IBM InfoPrint 4000 Offers the Highest Speed and Highest Resolution for Print On Demand and Production Printing Customers

Hardware Announcement
August 25, 1998
Announcement Letter Number: 198-186


Table of Contents:



At a Glance

The IBM InfoPrint 4000 IR3/IR4 is an all-points-addressable (APA) continuous forms duplex and simplex printing system with the capability of printing at 480, 600 or 480/600 switchable resolution. In addition it offers:

  • 354 IPM*/Print Engine simplex and dual simplex throughput speeds

  • 708 IPM* duplex throughput speeds

  • High-quality production printing

  • High-speed Print on Demand printing

  • Advanced Function Common Control Unit (AFCCU)
    • 1024 MB standard memory

    • Host-managed paper-jam recovery through post-processing equipment

    • Enhanced verification for duplex applications that improves page integrity
*     2-up, side-by-side 8.5 x 11-inch Portrait (A4, 333 IPM simplex
      and 666 IPM duplex)

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Overview

As the newest addition to the InfoPrint (TM) 4000 family, the IBM InfoPrint 4000 High Speed, High Resolution Duplex Printing System (models IR3/IR4) helps you meet your future printing needs by providing improved productivity, reliability, flexibility, and investment protection.

The InfoPrint 4000 IR3/IR4 gives you the flexibility of printing traditional production applications at up to 17.4 million impressions per month (IPM) with speeds of up to 708 duplex (8.5 x 11 2-up printing) at either 480 or 600 dots-per-inch (dpi). This means you can run your 240, 300, or 600 dpi datastreams all on the same printing system in either duplex or dual simplex mode.

The InfoPrint 4000 IR3/IR4 also offers you a solution for printing publishing documents for just-in-time manufacturing environments in duplex mode at 600 dpi resolution.

Since performance is the foundation for productivity, the InfoPrint 4000 IR3/IR4 is provided with the latest Advanced Function Common Control Unit (AFCCU (TM)), which offers many new productivity and performance features as standard. These include 1024 MB memory, an enhanced post-processing interface that will enable paper jam recovery to the end of your post-processing equipment, and many other operator aids that will enhance speed and productivity.

To protect your printer investment, a currently installed IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR1/IR2 system can be upgraded with all the features and functions being announced today.



Intended Customers

  • Publishing Industry (books, manuals)

  • Banking Industry (bank statements, credit card billing)

  • Communications and Utility Industry (telephone, utilities billing)

  • Insurance Industry (insurance policies, billing)

  • Retail Industry (promotional letters, flyers)



Key Prerequisites

The IBM InfoPrint 4000 IR3/IR4 is supported on the following operating environments:

  • Traditional Production Printing
    • S/370 (TM) Parallel Channel

    • S/390 (R) Serial Channel (ESCON (R))

    • Token Ring (TCP/IP)

    • Ethernet 10/100 BaseT (TCP/IP)

    • FDDI (TCP/IP)
  • Print On Demand (POD) Printing
    • InfoPrint Manager for AIX (R)
    • FDDI (TCP/IP)
The extent of support for a given operating system should be discussed in detail with an IBM representative.



Planned Availability Date

September 11, 1998

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This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, contact your IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU, or visit the IBM home page at: http://www.ibm.com



DESCRIPTION

The IBM InfoPrint 4000 IR3/IR4 is a high-speed, high-quality, continuous forms, all-points-addressable duplex and simplex laser printing system. For print on demand (POD) and production printing it offers switchable resolutions of 480/600 dpi with a choice of throughput speeds of up to 708 impressions-per-minute (IPM) in duplex or up to 354 IPM per print engine in simplex. These speeds are quoted as 2-up, side-by-side 8.5 x 11-inch portrait. Respective throughput speeds for European format A4 paper sizes are up to 666 IPM in duplex and up to 333 IPM per print engine in simplex.

The InfoPrint 4000 IR3/IR4 is based on the industry-leading 3900 family and its state-of-art Advanced Function Common Control Unit (AFCCU). The IBM InfoPrint 4000 IR3/IR4 is equipped with the next generation AFCCU, which enables resolution switching from 480 dpi to 600 dpi and vice-versa by a touch of a button on the operator panel. With the switchable resolution, you can now print your traditional IPDS (TM) production datastreams, in either duplex or dual simplex, in 240, 300 or 600 dpi resolution. For POD you can print your duplex applications at 600 dpi resolution.

In addition, the new AFCCU enables host-managed paper-jam recovery through your post-processing equipment, new operator function enabling flexibility, 1024 MB of performance enabling memory, and support for adding toner while the printer is operating.



Year 2000

This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the 20th and 21st centuries, provided all other products (for example, software, hardware, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.



PRODUCT POSITIONING

The IBM InfoPrint 4000 IR3/IR4 Duplex Printing System is a natural extension of IBM's reliability and productivity in a leading 4000 family. These products add the capability and flexibility to print at 480 or 600 dpi with throughput speeds up to 708 IPM (666 IPM A4) in duplex or up to 354 IPM (333 IPM A4) per print engine in simplex, 2-up, 8.5 x 11 inches, side-by-side printing.

Trademarks

      InfoPrint, AFCCU, S/370, IPDS, and System/370 are trademarks of
      International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      ESCON, S/390, and AIX are registered trademarks of
      International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION



EDUCATION SUPPORT

Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules and enrollments.



PUBLICATIONS

The publications listed below will be available at announcement. These publications will be available as a LIST3820 file from the PENPUBS tools disk or as a PDF file from the Printing Systems Company Web site. To view or download publications from the IBM Printing Systems Company's Web site, visit:

Once there, select the product, and then select the publication needed.

Many product publications can be obtained in Adobe Acrobat Reader Portable Data Format from the IBM Printing Systems Company Web site. You can view the publications online or download them to your workstation for viewing or printing.

To view or print publications, you will need access to Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.1 or higher. You can obtain a copy at no charge from Adobe Systems Incorporated or go to:

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number

InfoPrint (TM) 4000 and 3900 G544-5427 Advanced Function Printers Introduction and Planning Guide IPDS (TM) Handbook for Printer G544-3895 that Use the Advanced Function Common Control Unit

The publications listed below will be shipped with the product. Additional copies will be available via PENPUBS or the IBM Printing Systems Company Web site.

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number

InfoPrint 4000 Operator Guide S544-5428 Forms Design Reference for G544-3921 Continuous Forms Printers Safety Information G544-5565

The following publications are available immediately. To order, contact your IBM representative.

Publication Title                                      Number

AFP (TM) Printer Summary G544-9875 Advanced Function Printing (TM): G544-3290 Printer Information Guide to IBM's Advanced G544-3876 Function Presentation IPDS Handbook for Printers G544-3895 That Use the AFCCU (TM)



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Physical Specifications

InfoPrint 4000-IR3**

Depth: 955 mm 955 mm 955 mm (38 in) (38 in) (38 in)

Height: 1500 mm 1500 mm 1500 mm (59 in) (59 in) (59 in)

Length: 1829-1892* mm 510 mm 2339-2402* (72-74*in) (20 in) (92-94*in)

Weight*: 989 kg 112 kg 1101 kg (2175 lb) (246 lb) (2421 lb)

InfoPrint 4000-IR4**

Depth: 955 mm 955 mm 955 mm (38 in) (38 in) (38 in)

Height: 1500 mm 1500 mm 1500 mm (59 in) (59 in) (59 in)

Length: 1829-1892* mm 510 mm 2339-2402* (72-74*in) (20 in) (92-94*in)

Weight*: 989 kg 112 kg 1101 kg (2175 lb) (246 lb) (2421 lb)

*     Longer dimension is with the stacker extended.
**    Approximate weights are supplied for customer planning use.
      Actual weights may vary slightly with machine configuration.

