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TallyGenicom 6800 Cartridge Printers Delivers More Value, Enhanced Convenience and Lower Operating Cost with Its Next-Generation Line Matrix Printing Technology

The TallyGenicom 6800 Cartridge Printers offer new design enhancements and improved functionality to achieve the broadest flexibility, greatest compatibility and lowest ownership cost of any line matrix printer. The series builds upon the workhorse tradition of TallyGenicom line matrix technology and establishes the 6800 Cartridge Printers as the go-to solution when flexible design, adaptable functionality and manageable savings are required. You can expect maximum uptime, lower total cost of ownership, a small footprint with reduced noise. The 6800 Cartridge Printers were designed so companies will have an easy upgrade path from legacy TallyGenicom 6200/6300 or Printronix P5000 line matrix printers. This is an ideal solution for price-sensitive buyers who must choose an industrial printing technology that delivers reliability despite operating in harsh or dusty environments and constrained spaces. This printer family gives you the broadest flexibility, greatest compatibility and lowest ownership cost of any line matrix printer available. The TallyGenicom 6800 Line Matrix Printers are ideal for manufacturing, distribution and logistics, government, banking and automotive companies that need to print invoices, product shipment and transportation documentation, bank statements and product compliance labels.



Table Top

With the new 6800 Tabletop line matrix printer, you gain maximum uptime, lower total cost of ownership and reduced noise in the smallest footprint available. The Tabletop design provides flexibility to your industrial printing environment. It is the industry’s best solution when you need to optimize space and seek portability for easy expansion to other locations


Open Pedestal

The flagship model in the series, the 6800 Open Pedestal is a dependable line matrix printer that delivers maximum uptime and lowest total cost of ownership. It is compact enough to move around in just about any industrial environment. The 6800 Open Pedestal line matrix printer is presented in a small footprint and is ready to plug into your network and start printing from day one.


Zero Tear

The 6800ZT Zero Tear is the specialized cartridge line matrix printer choice for customers using multi-part and serialized documents that require print on demand, single form tear-off usability. The Zero Tear is designed to eliminate wasted forms and reduce operating costs. Through its unique tractor configuration, the 6800ZT Zero Tear series pushes pre-printed media through the hammer bank, eliminating the waste of valuable forms.


Enclosed Pedestal

The 6800 Enclosed Pedestal comes equipped with all the built-in quality, reliability and performance of the top-of-the-line TallyGenicom 6800 Cabinet printer, but in a smaller and more compact footprint. It is the perfect line matrix printer solution for customers looking for a quiet, versatile, dependable, pedestal-style printer for use in an office with space limitations.



The 6800 Cabinet is your choice when reducing noise within your industrial printing environment is an objective. With the 6800 Cabinet, Talley Genicom has designed a modular enclosure that improves reliability and reduces noise emission, making it ideal for office environments. It is the quietest and most versatile choice in our mission-critical line matrix printer series. This industrial-strength printer is ideal for noise-adverse areas running large, unattended print applications. Its genius lies in its design. Talley Genicom configured the 6800 Cabinet to operate in a sturdy, fully enclosed sound-reduction cabinet.

Line Printers Versus Laser Printers

Line Matrix printers have significant benefits over laser printers in terms of energy savings, cost per page, reliability in industrial environments and media flexibility (multipart forms, oversize media, peel off labels or card stock). Every aspect of the line matrix printer is designed to deliver higher reliability, fast throughput, and greater resistance to rough handling and hazardous environmental conditions. The result is a product that provides a substantially lower cost over the life of the product.

Line Printer benefits include:

  • Energy Savings
  • Waste Reduction
  • Uses paper with high recycled content
  • Printed paper easier to recycle
  • Ozone Reduction
  • Reliability operating in industrial environments
  • Flexibility of media and media handling
  • Low cost per page

Product Comparison 6800/6600 Series Printers Laser Printers
Initial acquisition cost Good Excellent
Operating Costs Excellent Poor
Single sheet delivery Yes* *6800ZT / 6600ZT only Yes
Environmental range - proper functioning in hot/cold or humid/dry extremes Excellent Poor
Resistance to contaminants i.e. dust and airborne oil Excellent Poor
Ruggedness - ability to survive abuse Excellent Poor
Page volume Unlimited Limited
Bar code quality Good Excellent
Print quality Good Excellent
Suitability for mission critical applications Excellent Good

A Laser Printer versus a Line Printer – the true cost analysis

  • Line printers provide a substantially lower total cost of ownership versus laser printers.
  • Laser printers use expensive toner cartridges and maintenance kits.
  • In production environments consumable costs dominate the total cost of ownership. As your printing volume increases, line matrix's consumable savings grow dramatically.
  • Costs do not include the loss of productivity such as more frequent paper loading, paper jams or replacing maintenance kits.
All TallyGenicom 6800/6600 series line matrix printers are ENERGY STAR certified

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