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Printronix Delivers the Latest Innovation in Its Flagship Line Matrix Portfolio

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/14/10 -- Printronix, Inc., a leading industrial printing solutions manufacturer, today announced the latest introduction in its flagship line matrix product series, the P7000 cartridge line matrix printer. The new P7000 cartridge printer gives users the added advantage of a cartridge that enables easy replacement while delivering ease of change, clean-hands installation, more uniform print quality and longer ribbon life. Ideally suited for supply-chain and back-office printing applications, the Printronix P7000 series is the preferred choice of companies around the globe, offering more uptime and mission-critical dependability, while providing lower service and operating costs.

"Reliability and value are still top buying priorities in Line impact printer environments. Businesses want integrated print management, precise print quality and operating cost controls in high-volume printing for mission critical applications," said Peter Grant, managing vice president at Gartner.

Printronix line matrix printers work predictably and consistently in challenging physical environments, performing reliably under temperature and humidity extremes and often using low quality paper or paper with a high recycled content. In contrast to laser printers, which require a pristine operating environment and high quality paper, the P7000 also works in current and legacy host environments to efficiently and reliably support critical business processes and is ideally suited for printing multi-part forms. In addition, the cost of supplies for a laser printer is six times the cost of supplies for a line matrix printer, delivering a significant total cost of ownership advantage for line matrix users.

"While all Printronix printers deliver unparalleled reliability, many Printronix printers operate in the field for more than two to three times the life of a laser or serial dot matrix printer," said Pendy Pendyala, vice president, global marketing, Printronix Inc. "Customers with legacy printers will appreciate the convenience and superior uptime of the new P7000 cartridge printer."

The new cartridge printer is completely compatible with existing P7000 printer installations, and provides the same flexibility of supported forms, paper handling capabilities and legacy application integration. Users no longer need to touch and thread the ribbon fabric through the print mechanism to replace a cartridge. No ink is transferred to the user's hands. Quick and easy to change without requiring any special training, a cartridge ribbon snaps readily into the printer, saving time and reducing load errors.

The P7000's new cartridge technology flips and rotates the ribbon systematically to distribute the wear over the entire surface. This yields more uniform print quality and improves the readability of documents and labels. In addition to print quality enhancements, the flipping and rotation of the cartridge ribbon allows the user to maximize ink usage in the ribbon fabric as compared to spool ribbons. The result is the longest ribbon life for a Printronix line matrix printer, providing even more uptime to mission critical environments.

The Printronix P7000 series, including the new cartridge ribbon series, is ENERGY STAR qualified. In fact, Printronix line matrix printers have been ENERGY STAR qualified since the creation of the first P5000 series. The ENERGY STAR is earned only by those products that meet the strict energy efficiency guidelines set forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Companies that choose an ENERGY STAR product over another model could save significant energy costs per year through reduced power consumption. In addition, products that earn the ENERGY STAR reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Printronix's PrintNet Enterprise Suite of print management software enables remote management of printers from anywhere in the world. General maintenance alerts about printer jams, ribbon life and equipment failures can be sent by e-mail to the local operator, resulting in fewer user interruptions and reduced consumable cost. The Printronix P7000 series meets compliance requirements for the United States Postal Service Intelligent Mail Bar Code (IMB) and the Data Matrix bar code requirements for automotive applications.

Availability and Pricing
For more information contact your regional sales office or call 1-800-665-6210 in North America or e-mail sales@printronix.com. For sales outside of the United States, please call Printronix's offices in France at +33 (0) 1 46 25 19 00. Worldwide, Printronix is represented in the United States and 11 other countries. In addition to its corporate offices in Irvine, Calif., Printronix also has facilities in Europe, Singapore, China, India, Korea and Australia.

About Printronix
Printronix is a leader in business-critical printing solutions, offering the most-trusted selection of ultra-reliable printers, services, supplies and parts for environments demanding top reliability and low printing costs. The company offers the two most-trusted brand names in industrial printing, Printronix and TallyGenicom, known throughout manufacturing, distribution, retail, banking, healthcare, government and other enterprises across the globe. Its comprehensive product line includes the highest-quality line matrix, thermal, RFID, laser and serial matrix printers. In addition, Printronix offers printer management solutions and service. Printronix was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For company information, see www.Printronix.com.

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