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IBM 3112 Laser Printer

 
 
 
 



IBM 3112-001 12ppm laser printer up to 1200 dpi

IBM 3112-001 Laser Printer
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
3112-001



Supplies:
1382150 Toner For 3112 3116 4049
New
1382150 14000 page yield (New)
$85.00



1382100 MICR Toner for 4049 3112 3116
New
1382100 MICR 7000 Page Yield Compatible (New)
$105.00



1382100 Toner for 3112 3116 4049
New
1382100 7000 page yield Compatible (New)
$81.00



X463A21G X463, X464, X466 Toner Cartridge
New
X463A21G 3500 Page Yield (New)
$133.00



Features, Parts, and options:
1381912 3116 Redrive Shaft
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
1381912



1038186 Fuser Input Guide
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
1038186



1427307 bell crank metering
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
1427307
$19.00



1381875 Front exit tray for 3112 3116 4049
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
1381875
$11.00



1383998 4039/3116 Fan Assembly
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
1383998
$20.00



1381899 3116-001 Redrive Assembly
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
1381899



4171
30H3679 Coax Adapter For 3112/3116/3912/3916
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
30H3679
$19.00


4141
30H3680 Twinax card
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
30H3680
$95.00


4140
57G3571 3112/ 3116/ 3912/ 3916 IPDS
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
57G3571
$19.00



30H5998 IPDS 3112/16 3912/16
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
30H5998
$19.00



30h3681 IPDS for 3112/3116
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
30h3681
$25.00


4121

4163, 4164
Ethernet 10BaseT, 10Base2
4501, 4502
69g5071 500 Sheet second drawer legal
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
69G5071
$95.00


4513, 4514
200 sheet tray letter, legal
4412
Duplexer with tray
4511
75 envelope feeder
4516
Extra duplex tray
4507
100 sheet aux feeder
4503, 4504
500 sheet tray letter, legal
4302, 4304, 4308, 4316, 4332
2, 4, 8, 16, 32 MB Memory options
4030, 4032
2, 4MB Flash
4040, 4050
4, 8MB IPDS RAM

The IBM 3112 Page Printer is a 12 page-per-minute (PPM) printer providing a print solution for up to four simultaneous user groups: IBM Host (AS/400* or System/370*, System/390*, direct LAN Attach (Token-ring or Ethernet), ASCII PC Parallel attached workstations, and ASCII Serial RS-232/422 attached workstations. All 3112 Page Printers include a standard SCS data stream coaxial or twinaxial interface for attachment to IBM host systems. IPDS data stream capability is optional. Also, all 3112 printers include a standard PC Parallel interface, Serial RS-232/422 interface, and a slot for Internal Network Adapters.

In 1/96, the IBM 3112 printer was upgraded to a new ASCII micro-code level. The IBM 3112 printers with the new code level can be identified by the code level that is on the print menus printout (MENUS/TESTS MENUS/PRINT MENUS). After printing this one-page sample, the base printer micro-code level can be identified. In the bottom right-hand side of the page, the "Base" code level is shown. If the "Base" is 50.56 or higher, then the printer has the enhancements already installed. The new code level provides the following enhancements:

  • Internal processing performance increase for PCL applications
  • Multiple copy collation in the printer
  • Separator sheets between jobs, copies, or pages
  • Configurable input buffers
  • Automated network installation of drivers and utilities via MarkVision

A Software Upgrade Kit can be purchased via RPQ 8B4454 to add the above function to older IBM 3112 printers. This RPQ is customer installable.

Model Abstract 3112-001

The IBM 3112 Model 001 is the follow-on/replacement product for the successful IBM 3912 Page Printers. The new Page Printer offers numerous improvements to the appearance, hardware printing mechanism, internal firmware-code, and application drivers. The end-user benefits of these improvements include: improved print quality resulting from new print cartridges that use Diamond Fine** toner and print resolutions up to 1200 dpi for PCL and PostScript applications (300 and 600 dpi are also available); enhanced paper handling including label processing, direct attach duplex paper feeder and cableless second paper drawers; and state of the art network management tools for Novell users and Local Area Network (LAN) administrators (MarkVision**). Personal Printer Data Stream (PPDS) support is also provided, enabling the IBM 3112 Page Printer to generally support software applications that operate with PPDS. In addition, the 3112 will have the following expanded host printing capabilities: expanded printable area, enhanced IPDS resident font support including an optional 3812/3816 font subset, performance enhancements, auto-paper handling sensing.

