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Question: What is new with the 6800 Cartridge Printer series?
Answer: The series builds upon the workhorse tradition of all Printronix line matrix technology and establishes the 6800 as the go-to solution when flexible design, adaptable functionality and manageable savings are required. TallyGenicom’s 6800 series includes a new modular printer; the Tabletop with the smallest footprint and greatest portability in the series. Additional design enhancements include new sheet metal designs that promote improved durability, a new cabinet design for the Enclosed Pedestal, and a new easy to use interface with larger LCD screen, graphical display and intuitive menu navigation. Keeping pace with current technology requirements, the 6800 series added USB 2.0 as a standard feature and expanded its remote diagnostics capabilities for even greater printer control. The 6800 series delivers improved functionality, the broadest flexibility, greatest compatibility and lowest ownership cost of any line matrix printer.
Question: What is PowerPrint™?
Answer: PowerPrint is a new feature that delivers improved print clarity and print darkness on multi-part forms by increasing impact energy. Now the last page of a multi-part form is as easy to read as the first. PowerPrint is a standard feature and available only on 1,000 line-per-minute models of the 6800.
Question: What types of companies and applications will benefit most from the 6800 Cartridge Printer series?
Answer: The 6800 series is 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.
Question: What types of printer choices are available in the 6800 Cartridge Printer series?
Answer: The 6800 Cartridge Printer series of line matrix printers features five distinctive product families and provides more variety to configure just the right solution for any industrial printing challenge. 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. The 6800 Enclose Pedestal is similar to the Open Pedestal but with better acoustics. With the new 6800 Tabletop line matrix printer, you gain the smallest footprint, maximum portability, and low total cost of ownership. The 6800 Cabinet is your choice when reducing noise within your industrial printing environment is an objective. The Cabinet model also offers the most paper loading options. The 8000ZT Zero Tear is the specialized line matrix printer for customers using multipart and serialized documents that require print-on-demand, single-form, tear-off usability. (The 6800ZT will be released mid-2013.)
Question: Can a new 6800 Cartridge Printer replace a serial matrix printer? 
Answer: Yes. All 6800 printers support the most common serial matrix printer emulations. Our 6800ZT Zero Tear model would be a drop-in-place, print-on-demand replacement with a lower total cost of ownership.
Question: How does line matrix cartridge printing compare to laser printing for industrial applications?
Answer: Line Matrix Cartridge printers offer 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, faster throughput, and greater resistance to rough handling and hazardous environmental conditions. In addition to energy savings, and substantially lower consumables cost, line matrix printers also have a much longer life cycle then laser printers. When you factor all these elements, line matrix provides a substantially lower total cost of ownership over the life of the product.
Question: What are the environmental advantages of line matrix printing?
Answer: The TallyGenicom 6800 series is built to last for years and years, unlike shorter life-cycle products, such as laser and serial printers. Line matrix printers are engineered with features that promote less energy consumption and generate less waste. The series is ENERGY STAR® qualified, providing operational energy savings compared to laser printers. Additional environmental advantages include waste reduction, less packaging, accommodation of paper with high recycled content, easier recycling of printed paper, ozone reduction and none of the fine particulate emissions found in laser toner cartridges.
Question: What remote printer management capabilities does the 6800 series offer?
Answer: The 6800 Cartridge Printer series provides instant labor-saving remote printer access and control through PrintNet Enterprise™ software. The optional Ethernet adapter and Java-based remote management software allow all 6800 Cartridge printers compatibility with existing workflows. New remote diagnostics let you monitor functionality anywhere.
Question: How can I remotely manage my printer from another location?
Answer: PrintNet Enterprise™ software gives you control of your entire global printing network from anywhere you have access to a desktop computer. Designate events and be alerted to printer issues via email or mobile phone alerts.
Question: What is the product warranty?
Answer: Warranties vary by product and can be viewed by visiting the Services and Support page on our website.
Question: Does TallyGenicom offer an extended warranty?
Answer: TallyGenicom offers various extended warranties and maintenance contracts. Please contact your local TallyGenicom sales representative to see what choices are available in your area. 
Question: What cartridge ribbons are available for the 6800 Cartridge Printer series of line matrix printers?

The 6800 Cartridge Printer ribbon lineup provides customers the choice and flexibility to manage consumable costs. Customers choose from the following options to match their print volume and budget:

  • Standard Life Cartridge – Single Pack 
    It’s the lowest cost per purchase for customers with restrictive budget. This ribbon cartridge fits all 6800/6600 Cartridge printer models.

  • Extended Life Cartridge – Single Pack
    For customers seeking a lower operating cost per page. This cartridge ribbon fits all 6800/6600  Cartridge printers except 500 lines per minute models.

  • Extended Life Cartridge – Four Pack
    For customers with budget flexibility and seeking the lowest operation cost. This cartridge ribbon fits all 6800/6600 printers EXCEPT 500 lines per minute models.

Question: Are ribbon cartridges backward compatible? 
Answer: Yes, ribbon cartridges for the 6800 are backward compatible with 6600 printers, offering you reduced inventory management costs and simplified ordering.
Question: What is the page yield for the 6800 cartridge ribbons? 
Answer: The Standard Life cartridge page yield is 17,000 pages and the Extended Life cartridge page yield is 30,000 pages.