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IBM Infoprint 6700 Model R40, R60, and R80 Thermal Label Printers

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 105-208
June 14, 2005

 

 ENUS105-208.PDF (68KB)

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(Corrected on June 27, 2005)

The planned availability date has been improved to June 24, 2005.
 

At a glance

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The Infoprint 6700 offers:

  • Radio frequency identification (RFID) capability on the Model R40
  • A compact, rugged industrial printer for high-quality bar codes and crisp graphics for labels and tags
  • High-quality, high-performance thermal printing in 4-, 6-, and 8-inch widths
  • High-resolution printhead for sharp 203 or 300 dots per inch (dpi) printing
  • Powerful remote configuration and printer management
  • Large ribbon capacity
  • Easy-to-change supplies
  • Compatibility with IBM 4400 label applications

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

The Infoprint® 6700 Thermal Label Printers are a compact, rugged family of printers ideal for printing bar codes, labels, and tags in industrial applications. These printers offer:

  • RFID capability on Model R40 with support for EPCglobal Class 0, 0+, and 1, and Philips UCODE 1.19 tags
  • Print speeds up to 10 inches per second (ips)
  • Flexible media handling
  • Print density up to 300 dpi
  • Print widths up to 8 inches
  • Powerful remote management software

Typical applications include:

  • Bar codes and RFID for shipping and distribution of a wide range of products
  • Shipping/receiving labels
  • Labeling for chemical and hazardous materials
  • Compliance labeling to meet industrial standards
  • Inventory control

The Infoprint 6700 is available with a (nominal) print width of four, six, or eight inches with print resolutions of 203 or 300 dpi. These printers offer a large ribbon capacity for continuous printing, and compatibility with label applications now running on the IBM 4400 Thermal Label Printer. Standard programming languages include Code V, IGP, ASCII, and emulations for Zebra, TEC, Sato, and Intermec printers. IPDS™ is an optional feature. Available attachments include the standard serial and parallel ports, wireless and LAN Ethernet, and twinax/coax.

Available software provides remote configuration and remote management capability.
 
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Key prerequisites

The Infoprint 6700 requires either an Ethernet 10/100 BaseT LAN, a Wireless Ethernet, USB, a Coax/Twinax interface, or a Workstation ASCII port for host attachment.
 
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Planned availability date

September 9, 2005
 
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Description

The Infoprint 6700 is a family of compact, rugged industrial thermal printers with nominal print widths of four, six, or eight inches. The models offer print resolution of 203 or 300 dpi and maximum print speeds up to 10 inches per second.

The primary applications are for the production of RFID tags, bar codes, and graphics on labels and tags in an industrial environment.

Since the maximum noise level for the Infoprint 6700 was designed for an industrial environment, this printer is normally not suitable for office environments.

Standard features

The following features are standard on all models:

  • Thermal transfer and direct thermal printing
  • User-replaceable, interchangeable 203 and 300 dpi printheads
  • Operator Control panel with two-line LCD with an easy-to-use menu
  • Media tear bar
  • Fanfold media handling
  • High-resolution printhead for sharp graphics and text
  • Peel-Off mode for peeling off labels one at a time, before printing the next label
  • Tear-Off mode for positioning the label at the tear-off position and detecting its removal before printing the next label
  • Label Taken Sensor for detecting removal of labels in Peel-Off or Tear-Off modes
  • Tear-Off Strip mode for printing a specified number of labels and positioning the last label at the tear-off position
  • Batch and on demand printing
  • Over 20 types of bar codes
  • 8 MB Flash memory and 32 MB DRAM memory
  • Serial RS-232/RS-422 host interface
  • Parallel IEEE 1284 host interface
  • Two internal I/O option slots
  • Host interface auto-switching
  • Emulations for IGP, Code V, ASCII, TEC (TGL), Zebra (ZGL), Sato (STGL), and Intermec (IGL)
  • Windows™ drivers
  • Compatibility with IBM Printer Management Utility (PMU) Software
  • Starter kit that includes print media, a ribbon, and a CD (which contains the end-user manuals)

Thermal printer technology

With excellent print quality, the Infoprint 6700 printers use an inline thermal printhead that allows two modes of operation. These modes are:

  • Thermal transfer

    During thermal transfer printing, the heated thermal printhead selectively heats elements in the printhead. When the heated elements contact a thermal ribbon, the heat reacts with the ribbon and bonds the image to the paper. This method is used for abrasive, long-storage applications, and IBM ribbons are available for this type of printing.

  • Direct thermal

    During direct thermal printing, the thermal printhead also selectively heats printhead elements. When these elements contact the coated thermal paper, the dyes and developers in the coating react to the heat and develop an image. This mode of printing is generally used for short-term labeling applications.

Bar code printing

Printed bar codes meet the requirements of ANSI Document X3.182-1990, "Bar Code Print Quality — Guideline" Grade A.

