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Epson PLQ-20

Print passbooks, visas, tickets and more at high speed and great quality with this tiny but powerful flatbed printer.

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Blazing Fast Speeds
The 24-pin PLQ-20 is fast and versatile, with print speeds of up to 576cps, high-speed paper throughput that enables you to get far more accomplished in a short period of time. Output speeds are enhanced with convenient automatic sheet alignment, automatic print head adjustment and automatic page border features that enable problem-free printing, this not only equates to increased productivity but improved customer satisfaction and reduced cost as well.

The PLQ-20 printers are not only the ideal choice for passbook printing, their versatility also accommodates a wide variety of printing needs. One of the key advantages of the PLQ-20 is the ability to print on a variety of media that is used in financial institutions and government departments. These include passbook of up to 2.6mm thick, banking slips, visas, forms, receipts, tickets and a variety of other official documents. Additionally, a myriad of options are readily available to suit a variety of business needs, including continuous paper feeding, cut-sheets and label printing. The printers also make multi-copy printing simple, with 1+6 copies of carbon printing for data archiving and duplicates.

Reliability That You Can Count
On The PLQ-20 printers are not only fast, they’re supremely reliable. Built to last, these robust printers will consistently perform in the most bustling business environments. They have a mean volume between failure (MVBF) of an astounding 7 million lines! This is further enhanced by a high mean time before failure (MTBF) of 10,000 power-on hours and a print head life of 400 million strokes/wire.

Seamless Integration
With its ESC/P2, IBM, WNI and Olivetti emulation, you can easily install the PLQ-20 into your existing IT infrastructure. The PLQ-20 come with Parallel, Serial and USB interfaces. This flexibility enables you to take advantage of specific solutions as your needs grow.

Reduced Total Cost of Ownership
The benefits of high productivity and low ribbon yield, coupled with low serviced maintenance, results in a much reduced Total Cost of Ownership. Ribbons on the PLQ-20 printers are longer lasting than conventional printers and need not to be changed before a considerable length of time. With a ribbon life of up to 10 million characters yields, the PLQ-20 ensure enhanced Total Cost of Ownership when compared to typical printers that use ribbons that last for only 3.5 million characters.

Smart Functionality Auto Platen Gap Adjustment
The automated moving platen and roller equipped print head enables the PLQ-20 accept a variety of media thickness. Auto Sheet Alignment Photo Sensors detect and automatically instruct the Paper Feed Roller to realign any mis-fed documents.

Auto Border Function
A paper width detector intelligently enables printing on the same distance from the paper edge wherever the paper is set within the paper tray. Paper widths are also automatically detected to ensure printing at the proper position on the fed materials.

Printing Technology:

Print Method:Impact dot matrix

Print Direction:Bi-direction with logic seeking
Number of Pins in Head:24 pins
Control Code:PR2 emulation, ESC/P2, IBM PPDS emulation, IBM 4722 emulation*


Print Speed:

High Speed Draft:(PR2 emulation) 10cpi: 480 cps
(PR2 emulation) 12cpi: 432 cps
(ESC/P2) 10cpi: 480 cps
(ESC/P2) 12cpi: 576 cps

Draft:(PR2 emulation) 10cpi: 360 cps
(PR2 emulation) 12cpi: 360 cps
(ESC/P2) 10cpi: 360 cps
(ESC/P2) 12cpi: 432 cps
NLQ:(PR2 emulation) 10cpi: 180 cps
(PR2 emulation) 12cpi: 180 cps
Letter Quality:(PR2 emulation) 10cpi: 120 cps
(PR2 emulation) 12cpi: 144 cps
(ESC/P2) 10cpi: 120 cps
(ESC/P2) 12cpi: 144 cps



MVBF:7 million lines

MTBF:10,000 Power On Hours (POH)
Printhead life:400 million strokes/wire


Print Characteristics:

Character Sets:International, PC-437 International

Barcode:PR2: EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Coda bar (NW7), Industrial 2 of 5
ESC/P: EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, POSTNET


Paper Path:

Manual Insertion:Front in, Front out / Front in, Rear out


Paper Media:

Cut Sheet (Single Sheet):Width: 65 x 67 mm
Length: 245 x 297 mm
Thickness: 0.065 – 0.19 mm
Weight: 52 – 157 g/m2

Cut Sheet (Multi-part Forms):Width: 65 x 67 mm
Length: 245 x 297 mm
Copies: 1 original + 6 copies
Thickness: 0.12 – 0.53 mm
Weight (per sheet): 34 – 50 g/m2
Line Spacing:4.23 mm (1/6 inch)



Width:110 – 241.3mm

Length:Horizontal seam: 127 – 220mm
Vertical seam: 85 – 220mm
Total Thickness:Max. 2.6mm (open passbook)
Weight:95 – 116 g/m2



Memory Buffer:64KB

Multipart Copy Capability:1 original + 6 copies


Supported OS and Applications:

Supported OS:Windows 98 / 2000 / Me /XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10


Electrical Specifications:

Rated Voltage:AC 220 – 240 V

Rated Frequency:50 – 60 Hz (49.5 – 60.5 Hz)
Operating:Approx. 60W (ENERGY STAR Compliant)
Sleep:Approx. 8W
Power Off:0W in powered off mode


Dimensions and Weight:

Dimensions (W x D x H):384 x 280 x 203 mm




Ribbon Cartridge Black:5 million characters (LQ 10cpi, 48 dots/character)
10 million characters (Draft 10cpi, 24 dots/character)


Environmental Conditions (Operating):

Temperature:5 – 35 °C

Humidty:10 – 80 % RH


Acoustic Noise:

Acoustic Noise:53 dB(A) (w/o MSRW)
55 dB(A) (w/ MSRW)



Interface:Bi-directional Parallel
9-pin Serial
USB 2.0 Full speed


Printable Columns:

Pitch:112 characters per line (12 cpi)

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