PP 803

The 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. The PP 803 offers reliable connectivity for any network environment, by utilizing the PSi interface connectivity concept of Personality Modules (PM). The PP 803 offers precise print registration, for use with pre-printed forms, such as shipping documents.

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More PP 803 features: The IntellidriveTM – Technology, guarantees superb print quality and placement, with crisp characters and high readability barcodes. The Automatic Gap Control (AGC) allows the Print Head to automatically set head to media gap. The long-life Print Head strikes the Print Bar to produce up to 9 copies. Flat Bed design, insures straight paper-path, for jam free media handling. Up to two Tractor Cassettes and the Auto-Tear-Off function. These design features, make the PP 803 the right solution for your Impact Printer needs!

Ideal for:

  • Assembly Lists, Work Accompanying Documents
  • Certifications, Descriptions, Email Communications, Incapacity to work certificates
  • Airway Bills, Order Lists
  • Correspondence, Descriptions, Email Communications, Income Records, Travel Books
  • Ordering Documents
  • Work associated Cards
  • Labels, Order Documents, Outsourcing Documents


  • 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
  • Technical details
    Printer Specification

    Serial impact, Dot matrix


    24 wires, 0.25 mm needle diameter;

    Life time, 400 million characters (DQ)

    Print mode

    High Speed Draft (HSD), Data (DQ), mode

    Near Letter (NLQ) and Letter quality (LQ)

    Print format

    94 characters at 10 cpi


    Cartridge, nylon Ribbon, black,

    15 million characters, auto Ribbon run control


    21.7” x 11.0” x 11.3” (W x D x H)

    (550 x 280 x 295 mm)


    34.6 pounds (15.7 kg)

    Operator Panel

    16 digit LCD display,

    tri-lingual (German, English, French)

    Rated Voltage

    100 - 125 VAC / 200 - 240 VAC

    max. 3A / 1.5A , 50 - 60 Hz

    Power Consumption

    200 Watt - Operating, 30 Watt - Standby

    Environmental Conditions

    Operating: +10°C to +35 °C (+50°F to + 95°F)

    Conditions: 20% to 80% relative humidity

    Storage: -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)

    5% to 85% relative humidity

    Noise Level

    53 dB(A) acceptable to ISO 7779

    Agency Approvals


    Print Speed (10cpi)

    HSD: 600 cps (characters/second)

    DQ: 500 cps

    NLQ: 300 cps

    LQ: 150 cps


    DQ: 500 pages/hour

    Duty Cycle

    40,000 pages per month

    Paper Handling
    Paper Path

    Flat bed design; 2 paper inputs, 1 output for Fan-fold paper, paper path selectable via software or Operator Panel

    Paper Input

    1 removable Tractor Cassette, additional slot for optional, 2nd Tractor Cassette

    Paper Output

    Exits at the rear of printer, with zero tear-off

    Paper Weight

    60 to 150 g/m2 form sets up to 480 g/m2

    Paper Width

    105 to 270 mm (4 “ to 10.625” inch)

    Form Feed

    20 inch/second

    Automatic Gap Control (AGC)

    AGC, automatically optimizes the print head gap based on media thickness


    1 original + 8 copies; max. paper thickness 1.0 mm (0.04 inch), 2.0 mm (0.08 inch) transportation

    Personality Module (SER/PAR)

    IEEE 1284 Parallel and Serial RS-232C/RS422, shared


    IBM Proprinter, XL24 (AGM) Epson LQ2550/1060/ESC/P2


    up to 64 KByte

    Character sets

    ISO 8859/1, ISO 8859/9, 8859/15; IBM Set 1/Set 2 in

    14 national versions; IBM Code Pages 437, 850, 857, 858, 860, 863, 865; Epson Ext. Char. Set in 15 National versions; Eastern European character sets 771, 773, 774, 775, 852, 1125, 1251; Baltic RiM, Greek, CZ, HUN, Russia, Win Lat 2


    Draft quality: High Speed Draft, Data and Data Large; Near Letter and Letter quality: Courier, Sans Serif, OCR-A, OCR-B, Orator, Orator-C, Prestige, Roman, Script, Sans script

    Character Attributes

    Bold, italic, shadow, outline, double strike, underline, double underline, over line, strike through, sub/superscript, double to octuple, for Data Large, 99-fold size

    CPI (Characters Per Inch)

    10, 12, 15, 17.1, 18 and 20 cpi, proportional

    LPI (Lines per Inch)

    2, 3, 4, 6, 8, ... 360 lpi


    EAN 8, EAN 13, UPC-A, UPC-E, Postnet, KIX Code, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 (incl. EAN 128), Codabar, 2 of 5 industrial, 2 of 5 interleaved, and MSI Mod 10/10


    360 x 360 dpi max


    Parameter settings for up to four individual Printer Configurations, selectable via software / Oper. Panel


    Ethernet 10BaseT / 100BaseTX RJE45




    SER/PAR with Printronix IGP 10/20/40 emulation


    SER/PAR or Ethernet with HP2934/2235 emulation


    SER/PAR or Ethernet with Genicom 3840 emulation


    SER/PAR or Ethernet with MT50 emulation

    String Change

    SER/PAR or Ethernet

    Printer Stand

    Media handling of dual, fanfold paper input,

    Dimensions: 450 x 660 x 840 mm (W x D x H) (17.7 x 26.4 x 33.6 inch)

    Weight: approx. 35 pounds (16 kg)

    Tractor Cassettes

    Enables auto loading of 2nd form. Extra Tractor Cassette may be dedicated to regularly used forms for quick loading.

    Manual Feed Unit

    To be used with single sheet or form set input.

    Collector Trays

    Trays attach to printer and collect individual sheet output - Front or Rear


    Internal cutting device enables forms to be separated. Panel setting allows automatic cut between print jobs

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