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PSI PP405 Sidm Printer

The PSI PP 405 is a 24 pin Serial Impact Dot Matrix (SIDM) printer that can print on a wide variety of media and up to 136 columns. Its communication interfaces (Personality Modules) allows it to seamlessly fit into most systems and networking environments.

The PSI PP405 high speed impact printer offers flexible media management with up to 3 Auto Sheet Feeder Cassettes, one single sheet feeder and one tractor feed. The different input options enable dot matrix printing on multi part form, fan-fold media, single sheets, heavy form-sets, labels and envelopes. The PSI PP 405 has print speeds up to 600 CPS.

The long life ribbons of the PSI PP-405 (15 million characters) and flexibility of this multi part form printer makes it an extremely cost effective printer by keeping the Total Cost-of-Ownership (TCO) down.

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  • Print Speed:
    • 600 CPS (10 cpi)
    • 507 Pages per hour
    • 20,000 pages / month
  • Rugged 24-pin Dot Matrix Printer
  • Quite at a noise level of ≤ 52 dB(A)
  • Modules (Personality Module) for most systems and networks
  • 5 Paper inputs
    3 paper outputs
  • 6 Copies (1 + 5)
  • 136 column print width
  • Correct print job separation by Heavy duty tear bar
  • Automatic Gap Control (For optimization of print width)
  • Flatbed design for straight and reliable media transport

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PSI PP 405 Specifications

Print method Serial Impact Dot Matrix
Print Head 24 wires, 0.25 mm (0.01 inch) needle diameter lifetime approx. 400 million characters
Print Mode / Speed Data Quality: 600 cps, Near Letter Quality: 300 cps Letter Quality: 150 cps
Print format 136 characters at 10 cpi
Ribbon Black nylon Ribbon 16 million characters
Dimensions 50 lbs (22.7 kg) 25.4” x 15.6” x 10.9”(635 x 390 x 273 mm)
Line Spacing 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, ... 360 lpi
Pitches 10, 12, 15, 17.1, 18 and 20 cpi proportional
 Resolution PRINT: 300 x 300 Graphic: 360 x 360 dots per inch
Noise Level 52 dB(A) in compliance with IS0 7779
Approval FCC-B, VDE/GS, UL, CE, C-UL
Power 100 - 125 VAC, 200 - 240 VAC max. 3A / 1,5A, 50 - 60 Hz

PSI PP-405 Paper Handling

AGC Automatic Gap Control regulates the print gap to optimal setting for paper thickness
Paper Input UP to Paper inputs: 5,  Paper Outputs: 3
Paper Output Zero Tear at rear of printer
Print Width 4" to 16" (100mm x 400mm)
Copies 1 original + 5 copies
Media Type Continuous forms / media with tractor pin holes
Media Thickness Tractor cassette input 60 to 120 g/m ; form sets up to 350 g/m; manual input via front feed: 60 to 170 g/m

PSI PP405 Bar Codes

Linear Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 (incl. EAN 128),Codabar, EAN 8, EAN 13, KIX Code, Postnet, UPC-A, UPC-E, 2 of 5 industrial, 2 of 5 interleaved
Graphics 360 x 360 dpi max

PSI PP 405 Printer Languages / Emulations

Standard IBM Proprinter XL24 (AGM), Epson LQ 2550/1060, ESC/P2, Philips GP 310/490

PSI PP-405 Interfaces

Standard Parallel IEEE 1284, Serial RS-232C/OF, USB 2.0

PSI PP405 Optional Personality Modules

Ethernet Ethernet 10 BaseT & 100 BaseTX RJE45, USB
IPDS Ethernet
IGP Serial / Parallel with Printronix IGP 10/20/40 emulation
HP Serial / Parallel or Ethernet with HP2934/2235emulation
Genicom Serial / Parallel or Ethernet with Genicom 3840 emulation
MT50 Serial / Parallel or Ethernet with MT50 emulation
String Change To alter the printer data stream

PSI PP 405 Options

ASF Cassettes Up to 3 Automatic Sheet Feeders (ASF) Media size: DIN A4 portrait and landscape, A5, A6, B5, Letter, Legal
Cassette A1 Cut sheets 70 to 100g/m, form sets up to 260g/m; capacity: 180 sheets (80g/m)
Cassette B1 Media 100 to 150 g/m, form sets up to 300 g/m Envelopes from 70 to 90g/m capacity: 40 Envelopes
Cassette C1 Cardboard and massive Envelope up to 300g/m
Extended Manual


To be used with single sheet and form sets input, for frequent Users, particularly when ASF
Cassettes are mounted.
Print Stand 17.7” x 26.4” x 33.6” (WxDxH) (450 x 660 x 840 mm) 35 lbs (16kg)

Legend: cps = characters per second, cpl = characters per line, lpm = letters per minute

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