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Line Printers vs Laser Printers

Line Matrix printers have significant benefits over laser printers in terms of energy savings, cost per page, reliability in industrial environments and media flexibility (multipart forms, oversize media, peel off labels or card stock).

Line Printer benefits include:

Every aspect of the line matrix printer is designed to deliver higher reliability, fast throughput, and greater resistance to rough handling and hazardous environmental conditions. The result is a product that provides a substantially lower cost over the life of the product.

  • Energy Savings
  • Waste Reduction
  • Uses paper with high recycled content
  • Printed paper easier to recycle
  • Ozone Reduction
  • Reliability operating in industrial environments
  • Flexibility of media and media handling
  • Low cost per page


Product Comparison 6600 Series Laser Printers
Initial acquisition cost Good Excellent
Operating Costs Excellent Poor
Single Sheet Delivery Yes (6600ZT only) Yes
Enviromental range - proper funtioning in hot / cold or hunidity/dry extremes Excellent Poor
Resisitance to contaminants i.e. survive abuse Excellent Poor
Page Volume Unlimited Limited
Bar Code Quality Good Excellent
Print Quality Good Excellent
Suitability for mission critical applications Excellent Good

A Laser Printer versus a Line Printer – the true cost analysis

  • Line printers provide a substantially lower total cost of ownership versus laser printers.
  • Laser printers use expensive toner cartridges and maintenance kits.
  • In production environments consumable costs dominate the total cost of ownership.
  • As your printing volume increases, line matrix’s consumable savings grow dramatically.
  • Costs do not include the loss of productivity such as more frequent paper loading, paper jams or replacing maintenance kits.
  • All TallyGenicom 6600 series line matrix printers are ENERGY STAR certified.

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