"The printers have been delivering high printing speed with a 20% cost-savings too."

Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital is Taiwan’s first comprehensive cancer hospital. The hospital specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, which is Taiwan’s biggest life threatening disease. Cancer has remained the No. 1 cause of death in Taiwan for many years. It accounted for 27.7% of all deaths in 2016. With a significant influx of patients visiting on an annual basis, publicly accessible information on medicines is critical to ensure a patient’s safety. Misuse of prescribed medicine could result in severe side effects and ineffective treatments.


On a monthly basis, Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital produces an estimated 160,000 print-outs of medicine bags. In order to handle such high printing volume, the hospital is looking for a suitable substitute printing solution designed with much bigger printing capacity and faster printing speed as opposed to their serial dot matrix printers. During the search process, Chang Bing Show Chwan Hospital had considered both inkjet and laser printers. However, they chose Printronix line matrix printers as their printing solution provider in 2009.


Of current, Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital owns 2 line matrix printers. They are the P8PH6 Printronix Open Pedestal printer which produces a printing speed of 600 lines per minute as well as a P7000 series. They currently use a Windows hosting system and are connected via parallel port, operating on Windows XP and Windows 7 while their emulations used are Epson FX.