Printer software

  • Windows drivers

    Print drivers for Windows NT™ 4.0, Windows 2000 (NT), and Windows XP are included with the printer.

  • Printer Management Utility (PMU) software

  • A tool to aid migration from bar codes to RFID

Supplies

  • Ribbons

  • Printheads

    The printhead must be replaced periodically, and new printheads are obtained as a supply item. The 300 dpi printhead may be ordered to upgrade a 203 dpi machine to 300 dpi.

  • Cleaning pens

The above items are considered supplies and, as such, are not available from IBM service or included in the warranty and maintenance service agreement.

Thermal consumables selection

Since there are two print modes of operation, there are two kinds of thermal media. These are:

  • Thermal transfer media

    Ribbons are available from IBM. Refer to the Supplies section for more information.

  • Direct thermal media

    Direct thermal media is paper coated with special chemicals that act as an accelerator, acceptor dye, and binder. During direct thermal mode, the heat from the thermal printhead contacts the paper and causes a chemical reaction.

Optional features

The following is a summary of optional features.

RFID

The RFID feature of the Infoprint 6700 printer (#4900, 4901) includes a reader, an antenna, and associated components to enable programming (encoding) and reading of RFID tags. RFID can be installed on the Model R40 in either the factory or the field.

RFID supported protocols are Class 0, Class 0+ (Matrics), Class 0+ (Impinj), Class 1, and Philips UCODE 1.19.

RFID supported inlays/antennas include:

  • Alien Squiggle 64 bit Class 1
  • Alien Squiggle 96 bit Class 1
  • Alien M-Tag 64 bit Class 1
  • Alien M-Tag 96 bit Class 1
  • Rafsec 432 96 bit Class 1
  • Rafsec 450 96 bit Philips 1.19
  • Matrics Cross-T 96 bit Class 0+ (Matrics)
  • Impinj Propeller 96 bit Class 0+ (Impinj)
  • KSW PH58 96 bit Philips 1.19
  • Rafsec 478 96 bit Class 1
  • Avery IN 96 bit Class 1

Only the following software emulations support the RFID capability:

  • IBM IGP
  • Zebra Graphics Language (ZGL)
  • Sato Graphics Language (STGL)

RFID availability

The RFID feature is available only in the United States, Canada, Singapore, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom.

Coax/Twinax interface

The Coax/Twinax attachment (#4830, 5837) provides the addition of both a coax and a twinax interface, in addition to the ASCII serial/parallel interface.

This interface adapter takes one of the two adapter card slots.

Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Network Interface Card (NIC)

The Ethernet 10/100 BaseT NIC is an internal adapter that connects the printer to an Ethernet network using TCP/IP, NetBIOS TCP/IP, and IPX. The ASCII parallel interface is replaced by this Ethernet NIC.

This interface adapter takes one of the two adapter card slots.

The adapter provides the capability to provide printer status information via a Web page when the printer's IP address is supplied to a standard Web browser. This is in addition to the function provided by the Infoprint 6700 Printer Management Utility.

Wireless Ethernet

The Wireless Ethernet attachment card (#4542, #4278) provides support for wireless Ethernet. This adapter card is compliant with IEEE 802.11b Wi-Fi.

This interface adapter takes one of the two adapter card slots.

Wireless operation requires that the customer obtain one of the following:

  • A Proxim (Lucent) Orinoco World Silver or Gold PCMCIA radio card
  • A Cisco Aironet AIR-352 PCMCIA adapter radio card

A dipole rubber duck antenna is included with this feature.

Telnet 3270e/5250e

The Telnet 3270e/5250e feature allows printing currently being performed with coax/twinax-attached printers to be migrated easily to network-attached printers, without changing the existing application.

This feature is initial order only.

This feature must be used with one of the following adapters:

  • 10/100 BaseT Ethernet adapter (#4177, 5180)
  • Wireless Ethernet (#4542, 4278)

The Telnet feature cannot be used with any IPDS feature or the Coax/Twinax adapter.

Intelligent Printer Data Stream™ (IPDS)

This feature (#4861, 7866) provides the capability to support IPDS printing for printers with:

  • Wireless Ethernet
  • Ethernet NIC
  • Coax/Twinax adapter

IPDS allows print pages containing an unlimited mix of different types of data: high-quality text, images, vector graphics, and bar codes.

IPDS support is provided on the following platforms:

  • PSF for i5/OS V5R1, or later
  • PSF for z/OS® V3.3.0, or later
  • Infoprint Manager for AIX® V3.2, or later
  • Infoprint Manager for Windows
  • PSF/VSE V2.2.1

The 300 dpi printhead is a prerequisite for IPDS.

Online Data Validator

The Online Data Validator (#5610, 5611) is an external device that attaches near the paper exit of the printer. It scans the printed output for bar codes and monitors bar code quality. This feature is not applicable to RFID. After a bar code passes the scan beam, the validator grades it and sends a report back to the printer. The printer response is determined by the validator settings. A 1/2-inch distance between bar codes is required when the validator is used. The validator feature applies only to picket fence (horizontal) bar codes. The validator cannot be used to verify ladder (vertical) bar codes.