Operating Environment

Product/Feature Overview

Print Quality: The IBM InfoPrint 4000 IR3/IR4 Printing System has IBM's exclusive Print Quality Enhancement (PQE) which consists of edge smoothing, fine fidelity protection, and boldness control.

Edge smoothing is the reduction of the "stair-stepping" appearance of diagonal lines, which is similar to the IBM InfoPrint 4000 family printers.

Fine fidelity protection refers to the protection of fine details in the print, consisting primarily of avoiding the fill-in of single-pel white areas to be developed. It also includes the extra exposure of single-pel features. This is of greatest benefit in the reproduction of font serifs and the preservation of the details of narrow intersections of lines.

Boldness control allows control over print boldness that is independent of the settings of machine parameters; thus, machine parameters can be adjusted to compensate for other changing conditions within a printer without affecting the boldness. This allows for bolder-looking print without using extra toner, and for darker solid areas without filling in the fine white details.

Print contrast control allows the operator to adjust print darkness.

Achieving optimum print quality is dependent upon paper quality.

Supplies: The IBM InfoPrint 4000 IR3/IR4 utilize InfoPrint 4000/3900 toner and developer mix. The remaining supplies are also the same as the InfoPrint 4000 IR1/IR2 Printing System.

Duty Cycle: The IBM InfoPrint 4000 IR3/IR4 has the following monthly printing capacities.



InfoPrint 4000 IR3/IR4 (impressions per month in millions (M))**

                2-Up "Side-by-Side"
                     Portrait               1-Up Landscape

8.5 inch 8.5 inch by 11 inch ISO A4* by 11 inch ISO A4*

Duplex 17.4M 16.4M 8.7M 8.2M

Simplex 8.7M 8.2M 5.6M 5.8M

*     8.33 inch by 11.67 inch
**    All monthly capacities are bases on operating 24 hours/day, 7
      days/week, 52 weeks/year.

Paper Handling

Input Continuous Forms: The InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 Printers have a paper supply capacity of 16 inches (406 mm) of fanfold paper.

Installing special feature number 4710 (one comes standard on each engine) provides the attachment for high-capacity, roll-feed devices that will enable the customer to fully utilize the high-productivity capabilities of the IBM InfoPrint 4000 family. Such roll-feed input devices enable continuous printing of several hours between paper loading.

There is a standard splicing station to minimize waste and increase operator efficiency.

Output Continuous Forms: The IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 Printers are provided with a stacker on each engine with a maximum paper capacity of up to 14 inches (356 mm) in height. The actual height may be operator adjusted to limit the weight of the output stack of paper. The stacker can stack paper with lengths between 7 and 14 inches (178 to 356 mm).

The ability to attach post-processing equipment (feature numbers 4710 and 4720) allows additional input and output capabilities.

Paper Sizes: The InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 paper sizes are:

  • Width:
    • 9 to 18 inches (229 to 457 mm; continuously variable) in duplex

    • 9 to 18 inches (229 to 457 mm; continuously variable) in simplex

      The maximum print width is 17 inches (432 mm).

  • Length:
    • 3* to 25 inches (75 to 625 mm) lengths (in 1/3 and 1/2 inch increments)

    • 7* to 14 inches (178 to 350 mm) are supported by the standard stacker

    • 3* to 25** inches (75 to 625 mm) with post-processing

      14 to 25** inches (350 to 625 mm) lengths may be printed but cannot be stacked with the standard stacker. When printing 14 to 25 inch form length, suitable post-processing equipment is recommended.

*     Lengths less than 7 inches (178 mm) are  folded in multiples by
      the forms supplier and the stacker.  (For example, forms 3.5
      inches in length may be folded every 7 inches.)
**    There are limitations on the maximum page size that can be
      addressed by an application program.  If you have a requirement
      for a page larger than 22.7 inches, it is recommended you
      contact your IBM representative or call Techline at
      888-426-5525 for a review of the application.

Paper Weights: The InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 printers support the following paper weights:

  • 16 to 28 pound (60 to 105 g/m2) bond in duplex mode

  • 16 to 28 pound (60 to 105 g/m2) bond in simplex and dual simplex mode
Paper Types: The IBM InfoPrint 4000 IR3/IR4 can print on normal fanfold paper, roll-feed paper, and preprinted forms. One of the key factors in achieving optimum print quality is the quality of the paper used for printing.

Certain applications may cause excessive wear or premature failure of some components of the 4000-IR3/IR4. In these situations, a customer with maintenance provided under the IBM Customer Agreement of IBM Machines may be liable for increased maintenance charges.

OCR and Bar Codes: The IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 Printing Systems can be used to print Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and bar code documents when attached to host environments. The AFCCU supports Bar Code Object Content Architecture (BCOCA) which enables the printing of bar codes without special bar code fonts. The OCR and bar codes produced by the 4000-IR3/IR4 are designed to meet OCR and Bar Code printing standards. However, because of the variability of OCR readers, and bar code scanners, IBM advises customers to evaluate the IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4's OCR and bar code output in their application environment. The InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 support Postal Bar Codes (requires local certification by your local postal service). Refer to the Forms Design Reference for Continuous Forms Printers (G544-3921) for more detailed OCR and bar code information. The IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 printing system support the following BCOCA Bar Code Symbologies:

  • Code 39 (3-of-9 Code), AIM USS-39
  • MSI (modified plessey code)
  • UPC/CGPC -- Version A
  • UPC/CGPC -- Version E
  • UPC -- Two-digit Supplemental (Periodicals)
  • UPC -- Five-digit Supplemental (Paperbacks)
  • EAN-8 (includes JAN-short)
  • EAN-13 (includes JAN-standard)
  • Industrial 2-of-5
  • Matrix 2-of-5
  • Interleaved 2-of-5, AIM USS-I 2/5
  • Codabar, 2-of-7, AIM USS-Codabar
  • Code 128, AIM USS-128
  • EAN Two-digit Supplemental
  • EAN Five-digit Supplemental
  • POSTNET
  • Royal Mail Postal Bar Code (RM4SCC)
  • Japan Postal Bar Code
AFCCU and Printer Utility Model Description/Function: The InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 control unit consists of a RS/6000 (TM) processor plus a Mechanism Interface Card (MIC). The MIC connects to the print engine, the operator panel, and the pre/post-processing interfaces. The MIC is connected to the RS/6000 processor via Serial Storage Architecture (SSA) cables. The host attachment connects to the RS/6000 processor as does the color XGA with touch panel operator console.

The operator console consists of an IBM color monitor and a touch-screen input device. The operator interface is based on XWindows and Motif. Motif is a set of interface standards set forth by the Open Software Foundation (OSF). These standards are supported by IBM.

Available host adapters for the AFCCU include S/370 (TM) parallel channel, ESCON (R) fiber-optic serial channel, Token Ring (TCP/IP), Ethernet 10/100 BaseT (TCP/IP), and FDDI (TCP/IP).

The InfoPrint 4000-IR3 Printer Utility Module (PUM) consists of a MIC. The MIC connects to the print engine, pre/post processing interfaces, and the AFCCU via Serial Storage Architecture (SSA) cables.

