    Special formats


    60-203 g/m²
    Duplex: 60-203 g/m²


    Cassette 1: 550 sheets (Ax to A4) 75 g/m²


    550 sheets (75 g/m²) tray
    550 sheets (75 g/m²) lockable tray
    up to 4 x 550 sheet trays usable


    3 x 550 sheet trays
    plus 1 x 2100 sheet tray (75 g/m²)
    Caster Base for 2100 sheet tray needed


    550 sheets (75 g/m²)


    Output expander 500 sheets (75 g/m²)
    Face-up option


    Other options

    Caster Base (only necessary for 2100 sheet tray)
    Spacer (non fuctioning input tray to elevate the printer)

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* only available from MPC 3.4, MPC 7.1 and MPC 8.x

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