Our OpenPrint™ Cartridge Series of high definition line impact printers is compatible with today’s modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) environments including Oracle®, SAP®, Linux® and Windows®. It combines the flexibility and enhanced graphic performance offered by PostScript and PDF printing, plus the low operating cost and unmatched reliability of line matrix technology.

Watch How Printronix P8000 Line Matrix Printers Solve High-volume Industrial Printing Challenges


When it comes to industrial printing, large scale operations often face large-scale challenges. How do you decide on a long-term solution that’s reliable, cost-effective and meets your business’ needs? Whether you’re migrating to a new warehouse management system or looking to replace failing laser printers, find out how Printronix’s P8000 printers could be the perfect solution for your growing business.


With OpenPrint, you can expect:

  • High-quality text and fonts without the need for custom coding or complex print drivers
  • Consumables that are up to six times less expensive than laser printers
  • Reliable, jam-free performance in challenging environments (hot, humid, dusty or cold)

Get a printing system that can stand up to the rigors of the toughest workplaces and deliver connectivity and flexibility – OpenPrint has it all.


P8000+ New Features


Printer Models

  • OpenPrint™ P8ZPH (Zero-Tear Pedestal)
    OpenPrint™ P8PPH (Open Pedestal)
    OpenPrint™ P8CPH (Cabinet)

Print Speed

  • P8CPH:
    • 180×180 – 79 inches  per minute*
    • 120×120- 165 inches  per minute*
    • 180×90 – 147 inches  per minute*
    • 90×180 – 147 inches  per minute*
    • 90×90 – 236 inches  per minute*
  • P8ZPH/P8PPH:
    • 180 x 180 – 64 inches per minute*
    • 120 x 120 – 133 inches per minute*
    • 180 x 90 – 119 inches per minute*
    • 90 x 180 – 119 inches per minute*
    • 90 x 90 – 191 inches per minute*
  • *Specification is based on 25% vertical image density, meaning print image exists on 25% of the available vertical dot rows. If the vertical coverage is higher or lower, the speed will decrease or increase proportionally. The width of the image has no effect on the print speed. The highest resolution is t ypically used with high densit y barcode applications. OpenPrint has the abilit y to speed up when lower resolutions are used.

Graphics Resolution

  • 180×180-sure scan enabled (horizontal and vertical  bar codes)
  • 120×120-sure scan enabled (horizontal and vertical  bar codes)
  • 90×180-sure scan enabled (vertical bar codes only)
  • 180×90-sure scan enabled  (horizontal barcodes only)
  • 90×90-sure scan disabled**
    • **sure scan bar code optimization is enabled by default for resolutions of 120 DPI and higher. It is disabled for 90×90.

Dot Size

  • Dot Size: 11 mil (0.28 mm)


  • Ghostscript Postscript (Level 3 compatible) and PDF (Level 1.7 compatible). Printronix PJL is also included for job control and configuration. Artifex, the Artifex logo, Ghostscript, and the Ghostscript logo are registered trademarks of Artifex Software, Inc. Postscript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Communication Interface

  • Standard: Serial RS-232, USB 2.0, Ethernet 10/100 BaseT
    Optional: Parallel IEEE-1284, Centronics


  • 35 Standard Postscript Level 3 fonts: Bookman-Demi, Bookman-DemiItalic, Bookman-Light, Bookman-LightItalic,  Courier, Courier-Oblique, Courier-Bold, Courier-BoldOblique, AvantGarde-Book, AvantGarde-BookOblique, AvantGarde-Demi, AvantGarde- DemiOblique, Helvetica, Helvetica-Oblique, Helvetica-Bold, Helvetica-BoldOblique, Helvetica-Narrow, Helvetica-Narrow-Oblique, Helvetica-Narrow-Bold, Helvetica-Narrow-BoldOblique, Palatino-Roman, Palatino-Italic, Palatino-Bold, Palatino-BoldItalic, NewCenturySchlbk-Roman, NewCenturySchlbk-Italic, NewCenturySchlbk-Bold, NewCenturySchlbk-BoldItalic, Times-Roman, Times-Italic, Times-Bold, Times-BoldItalic, Symbol, ZapfChancery-MediumItalic, ZapfDingbats.


  • Windows XP, Windows 10; Windows Server 2003 and 2008; Linux/UNIX

Sure Scan Barcodes:

  • EAN 8/13, UPC A/E, EAN/UPC Addon  2 or 5, Code 39, Code 128, UCC/EAN 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, Codabar, Industrial  2 of 5, BCD Matrix, Code 93, Inverted  2 of 5, IATA 2 of 5, Matrix  2 of 5, Datalogic 2 of 5

Oracle Connectivity:

  • Use Windows or Linux drivers as required.

SAP Connectivity:

  • SAPscript: Use Generic POST2 driver resident with SAP
  • SmartForms: Use Generic POST2 driver resident with SAP
  • Interactive Forms: Direct Postscript supported
  • To learn more about our SAP Vendor Alliance, visit:

Power Consumption

  • P8ZPH 475 watts Printing, 5 watts Standby
  • P8PPH 475 watts Printing, 5 watts Standby
  • P8CPH 475 watts Printing, 5 watts Standby


  • Operating Temperature- 50° to 104° F, 10° to 40° C
  • Power Voltage: Line Auto Ranging 100-120 VAC, 200-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (+/-10%)
  • Acoustic Noise: 55dB – P8CPH, 65dB – P8PPH, 68dB – P8ZPH
  • Environmental Advantage: Improved handling of recycled paper, faster power-up from sleep mode than laser printers


  • Form Thickness: Maximum 0.025″ (0.64mm)
  • Form Length: 3″ (76mm) to 12″ (305mm) maximum
  • Form Copies: Up to 6 part
  • Form Width: 3″ (76mm) to 17″ (432mm) maximum
    • For Zero Tear models: 7.5″ (191mm) to 12″ (305mm) for up to 4 part carbon and 6 part carbonless
    • 7.5″ (191mm) to 16″ (406mm) for up to 3 part carbon and 4 part carbonless
  • Form Weight: 15 lb. bond to 100 lb. tag
    • For Zero Tear models: 18 lb. bond to 100 lb. tag 67.7 to 163 gm/M2 for forms up to 12″ (305mm) in width
    • 20 lb. bond to 100 lb. tag 75.2 to 163 gm/M2 for forms up to 16″ (406mm) in width

Forms Handling

Type: Continuous, fan folded, edge-perforation
Paper Path: Straight through paper path with easy-load twin adjustable tractors
Feed: Bottom feed
Forms: Paper-out detector and alarm, paper motion detector and alarm
Print Width: 13.6” (345mm)


Mean Time Between Failure:

  • 10,000 hours

Genuine Printronix Cartridge Ribbons:

  • Standard Life HD Cartridge Ribbon: 18,000 pages
  • Extended Life HD Cartridge Ribbon: 34,000 pages

Supplies & Accessories

Cartridge Ribbon Family

Extended Life HD available for P8000HD and P7000HD cartridge series line matrix printers.


All OpenPrint models have same supplies & accessories available which are found on P8000 counterparts.

Printronix Open Print Line Matrix Printer Consumables

Printer Consumables

Since supplies are a critical element of your printing system, their design, specification and selection are very important. We’ll ensure that you’ll receive the exact materials required to maximize the performance of your Printronix printer. Genuine Printronix Supplies are pretested and ready to perform – right out of the box.