Select Medium Modifications (SMM): IPDS supports a command, Select Medium Modifications (SMM), which in conjunction with the AFCCU and the MIC, selects one or more actions or modifications to be taken or inhibited on the current sheet of physical media (paper) being processed by post-processing equipment. Refer to the Data Stream and Object Architectures, IPDS Reference (S544-3417).

The SMM command is used to invoke processing options through the Advanced Function Post-processing Interface feature (#4720).

Page Positioning Function

Basic N-Up Page Positioning: With N-Up Page Positioning, you can print up to four pages in partitions on one side of a form which enables you to print much more data on a form, saving printer-usage costs, paper, and storage space.

Enhanced N-Up Page Positioning: With Enhanced N-Up Page Positioning, you can place up to four pages at any location on a form -- up to 8 pages on both sides of the forms in duplex system -- in any orientation, and of any size.

Cut Sheet Emulation: Cut Sheet Emulation (CSE) is an option on the printer console that automatically invokes an Enhanced N-Up arrangement to emulate two side-by-side sheets of cut paper. Duplex jobs print page 2 on the back of page 1 and page 4 on the back of page 3. CSE provides different page arrangements to accommodate different post-processing requirements. Pages can be placed sequentially from left to right or right to left and right side up or upside down. CSE requires support in Print Services Facility (TM) (PSF). The console option for CSE has no effect unless the printer has a PSF that supports CSE.

Note: Cut Sheet Emulation applies to PSF/MVS (TM), PSF/VM or PSF/400 V3R2, V3R7 or later.

When the CSE option is enabled, all jobs sent to the printer print 2-up, side-by-side except when:

  • N-Up Page Positioning is specified in the form definition. In this case, the N-up specification is used and CSE is ignored.

  • The PSF print driver supports optional page-size verification to disable CSE.
Options for Multiple-Up Printing: With the addition of CSE, you now have several options for formatting multiple-up application pages on a single printer sheet:
  • Multiple-Up defined in the page definition resource
  • N-Up defined in the form definition resource
  • Cut Sheet Emulation selected at the Operator Console
Applications printing simple line data that use the same formatting for each page can easily be handled with traditional multiple-up. They can be handled as well by N-Up Page Positioning and Cut Sheet Emulation if they do not require more than four pages for N-Up (eight for duplex) or more than two for CSE (four for duplex) on printers that support N-Up and CSE.

CSE can be used whenever the desired output is two pages of equal size, side-by-side on the same sheet. CSE is especially useful for moving applications for 8.5 x 11-inch forms to 2-up printing 11 x 17-inch forms. No change is required to the AFP form definition resource to enable CSE 2-Up printing. The same form definition can be used for printing 1-up on 8.5 x 11-inch forms or 2-up on 11 x 17-inch forms.

N-Up Page Positioning is needed for applications that require pages of different sizes or page positioning other than 2-up side by side. Instructions must be placed in the form definition for N-Up printing.

AFCCU Highlights

Processor                                  IBM's RISC Technology
Character Generator                        APA
Font Downloading                           Yes
Permanent Font Storage                     Yes (AFP Expanded
                                            Core Set, Scaleable
                                            outline fonts)
User Interface                             Touch Screen Control
                                            Panel/Monitor
Electronic Forms                           Yes
Advanced Image Capability                  Yes
S/370 Parallel Channel                     Yes
Token Ring (TCP/IP)                        Yes
ESCON Channel                              Yes
Ethernet (TCP/IP)                          Yes
FDDI (TCP/IP)                              Yes
SMM                                        Yes
Page Positioning                           Yes
Bar Codes                                  Yes
Cut Sheet Emulation                        Yes

Font Capability: The IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 support outline fonts for both Double-Byte (DBCS) and Single-Byte (SBCS) character sets. Since outline fonts are scalable and resolution independent, the same fonts can be used for printing at any point size and at either 480 dpi or 600 dpi resolution in any of the four supported print rotations. A wide range of outline font type styles in a variety of language families are also available as resident fonts on the 4000's hard disk. Outline fonts can be downloaded to the printer from PSF libraries.

Raster pattern fonts at 240 dpi are supported in SBCS and DBCS formats when printing in 480 dpi resolution. 600 dpi raster SBCS fonts will be supported when printing in 600 dpi resolution.

Raster fonts must be downloaded from PSF host libraries in the resolution and size required for printing. Font sizes from 4 to 72 points (approximately 1-inch high) are supported. You must verify the legibility of the 4-point font sets in their applications. Only one copy of a font is required for all four font rotations in the printer. The font is oriented for printing at print time.

Raster fonts are supported by all PSF platforms. Printer resident outline fonts are supported by the latest maintenance levels of all PSFs except when using the DPF function of PSF for OS/2 (R). Downloaded outline fonts will be supported by all PSF platforms except PSF/VM. Multiple resolution support is provided by PSF/MVS 2.2 with APAR OW27622 and by InfoPrint Manager 2.1.1 or higher.

Resident Outline Fonts: Outline fonts listed below are provided on the AFCCU's hard drive. Courier Roman medium 12 pitch (10 point) is the printer default.

  • Latin 1/2/3/4/5
    • Times New Roman Medium
    • Times New Roman Bold
    • Times New Roman Italic Medium
    • Times New Roman Italic Bold
    • Helvetica Roman Medium
    • Helvetica Roman Bold
    • Helvetica Italic Medium
    • Helvetica Italic Bold
    • Courier Roman Medium
    • Courier Roman Bold
    • Courier Italic Medium
    • Courier Italic Bold
  • Symbols
    • Times New Roman Medium
    • Times New Roman Bold
    • Helvetica Roman Medium
    • Helvetica Roman Bold
    • Courier Roman Medium
    • Courier Roman Bold
  • Arabic
    • ITC Boutros Setting Roman Medium
    • ITC Boutros Setting Roman Bold
    • ITC Boutros Setting Italic Medium
    • ITC Boutros Setting Italic Bold
    • ITC Boutros Modern Rokaa Roman Medium
    • ITC Boutros Modern Rokaa Roman Bold
    • ITC Boutros Modern Rokaa Italic Medium
    • ITC Boutros Modern Rokaa Italic Bold
    • Boutros Typing Roman Medium
    • Boutros Typing Roman Bold
    • Boutros Typing Italic Medium
    • Boutros Typing Italic Bold
  • Cyrillic/Greek
    • Times New Roman Medium
    • Times New Roman Bold
    • Times New Roman Italic Medium
    • Times New Roman Italic Bold
    • Helvetica Roman Medium
    • Helvetica Roman Bold
    • Helvetica Italic Medium
    • Helvetica Italic Bold
    • Courier Roman Medium
    • Courier Roman Bold
    • Courier Italic Medium
    • Courier Italic Bold
  • Hebrew
    • Narkissim Roman Medium
    • Narkissim Roman Bold
    • Narkissim Italic Medium
    • Narkissim Italic Bold
    • Narkiss Tam Roman Medium
    • Narkiss Tam Roman Bold
    • Narkiss Tam Italic Medium
    • Narkiss Tam Italic Bold
    • Shalom Roman Medium
    • Shalom Roman Bold
    • Shalom Italic Medium
    • Shalom Italic Bold
Compatibility Fonts: The following fonts consist of twelve type faces which provide compatibility with the resident raster fonts included in the 4028 Page Printer, as well as the most common typefaces of the IBM Compatibility fonts traditionally provided in the AFP Print Services Facility products.
  • APL
  • APL Bold
  • Boldface
  • Gothic Text
  • Letter Gothic
  • Letter Gothic Bold
  • OCR A
  • OCR B
  • Prestige
  • Prestige Bold
  • Prestige Italic
  • Katakana Gothic
Note: The Prestige Proportional Spaced font is NOT supported as a resident font.

