Dascom LA48N and LA48W Dot Matrix Printer


LA48W Replaced by LA2610
LA48N Replaced by LA2600

LA48N/W Dot Matrix Printer

Printer Model: LA48
Part NumberDescription

PTR, LA48, 80 Col, 120V, USB/10-100 ethernet

PTR, LA48, 80 Col, 120V, Parallel / Serial

PTR, LA48, 136 Col, 120V, Parallel / Serial

PTR, LA48, 136 Col, 120V, USB/10-100 ethernet
Consumables for LA48
Part NumberDescriptionEst. Life
043837 Genuine Tally Ribbon Cartridge, Black
043837 6-pack (New)

Ribbon cartridge, black4M characters each

The narrow-carriage LA48N and wide-carriage LA48W are designed for a broad spectrum of applications and are specially optimized for the DEC environment. There's support for DEC ANSI, IBM ProPrinter X24e, and Epson ESC/P2 emulation.

The 24-pin print head produces clear, crisp output of texts and graphics. The printer has nineteen resident fonts and eight resident bar code fonts ensuring fast, high quality text and dependable bar code printing.

The printer offers simple switching of paper types and auto tear-off functionality. Parking continuous forms makes it easy to switch between continuous forms and single sheets. Continuous forms are automatically fed up to the tear-off position at the end of each job.

With a maximum noise level of only 49 dB(A) the LA48N and LA48W are very quiet printers compared with many competitive models.
  • Print speeds up to 400cps @ 10cpi (LA48N); 448cps @ 10cpi (LA48W)
  • 24-pin print head for clear, crisp output of text and graphics
  • Standard parallel with USB or Serial interface
  • Print head protection
  • Auto interface switching on multiple I/F version
  • Quiet operation
Print Speed
10 cpi: High Speed Draft 400 (LA48N), 448 (LA48W); Draft 360; LQ 113
Print Method
Serial Impact
Up to 360 x 360 dpi (ESC/P Emulation only)
319 pages per hour (ECMA 132)
Character Density
10, 12, 15, 17.1, 18, 20 cpi
Line Density
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 lpi
Printhead Life
400 M strokes per needle
Standard Connectivity
(model variants) Parallel/USB; Parallel/Serial RS232; All 128K input
Optional Connectivity
External Ethernet 10/100baseT
Standard Emulation
DEC ANSI PPL2, IBM Proprinter, Epson LQ (ESC P/2)
Bitmap fonts: Courier 10, Prestige Elite 12, Boldface PS, Compressed Draft 12, High-speed draft 12, OCR-B 10, OCR-A 10, Correspondence 10, PCIA 10, Scalable Fonts: Courier, Nimbus Sans, Timeless (Normal, Bold, Italic), 8 barcodes
4 M Character Ribbon
STD Paper Handling
Auto tear; manual continuous/cut sheet switch; manual paper thickness adjustment.
Number of Copies
Original + 4 (5-part forms)
Forms Thickness
Max. 0.35mm (.014 in.)
Paper Type
Continuous forms and Cut forms
Paper Size
LA48N: Cut sheet: width 102-267 mm, length 76-364 mm Continuous forms: width 102-267 mm length over 102mm; LA48W: Cut sheet: width 102-420 mm, length 76-420 mm Continuous forms: width 102-420 mm length over 102mm
Physical Weight
LA48N: 7.3 Kg (16 lbs.); LA48W: 9.7 Kg (16 lbs.)
Physical Size
(HxWxD): LA48N: 120x415x330mm; LA48W: 120x570x330mm
Power Voltage
100 to 120 VAC 10%; 220 VAC to 240 VAC 10%
Power Consumption
Printing: 90W, Sleep Mode: max 10W (LA48N), max 28W (LA48W)
Up to 8,000 pages per month
Reliability MTBF
20,000 hours @ 25% duty cycle
Windows 9x/ME, 2000, 2003 Server, XP, Vista
+5C to +38C
30% to 80%
For OCR applications it is recommended that your readers are tested with print samples supplied by TallyGenicom prior to purchase. Paper is a highly variable medium and should be tested prior to purchase. The quoted consumable life is the average for the printer when used under normal operating conditions.