The maximum length of a bar code to be verified is approximately 6.5 inches (including approximately 0.25 inches for the quiet zone). This maximum length can vary depending on the bar code element width.

Media Cutter and Tray

The Media Cutter (#7340, 7360, 7380, 7341, 7361, 7381) automatically cuts media after each label is printed or via a software command to cut media after a specified number of labels are printed.

Additional memory

This feature (#5600, 5601) increases the 8 MB Flash memory to 16 MB to allow for the storing of custom forms.

300 dpi Printhead (4-inch Printhead for Model R40) — Initial Order #3500
300 dpi Printhead (6-inch Printhead for Model R60) — Initial Order #3501
300 dpi Printhead (8-inch Printhead for Model R80) —Initial Order #3502

This feature provides a 300 dpi printhead. A 203 dpi Printhead is provided on initial orders if feature number 3500, 3501, or 3502 is not ordered.

This feature is required for IPDS printing.

Operator Panel translations

The Operator Panel language is customer selectable. The choice of languages are English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.

TEC Emulation

The TEC Emulation provides support for emulation of TEC printers. This interpreter is compatible with the following TEC printers: B372, B472, B482, B572, B672, B682, B872, and B882.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Controls and latches are operable with one hand and minimal dexterity.
  • Keys are discernible by touch without activating them.
  • The display, controls, latches, and levers are accessible to someone in a wheel chair.
  • Color is used as an enhancement for conveying information, and as an additional method of distinguishing between buttons, controls, and latches.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 105-208

Trademarks

 
IPDS and Intelligent Printer Data Stream are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Infoprint, z/OS, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Publications

The following publications can be printed from the CD that is shipped with the printer.

Title                                        Order Number
 
Infoprint(R) 6700 Quick Setup Guide          G550-0450
Infoprint 6700 User's Guide                  G550-0449
Infoprint 6700 ASCII Programmer's            G550-0452
 Reference
Infoprint 6700 IGP Programmer's              G550-0453
 Reference
Infoprint 6700 Code V Programmer's           G550-0454
 Reference
Infoprint 6700 IPDS(TM) Programmer's         G550-0457
 Reference
Infoprint 6700 Coax/Twinax Programmer's      G550-0456
 Reference
Infoprint 6700 Ethernet Interface            G550-0458
 User's Manual
Infoprint 6700 Safety Manual                 G550-0460
Infoprint 6700 Printer Management            G550-0455
 Utility
Infoprint 6700 RFID Labeling                 G550-0459
 Reference Manual
IBM ZGL Reference Manual                     G550-0425
IBM TGL Reference Manual                     G550-0462
IBM IGL Reference Manual                     G550-0463
IBM STGL Reference Manual                    G550-0464

 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

Performance characteristics: The performance characteristics are shown in the table below. The print speed is selectable from either the control panel or the host system, and ranges from 2 ips to the maximum speed of the printer in 1-ips increments.

Infoprint 6700 print characteristics

Model                          R40          R60             R80
 
Print resolution (dpi)     203    300    203    300     203    300
 
Maximum print speed
 - ips                     10     8      10     8       8      6
 - cm/sec                  25.4   20.3   25.4   20.3    20.3   15.2
 
Maximum print width
 - in                      4.1    4.1    6.6    6.6     8.5    8.5
 - cm                      10.4   10.4   16.8   16.8    21.6   21.6
 
Maximum print length
with maximum memory
 - in                      99     99     99     99      99     99
 - cm                      251.5  251.5  251.5  251.5   251.5  251.5
 

Media handling modes: The printer operates under two basic modes: batch and on demand. Batch mode is used to print and collect labels for later use. On demand mode is used in applications where labels will be used immediately after printing.

  • Batch mode

    In batch mode, the printer unwinds the media from the media supply spindle and prints the labels.

  • Peel-Off mode

    In Peel-Off mode, the printer unwinds the media from the supply spindle, prints the label, automatically peels the label from the media carrier web, and leaves the peeled label at the mouth of the printer. The printer then rewinds the waste label carrier web onto the internal rewinder spindle. The label presentation sensor detects when the label has been removed, and the printer then retracts the media before printing the next label.

  • Tear-Off mode

    In Tear-Off mode, the printer unwinds the media from the supply spindle, prints the label, and leaves the label at the mouth of the printer (aligning the tear point over the tear-off bar). The label presentation sensor detects when the label has been removed, and the printer then retracts the media before printing the next label (to prevent the loss of a form).