DBCS Fonts: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Double-Byte Character Sets (DBCS)

  • Japanese Heisei Mincho
  • Japanese Heisei Kaku Gothic
  • Traditional Chinese Sung
  • Traditional Chinese Kai
  • Simplified Chinese Fang Song
  • Simplified Chinese Hei
  • Simplified Chinese Kai
  • Simplified Chinese Song
  • Korean Myengjo
  • Korean Gothic
Supported Image Decompression Standards: G3, G4, MMR, and ABIC are supported.

Storage Capability: The IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 will utilize the latest AFCCU. The InfoPrint 4000-IR4 has 1024 MB of standard memory for pattern storage, page buffer storage, and control storage.

Human Factors: The IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 are designed for efficient ease of operation, service, and installation. Accepted human factors principles have been applied specifically to frequent access areas such as automatic paper threading and the operator interfaces. The touch-screen operator panel/display is one of the human factors features intended to improve and enhance the human interface with the overall printer-control or host-managed system.

Environment Impact Assessment Information

  • Volatile organic compounds emitted from the IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 pose no health concern either singularly or collectively.

  • The IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4's toner and developer mix does not present environmental problems provided the same care is taken as with other electrophotographic materials of a similar nature.

  • The toner collected in the toner waste bottle and fine filter poses no health and environmental problems, provided the same care is taken with the bottle and the filter as with other similar electrophotographic materials.

  • The selenium carryout with used brushes poses no disposal problems as per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines. The used brushes can be placed in normal trash to be disposed in the local landfill.

  • The photoconductor drum data obtained to date reveals no concerns to the environment. A drum return plan has been implemented to ensure the used drums are returned to the manufacturer.

  • The dermal and hypersensitivity tests with the toner reveal no health concerns. These studies were conducted utilizing (or implementing) the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) good laboratory practices regulations.
Print-to-Perforation Capability: The IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 are designed to print to the perforation without degrading speed. As with other print-to-perforation printers, print quality degradation will occur near the perforation with fanfold paper that "tents" (that is retains a "memory" of the fold). There will be no degradation at distances from the perforation of 1/3 inch (8.5 mm) for character data, and 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) for solid area fill, logos, or images. With a roll-feed paper input, no change in print quality should be apparent up to 2 mm of the perforation.

Footprint/Layout: IBM recommends either the "straight line" or the "reverse L" (the print engines form a "L" with the operator position facing inside the "L" toward the front of both print engines). A buffer/flipper device controls the paper flow between the two engines. (In the "reverse L" configuration the buffer/flipper device needs to be secured to the floor.) Each print engine occupies approximately 24 square feet (2.23 square meters) of floor space with the AFCCU or Printer Utility Module (PUM). The total system with the buffer/flipper device will occupy approximately 72 square feet or 6.51 square meters dependent on the number of buffer pages between the two printers. This does not include pre/post-processing devices.

Operator Controls: The display and operator input functions of the IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4s are provided via a XGA touch screen. The touch-screen panel is the primary control panel utilized by both operator and customer engineer.

Additionally, there is an auxiliary control panel on the left side front of each engine. This auxiliary panel has STOP, START, NPRO, CHECK RESET, and THREADING controls.

An operator alert facility that includes a flashing light and an audible alarm with volume control is located on top of a pedestal that is mounted to the top of the AFCCU or PUM. The AFCCU is attached to the right side of the print engine. The operator alert, mounted flush with the top of the AFCCU, reaches 8 inches (200 mm) above the top of the AFCCU and overall print engine top. There is also a jack/plug for remote attachment of operator attention equipment (using customer-supplied power).

Direct-Printing: The IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 may be used as a direct output device (direct-printing) when attached to an OS/390 (R) or MVS host system. When the IBM InfoPrint 4000 Printer is used in direct-printing mode, Print Services Facility/MVS (PSF/MVS) provides exclusive use of the printer for a particular application. The user with direct control of the IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 cannot take advantage of system-assisted restart, data set checkpointing, multiple data set processing, or use of operator commands available through JES to control the printer.

Operating Environment: The IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 operate in a class A1 environment and will meet or exceed all worldwide regulations as they apply to environmental impact for business machines of this type.

Temperature and Humidity Ranges

  • Temperature: 16(degs) to 29(degs)C (60.8(degs) to 84.2(degs)F)
  • Relative Humidity: 20% to 80%
Note: In order to achieve and sustain best machine performance and print quality, machines that will print CONTINUOUSLY for periods of four hours or greater should be operated within the following environmental envelope:
  • Temperature: 65-75(degs)F (18-24(degs)C)
  • Relative Humidity: 40% to 60%
The recommended environmental envelope immediately above will result in best overall machine performance even if the printing requirements are less demanding.

Power Consumption and Heat Dissipation

Per/engine Power: (Idle, "sleep mode")

  • 1.85 kVA (60 Hz; printer and control unit)
  • 1.85 kVA (50 Hz; printer and control unit)
Power: (Idle, "ready mode")
  • 3.4 kVA (60 Hz; printer and control unit)
  • 3.5 kVA (50 Hz; printer and control unit)
Power: (Printing)
  • 9.0 kVA (60 Hz; printer and control unit with 20 lb forms (75-g/m2))

  • 11.9 kVA (60 Hz; printer and control unit with 42 lb forms (160-g/m2))*

  • 11.5 kVA (50 Hz; printer and control unit with 42 lb forms (160-g/m2))*
*     42 lb form supported in Simplex only

Heat: Dissipation (Idle)

  • 9.6 kBTU/Hr (60 Hz; printer and control unit)
  • 10.2 kBTU/Hr (50 Hz; printer and control unit)
Heat: Dissipation (Printing)
  • 30.7 kBTU/Hr (60 Hz; printer and control unit with 20 lb forms (75-g/m2))

  • 39.9 kBTU/Hr (60 Hz; printer and control unit with 42 lb forms (160-g/m2))

  • 38.6 kBTU/Hr (50 Hz; printer and control unit with 42 lb forms (160-g/m2))
Acoustics**: The acoustics levels for the IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4, is measured while printing with 20 pound (75-gm/m2) paper, are as follows:
                      Sound Power (per engine)

60 Hz 50 Hz

Idle 7.8 bels 7.8 bels Operating 8.8 bels 8.8 bels

Sound Pressure (per engine)***

60 Hz 50 Hz

Idle 58dB 58dB Operating 65dB 65dB

**    Acoustic, power consumption, and heat dissipation data is
      provided for customer planning use.  While IBM has made a
      conscious effort to provide this data with a high degree of
      accuracy, the actual quantities measured may vary slightly with
      machine configuration.
***   At one meter (bystander position)

Hardware Requirements

Machine Requirements or Attachment Capability/Processors: The InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 support a maximum of two attachments. These attachments can be:

  • ESCON channel
  • System/370 (TM) parallel channel
  • Token Ring (TCP/IP)
  • Ethernet (TCP/IP)
  • FDDI (TCP/IP)
The two attachments may be the same (for example, two ESCON channels), or mixed (for example, one ESCON and one Token Ring). The exception is that the printer can have only one TCP/IP attachment of any flavor. You cannot have two Token-Ring attachments, for example. When printing in duplex configuration, only one attachment can be active at a time. If both attachments are to the same system, or to a tightly-coupled system, and the attachments are of the same type channel (example, both are ESCON or both are parallel channel), then switching between the two attachments can be performed dynamically by the host system. If the attachments or host differ, or the hosts are not tightly-coupled, then the switch must be performed manually by the operator. The printer must be disabled from the current system and attachment before it can be enabled to the other attachment.