 


Highlight

  • Enhanced Network connectivity supporting up to one INA, in addition to the coaxial or twinaxial interface, with up to four simultaneous host connections

  • Application resource storage utilizing Flash Memory or 40MB Hard disk drive options (PCL and PostScript Only)

  • Improved paper handling including label processing

  • Improved paper handling features: duplex option - easy snap on eliminating cable connection, paper trays have visual paper low indicators, second drawer - is direct attach eliminating cable connection.

  • Memory enhancements including maximum memory capacity of 64 MB (PCL and PostScript Only)

  • Improved print quality including up to 1200 pel print resolution (PCL and PostScript Only for 600 and 1200 pel)

  • Industry standard data stream support: Enhanced PCL5**, PostScript** level 2

  • Toner-Saver Mode, providing a low cost printing alternative

  • Automatic port switching and data stream sensing

  • MarkVision: state of the art network management tool for Novell users and LAN administrators

  • Two IPDS features:
    • IPDS with Standard 4028/3912/3916 Fonts
    • IPDS with 3812/3816 Font Subset

Customer Business Solutions

The IBM 3112 Page Printers will provide customers with an affordable solution for printing professional looking text and graphics using the industry standard PostScript Level 2 emulation and enhanced PCL 5 emulation. The many resident scalable fonts and optional font capability with flash memory and disk options will enhance the appearance of the user's documents. New printer drivers and an enhanced Printer Toolkit make downloading to flash memory easier than ever. With the increased capacities offered by the new optional 4MB flash memory and 40MB disk (all models), the user may store more resources in the printer and spend less time downloading fonts and macros with each print job.

User Productivity

The IBM 3112 Page Printers are designed for fast, easy setup. The printer comes pre-assembled with print cartridge and paper tray already installed. A complete startup kit contains instruction manuals and information necessary to be up and running quickly. A Printer Setup Utility and drivers for several popular software applications are also included.

A 4 x 20 LCD operator panel display uses simple terminology to lead the user through the available menus. The flash memory and disk options allow the user to download fonts that remain in the printer as long as the option is installed.

Model Description 3112-001

The 3112 comes standard with the following:

  • 12 PPM Laser Printer
  • 200-sheet Standard Paper Input, 250-sheet Standard Paper Output
  • 2MB Standard Memory with SCS only interfaces, 4MB standard with IPDS options
  • Standard Enhanced PCL5 and PostScript Level 2 data stream support
  • One SCS coaxial or SCS twinaxial interface feature must be ordered
  • Standard PC Parallel and RS-232 Serial Interface
  • One slot for an Internal Network Adapter (INA), or installation of the hard drive
  • No output bin full sensing
          3 1 1 X  P A G E  P R I N T E R  C O M P A R I S O N
 
3112-001 3116-00X 001 002 003 -------- --- --- --- Speed 12 ----- 16 ----- Duty Cycle (max.) 50K 50K 75K 75K Processor (AMD RISC) 25 Mhz ---- 25 Mhz --  
Memory Standard RAM 2MB/4MB 4MB 4MB 8MB Maximum RAM 64MB --- 64MB ----- 2 MB Flash Opt. Yes ---- Yes ----- 4 MB Flash Opt. Yes ---- Yes ----- Opt. Hard Drive Yes ---- Yes ----- IPDS Memory Yes ---- Yes ----- Resolution 300 PEL Yes ---- Yes ----- 600 PEL Yes ---- Yes ----- 1200 PEL Yes ---- Yes -----  
INA Slots 1 1 1 Occupied Ethernet Option Opt Opt STD Token Ring Option ----Option---- LocalTalk Option ----Option---- Ser/Par I/F Yes ---- Yes -----  
Coax/Twinax Yes -----Yes------  
Datastreams PCL Level 5e ---- 5e ----- PostScript Level 2 ---- 2 ----- IPDS/SCS Option ---Option-----  
Paper Handling Standard Input 200 200 500 1000 Maximum Input 800 800 1100 1100 Standard Output 250 250 500 500 Output Bin Full Sensing No No Yes Yes Opt. Duplexer Input Capacity 130 130 300 300 Standard Toner Cartridge 7K ----- 7K ---- (Shipped with printer)  
200K Usage Kit Yes -- Yes --
Model Summary Matrix
           Pages
           Per        Standard   Maximum
Model      Minute      Memory    Memory     Processor
-----      ------     --------   -------    ---------
 001         12         2 MB      64 MB       25 MHz
 

