Tally's flash-fusion printer handles odd sizes of paper and heavy stock
- By Bill Murray
- Oct 12, 1998
Tally Printer Corp.s T9230T Continuous Form Page Printer accepts card stock,
heavy labels and plastic-coated paper, among other media.
The printer from the Kent, Wash., company uses flash-fusion technology to print on
forms as long as 16 inches, and the wide tractor feed can handle a 141'2-inch print line.
The duty cycle is 250,000 pages per month.
Buyers can choose to upgrade to 400-dot-per-inch laser quality. An optional 1.44G hard
drive for the Cascade laser controller stores fonts, forms, signatures and other data. The
controller does automatic and hot switching between print jobs through parallel Centronics
and RS-232 serial ports. Users can add a 10/100Base-T Ethernet or IBM Corp. interface
module for twin-axial and coaxial connectivity.
The T9230T is programmable for up to 10 custom configurations of image density, media
size and type, vertical and horizontal adjustments, and emulation of line matrix and
cut-sheet laser printers.
The printer stores the emulations, fonts and system software in flash single in-line
Up to four flash SIMMs holding as much as 64M of code can be installed in the
controller. The printer emulates Hewlett-Packard PCL5e, Mannesmann-Tally 660, Magnum Code
V and Printronix P6000/PGL commands.
Federal Tally users include the Marine Corps, Navy and Veterans Affairs Department.
The basic Tally T9230T starts at $36,950. An IBM Intelligent Printer Data Stream model,
which uses IBMs host-to-protocol page description protocol, is $39,950.
Contact Tally Printer at 425-251-5500.