System/370 Parallel Channel: System/370 parallel channel attachment is supported on OS/390, PSF/MVS, PSF/VM, and PSF/VSE printing environments.

  • For S/370 parallel channel attachment, a control unit position on a S/370 parallel block multiplexer channel is required on an IBM 3090 (TM) or ES/9000 (R) processor.

  • The following processors are also supported for S/370 parallel channel attachments; S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server (TM), and the S/390 (R) Multiprise (TM) 2000 servers.

  • Attachment is also supported via the 9034 ESCON Converter Model 1.
ESCON Channel: ESCON channel is supported on OS/390, PSF/MVS, PSF/VM, and PSF/VSE printing environments.
  • The IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 may be attached natively to IBM ESCON channel (3090-J, 9021, 9121, 9221, 9672, 2003).

  • Attachment is also supported via the 9032/9033 ESCON Directors and 9036 ESCON Remote Channel Model 1 and Model 2.
The ESCON attachment may be shared between multiple MVS systems. However, one printer system (one 4000-IR3/IR4 duplex system, or one 4000-IR3 or IR4 executing in dual simplex mode) can not be used by multiple PSF hosts concurrently. To allow access by a different host, the operator must drain the printer and vary it offline to one host before varying it online to the second host.

The 4000 printers provide a "Multi-Host Environment" ESCON configuration option that when used with PSF/MVS ASSIGN/UNASSIGN support guarantees a printer on a shared attachment cannot be online to multiple hosts concurrently. A second host trying to assign the printer will be denied access with a notice that the printer is assigned elsewhere. The printer cannot be successfully varied on to the second host until the operator drains and varies it offline to the first host. Multi-Host Environment support increases configuration flexibility and simplifies operational procedures for ESCON-attached printers.

Multi-Host Environment is supported only by PSF/MVS on OS/390 V1R3.0 or higher. All host systems (which may be VM guests) must be OS/390 V1R3.0 or higher, and all PSF/MVS print drivers on those systems must be at level 2.2 with APAR OW29992. APAR OW29992 is required to support Multi-Host support. If these conditions are not met, and Multi-Host Environment is enabled on the printer, PSF may not be able to access the printer.

Token-Ring (TCP/IP) Attachment: Token-Ring (TCP/IP) attachment is supported on PS/400, PSF for AIX (R), and InfoPrint Manager for AIX printing environments along with selected RS/6000 and AS/400 (R) models.

The 4000-IR3/IR4 are connected to the host Token Ring through the IBM Token-Ring cabling via the Token-Ring High Performance Adapter, which is contained in the AFCCU.

The control unit can be attached to either a 16 Mbit/sec or a 4 Mbit/sec Token-Ring LAN.

The TCP/IP Token-Ring Attachment will attach to the following devices:

  • 8228 Token-Ring Multistation Access Unit attached to an AS/400 or RS/6000 processor

  • 8230 Token-Ring Network Controller Access attached to an AS/400 or RS/6000 processor

  • 8228 Token-Ring Multistation Access Unit attached to a 3172, 3174, 3745, 3725, or 3720 attached to a 3090, ES/9000, or 308X processor

  • 8230 Token-Ring Multistation Access Unit attached to a 3172, 3174, 3745, 3725, or 3720 attached to a 3090, ES/9000, or 308X processor

    The printer may be located at a maximum distance of 100 meters (328 ft) from the 8228 Multistation Access Unit or 8230 Controlled Access Unit.

    The distance between the 8228 Multistation Access Units can be increased with either the 8220 or 8219 Optical Fiber Repeater.

  • Installation Instructions are provided with the feature.
Ethernet 10/100 BaseT (TCP/IP): Ethernet 10/100 BaseT (TCP/IP) attachment is supported on PSF/400, and PSF for AIX, and InfoPrint Manager for AIX printing environments.

An Ethernet Adapter Card is supplied with Specify Feature number 9993 and Special Feature number 4165. The adapter card is installed in the IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR4 AFCCU processor. The IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 may then be attached to an Ethernet LAN.

  • 10/100 BaseT LAN using Twisted Pair Cabling
    • IBM supplies a Twisted Pair wrap plug (PN 00G2380)
  • Installation Instructions are provided with the features
FDDI (TCP/IP): FDDI (TCP/IP) attachment is supported on PSF for AIX, and InfoPrint Manager for AIX printing environments and for selected RS/6000 models.

The InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 is connected to the host FDDI through FDDI 62.5/125 multimode fiber cabling using SC connectors via the FDDI Single Station adapter, which is contained in the AFCCU.

The FDDI (TCP/IP) attachment will attach to the following devices:

  • Directly to RS/6000

  • 8260 Multiprotocol Intelligent Switching Hub attached to an RS/6000 processor
The printer may be located at a maximum distance of two Kilometers from the 8260 Multiprotocol Intelligent Switching Hub or RS/6000 processor.

Software Requirements: The IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 is supported in the following operating system environments:

  • OS/390 and MVS operating environment: (S370 parallel and ECSON channel only)
    • Print Services Facility/MVS (PSF/MVS) V2R2 or higher with:
      • APAR OW18369, mandatory

      • APAR OW30978 if using HCD to define the printer as device 4000

      • APAR OW27622 is required for multiple resolution support

      • APAR OW29992 is required for multiple host support
  • VM operating environment: (S370 parallel and ESCON channel only)
    • Print Services Facility/VM (PSF/VM) V2R1 or higher

    • Does not support the Select Medium Modification (SMM) subset of the Advanced Function Post-processing (4720)

    • Does not support downloaded outline fonts
  • VSE operating environment: (S370 parallel and ESCON channel only)
    • Print Services Facility/VSE (PSF/VSE) V2R2 with APARS DY44429, DY44464, and DY43437 or higher

    • Does not support Cut Sheet Emulation
  • OS/400 (R) Operating Environment: (Token Ring and Ethernet (TCP/IP) only)
    • Print Services Facility/400 (PSF/400)

    • V3R1 with cumulative tape C7170310 or later

    • V3R2 with cumulative tape C8139320 or later

    • V3R6 with APARS SA59052 and SA59053

    • V3R7 with cumulative tape C8069370 or later

    • Cut Sheet Emulation is supported with V3R2, V3R7 or later

    • Does not support the Select Medium Modification (SMM) subset of the Advanced Function Post-processing (4720)
  • PSF for OS/2 operating environment via PSF/2: (Token Ring and Ethernet (TCP/IP) only)
    • Print Services Facility for OS/2 PS/2 V2 APAR IR34038

    • Does not support the SMM subset of the Advanced Function Post-processing (4720)

    • Does not support Cut Sheet Emulation
  • PSF for AIX operating environment: (Token Ring, FDDI, and Ethernet (TCP/IP) only)
    • Print Services Facility for AIX V2R1 or higher
    • Does not support Cut Sheet Emulation
  • InfoPrint Manager for AIX: (Token Ring, FDDI, and Ethernet (TCP/IP))
    • V2R1.1 or higher (PTFs will ship with the Printer or the upgrade)

    • IBM InfoPrint 4161 Multiple Printer Controller (MPC) Model 002 or equivalent

    • Does not support Cut Sheet Emulation



EURO Ready

The IBM InfoPrint 4000 printer family contains printer resident fonts that make it capable of printing the new euro currency symbol and code pages. It is also capable of using fonts downloaded from a host system via PSF. Although the printers are ready, the euro fonts will be provided by IBM in the new version of the IBM AFP Font Collection in 4Q98. For additional information, refer to Marketing Announcement

398-107 dated June 30, 1998, IBM Printing Systems Will Support the Euro Currency.



IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 Attachment Support*

Base/
                                  Token
          S/370                   Ring,           N-UP     Cut
          Parallel ESCON   FDDI   Ethernet,       Power    Sheet
          Channel  Channel TCP/IP TCP/IP    SMM** Position Emulation

OS/390 & PSF/MVS Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes

PSF/VM Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes

PSF/VSE Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No

PSF/400 No No No Yes No Yes Yes

PSF/OS2 No No No Yes No No No

PSF for No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No AIX

InfoPrint No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Manager

*     All support is with highest respective version and service at
      Planned Availability.
**    SMM = Select Medium Modifications

For the most current information on required PSF service, refer to Product Service Information under the "Service and Support" category Web site at:

Or call IBM Software Support for your product at 800-237-5511.



Planning Information

Cable Orders

General Cable Information

System/370 Parallel Channel: The IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 printers support a maximum cable length of 122 m (400 feet) for a System/370 parallel channel if it is the only control unit on the interface. For each additional control unit (up to a maximum of eight control units), this measurement is reduced by 4.6 m (15 feet).

The following items are available from IBM and are included in the price of the printer if a parallel channel attachment (feature number 9960) is specified:

  • Channel Interface Cable (2) -- Group #0185

  • Optional Power Sequence and Control Cable (1) -- Group #1178
The following items are available for IBM, are included in the price of the System/370 Channel Attachment Feature (number 4110):
  • Channel Interface Cable (2) -- Group #0185

  • Optional Power Sequence and Control Cable (1) -- Group #1178

  • Optional Remote Enable/Disable Cable (1) -- Group #1178
Contact installation representatives for lengths required.

Note: Cables ARE NOT shipped with the product or the features. While provided by IBM and included in the price of the product or feature, they are shipped from a different physical location and must be ordered separately for the product or feature by your IBM representative.

ESCON Channel: The InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 attach to the ESCON Channel of all ESCON-capable processors/servers. The InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 support a maximum cable length of 43 km. This consists of 20 km (65,617 feet) from the ESCON Extender Distance Feature (XDF) channel to the first ESCON Director or the 9036 ESCON Remote Channel Extender with the XDF port, 20 km from first to second ESCON Director or the 9036 ESCON Remote Channel Extender the XDF port, and 3 km (9,843 feet) from the second ESCON Director or the 9036 Remote Channel Extender to the InfoPrint 4000 printer. The IBM 9036 ESCON Remote Channel Extender can be used when common carrier fiber optic connections are required. The maximum distance is 43 km. For more information, consult the 9032, 9033, and 9036 product publications.

Jumper Cables: Fiber-optic jumper cables are required for attaching an InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 Printer to an ESCON channel (as well as the 9032 ESCON Director Model 2, 9033 ESCON Director Model 1, or the 9036 ESCON Remote Channel Extender). For initial equipment orders and feature MES orders, one standard length duplex-to-duplex 62.5/125 micron fiber-optic jumper cable will be provided, at no additional charge, for each ESCON feature intended for ESCON channel connection (if feature number 9970 is specified on the initial order or if special feature number 4131 is ordered).

Note: Cables ARE NOT shipped with the product or the feature. While provided by IBM and included in the price of the product or feature, they are shipped from a different physical location and must be ordered separately for the product of feature by your IBM representative.

Duplex-to-Duplex 62.5/125 micron fiber-optic jumper cables (group #3797 and part number 14F3797) are available in the following standard lengths:

                   Meters                 Feet

4 12 7 20 13 40 22 70 31 100 46 150 61 200 77 250 92 300 107 350 122 400

While 122 meters (400 feet) is the maximum allowable cable length included, order the length required by the customer according to the Installation Planning Representative's cable layout.

Custom cable lengths in one-foot increments, chargeable to the customer, are available between 4 meters (12 feet) to a maximum of 500 meters (1640 feet). If custom-length cables are to be used, refer to the IBM publication Planning For Enterprise Systems Connection Links (GA23-0367).

Trunk Cables: Fiber-optic trunks terminated in distribution panels are recommended in large single-room data centers, multiple-room data centers, multiple-floor data centers, and in data centers spread among buildings.

The ESCON Adapter features supports fiber-optic links that include 62.5/125 micron, 800 MHz-km bandwidth trunk cable up to three kilometers and 50/125 micron, 800 MHz-km bandwidth trunk cable up to two kilometers.

IBM publication Planning for Enterprise Systems Connection Links (GA23-0367) should always be consulted when customer requirements include fiber-optic trunk facilities.

Token Ring (TCP/IP): The InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 printer are connected to the host Token Ring through the IBM Token-Ring cabling via the Token-Ring High Performance Adapter, which is contained in the AFCCU.

The attachment card and Token-Ring adapter cable P/N 53F3930 is (approximately 4.5 meters in length) included with the IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4. The adapter cable attaches either to an 8228-001 (Token-Ring Multistation Access Unit) or an 8230-001 (Token-Ring Network Controller Access Unit). For cable attachment to the CPU, refer to the specific CPU cabling information.

The control unit can be attached to either a 16 Mbit/sec or 4 Mbit/sec Token-Ring LAN.

The attachment adheres to the IBM Token-Ring Network original equipment manufacturer interface (OEMI). The following documents together, comprise the Token-Ring Network OEMI.

IBM Cabling System Technical                           GA27-3773
 Interface Specification
IBM Local Area Network                                 SC30-3383
 Technical Reference
IBM Token-Ring Area Network                            SC30-3374
 Architecture Reference
Token-Ring Access Method and Physical                  802.5-1989
 Layer Specification IEEE Standard

The TCP/IP Token-Ring attachment will attach to the following devices

  • 8228 Token-Ring Multistation Access Unit attached to an AS/400, or RISC/6000 processor

  • 8230 Token-Ring Network Controller Access Unit attached to an AS/400 or RISC/6000 processor

  • 8228 Token-Ring Multistation Access Unit attached to a 3172, 3174, 3745, 3725, or 3720 attached to a 3090, ES/9000, or 308X processor

  • 8230 Token-Ring Network Controller Access Unit attached to a 3172, 3174, 3745, 3725, or 3720 attached to a 3090, ES/9000,or 308X processor
The printer may be located at a maximum distance of 100 meters (333 feet) from the 8228 Multistation Access Unit or 8230 Controlled Access Unit.

The distance between the 8228 Multistation Access Units can be increased with either the 8219 or 8220 Optical Fiber Repeater.

Ethernet 10/100 BaseT (TCP/IP): The Ethernet Adapter card shipped with Specify Feature 9993 and Special Feature 4165.

The IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 can attach to an Ethernet LAN via one of the following means:

  • Ethernet Twisted Pair
    • To connect to 100 BaseT LAN use category 5 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cabling supplied by the customer with a RJ45 connector.