Customer Setup (CSU)

The 3112 is a customer setup (CSU) printer. The CSU information is contained in the Quick Set-up booklet which is supplied with the printer in the National language.

All proposals and agreements to distribute the product/software package to the United States Government must identify and license Software as subject to Restricted Rights under 48 C.F.R. 52.227-19 (a)-(d) (Civilian Agencies) or 48 C.F.R. 252.227-7013 (c) (1) (ii) (Defense Agencies).

Devices Supported

Not available.

Model Conversions

The IBM 3112 Page Printer is a high-speed, 12 pages-per-minute (PPM), IBM host system and shared network printer.

Standard Features Include:

  • 25 Mhz RISC Processor
  • Enhanced PCL5** and PostScript** Level 2
  • PC Parallel and RS-232/422 Serial interface
  • One of the following coaxial or twinaxial interfaces:
    • Coax SCS Interface
    • Twinax SCS Interface
  • Up to 1200 pel resolution for PCL and PostScript
  • One internal network adapter slot for Token Ring, Ethernet, LocalTalk, or hard drive
  • MarkVision** Local Area Network Management Tool
  • New Diamond fine toner print cartridge

Optional Features include:

  • Token-Ring, Ethernet, and LocalTalk Internal Network Adapters
  • Duplex
  • Second 500-sheet input drawers
  • 75-sheet envelope feeder
  • Additional ASCII Memory up to 64MB
  • 40MB Hard Drive for PCL and PostScript
  • IPDS Features
    • IPDS with Standard Font Set (4028/3912/3916)
    • IPDS with 3812/3816 Font Subset (See Software Requirements for Limitations)

    IBM 3112 Page Printer Model 001

  • Additional IPDS memory up to 8MB

Physical Specifications

                         Base Printer         Maximum Configurated
                       ------------------     -----------------------
  Width                 410  mm (16.1 in)     410   mm (16.1 in)
  Depth                535.9 mm (21.1 in)     812.8 mm (32.3 in)  (2)
  Height               332.7 mm (13.1 in)     462.2 mm (18.2 in)  (1)
 
Weight 20.1 kg (44 lbs) 28.2 kg (62 lbs) (1)(3)  
1) The printers are at maximum height when equipped with the optional 500-Sheet second drawer installed. 2) The printers are at maximum depth when both the front exit tray (or duplex option) and the optional Envelope+ Feeder are installed. 3) Add 6 lb (2.7 kg) when the duplex option is installed. Add 3 lb (1.4 kg) when the Envelope feeder is installed.  
Shipping Carton Specifications: 3112-001 ----------------- Width 595 mm (23.4 in) Depth 495 mm (19.5 in) Height 565 mm (22.3 in) Weight 28.6 kg (63.0 lbs) Pallet Size ------ (1015.2 x 1218.3 x 1269.0 mm) ----- ----------- 48 x 48 x 50 in ------------ Pallet Weight 2181.8 kg (482 lbs)  
Note: Up to 8 printers per pallet. Operating Clearance: All Models : 305 mm (12 in) above the printer 152 mm (6 in) on all four sides  
Nominal Power Consumption:
                            3112-001
                            ------------------
Watts operating                   262
Watts Idle  (Power Saver On)       21 (110 V), 23 (220 V)
Watts Idle (Power Saver Off)       70 (110 V, 220 V)
 
