Tally T6212 T6215 T6218 Line Printer


Tally T6212 Printer
Tally T6215 Printer
Tally T6218 Printer
T6212 1200 LPM Line Printer
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty

T6215 1500 LPM Line Printer
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty

Tally T6218 Line Printer
Fully refurbished with 1-year warranty
T6218 628003

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082725 Printer Ribbons
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082725 Printer Ribbons
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Tally 082727 T62xx Printer Ribbon
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260062-001 Ribbon Cartridge (TG 6200/6300)
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084751 IPDS for T62xx printer
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty

Tally T6212 T6215 T6218 Line Matrix Printers

The T6212, T6215 and T6218 Line matrix printers are ground-breaking solutions for high-volume, mission-critical impact printing. Tally combines cutting-edge innovation with time-tested technology to make the T6212, T6215 and T6218 superior in speed, reliability, and quality. At 1200, 1500 and 1800 lines per minute (LPM) respectively, they actually outperform line printers rated at higher speeds when printing in "real world" applications. Outstanding throughput is made possible by technological advancements to the hammer bank and paper feed system.

As price/performance leaders, the T6212, T6215 and T6218 cost less to buy, less to service and less to use while setting new milestones in connectivity and functionality.

The patented Smart Ribbon 250 offers clean-hands ribbon cartridge convenience while delivering new ribbon quality over its entire 250 million character life-the longest life in the industry. With the widest range of printer emulations, impressive network printer management, popular graphics languages and top-notch web administration utilities, the T6212, T6215 and T6218 can take on the challenge of line printers in any class, and win. Every time.

  • Monthly workloads to 512,000 pages
  • Remarkable ECMA Spreadsheet throughput speeds over 44 pages per minute!
  • Robust, highly efficient single-row hammer bank for exceptional reliability
  • Exclusive "Smart Ribbon" technology for consistent print density
  • Excellent connectivity options including Twinax/Coax, Ethernet, IPDS & IPDS over TCP/IP
  • QMS Code VTM and Printronix Graphics Language (PGL) compatibility for industrial graphics and bar codes
  • Read/Right bar code algorithm produces high quality bar codes with no loss of throughput
  • 4-tractor system, straight paper path for excellent forms handling
  • Ergonomically enhanced control panel and reversible doors for operator convenience.
Print TechnologyLine impact dot matrix
Print SpeedT6212: 1200 lines per minute (text), 150 inches per minute (graphics)
T6215: 1500 lines per minute (text), 187 inches per minute (graphics)
T6218: 1800 lines per minute (text), 225 inches per minute (graphics)
WorkloadT6212: 345,000 pages per month; T6215: 430,000 pages per month; T6218: 512,000 pages per month
Acoustic LevelT6212: 50 dB(A); T6215: 52 dB(A); T6218: 55 dB(A); per ISO 7779
Character Printing ModesConstant density fonts; enhanced fonts
Character SetsOver 1000 character sets
Characters Per Inch5, 6, 6.7, 7.5, 8.3, 8.6, 10, 12, 13.3, 15, 16.7, 17.1, 20 cpi
Lines Per Inch1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 & 12 (plus variable line spacing)
FontsDraft, Data Processing, Courier, Gothic, OCR A & B
Character StylesBold, italic, superscript, subscript, underline, overline, strike through
Graphics ResolutionMaximum: 240 x 288 (H x V)
Graphics CompatibilityTally Industrial Graphics; QMS CODE V Version 2; Printronix PGL
Bar CodesCode 39, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN 8, EAN 13, EAN 128, Codabar, Identicon 2 of 5, MSI, POSTNET
Control PanelAlphanumeric display (six languages) provides complete access to printer operation, configuration, calibration and test features. Includes lockout feature, 32 character 2 line display, save up to 10 unique configurations
Paper Handling FeaturesStraight paper path, four tractor system, paper out and paper motion detection, forms position retained in non-volatile memory
Print MediaUp to 6-part forms, forms thickness maximum .025", weight: 15-100 lb. stock
Paper SizesWidth: 2.5" - 18.9", forms length: 1" - 255" lines
Paper AdvanceSlew Speed: up to 36 inches per second
Standard InterfacesSerial RS232 (up to 38.4K Baud) and IEEE 1284 Compliant Centronics Parallel (both ports hot, active port selected automatically)
Factory or User