    • To connect to 10 BaseT LAN use category 3, 4, or 5 UTP cabling supplied by the customer with a RJ45 connector.
Note: The IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 is subject to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. These products shall be verified to comply with the rules for Class A digital devices before final delivery to the buyer or centers of distribution.

Installability: The installation time for the IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 will be approximately 70 hours. This includes installation of the two print engines, the AFCCU, the PUM, buffer/flipper, initialization of the paper path, and the 4161-002 or equivalent MPC.

Installation time for the 4000-IR3/IR4 assumes the physical space, all appropriate electrical services, and all equipment to be installed to initialize the printers are completely ready for printer installation. No tool kit is shipped with the printers. The IBM customer engineer (CE) is responsible for obtaining the tool kit.

The installation time when upgrading the IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR1 to a 4000-IR3 will be approximately 129 hours. This includes the installation of the engine changes and initialization of the paper path.

The installation time when upgrading the IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR2 to a 4000-IR4 will be approximately 138 hours. This includes the installation of the engine and AFCCU changes and initialization of the paper path plus upgrading the 4161-002 MPC or equivalent.

Approximate field installation times for the following features are for reference in the event one or more are installed in the field by the CE.

                                          Feature        Install
Description                               Number         Time

Post/Post Processing Interface 4710 2.0 Advanced Function 4720 2.0 Post-Processing Interface S/370 Parallel Channel Attachment 4110 3.0 Token-Ring (TCP/IP) Attachment (1) 4121 1.5 Feature Install Description Number Time

ESCON Channel Attachment (1) 4131 2.0 Ethernet (TCP/IP) Attachment 4165 1.5 FDDI (TCP/IP) Attachment 4191 1.5

Supplies: Lexmark International, Inc. markets IBM supplies. Supplies can be purchased from Lexmark Authorized Supplies Dealers or, in the U.S., from Lexmark Telemarketing Operations. Lexmark Telemarketing Operations can also provide information about the nearest Lexmark Authorized Supplies Dealer. In the U.S., call Lexmark Telemarketing at 800-438-2468. Mail orders within the U.S. should be sent to:

    Lexmark International, Inc.
    2800 Wells Branch Parkway
    Austin, TX 78728
Choosing the right supplies is very important with the IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 Printing System. For optimum print quality and reliable performance, the use of IBM supplies is recommended. Supplies are purchase-only items. The customer is responsible for ordering and maintaining an adequate stock of supplies. At the time of sale of the IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 Printing System, the IBM Printing System Company representative will give customers a list of the alternative ways to order supplies, advise them to order supplies immediately, and suggest they consider a supply agreement. (Many Authorized Supplies Dealers offer supply agreements.) Supply agreements often offer customers price discounts, price protection for one year, established shipping schedules, and reduced administrative expenses.

It is recommended that customers maintain a one- to two-month stock of supplies on hand.

Materials Safety Data Sheets (OSHA Form 20) for the IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 supplies with the IBM logo are available in the U.S. by calling 800-IBM-4333. You will need to provide the seven-digit part number or the machine model number and supply type, for example, IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3. Outside the U.S., contact your local Lexmark Supplier.

For average yields for all supplies, refer to the InfoPrint 4000 and 3900 Advanced Function Printers Introduction and Planning Guide (544-5427). The approximate yields when using the InfoPrint 4000/3900 Developer Mix (P/N 1402823) will vary with toner coverage, machine settings, paper type and size, and environmental conditions. Applications with extensive bar codes or solid area fill can expect to achieve yields lower than that achieved with the average text page.

The approximate average yields are not a warranty or guarantee of minimum life, and are provided to assist in initial supplies planning. Actual usage should be used to establish the supply's life in your applications.

Regular Supply Items:

  • InfoPrint 4000/3900 Toner (P/N 1402822)
    • Unit: 1,360 gram bottle; part number represents one bottle

    • Packaging: Eight bottles per carton

    • Minimum order quantity: Eight of P/N 1402822, which equals one carton
  • InfoPrint 4000/3900 Developer Mix (P/N 1402823)
    • Unit: 3.5 kilogram bottle; part number represents one bottle

    • Packaging: Two bottles per carton

    • Minimum order quantity: Two of P/N 1402823, which equals one carton
  • Splicing Tape (P/N 4165880)
    • Unit: One carton. Part number represents one carton.

    • Packaging: 72 rolls of splicing tapes per carton; roll is 45 feet by 1/2 inch.

    • Minimum order quantity: One of P/N 4165880
Fuser oil, oiler belt, and the fines filter are maintenance supply items that are provided under the IBM Monthly Maintenance Charge. Approximately 90 days stock of these items are shipped with the printers. Follow-on stocks of these maintenance supplies are ordered by the customer through IBM. An 800 telephone number for ordering follow-on maintenance supplies is provided with the initial shipment that arrives with the printers.

Maintenance supply items may also be purchased directly from Lexmark. (Order using 800-438-2468.)

  • Fuser Oil (P/N 1402819)
    • Unit: One kilogram container; part number represents one container

    • Packaging: One container per carton

    • Minimum order quantity: Two of P/N 1402819
  • Fine Filter (P/N 1372464)
    • Unit: One filter; part number represents one filter
    • Packaging: One filter per carton
    • Minimum order quantity: One of P/N 1372464
  • Oiler Belt (P/N 1402827)
    • Unit: One belt; part number represents one belt
    • Packaging: One belt per carton
    • Minimum order quantity: One of P/N 1402827
Warranty for all supplies is one year from the date of purchase stated on the purchase receipt. Supply warranties are only for defects in materials and workmanship at the time of shipment and are not for normal wear and tear, nor for any usage minimum. IBM supplies are manufactured to very high quality standards. However, if you believe you are due a warranty return, you should return the supply in its original package or a package from the replacement supply to your point of purchase with an explanation of the problem, a print sample, and the approximate feet run on the supply.

Paper: For paper recommendations, refer to the Forms Design Reference for Continuous Forms Printers (G544-3921).

For additional information on ordering supplies, refer to the InfoPrint 4000 and 3900 Advanced Function Printers Introduction and Planning Guide (G544-5427).



Security, Auditability, and Control

Security and auditability features of this product are as follows:

  • The image on the photoconductor in the print engines is erased after each print cycle.

  • Data cannot be read back into the host processor using the available channel commands.
In addition, the IBM InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 Printing System may be used as a direct output device (direct-print). When the 4000-IR3/IR4 is used in direct-print mode, Print Services Facility (PSF) provides exclusive use of the printer for a particular application.

The user with direct control of the 4000-IR3/IR4 cannot take advantage of system-assisted restart, data-set checkpointing, multiple data set processing, or operator commands available through JES to control the printers. For additional information on direct-print capabilities and restrictions contact your IBM Printing Systems Company representative.

Forgery Proof Certification: User management is responsible for evaluation, selection and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.

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



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This product is available for purchase under the terms of the IBM Customer Agreement.

IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts, or new and used parts. In some cases, the hardware product may have been previously installed. Regardless, IBM's warranty terms apply.

Volume Orders: Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Credit Corporation Financing: Yes

Warranty Period: Three months

Warranty Service: On-Site Repair (IOR), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, same day response.

Maintenance Service: IOR, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, same day response.