  • Tear-Off Strip mode

    In Tear-Off Strip mode, the printer unwinds the media from the supply spindle and continues printing until the print buffer is empty. The printer then positions the last label for removal by aligning the tear point over the tear-off bar. The label presentation sensor can be used in the Tear-Off Strip mode to detect when a label has been removed. When the printer buffer is again loaded, the printer will retract the media before resuming printing to prevent the loss of a form.

Bar codes: The printer is capable of printing bar code symbologies as shown in the following table.

Bar code symbologies
 
                           Code
Bar code       LP+   IGP   V     ZGL   TGL   IGL   STGL  IPDS
 
BCD_C39        Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
BCD_I25        Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
BCD_C128       Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
BCD_EAN8       Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
BCD_EAN13      Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
BCD_UPCA       Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
BCD_UPCE       Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   No    No    Yes
BCD_UPCE0      No    Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   No
BCD_UPCE1      No    Yes   Yes   No    No    No    No    No
BCD_UPCVAR     No    No    No    No    No    Yes   No    No
BCD_UPCEXT     No    No    No    Yes   No    No    No    Yes
BCD_MSI        Yes   No    Yes   Yes   No    No    No    Yes
BCD_MSI10      Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   No    No    Yes
BCD_MSI1010    No    Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   No    No    Yes
BCD_MSI1110    No    Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   No    No    Yes
BCD_MSI11      No    Yes   Yes   No    Yes   No    No    Yes
BCD_CODABAR    Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
BCD_C93        Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   No
BCD_POSTNET    Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
BCD_UCC128     Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   No
BCD_UPCSHIP    Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   No    No    No    No
BCD_205        No    No    Yes   Yes   No    No    No    No
BCD_FIM        Yes   Yes   No    Yes   No    No    No    No
BCD_I25GERMAN  Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   No    No    No
BCD_CODE11     No    No    No    Yes   Yes   Yes   No    No
BCD_PDF417     Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
BCD_MATRIX205  No    Yes   No    No    No    No    No    Yes
BCD_POSTBAR    Yes   Yes   Yes   No    No    No    No    No
BCD_ROYALBAR   Yes   Yes   Yes   No    Yes   No    No    Yes
BCD_MAXICODE   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
BCD_UPS11      Yes   Yes   Yes   No    Yes   No    No    No
BCD_TELEPEN    Yes   Yes   Yes   No    Yes   No    No    No
BCD_ITF14      No    Yes   Yes   No    Yes   No    No    Yes
BCD_LOGMARS    No    No    No    Yes   Yes   Yes   No    No
 
                           Code
Bar code       LP+   IGP   V     ZGL   TGL   IGL   STGL  IPDS
 
BCD-
 DATAMATRIX    No    Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
BCD-PLANET     No    Yes   Yes   No    Yes   No    No    No
BCD-AUSTPOST   Yes   Yes   Yes   No    Yes   No    No    Yes
BCD-PLESSEY    No    Yes   No    No    Yes   No    No    Yes
BCD-BC412      No    Yes   Yes   Yes   No    No    No    Yes
BCD-C35        Yes   Yes   No    No    No    No    No    No
BCD-RSS14      No    Yes   Yes   No    No    No    No    No
BCD-RSS14LIM   No    Yes   Yes   No    No    No    No    No
BCD-RSS14TRU   No    Yes   No    No    No    No    No    No
BCD-RSS14STK   No    Yes   Yes   No    No    No    No    No
BCD-RSS14OMNI  No    Yes   No    No    No    No    No    No
BCD-RSS14EXP   No    Yes   No    No    No    No    No    No
BCD-AZTEC      No    Yes   No    No    No    No    No    No

Operating environment

Power consumption

                     R40                R60               R80
               203 dpi   300 dpi   203 dpi  300 dpi  203 dpi  300 dpi
               10 ips    8 ips     10 ips   8 ips    8 ips    6 ips
 
Energy Star    24        24        24       24       24       24
 (Power        watts     watts     watts    watts    watts    watts
 Saver mode)
 
Standby        50        50        50       50       50       50
               watts     watts     watts    watts    watts    watts
 
25% print      142       143       205      175      213      212
 density       watts     watts     watts    watts    watts    watts
 
50% print      234       235       360      300      375      373
 density       watts     watts     watts    watts    watts    watts

Physical dimensions

                      R40              R60             R80
 
Outside dimensions    13H x 11.7W      13H x 13.4W     13H x 15.4W
 (in)                  x 20.5D          x 20.5D         x 20.5D
 
Weight (lb/kg)        36.6 lb          40 lb           43 lb
                      (16.6 kg)        (18.14 kg)      19.5 kg
                      37.2 lb          40.6 lb
                      (16.87 kg)       (18.42 kg)

1
Add 7.5 in D and 6 in H for Online Data Validator.
2
Add 1.4 in D for Media Cutter option.

Voltage (all models)

  • 115 or 230 V ac, 50/60 Hz

Temperature (all models)

  • Operating: 5° to 40° C (41° to 104° F)
  • Storage: -20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)

Relative humidity (all models)

  • Operating: 20% to 85% noncondensing
  • Storage: 5% to 85% noncondensing

Acoustics (Model R40)

Per ISO 9296:

  • Maximum noise level — Printing (6 in/sec): 68 dBA
  • Maximum noise level — Standby: 37 dBA

Acoustics (Models R60 and R80)

Per ISO 9296:

  • Maximum noise level — Printing (8 inch/sec): 62 dBA
  • Maximum noise level — Standby: 37 dBA

Hardware requirements

The Infoprint 6700 Thermal Label Printers attach to systems, controllers, and processors through the following adapters:

  • Coax/Twinax
  • Ethernet 10/100 BaseT LAN
  • Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Wireless
  • ASCII

Software requirements

The following tables summarize the IPDS support by platform.