Installable I/O Modules

T6215/T6218 Line Matrix printer factory or user installable I/O diagram

Standard Serial and Parallel Interfaces

IEEE 1284 Compliant Parallel
Serial -Transfer Rate up to 38.4K Baud

Factory or User Installable FourPlex Module (SCS Standard, IPDS Optional) Adds IBM Twinax / IBM Coax
Factory or User Installable LANPlex Module Adds Ethernet 10BASE-T / Ethernet 100BASE-T
T6215/T6218 Line Matrix printer factory I/O location diagram
Standard EmulationsTally Line Matrix Printer, Tally Dot Matrix Printer, Printronix P600 and P6000, HP 2564C, DEC LG01, Epson FX1180, Genicom ANSI & IBM Proprinter III XL
RibbonEasy-load, Smart Ribbon clean-hands cartridges up to 250 million characters ribbon fault detection
Physical (H x W x D)40" x 28.2" x 28.3"
T6215: 185 lbs., shipping weight; T6218: 212 lbs., shipping weight
Power Requirements90 130/180 264 V, 57 63/47 53 Hz (auto-ranging)
Temperature range:10C to 40C (operating); -40C to 66C (non-operating)
Humidity:10% to 90% non-condensing (operating); 5% to 95% non-condensing (non-operating)
Optional InterfacesFourPlex I/O: Twinax, Coax, Serial and Parallel, IPDS for FourPlex LANPlex I/O: Ethernet (10BaseT/100BaseT), Serial and Parallel, IPDS for LANPlex
Technical Features & Benefits
Hammer Bank Benefits
Stored energy technology using robust hammer spring
  • Offers inherent high reliability
T6215/T6218 Line Matrix printer hammerbank operating diagram
  • Generates high energy for multi-part forms
  • Provides uniform dot density
New, high-efficiency coil uses 40% less power, returns flyback energy to power supply
  • Produces less heat
  • Yields higher reliability
Hammer drivers mounted on hammer bank to greatly reduce cabling needs
  • Higher reliability
  • Improved diagnostic capability
Modular hammers and coils are easily replaced in the field

T6215/T6218 Line Matrix printer hammer replacement diagram

  • Reduces downtime
  • Lowers service costs
Forms Handling Benefits
T6215/T6218 Line Matrix printer paper path diagram
Four-tractor system
  • Allows high slew speeds
  • Accurate forms tensioning
  • Forms reversal capability
  • Steel tractor pins in upper tractors for reduced wear, longer life
Straight-through paper path
  • Excellent forms handling
High-speed, high-torque paper drive
  • Greater throughput
  • Accurate handling of heavy forms
Hinged, self-closing upper paper guide
  • Easy forms loading
Independent forms thickness and forms loading settings

T6215/T6218 Line Matrix printer platen gap diagram

  • Correct platen position is remembered when loading new box of forms
Constant platen gap location
  • Reduces possibility of smudging
Infinitely variable forms thickness adjustment
  • Permits optimum forms thickness setting
Smart Ribbon System Benefits
Provides a constant supply of ink to the print mechanism
  • Exhibits a uniformly high contrast over the ribbon's life. Other ribbons fade rapidly and in proportion to use
Intelligent Ribbon Software (IRS) examines data stream en route to the print mechanism
  • Permits real-time control of ribbon to precisely match ink supply to ink demand
Ribbon fault detection
  • Ensures that ribbon is correctly installed and free of jams
Weld detection for reinking ribbons prevents printing on ribbon weld
  • Eliminates possibility of poor print quality as a result of printing directly on the fabric weld Increases life of the ribbon
T6215/T6218 Line Matrix printer ink supply system diagram

Uses independently controlled motors for ribbon drive and peristaltic pump

  • Allows optimization of print contrast for every text and graphics application
Yields very high ribbon life

T6215/T6218 Line Matrix printer SmartRibbon competitive chart

  • Supports unattended operation
  • Less operator intervention
  • Kinder to the environment

A Few Key Features at a Glance
All LANPlex-equipped Tally printers are supplied with Tally Printer Management, a powerful set of features to facilitate setup and operation of Tally's network capable printers.
HP Web JetAdmin Compatibility
  • Industry standard printer management tool
  • Provides discovery and setup of IP addresses out-of-the-box
  • Support for the Properties button and associated items
  • Support for the Config button and associated items
  • Support for the Diagnose button and associated items
  • Provides compatibility with management tools such as HP OpenView, Tivoli NetView and Lexmark MarkVision. Provides hyperlink from Web JetAdmin to WebPanel
  • A Web server embedded in the printer
  • Provides full remote control of all printer and network interface settings
  • Provides full status and diagnostics
  • Printer reports are provided in separate browser windows
  • Secure access with password control
  • Embedded online help and FAQs included along with hyper-links to Tally support pages on the Web
  • Printer can be configured to send e-mail to a systems administrator upon printer events such as Offline, Paper Out, Paper Jam, and other fault conditions
  • Supports HTTP 1.1 and HTML 4.0
  • Can be configured for English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish languages
Read/Right Bar Codes

T6215/T6218 Line Matrix printer read right bar code diagram
Tally's exclusive Read/Right bar codes incorporate an innovative new printing algorithm which greatly improves bar code readability without sacrificing throughput.

To measure the speed performance of impact printers objectively, the European Community Manufacturer's Association (ECMA) adopted standards for testing print speed, and ECMA is the internationally accepted benchmark test. We expected the T6212, T6215 and T6218 to be fast, but the results of standardized ECMA testing exceeded all expectation. The chart below depicts the throughput (pages per hour) of the standard ECMA tests.
ECMA 132 Throughput T6215/T6218 Line Matrix printer ECMA 132 throughput chart