Power Saver mode, Energy Star**:  
All models of the IBM 3112 meet the EPA Energy Star standard.  
Indefinite Life:  
The printer is modular in design, so that any component which fails may be replaced. With proper care and routine maintenance, the printer will have an indefinite life.  
Acoustics: 50 dBA operating 32 dBA idle  
Electrical Specification: 100 to 127 volts at 50 to 60 Hz (Low Voltage Printer) 200 to 240 volts at 50 to 60 Hz (High Voltage Printer)  
Certification: U/L, CSA, FCC(A)  
Ozone:
 
Ozone is an inherent by-product of many laser printing processes, including the older IBM 4019, 4029 and 4028 laser printers. The 3112 does not create any measurable amount of ozone because the charge corona has been replaced with a charge roll.  
Processor: 25 Mhz RISC AMD29030**  
Print Quality Higher Resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi (1) 600 x 600 dpi(1) 300 x 300 dpi (1) PCL and PostScript only 101 Shades of Gray (128 shades of gray in PostScript, 248 in PCL) Print Quality Enhancement Technology (PQET) as implemented on the IBM 3912 and 3916.  
Diamond Fine** Toner with smaller toner particles for finer detail.  
Maximum Speed:
  Rated print engine speed for 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper at different
  print resolutions:
 
300x300 600x600 1200x1200 3112, up to: 12 ppm 12 ppm 8 ppm  
Print Cartridge Average Yield: Diamond Fine 14K cartridge: 14,000 pages (at 5% coverage) Diamond Fine 7K cartridge: 7,000 pages (at 5% coverage) Note: All models shipped from the factory with the Diamond Fine 7K Cartridge.  
Data streams: PostScript Level 2 standard on all models Hewlett-Packard PCL5 Enhanced standard on all models Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS) (Features 4140 or 4170) SNA Character Stream (SCS) (No Charge Features 4141, 4171)  
Printer Memory: Standard: 2MB with SCS only interfaces, 4MB with IPDS options (1) Memory Options: 2MB, 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, and 32MB (Max. of 64MB) (PCL and PostScript only) (2) Flash Memory Options: 2MB, and 4MB flash memory for storing PCL and PostScript resources (3) IPDS Memory: There is one IPDS memory slot available with the IPDS feature. When the IPDS feature is ordered, it comes with 2 MB of memory standard. This memory can be increased by ordering a 4 MB or 8 MB option. A change to the physical memory media type used on the IPDS feature was phased in around the Jan 96 time frame. New machine orders requiring additional IPDS memory should use Feature Code 4040 or 4050. MES/Field upgrades requiring IPDS memory changes need to first determine what level IPDS feature card is installed to determine which style memory media type is required. One or two techniques can be used to determine the IPDS feature card level:  
1) Open the side of the printer and physically measure the length of the IPDS/attachment card. If the card is approximately 6" to 6.5" in length, then the new media style is required and feature codes 4040 or 4050 should be ordered. If the card is approximately 8" in length, then the original memory features are installed and feature codes 4304 (4 MB ASCII Memory) or 4308 (8 MB ASCII Memory) should be ordered.  
2) By printing the IPDS PRINT MENUS, the micro-code level can be found and used to determine which IPDS memory media type is required (MENUS/NETWORK MENU 1/TEST MENU/PRINT MENUS). The second page that prints out, is titled IPDS - MENU SETTINGS. Next to the "Firmware Version" you'll find some numbers that reference the exact micro-code level. Find the first number that has 106.XXX. If the .XXX is equal to or greater than 004, then the new media style is required and feature codes 4040 or 4050 should be ordered. If the .XXX is less than 004, then the original memory features are installed and feature codes 4304 (4 MB ASCII Memory) or 4308 (8 MB ASCII Memory) should be ordered.  
Disk Option: 40MB for storing PCL and PostScript resources  
(1) Since there are only two memory slots available and one is occupied by the 2MB (SCS interfaces) or 4MB (IPDS options) standard memory, only one additional memory option can be installed without discarding the standard memory.  
(2) Since there is only one slot available, only one flash memory option can be installed at one time.  
PRINT RESOLUTION/MEMORY REQUIREMENTS
 