Infoprint 6700 IPDS PSF/VSE, PSF for i5/OS, and PSF for z/OS® support summary

                                          PSF for       PSF for
                              PSF/VSE     i5/OS V5R1    z/OS V3.3.0
                              V2.2.1      or later      or later
 
Base support:
 -- 4028 dev type             Yes         Yes           Yes
 -- 3816 dev type             Yes         Yes           Yes
 -- 240 dpi                   Yes         Yes           Yes
  resolution
 -- 300 dpi                   Yes         Yes           Yes
  resolution
 
Roll input                    Yes         Yes           Yes
 
Roll output                   Yes         Yes           Yes
 
AFP(TM)/IPDS towers           All         All           All
 (not including lf3)
 
Printer connectivity:
 -- Ethernet TCP/IP           Yes         Yes           Yes
 -- Twinax                    No          Yes           No
 
Font download:
 -- Raster                    Yes         Yes           Yes
 
Resident AFP font
 collection:
 -- 4028                      Yes         Yes           Yes
 -- Core                      Yes         Yes           Yes
 -- Coordinated               Yes         Yes           Yes

Infoprint 6700 IPDS Infoprint Manager summary

                              Infoprint      Infoprint
                              Manager for    Manager
                              AIX(R) V3.2    for
                              or later       Windows(TM)
 
Base support:
 -- 4028 dev type             Yes            Yes
 -- 3816 dev type             Yes            Yes
 -- 240 dpi resolution        Yes            Yes
 -- 300 dpi resolution        Yes            Yes
 
Roll input                    Yes            Yes
 
Roll output                   Yes            Yes
 
AFP/IPDS towers               All            All
 (not including lf3)
 
Printer connectivity:
 -- Ethernet TCP/IP           Yes            Yes
 
Font download:
 -- Raster                    Yes            Yes
 
Resident AFP font
 collection:
 -- 4028                      Yes            Yes
 -- Core                      Yes            Yes
 -- Coordinated               Yes            Yes

Infoprint 6700 supported IPDS bar codes

  • X'01': 3-of-9 Code
  • X'02': MSI
  • X'03': UPC/CGPC-Version A
  • X'05': UPC/CGPC-Version E
  • X'06': UPC Two-digit Supplement
  • X'07': UPC Five-digit Supplement
  • X'08': EAN-8
  • X'09': EAN-13
  • X'0A': Industrial 2-of-5
  • X'0B': Matrix 2-of-5
  • X'0C': Interleaved 2-of-5
  • X'0D': Codabar
  • X'11': Code 128
  • X'16': EAN Two-digit Supplement
  • X'17': EAN Five-digit Supplement
  • X'18': POSTNET
  • X'1A': RM4SCC
    • Modifier X'00' — Royal Mail variation
    • Modifier X'01' — Dutch Kix variation
  • X'1B': Japan Postal Bar Code
  • X'1C': Data Matrix 2D
  • X'1D': Maxicode 2D
  • X'1E': PDF417 2D
  • X'1F': Australian Post Bar Code

Printer emulations: With a coax interface, the Infoprint 6700 Printer emulates the following IBM coax printer models:

  • Non-IPDS
    • 3287 Models 1 and 2
    • 4234 Model 1
  • IPDS
    • 4028
    • 3816

With a twinax interface, the Infoprint 6700 Printer emulates the following IBM twinax models:

  • 4234 Model 2
  • 5225

Refer to the Infoprint 6700 Thermal Label Printer Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference Manual for details and limitations concerning the twinax and coax emulations.

The ASCII Emulation software provides the following emulations:

  • Printer protocols:
    • IBM Proprinter III XL
    • Epson FX-1050
    • Printronix P-Series
    • Printronix P-Series XQ
    • Printronix Serial Matrix
  • Page orientations:
    • Portrait/Inverted Portrait
    • Landscape/Inverted Landscape
  • Graphics:
    • Bit Image Graphics
    • P-Series Compatible Plot Mode
  • Vertical page formatting:
    • Printronix P-Series Electronic Vertical Format Unit (EVFU)
    • Serial Matrix Vertical Formatting Unit (VFU)
  • Character sets:
    • IBM PC
    • ECMA-94 Latin 1
    • Multinational
    • DEC Multinational
    • IBM Code Page 437 and 850
    • International symbol sets in the following categories:
      • Arabic Sets
      • Cyrillic Sets
      • European Sets
      • Greek Sets
      • Hebrew Sets
      • Turkish Sets
  • Font typefaces:
    • Courier
    • Letter Gothic
    • OCR-A
    • OCR-B
    • CG Triumverate Bold Condensed
    • True Type (ability to download)

Refer to the Infoprint 6700 Thermal Label Printer ASCII Programmer's Reference Manual for details and limitations concerning the ASCII emulations.

