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Printronix S828 Heavy Duty Multiform Printer
Up to 1200 CPS Matrix Printer - Ethernet & IPDS Capable

Printronix S828 Heavy Duty Desktop Multiform Printer

High reliability and broad functionality for demanding business environments. (Click on image of printer for detailed specifications)

Quick Tech Summary

  • Heavy Duty 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


  • Fast, quiet, reliable printing at up to 1,200 characters per second1 on up to 8 part forms

  • Rugged design for superior durability in mission critical environments

  • Optional Ethernet with support for IPDS (Genuine IBM IPDS)

  • Powerful remote printer management

  • Automatic forms loading and thickness adjustment

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.

The NEW Printronix S828

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


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Printronix S828 Multiform Printer Specifications



Max. Print Speed
S828 Print Speeds at: 10 cpi 12 cpi 15 cpi

Data processing mode:

  800 cps

960 cps

1200 cps

DP text mode:

  480 cps

576 cps

720 cps

NLQ mode:

  232 cps

278 cps

348 cps

Print options

Maximum Print Line: 13.6"/345.44 mm

Vertical spacing:
6 or 8 lpi selectable from operator panel for text
3, 4, 6, 8 or 9 lpi selectable under program control for text
1/144" increments under program control available for graphics

Horizontal spacing:
10, 12, 15, 16.7, 17.1 and 20 cpi
10 cpi in Fast draft mode
Proportional spacing is available in DP text and NLQ mode

Bar codes:
Postnet, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13, Code 3 of 9, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, Codabar, MSI and Matrix 2 of 5


Epson FX, IBM Proprinter III XL and IBM 2381 Personal Printer and native 4247 mode

Ethernet IPDS: IBM 4224, IBM 4230 and native 4247 mode

Paper handling

Support for two continuous forms paths

Dual front tractors

Paper parking, switching and linking

Automatic forms loading and thickness adjustment

Paper Sizes

Continuous forms: 3" to 17" (76 mm to 432 mm) width, 3" to 24" (76 mm to 610 mm) length


Centronics Parallel, Serial (RS-232C), USB 2.0, Ethernet 10/100 BaseT

Physical characteristics

28.4" x 15.7" x 13.8" (721 mm x 399 mm x 351 mm) (WxDxH),
72.6 lb./32.9 kg (weight)

Environmental conditions

Relative Humidity: 10% to 90% RH
Temperature: 50? to 105?F (10? to 40.6?C)
Acoustics Printing: 53.9 to 59.7 dBA depending on configuration


20 million character inked ribbon

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