Usage Plan Machine: Yes

Average Usage Plan Provisions Apply: Yes

Period of Warranty Service: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

Period of Maintenance Service: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

IBM Hourly Service Rate Classification: Three

Volume Maintenance Option: No

Mid-Range System Option: Yes

Eligible                       Discount
Type                 Three-Year         Five-Year

4000 12% 17%

Corporate Service Option: Yes

                               Discount
                     Three-Year         Five-Year

System 12% 17% Network 12% 17%

Extended Maintenance Option: Yes

Central Facility Maintenance Service Option: No

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.

Rental Offering: No

Product Available: No

Field-Installable Features: Yes

Model Conversions: Yes

Customer Setup: No

Graduated Charges: No

Licensed Internal Code: IBM Licensed Internal Code provided with the InfoPrint 4000-IR3/IR4 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.

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



CHARGES

The charges 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 Charges

                                            Monthly
                      Machine       Feature Rental  Purchase   ESA
Description           Type    Model Number  Charge  Price*     MMC

InfoPrint 4000 4000 IR3 NA NA $410,000** $1,980

Engine #1

Standard Features: -- Operator Alert -- 480/600 dpi resolution -- Pre/Post-Processing Interface (4710)

Monthly Machine Feature Rental Purchase ESA Description Type Model Number Charge Price* MMC

Chargeable features: -- Post-Processing Interface 4710 NA $ 3,785 NC -- Advanced Function Post/Processing Interface 4720 NA 20,600 NC

Specify Features: -- Power 208/229/230/240 v 60 Hz 9923 NA NC NC -- Power 380/400/415 volt 50 Hz 9924 NA NC NC -- Power 200/220 volt 50 Hz Japan 9928 NA NC NC -- Power cord 6ft (Chicago) 9986 NA NC NC

InfoPrint 4000 4000 IR4 NA NA 510,000** $2,080

Engine #2

Standard Features: -- 480/600 dpi resolution -- 1024 MB memory -- Pre/Post-Processing Interface -- Side 1/side 2 verify

Chargeable features: Attachments:

-- System/370 Channel 4110 NA 2,810 NC -- Token Ring (TCP/IP) 4121 NA 750 NC -- ESCON Channel 4131 NA 7,370 NC

-- Ethernet (TCP/IP) 4165 NA 275 NC -- FDDI (TCP/IP) 4191 NA 2,075 NC -- Post-Processing Interface 4710 NA 3,785 NC -- Advanced Function Post/Processing Interface 4720 NA 20,600 NC

Specify Features:

-- Power 208/229/230/240v 60 Hz 9923 NA NC NC -- Power 380/400/415 volt 50 Hz 9924 NA NC NC -- Power 200/220 volt 50 Hz Japan 9928 NA NC NC -- System/370 Channel 9960 NA NC NC -- ESCON Channel 9970 NA NC NC -- Token Ring (TCP/IP) 9980 NA NC NC -- FDDI (TCP/IP) 9992 NA NC NC -- Ethernet 10/100 BaseT (TCP/IP) 9993 NA NC NC -- Power cord 6 ft. (Chicago) 9986 NA NC NC -- U.S. English 2924 NA NC NC -- French 2928 NA NC NC -- German 2929 NA NC NC -- Japanese 2930 NA NC NC -- Spanish 2931 NA NC NC -- Italian 2932 NA NC NC -- Brazilian Portuguese 2938 NA NC NC -- Chinese Traditional 2995 NA NC NC -- Chinese Simplified 2996 NA NC NC

                               Field   Plant           MES     MES
                       Feature Install Install MES     Removal Add
Description            Number  Only    Only    Removal Charge  Charge

S/370 Channel 4110 N N N NA NA Token Ring 4121 N N N NA NA ESCON Channel 4131 N N N NA NA Ethernet 4165 N N N NA NA FDDI (TCP/IP) 4191 N N N NA NA Post/Processing 4710 N N N NA NA Interface A.F. Post/Processing 4720 N N N NA NA Interface Field Plant MES MES Feature Install Install MES Removal Add Description Number Only Only Removal Charge Charge

Power 208/229/230/240 9923 N Y N NA NA volt 60 Hz Power 380/400/415 volt 9924 N Y N NA NA 50 Hz Power 200/220 volt 9928 N Y N NA NA 50 Hz Japan S/370 Channel 9960 N Y N NA NA ESCON Channel 9970 N Y N NA NA Token Ring (TCP/IP) 9980 N Y N NA NA Ethernet (TCP/IP) 9993 N Y N NA NA FDDI (TCP/IP) 9992 N Y N NA NA U.S. English 2924 N Y N NA NA French 2928 N Y N NA NA German 2929 N Y N NA NA Japanese 2930 N Y N NA NA Spanish 2931 N Y N NA NA Italian 2932 N Y N NA NA Brazilian Portuguese 2938 N Y N NA NA Chinese Traditional 2995 N Y N NA NA Chinese Simplified 2996 N Y N NA NA

**    If field installed on a purchased machine, parts removed or
      replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

                      Monthly         Monthly           ESA
          Model/      Maintenance     Usage             Usage
Type      Feature     Charge          Charge            Charge

4000 IR3* $2,150 $.0033 per ft $.0030 per ft 4710 NC NC NC 4720 NC NC NC 9923 NC NC NC 9924 NC NC NC 9928 NC NC NC 9986 NC NC NC

4000 IR4* 2,250 .0033 per ft .0030 per ft 4110 NC NC NC 4121 NC NC NC 4131 NC NC NC 4231 NC NC NC 4191 NC NC NC 4367 NC NC NC 4165 NC NC NC 4710 NC NC NC 4720 NC NC NC 9923 NC NC NC 9924 NC NC NC 9928 NC NC NC 9960 NC NC NC 9970 NC NC NC 9980 NC NC NC 9992 NC NC NC 9993 NC NC NC 9986 NC NC NC 2924 NC NC NC 2928 NC NC NC 2929 NC NC NC 2930 NC NC NC 2931 NC NC NC 2932 NC NC NC 2938 NC NC NC 2995 NC NC NC 2996 NC NC NC 9110 NC NC NC 9911 NC NC NC

*     Normal Usage Charges Apply

ESA Maintenance Charges

                 Machine             On-Site    CFMS
Description      Type       Model    24X7       Monthly    Depot

InfoPrint 4000 4000 IR3 Yes NA NA 4000 IR4 Yes NA NA

Publication Charges

Title                                       Order Number  Charge

IPDS Handbook for Printers That Use the G544-3895 $11.24 Advanced Function Common Control Unit

Forms Design Reference for Continuous G544-3921 7.67 Forms Printers

InfoPrint 4000 and 3900 Advanced Function G544-5427 15.50 Printers Introduction and Planning Guide

InfoPrint 4000 Operator's Guide S544-5428 52.33

3900 Pre/Post-Processing Interface GA32-0232 1.65 Specification

Model Conversion Purchase Prices

   From                 To
Type  Model         Type Model          Purchase Price

4000 IR1 4000 IR3 $130,000.00+ *see Note 1 4000 IR2 4000 IR4 170,000.00+ *see Note 1

+     If field installed on a purchased machine, parts removed or
      replaced become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Specific MES upgrade notes:

Note 1: Server (Machine type 4161 Model 2 Feature 5230) may also be required.

Trademarks

      InfoPrint, IPDS, AFP, Advanced Function Printing, AFCCU,
      RS/6000, S/370, Print Services Facility, MVS, System/370, 3090,
      S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, and Multiprise are trademarks
      of International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      ESCON, OS/2, OS/390, ES/9000, S/390, AIX, AS/400, and OS/400
      are registered trademarks of International Business Machines
      Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.

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