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PLQ-20 Passbook Printer

The 24-pin Epson PLQ-20 impact passbook printer is fast and versatile, with print speeds up to 480 cps, high paper throughput and the ability to handle passbooks up to 2.6mm thick. It also features convenient automatic forms alignment and automatic print gap adjustment to ensure fast, trouble-free printing of passbooks and other specialized banking documents.

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  • Handles passbooks up to 2.6mm thick
  • Print speeds up to 480 cps
  • Easy system integration
  • Flexible connectivity with Parallel, Serial and USB interfaces
  • Simple setup and operation
  • Easy paper handling features
  • Optional wireless and wired network interfaces
  • Optional space-saving kit

What's in the box:

  • Epson PLQ-20 Passbook Printer
  • Set-up guide
  • CD-ROM (User Manual)
  • AC power cable
  • Ribbon cartridge

Print Other:

Printing Technology: 24 pin, impact dot matrixPrint Speed:
  • PR2 emulation
    • High speed draft: 480/432cps at 10/12cpi
    • Draft (CPS): 360/360cps at 10/12cpi
    • NLQ (CPS): 180/180cps at 10/12cpi
    • LQ (CPS): 120/144 cps at 10/12cpi
  • ESC/P and PPDS emulations
    • High speed draft: 480/ 576cps at 10/12cpi
    • Draft (CPS): 360/432cps at 10/12cpi
    • LQ (CPS): 120/144cps at 10/12cpi


Sound Level: 53 dB(A)Dimensions: 15.11" x 11" x 8" (384 x 280 x 203 mm) (W x D x H)Weight: 17 lbs (7.7 kg)Case Color: Epson Cool White (ECW)


Ribbon Life: 5 million characters (LQ 10cpi, 48 dots/character), 10 million characters (draft 10cpi, 24 dots/character)Inked Ribbon: Type: fabric; Color: black

Print Fonts:

  • PR2: EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, Code 39, Coda bar (NW-7),Industrial 2 of 5, UPC-E
  • ESC/P: EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A,UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, POSTNET

Media Handling:

  • Cut sheet (single sheet): min. 0.065mm, max. 0.19mm
  • Cut sheet (multi-part): min. 0.12mm, max. 0.53mm
Feed Method: Friction feed (front manual)Media Dimensions:
  • Cut sheet (single sheet): W x L = 65 x 67mm to 245 x 297mm
  • Cut sheet (multi-part): W x L = 65 x 67mm to 245 x 297mm
  • Cut sheet (single sheet): min. 52 g/m 2 , max. 157 g/m 2
  • Cut sheet (one sheet of multi part): min. 34 g/m 2 ,max. 50 g/m 2
Paper Loading: Paper path: Manual insertion; front in, front out/front in, rear outCopy Capacity: 1 + 6 copiesPassbook:
  • Width: Min. 110mm, max. 241.3mm
  • Length:
    • Horizontal seam: min. 127mm, max. 220mm
    • Vertical seam: min. 85 mm, max. 220 mm
  • Total thickness: Max. 2.6mm (open passbook)
  • Weight: Min. 95 g/m 2, max. 116 g/m 2


Standard Connectivity: Bi-directional parallel interface (IEEE 1284 nibble modesupported), Serial, USB (2.0 compatible)

POS Details:

  • MTBF: 10,000 (POH)
  • Print head life: 400 million character at 14 dots/character
Data Buffer: 64 Kb


Power Consumption:
  • Normal mode: Approx. 60W
  • Sleep mode: approx. 8W
  • Powered off mode: 0W
Power Source: 100 – 120V AC, 50/60 Hz (49.5 to 60.5 Hz)