When the Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Network Interface Card is installed, the following network operating systems and protocols are supported:

Operating system                   Protocol
 
OS/400(R) (V3.2 and later)         TCP/IP
 
Windows NT(TM) 4.0                 TCP/IP
Windows 2000                       TCP/IP
Windows XP                         TCP/IP
 
UNIX(1)                            TCP/IP
 
Novell NetWare V3.11,              IPX/SPX and TCP/IP
 and later
Novell NetWare V4.01,              IPX/SPX and TCP/IP
 and later

1
The Ethernet Interface supports network printing under various TCP/IP environments including most variations of UNIX®.

Refer to the Infoprint 6700 Ethernet Interface User's Manual for details and limitations concerning the Ethernet NIC Network Support.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: The Infoprint 6700 models are customer setup (CSU). The customer is responsible for:

  • Adequate site, system, and other vendor hardware and software product preparation.
  • Receipt at the customer's receiving dock and placement of the printer.
  • Installation and configuration of the printer by following the instructions in the Quick Setup Guide .
  • Ordering and maintaining an adequate inventory of ribbons, RFID tags, printheads, and cleaning pens.
  • Ordering, installing, and maintaining cables. No cables except a power cord are shipped with the printer.
  • Ordering and replacing the ribbons and printheads.
  • Using the cleaning pens to clean the printheads. Refer to the Supplies section.
  • Changing and replacing forms, including clearing jams and cleaning as appropriate.
  • Using and following the problem determination procedures and filling out the trouble report prior to calling for IBM service.

Installability: The Infoprint 6700 is a customer setup (CSU) machine. All features ordered along with the printer are factory installed prior to shipment.

For a fee, customers can elect to have IBM:

  • Install the printer hardware
  • Configure any printer optional features
  • Install the printer ribbon and explain supplies usage
  • Perform printer hardware configurations
  • Provide key operator training
  • Provide basic instruction on forms loading and adjustments

A label on the outside of the printer shipping box will inform you of the IBM Installation Contract inside. A cover letter inside the box will explain the process and the flat rate price for a single printer and the additional charge for each additional printer.

If you elect to have IBM install the printer, you should call 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378) to have the Infoprint 6700 installed. An IBM representative will return your call to schedule the printer installation.

Supplies: A wide range of IBM ribbons that have been specifically engineered to enhance the printing capabilities and to prevent premature printhead wear are available for the Infoprint 6700 Printers.

It is recommended that genuine IBM Thermal Ribbons are used with the Infoprint 6700 Printers.

Infoprint 6700 TTW Thermal Transfer Ribbons

This ribbon provides superior print quality on coated and uncoated thermal transfer paper, labels, and tags. Infoprint 6700 TTW ribbons are an excellent choice for general-purpose applications.

Infoprint 6700 TTR Thermal Transfer Ribbons

This ribbon is designed for use with high-end synthetic labels. It provides the highest heat, chemical, and abrasion resistance for label toughness and durability.

Supplies ordering: Supplies can be ordered at 888-IBM-PRINT (426-7746).

The following supplies are available:

Infoprint 6700 TTW Thermal Transfer Ribbons

The part number shown is for one box of ribbons. Each box contains 6 ribbons.

                    Part        Ribbon
Size                number      type
 
 60 mm x 625 m      69G7318     TTW Ribbon
 83 mm x 625 m      69G7319     TTW Ribbon
110 mm x 625 m      69G7320     TTW Ribbon
130 mm x 625 m      69G7321     TTW Ribbon
152 mm x 625 m      69G7322     TTW Ribbon
171 mm x 625 m      69G7323     TTW Ribbon
220 mm x 625 m      69G7324     TTW Ribbon

Infoprint 6700 TTR Thermal Transfer Ribbons

The part number shown is for one box of ribbons. Each box contains 6 ribbons.

                    Part        Ribbon
Size                number      type
 
 60 mm x 625 m      69G7332     TTR Ribbon
 83 mm x 625 m      69G7333     TTR Ribbon
110 mm x 625 m      69G7334     TTR Ribbon
130 mm x 625 m      69G7335     TTR Ribbon
152 mm x 625 m      69G7336     TTR Ribbon
171 mm x 625 m      69G7337     TTR Ribbon
220 mm x 625 m      69G7338     TTR Ribbon

Infoprint 6700 Printheads

The table below shows the part numbers for Infoprint 6700 printheads. The average life of a printhead is about 2 years with a usage of four 625-meter ribbons per month.

