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18-pin heavy duty dot matrix printer

This printer means business

A Dot matrix printer that meet the highest demands in quality and speed

The 18-pin BP-6000 from Seiko Precision is a high-performance state -of-the-art dot matrix printer and suitable for fanfold paper, cut sheets, envelopes, labels and multiple forms. BP-6000 The printer achieves a speed of up to 840 characters per second (Super Speed Draft Mode). As well as being extremely fast, it is also highly economical: a single ribbon cartridge can print up to 20 million characters. Typically, these printers are used in the retail trade, in industry and in banking.

To increase versatility even further, the BP-6000 has a push tractor for fanfold paper at the rear and optionally a pull tractor or a cut sheet feeder (expandable by ASF 300 E) for top-feeding operation. Paper management is further enhanced by the printers' Intelligent Label Mode, which prevents labels from peeling off. The Auto Scroll function allows automatic positioning of the paper perforation against the tear-off-edge.

Large number of fonts, bar code printing and up to 6 duplicates.

The standard BP-6000 has 2 resident fonts, Roman and Sans Serif. The printer also has the 13 most important types of bar codes: Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5, Codabar, Code 11, Code 3 of 9, Code 93, Code 128, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, UPC-E and Postnet, so that your forms and labels can be read correctly at all the times.

For multiple copies, the BP-6000 from SEIKO Precision allows up to 6 duplicates in Multipart Mode, with a total paper thickness of 0.41mm. This saves you not only a lot of copying, but also a good deal of printing.

Convenient to use, with many interfaces

The BP-6000 is refreshingly simple, thanks to the innovative 2-level menu system (no DIP switches) which displays selections on a 16-digit LCD panel in 5 languages (English, French, German, Spanish and Italian). You can even store three configurations for instant recall. This model has auto selection parallel Centronics and serial RS-232C interfaces, with the option of adding IBM Coax, Twinax, Ethernet and Token Ring.

AVD Computer Services Ltd
PO Box 5142
Reading RG7 1ZQ




Print Method

18-Pin dot matrix impact, bi-directional (text and graphics)

Print Speed

840 cps (SSD), 672 cps (SD), 560 cps (Draft Pica), 138 cps (NLQ Pica)

Line Feed Speed

60 or 30 lines / second, selectable


EPSON FX-1050, IBM Proprinter III XL, Seikosha BP-5500 FA

Print Buffer

20 KB (8 KB with IBM emulation)

Resident Fonts

Roman and Sans Serif


EPSON and ISO Character sets, IBM Code Pages


Italic, condensed, bold, double-strike, double-width, double-height, superscript, subscript, underscore

Paper Feed

Push tractor or friction

Paper Path

Rear (fanfold) or top (cut sheet)

Paper Weight

53-105 g/m² (14 to 28 lbs), cut sheet: 64-105g/m² (17 to 28lbs)

Paper Width

5-16" (fanfold and cut sheet)

Multiple Forms

Original plus 5 duplicates (6 in Multipart Mode:DARK 3), max, thickness 0.41 mm

Ribbon Type and Life

Black special ink ribbon cartridge #SBP-1051 (like FB-840), 20 Million Characters

Download Memory

256 download characters


Centronics parallel and RS-232C serial, automatic interface selection

Printhead Life

500 million dots/pin (MCBF)

Optional Accessories

Pull tractor, cut sheet feeder and add-on magazine

Power Supply

AC 120 / 220-240V, 50 / 60 Hz switchable

Power Consumption

150 Watts (self test), 45 Watts (standby)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

620 x 305 x 260 mm (24.4" x 12" x 10.2"), 620 x 455 x 295 mm (24.4" x 17.9" x 11.6") with paper rack and sound seal cover


Approx.20kg (44.1 lbs)

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