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18-pin heavy duty dot matrix printer

Taking on the Tough Jobs with the BP-5780 II

In today's office environment, everybody's hard copy demands priority treatment. there is neither time nor patience for long print queues in the network. That's why Seikosha's BP-5780II - capable of speeds up to 780 cps (15 cpi Super Speed Draft mode) - is the obvious choice. This heavy-duty dot matrix printer is tailored for non-stop operation, yet its as agile as it is rugged. As well as being able to handle 1+6 multipart forms, it can print a wide variety of bar codes with the same crisp clarity as its well-formed letters. And its state-of-the-art menu system replaces the complexity of DIP switches with an easy-to-read display. So if you want to stay on top, entrust your output to the BP-5780II.

Bar code printing

Bar codes are finding their way into virtually every aspect of modern life - from inventory control to VCR programming - improving speed, accuracy and efficiency. The BP-5780 II can print all major types of bar code: Industrial 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 3 of 9, Code 93, Codabar, UPC-A, Code 128, UPC-E, Code 11, EAN-13, EAN-8 and Postnet.

High-quality output

In addition to the 2 resdient fonts (Roman and Sans-serif), 7 optional fonts (Courier, Prestige, Gothic, Script, Orator, OCR-A and OCR-B) are available on ROM.

Menu system with memory

The innovative 2-level menu system (no DIP switches) displays selections on the 16-digit LCD panel. It can even store 3 complete configurations for instant recall. Detailed error messages further enhance operating ease.

Sophisticated features

When it comes to media handling, the BP-5780 II is equally impressive - in addition to two optional cut-sheet-feeder there's even a label mode that prevents peeling. Also, automatic bail control enables printing to begin within 6mm from the top of a new sheet. Other welcome features include horizantal character alignment, auto-scroll capability, and an optional 64-Kbyte expansion RAM that can be used either to expand the print buffer (84-Kbyte maximum) or to store downloaded characters, or both.
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Print technology 18-pin dot matrix printer
Print direction bidirectional (text & graphics)
Print speed
15 cpi

12 cpi
10 cpi
10 cpi

780 cps Super speed draft
625 cps Speed draft
520 cps Draft Pica
133 cps NLQ Pica
Throughput 170 lines/minute (Draft, Pica)
Line feed speed
Line feed pitch
60 lines/second (6 lines / inch)
Print buffer standard optional 20 KB, 8 KB (IBM®)
64 KB
Resident fonts LQ fonts Bar codes Roman and Sans Serif (standard) Courier, Prestige, Gothic, Script, Orator, OCR-A, OCR-B (Multi-ROM as option) Industrial 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 3 of 9, Code 93, Codabar, UPC-A, Code 128, UPC-E, Code 11, EAN-13, EAN-8 and Postnet
Character sets
Download characters
ASCII, IBM® I +II, Italic - and graphic character set
max. 256 (depending on emulation)
Attributes Italic, condensed, bold, double-strike, double-width, superscript, subscript, overscore, underscore
Paper feed standard
push tractor or friction
fully autom. cut-sheet-feeder (1. + 2. bin), pull tractor
Paper path Rear (fanfold), top (cut sheet)
Paper weight Fanfold
Cut sheet
50 to 100 g/mì (14 to 24 lbs)
60 to 100 g/mì (16 to 24 lbs)
Paper width 5" to 16" (fanfold & cut sheet)
Multipart forms Original plus 5 duplicates or 6 in multipart mode (total thickness < 0.41mm)
Interface standard optional Centronics parallel and RS-232 C IBM® COAX- and TWINAX-Interface
Ribbon type life ribbon SBP-1051 (same as for SBP-10) 20 million characters
Printhead life 500 million dots/pin
Optional accessories Fully autom. cut-sheet-feeder (1. + 2. bin), pull tractor, IBM® Coax/Twinax Interfaces, memory expansion 64 KB, Multi-font ROM
Power supply AC 220 - 240 V/50/60 Hz
Power consumption 270 watts (self-test), 55 watts (standby)
(W x H x D)
620 x 260 x 305 mm
Weight 20 kg (44.1 lbs)
IBM® is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. Epson® is a registered trademark of S. Epson Corporation. These specifcations are subject to change without notice.
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