                                   Part        Printheads
Size                               number      per box
 
 
4-inch printhead, 203 dpi          69G7343     1
4-inch printhead, 300 dpi          69G7344     1
 
6-inch printhead, 203 dpi          69G7341     1
6-inch printhead, 300 dpi          69G7342     1
 
8-inch printhead, 203 dpi          69G7339     1
8-inch printhead, 300 dpi          69G7340     1
 
Printhead, 4 in, 203 dpi,          39U2846     1
 RFID
Printhead, 4 in, 300 dpi,          39U2847     1
 RFID

Infoprint 6700 Cleaner Pen

One box of cleaner pens is part number 69G7345. Each box contains 12 pens. The cleaning pen will last for up to eight printhead cleanings. The printhead should be cleaned upon changing the ribbon or print media.

The above items are supply items and, as such, are not available from IBM service or included in the warranty or maintenance service agreement.

Security, auditability, and control

These products use the security and auditability features of the host hardware, host software, and/or application software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.
 
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Terms and conditions

IBM Global Financing: Yes

Warranty period: Three months

Warranty service: Depot

ServiceSuite™ and ServiceElect (formerly ESA) maintenance: Warranty upgrades are available to upgrade to the following:

  • IBM On-Site Repair (IOR): 5 x 9, next business day
  • IOR: 7 x 24

Maintenance service

  • IOR: 5 days, 9 hours/day, next business day
  • IOR: 7 x 24 hours/day
  • Depot

Usage plan machine: No

IBM hourly service rate Classification: Two

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Field-installable features: Yes

Model conversions: No

Machine installation: Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

Graduated Program License Charges Apply: No

Licensed Internal Code: The IBM Infoprint 6700 uses IBM Licensed Internal Code (LIC).

IBM LIC is licensed for use by a customer on a specific machine, designated by serial number, under the terms and conditions of the IBM Agreement for Licensed Internal Code, to enable a specific machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and which the customer has acquired. You can obtain the agreement at

or by contacting your IBM representative.

Educational allowance: A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.


 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Product and maintenance charges

                                                   5x9 IOR  7x24 IOR
                                                   month    month
                          Machine  Model  Purchase maint    maint
Description               type     number price    charge   charge
 
IP 6700 Thermal Printer   5504     R40    $3,025   $51      $ 73
IP 6700 Thermal Printer   5504     R60     4,399    55        78
IP 6700 Thermal Printer   5504     R80     6,475    75       105
 
                                          Month
                          Machine  Model  Depot
Description               type     number maint charge
 
IP 6700 Thermal Printer   5504     R40    $28
IP 6700 Thermal Printer   5504     R60     37
IP 6700 Thermal Printer   5504     R80     45

Optional features: The following features are available for the above models.

                                                5x9    7x24
                                                IOR    IOR
                                                month  month  Depot
                               Feature Purchase maint  maint  month
Description                    number  price    charge charge charge
 
Initial order only:
 
Coax/Twinax Attachment         4830    $1,000   NC     NC     NC
E'net 10/100 Adapter           4177       400   NC     NC     NC
Wireless Ethernet (Initial)    4542     1,000   NC     NC     NC
 
IPDS -- Initial                4861       850   NC     NC     NC
RFID (R40)                     4900     2,500   $6     $8     $4
 
Additional Memory -- Initial   5600       150   NC     NC     NC
Online Data Validator          5610     2,050   NC     NC     NC
Telnet (Initial)               4520       495   NC     NC     NC
 
300 dpi -- R40 Prthd -- Init   3500       250   NC     NC     NC
300 dpi -- R60 Prthd -- Init   3501       400   NC     NC     NC
300 dpi -- R80 Prihd -- Init   3502       500   NC     NC     NC
 
Peel and Rewind -- R40 -- Init 5710       300   NC     NC     NC
Peel and Rewind -- R60 -- Init 5711       400   NC     NC     NC
Peel and Rewind -- R80 -- Init 5712       500   NC     NC     NC
 
Media Cutter and Tray -- R40   7340     1,200   NC     NC     NC
Media Cutter and Tray -- R60   7360     1,300   NC     NC     NC
Media Cutter and Tray -- R80   7380     1,700   NC     NC     NC
 
TTW Wax 4-in Ribbons --        6004       255   NC     NC     NC
 qty 12
TTW Wax 6-in Ribbons --        6006       506   NC     NC     NC
 qty 12
TTW Wax 8-in Ribbons --        6008       730   NC     NC     NC
 qty 12
 
MES only:
 
Coax/Twinax Attach (MES)       5837    $1,250   NC     NC     NC
E'net 10/100 Adapter- MES      5180       500   NC     NC     NC
 
