Nearly every business needs some level of calculating performed for day-to-day tasks, and not every application requires the power of a computer (or can justify such an expense).
When your business calls for advanced mathematics and even the need to print your results, the Victor printing calculator may be the perfect solution – whether for office or home use.
What the Victor PL8000 Can Do
The Victor PL8000 fills the niche for businesses and home offices that need a durable, high-function calculator with fast printing capability.
It comes packed with innovative features that make it extremely easy to use and reliable, including an almost unheard-of 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.
How many calculators have you seen that include a help key for guiding you through use of features and functions? The PL8000 has an exclusive built-in help function that not only explains the features on the display, but allows printing the help information for reference, as well.
Printing is one of the main attractions for this calculator. Lightning fast printing (amazing 8 lines per second!) on thermal paper gets your results in black and white quickly, without the fuss or mess of ribbons.
Many business functions call for having a physical document to retain for tax purposes, or providing quotes to a client or customer.
The PL8000 makes it a snap.
Packed with Features
Victor PL8000 printing calculators come out of the box ready to go with all the features your business needs:
- 14 digit 2-color backlit matrix display including numbers and text – negative numbers are displayed in red
- HELP key to view or print feature details
- Prompt Logic Technology – another Victor exclusive that guides you through functions
- Loan Wizard – perfect for financial businesses – this special function calculates loan payments quickly and easily
- Currency Exchange – need to work in multiple currencies? The PL8000 can switch between two currencies with a single touch of a button
- Text Keys – another Victor exclusive that allows you to save up to 6 of your own customized messages for printing on your tape printouts on demand
- Reprint – want to get another copy of your tape? With the touch of a button, select any of your last 25 transactions to reprint instantly
- Program Key – tailor the Victor PL8000 with tax rates, date, time, language, currency setting, and even your opening message with easily-understood prompting
- Tax Keys – two totally independent tax keys that allow you to set up two different tax rates, if your needs call for it. You can set up different rates for two cities, city/county, or whatever you need.
- Percentage discount or add-on for markups
- Change sign key and item count function
- Square root calculations
- AC powered
There are multiple powerful financial functions built right into the calculator, as well:
- Time calculations – great for billing in time increments or for payroll use – quickly calculate hours/minutes.
- Cost-Sell-Margin – instant calculation of margins or determining the appropriate selling price. Enter two of the variables, and the PL8000 generates the third instantly
- Constants for multiplication and division
- Selectable rounding selector switches
Reviewers Speak Out
Among Amazon reviewers, the PL8000 rates a strong 4 on a scale of 5. Most are very pleased with the calculator’s features, and notably the blazing print speed.
“Excellent calculator. I have been using this calculator for about two months now and am very satisfied with it. It has all the features that I need in a calculator. I particularly like the arrangement of the zeroes on the keyboard which allow me to make rapid and accurate entries.”
“Best adding machine I have used yet. It’s a thermal printer, so no more expensive and messy ink rollers or ribbons! User programmable message printing, such as headers for deposit tapes. Date and time scrolling, when no key has been pressed for a few minutes. Has memory back-up. Has been in daily use for approx. 6 months without ANY problems.”
“Great product for business. Thermal is the way to go. I ordered 2 of the smaller version a couple of years ago. They both are still working great.”
One review worth mentioning brought up the tremendous customer service they received when calling with a support question. Not only was someone who could answer their questions, but a real, live person answered the phone and could help the caller. How often does that happen today?
Making Your Choice
If your needs call for a durable, feature-packed printing calculator, the Victor PL8000 printing calculator should be on your short list for consideration.
This unit’s printing speed, 14-digit display, and many exclusive features, combined with a 3-year warranty, make it a perfect fit for home or business applications.
Need more details? The user manual can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s site, for easy reference.
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