M831 Inkjet Document Printer for Airline Passenger Manifests and Forms

M831 Inkjet Document Printer for Airline Passenger Manifests and Forms

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Epson's M831 ruggedized monochrome inkjet document printer combines the durability of a dot matrix printer with the quiet, high-quality printing of an inkjet. It prints high-quality crisp, clear text and graphics, as well as high-density barcodes. In addition it features print speeds of up to 16.5 pages, durable pigment-based inks and low total cost of ownership.

  • Designed for high-volume printing of manifests and forms

  • Combines durability of a dot matrix with the quality of an inkjet

  • Prints on same continuous form paper airlines use today

  • Fast print speeds of up to 16.5 pages/minute1

  • Automatic paper release to clear any paper jams

  • Parallel, USB and Ethernet interfaces standard

  • Drop-in replacement for existing Epson and other dot matrix printers

  • Low power consumption

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M831 Inkjet Document Printer for Airline Passenger Manifests and Forms

Print Method: MicroPiezo® inkjet technology
Print Speed:
  • Draft mode: 16.5 pages per minute
  • Normal mode: 13.8 pages per minute
  • Super fine mode: 7.0 pages per minute
See note 1
Print Resolution: 720 dpi x 720 dpi maximum
Ink Type: Black pigment-based ink cartridge2
Printer Fonts
Fonts: Code 39, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E, POSTNET, QR Code
Media Handling
Type: Continuous paper (plain paper, label)
Feed Method: Push tractor feed (rear in/front out)
  • 3.0 – 9.5 inches (76.2 – 241.3mm)
  • Printable Area
    • Maximum width: 8.0 inches (203.2mm)3
    • Left margin: 0.51 inches (13.0mm)
    • Right margin: 0.51 inches (13.0mm)3
    • Top margin: 0.08 inches (2.0mm)
    • Bottom margin: 0.08 inches (2.0mm)
Length: 0.5 &38211; 22.0 inches (12.7 – 558.8mm) one page
Media Dimensions: Weight (1000 sheets of plain paper): 45kg – 110kg
Thickness: 2.5 – 7.5 mils (0.065 – 0.19mm)
Interfaces: USB 2.0, Bi-directional parallel (IEEE-1284 ECP mode supported), Ethernet 10/100 BASE-T
Operating Systems: Microsoft® Windows® XP 32-bit (SP3)/64-bit (SP2), Vista® 32 -bit/64-bit (SP2), Windows 7 32-bit/64-big,
Server Systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008
Power Consumption:
  • Printing: Approx. 20 W (mean, ISO/IEC 10561 letter) Standby
  • Approx. 2.3 W (sleep mode)
Rated Voltage: AC 110 – 240 VAC
Rated Frequency: 50 – 60 Hz
Noise Level:
  • Silent feed on: approx. 48dB (A)
  • Silent feed off: approx. 50dB (A)
Standards and Approvals:
  • EMC standards: CNS13438 Class A
  • Safety standards: BSMI (CN14336), Green Mark Program compliant, UL/C-UL, NOM, Argentine, CE, EN60950
Dimensions: 18.3 x 18.3 x 8.8" (W x D x H)
Weight: Approx. 26 lbs (12.2kg) — without ink
1 Print speed is based on printing the suite of ISO/IEC 24734 text and graphic images on 8.5" x 11" size pages. Speed of up to 16.5 pages per minute is based on draft mode. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. 
2 Cartridge yields vary considerably for reasons including images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields will be lower with higher-density images, hot or dusty conditions, less frequent printing, or printing predominantly with one color. All ink colors are used for printing and printer maintenance, and all colors have to be installed for printing. For print quality, part of the ink from the included cartridges is used for printer startup and a variable amount of ink remains in the cartridges after the "replace cartridge" signal. See for more information about EPSON ink cartridges. 
3 The printable area is fixed relative to the left tractor starting at 0.51" (12.9 mm) from the left edge of the media. Right margin may be greater than 0.51" (12.9mm) if the media extends well past the printable area.