New technology drives low cost of ownership and workload capacity up to 50,000 pages per month
Tally Ltd, the computer printer specialist, today announced the launch of three new 24-pin matrix printers. Tally’s continued investment in and development of matrix printing technology is testament to the fact that matrix printing is ideally suited to pervasive printing applications such as high-volume invoicing, labelling and data processing. In recent years, many mono lasers have been bought to do these jobs – but at much higher running costs for the buyer. In today’s demanding business climate the cost for matrix printers is a fraction of the cost of using a laser printer – typically less than 0.2p per page.
“Mono lasers have long been touted as the panacea for many business printing needs, but this isn’t the case with high workloads,” says Tally Managing Director Robin Edwardes. “Business buyers are fed up of paying through the nose for laser technology to print volume jobs like reports, labels and invoices. Low running costs of dot matrix printers make them a good option for IT managers. Tally is the only manufacturer who is seriously taking this technology to its limits in throughput and performance, and is gaining market share as a result.”
The three new printers, T2255, T2265 and T2280 feature high throughput and workload capacity, the T2280 able to print up to 50,000 pages per month (summarised in the table below).
Performance summary of Tally’s new matrix printer
Speed (characters per second)
Throughput (pages per hour)
Workload (pages per month)
Tally’s continued development of matrix printing technology has seen a number of recent improvements, including:
· New stellit print head with extended life and extended ribbon life
· More scalable fonts including euro fonts
· Heavy forms mode for improved print quality on special stationery
· Numerous paper movement control enhancements
Pricing and availability
All three printers are available from Tally’s network of distributors, dealers and VARS. Manufacturer’s recommended prices are: T2255:£1,099, T2265:£1,249, T2280 £1,649.
Re-formed in 1996 following the buy-out of Mannesmann Tally from the German conglomerate Mannesmann AG, Tally has been dedicated to the manufacture and support of computer printers for more than 30 years. The company offers business users a wide range of mission critical, colour and desktop printers. These include mono/colour lasers, volume inkjet printers, high-performance matrix printers and line printers where the company is recognised as the market leader.
Tally is based in Basingstoke in the UK from where it sells into more than 60 international markets through local distributors. This new facility includes a state-of-the-art training, repair and commissioning centre and is the hub of its UK-wide service team of 20 engineers, which boasts a first-time-fix rate of 97%. Tally Ltd has enjoyed ISO9001 accreditation since 1991, and achieved Investor in People status in 1999.
A global player in the computer printer market, the company employs more than 1100 staff operating out of subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Russia, Singapore and North America, and manufactures in Germany and the USA.
In the UK, the company sells through distribution partners and VARs, and corporate customers include Tesco, B&Q, Ministry of Defence, Unichem, Kwik-Fit and HSBC Bank.
For further information on Tally Ltd, please visit httpp://www.tally.co.uk
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