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PLQ-50 Passbook Dot Matrix Printer

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Fast, reliable 24-pin printer for printing passbooks and more.

A fast, reliable, 24-pin impact printer that makes printing passbooks and multipart documents quick and easy, the Epson PLQ-50 speeds through documents at up to 630 cps1. Accommodating passbooks up to 2.6 mm thick, this compact printer also features a wide range of standard features, such as automatic sheet and printhead alignment, plus a color LCD for easy operation. With Parallel, Serial and USB interfaces built in, it ensures simple system integration. And, it offers remarkable reliability with a ribbon life of 5 million characters2, a printhead life of 600 million strokes per wires3 and industry-leading service and support.

  • Model: C11CJ10201
  • Fast, easy printing — speeds through prints at up to 630 cps1
  • Compact passbook printer — 24-pin impact printer that accommodates passbooks up to 2.6 mm thick; easily fits on counters with limited space
  • Convenient display — color LCD for easy navigation and control
  • Remarkable reliability — MCBF of 24 million lines; MTBF of 35,000 power-on hours; printhead life of 600 million strokes per wire3
  • Multipart printing — prints the original + 6 copies4
  • Long ribbon life — 5 million characters2
  • Industry-leading service and support — 1-year limited warranty
  • Convenient paper handling features — automatic sheet and printhead alignment
  • Easy setup and integration — Parallel, Serial and USB interfaces

Eco Features

  • RoHS compliant
  • Recyclable product5
  • Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWaySM Transport Partner6

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Print Other:

Printing Technology: 24-pin, Serial impact dot matrixPrint Speed: PR2 Emulation or ESC/P
  • Ultra-speed Draft: 630 cps at 10 cpi1
  • High-speed Draft: 560 cps at 10 cpi
  • Draft: 420 cps at 10 cpi
  • NLQ: 210 cps at 10 cpi
  • LQ: 140 cps at 10 cpi
Print Direction: Bi-direction with logic seeking


Sound Level: 52 dB(A) Passbook ModeDimensions: 14" x 11" x 8" (W x D x H)Weight: 17.2 lb


Rated Voltage: AC 100 – 240 VRated Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz (49.5 to 60.5 Hz)Power Consumption: Approx. 78 W, Approx. 0.7 W in Sleep Mode, 0.1 W in Powered Off Mode, ENERGY STAR® compliant

Characters & Lines:

Bar Code Fonts:
  • PR2: EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Coda bar (NW-7), Industrial 2 of 5
  • ESC/P: EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, POSTNET, Coda bar (NW-7), Industrial 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5
Formatting: Columns: 94 (10 cpi)

Paper Handling Impact:

Cut Sheets:
    Cut Sheet (Single Sheet)
  • Width: Min: 65.0 mm, Max: 243.0 mm
  • Length: Min: 67.0 mm, Max: 450.0 mm
  • Thickness: Min: 0.065 mm, Max: 0.190 mm
    Cut Sheet (Multipart)
  • Width: Min: 65.0 mm, Max: 243.0 mm
  • Length: Min: 67.0 mm, Max: 297.0 mm
  • Copies: 1 original + 6 copies; Total Thickness: Min. 0.12 mm, Max. 0.53 mm
Multipart: 1 + 6 copies3Single Sheets:
  • Width: Min: 65.0 mm, Max: 243.0 mm
  • Length: Min: 67.0 mm, Max: 450.0 mm
  • Thickness: Min: 0.065 mm, Max: 0.190 mm
  • Width: Min. 110 mm, Max. 241.3 mm
  • Length: Horiz.
  • Seam: Min. 127 mm, Max. 220 mm
  • Vert. Seam: Min. 85 mm, Max. 220 mm
  • Total Thickness: Max. 2.6 mm (open passbook)
Paper Feed Mechanism:
  • Feeding Format: Friction feed (front manual), Single sheet
  • Paper Path: Manual insertion; Front in, Front out/Front in, Rear out
Paper Path: Automatic platen gap adjustment, automatic sheet alignment, automatic border recognition

Impact Printer Details:

Input Buffer: 128 KbInterfaces: Bi-directional parallel interface (IEEE 1284 Nibble Mode supported), Serial, USB (2.0 compatible)


MVBF: (MCBF): 24 million linesPrint head life: 600 million strokes/wireMSRW Head: 700,000 strokesRibbon life: 5 million characters (LQ 10 cpi, 48 dots/character), 10 million characters (Draft 10 cpi, 24 dots/character)4

Service Plans:

2-Year Return for Repair Extended Service Plan

We know protecting your investment is important. Epson Preferred Plus Extended Service Plans offer peace of mind beyond the device’s limited warranty and help keep you up and running — because we understand there’s simply no time for downtime.


1 Based on Ultra Speed draft at 10 cpi.

2 Based on Letter Quality printing, 10 cpi, 48 dots/character.

3 Ratings are estimates only, based on normal use of the product, and are not warrantied. Epson’s only warranty for this product is contained in the standard limited warranty statement for this product.

4 One original, plus six copies, is available only under normal temperature and humidity conditions.

5 For convenient and reasonable recycling options, visit

6 SmartWay is an innovative partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that reduces greenhouse gases and other air pollutants and improves fuel efficiency.