Wireless Ethernet -- MES       4278     1,250   NC     NC     NC
RFID (Model R40)               4901     2,500   $6     $8     $4
IPDS (MES)                     7866       850   NC     NC     NC
Additional Memory -- MES       5601       175   NC     NC     NC
Online Data Validator -- MES   5611     2,563   NC     NC     NC
 
Peel and Rewind -- Model R40   5810       375   NC     NC     NC
Peel and Rewind -- Model R60   5811       500   NC     NC     NC
Peel and Rewind -- Model R80   5812       625   NC     NC     NC
 
Media Cutter and Tray -- R40   7341     1,500   NC     NC     NC
Media Cutter and Tray -- R60   7361     1,625   NC     NC     NC
Media Cutter and Tray -- R80   7381     2,125   NC     NC     NC
 
                                                5x9    7x24
                                                IOR    IOR
                                                month  month  Depot
                               Feature Purchase maint  maint  month
Description                    number  price    charge charge charge
 
Power Cord -- United States    9951    NC       NC     NC     NC
Power Cord -- Chicago 6-ft     9986    NC       NC     NC     NC
Power Cord -- Europe           9970    NC       NC     NC     NC
Power Cord -- United Kingdom   9971    NC       NC     NC     NC
Power Cord -- South Africa     9972    NC       NC     NC     NC
Power Cord -- Italy            9973    NC       NC     NC     NC
Power Cord -- Switzerland      9974    NC       NC     NC     NC
Power Cord -- Denmark          9975    NC       NC     NC     NC
Power Cord -- Israel           9976    NC       NC     NC     NC
Power Cord -- Argentina        9977    NC       NC     NC     NC
Power Cord -- S America-220V   9978    NC       NC     NC     NC
Power Cord -- Australia        9979    NC       NC     NC     NC
Power Cord -- Saudi Arabia     9980    NC       NC     NC     NC
Power Cord -- China            9982    NC       NC     NC     NC
 
Language groups:
 
Brazilian Portuguese           2980    NC       NC     NC     NC
English                        2924    NC       NC     NC     NC
French                         2928    NC       NC     NC     NC
German                         2929    NC       NC     NC     NC
 
Italian                        2932    NC       NC     NC     NC
Spanish                        2931    NC       NC     NC     NC

Warranty upgrades

                                             Purchase
Machine    Model      From       To          price
 
5504       R40        Depot      5x9 NBD     $ 73
5504       R60        Depot      5x9 NBD       58
5504       R80        Depot      5x9 NBD       92
 
5504       R40        Depot      24x7 IOR     137
5504       R60        Depot      24x7 IOR     126
5504       R80        Depot      24x7 IOR     184

               Plant        Field
Feature        install      install     Customer
number         only         only        setup
 
4830           Yes          No          Yes
4177           Yes          No          Yes
4542           Yes          No          Yes
4861           Yes          No          Yes
5600           Yes          No          Yes
5610           Yes          No          Yes
4520           Yes          No          Yes
3500           Yes          No          Yes
3501           Yes          No          Yes
3502           Yes          No          Yes
5710           Yes          No          Yes
5711           Yes          No          Yes
5712           Yes          No          Yes
7340           Yes          No          Yes
7360           Yes          No          Yes
7380           Yes          No          Yes
6004           Yes          No          Yes
6006           Yes          No          Yes
6008           Yes          No          Yes
5837           No           Yes         No
5180           No           Yes         No
4278           No           Yes         No
4930           No           Yes         No
4931           No           Yes         No
 
               Plant        Field
Feature        install      install     Customer
number         only         only        setup
 
7866           No           Yes         Yes
5601           No           Yes         No
5611           No           Yes         No
5810           No           Yes         No
5811           No           Yes         No
5812           No           Yes         No
7341           No           Yes         No
7361           No           Yes         No
7381           No           Yes         No
9951           Yes          No          Yes
9986           Yes          No          Yes
9970           Yes          No          Yes
9971           Yes          No          Yes
9972           Yes          No          Yes
9973           Yes          No          Yes
9974           Yes          No          Yes
9975           Yes          No          Yes
9976           Yes          No          Yes
9977           Yes          No          Yes
9978           Yes          No          Yes
9979           Yes          No          Yes
9980           Yes          No          Yes
9982           Yes          No          Yes
2980           Yes          No          Yes
 
               Plant        Field
Feature        install      install     Customer
number         only         only        setup
 
2924           Yes          No          Yes
2928           Yes          No          Yes
2929           Yes          No          Yes
2932           Yes          No          Yes
2931           Yes          No          Yes
4900           Yes          No          Yes
4901           No           Yes         No

For ServiceElect (ESA) Maintenance Service Charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).

IBM Global Financing: IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit the Web at

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice. Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology life cycle. For more financing information, please visit


 
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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 11th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
IPDS, AFP, and ServiceSuite are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Infoprint, z/OS, AIX, and OS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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