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Epson PLQ-20DM

  • Specialised Passbook
  • Speed: up to 576 cps draft
  • Special slip or form printing
  • MVBF: 7 million lines
  • 400 million strokes

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Epson PLQ-20DM Passbook Printer

Blazing Fast Speeds

The 24-pin PLQ-20 series is fast and versatile, with print speeds of up to 480cps, 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 series 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 series 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 series 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.

The Best of Tiny Packages

The PLQ-20 series of printers are powerful pocket sized packages. Taking up only a small amount of space, they are ideal for counter applications or environments where space is limited. A smart paper guide design, which bends forms or documents to be printed is another Epson ingenuity that saves space at the rear of the printer. Maximise your print area environment with the PLQ-20 series small footprint and optional space saving kit. It includes a top paper tray for storing forms, document and books

Seamless Integration

With its ESC/P2, IBM, WNI and Olivetti emulation, you can easily install the PLQ-20 series into your existing IT infrastructure. The PLQ-20 series come with Parallel, Serial and USB interfaces and can be connected via USB to wired and wireless network. 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 series of printers are longer lasting than conventional printers and need not to be changed before a considerable length of time. With a ribbon life of 5 million characters yields, the PLQ-20 series ensure enhanced Total Cost of Ownership when compared to typical printers that use ribbons that last for only 3.5 million characters.

Easy Operations and Usability

The PLQ-20 series smart features make operations fuss free. Automated functions on the PLQ-20 series always ensure consistent and trouble-free printing. These printers offer superior and enhanced offering user-friendly maintenance capabilities like the safe and simple ribbon changing procedure that makes it easy it manage without the need for costly and time consuming IT support.

Smart Functionality Auto Platen Gap Adjustment

The automated moving platen and roller equipped print head enables the PLQ-20 series 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 he 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, WNI 4915 emulation, 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:7million lines

MTBF:10,000 (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 to Length: 65 x 67 mm to 245 x 297 mm
Thickness: Min 0.065mm, Max 0.19mm
Weight: Min.52 g/m2, Max. 157 g/m2

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



Width:Min. 110mm, Max. 241.3mm

Length:Horiz Seam: Min. 127mm, Max. 220mm
Vert Seam: Min. 85mm, Max. 220mm
Thickness:Max. 2.6mm (open passbook)
Weight:Min. 95 g/m 2, Max. 116 g/m2



Memory Buffer:128KB

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:AC220-240V

Rated Frequency:50-60 Hz (49.5 to 60.5 Hz)
Operating:Approx. 60W
Sleep:Approx. 8W
Power Off:0W


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 to 35 ˚ C

Humidty:10 to 80 % RH


Acoustic Noise:

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



Interface:Serial I/F (No. 1), Serial I/F (No. 2)
USB I/F ver. 1.1

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