Memory Required in PCL5  
Total installed memory required for each condition below:  
Page Simplex Duplex Simplex Duplex Simplex Duplex Project 300 dpi 300 dpi 600 dpi 600 dpi 1200 dpi 1200 dpi ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------- -------- ON : 2MB 2MB 2MB 2MB 12MB 12MB OFF : 2MB 2MB 2MB 2MB 12MB 12MB  
Memory required in PostScript Level 2  
Total installed memory required for each condition below:  
Page Simplex Duplex Simplex Duplex Simplex Duplex Project 300 dpi 300 dpi 600 dpi 600 dpi 1200 dpi 1200 dpi ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------- -------- ON : 2MB 2MB 2MB 2MB 12MB 12MB OFF : 2MB 2MB 2MB 2MB 12MB 12MB  
The standard 2MB of memory will allow some 1200 dpi print jobs to print successfully. However, an additional 10MB of memory is recommended for complex print jobs and to increase the probability that most print jobs will print.  
Interface
 Parallel interface with standard Centronics protocol
 RS-232/RS-422 Serial
 One Internal Network Adapter slot for optional adapters
 Coaxial or twinaxial SCS data stream interface (FC 4141 or 4171)
  (IPDS data stream support is optional via FC 4140 or FC 4170)
 
Maximum Usage 50,000 pages(impressions) per month  
Paper Handling: Standard One 200-sheet input, 250-sheet output capacity (Using 75g/sqm (20 lb)) This product does not have output bin full sensing  
  Auto-Paper Handling Sensing
 
The 3112 has the capability to communicate to IBM host systems the presence of letter or legal trays, the duplex option, and the second drawer. Prior products only had this capability for ASCII applications.  
  Optional:
 
200-Sheet A5 Tray 4505 500-Sheet Second Drawer Letter 4501 500-Sheet Second Drawer Letter and Legal 4502 500-Sheet Extra Tray Letter 4503 500-Sheet Extra Tray Letter and Legal 4504 200-Sheet Extra Tray Letter 4513 200-Sheet Extra Tray Letter and Legal 4514 130-Sheet Duplex Option (w/duplex tray) 4412 130-Sheet Extra Duplex Tray 4516 75 Envelope Feeder 4511 100 Sheet Auxiliary Feeder 4507  
 

Note: Letter paper trays are adjustable for executive, B5, letter, and A4 size paper. Duplex trays will accommodate all the above sizes and legal. The Letter/Legal trays will accommodate the same sizes as the letter tray with the addition of legal size.

Media Specifications with Standard Trays
  Paper:
 
Manual- Width: 76 to 216 mm (3.0 to 8.5 in) Feed Length: 150 to 356 mm (5.9 to 14 in) Method Weight: Xerographic or Business Paper 75 to 131 g/sqm (20 to 35 lb) Card Stock Index Bristol 90 to 253 g/sqm (50 to 140 lb) Tag 90 to 241 g/sqm (50 to 150 lb) Labels Paper 120 - 263 g/sqm Dual Web Paper 108 g/sqm maximum Vinyl 300 g/sqm maximum Polyester 220 g/sqm maximum Thickness: 0.086 to 0.191 mm (0.0034 to 0.0075 in)  
Automatic - Width: 148 to 216 mm (5.8 to 8.5 in) Feed Length: 210 to 356 mm (8.3 to 14 in) Method Weight: Xerographic or Business Paper 60 to 90 g/sqm (16 to 24 lb) Card Stock (500-sheet trays only) Index Bristol 163 g/sqm (90 lb maximum Tag 163 g/sqm (90 lb) maximum Labels Paper - 200 tray 120 g/sqm maximum - 500 tray 120 - 150 g/sqm maximum Thickness: 0.070 to 0.107 mm (0.0028 to 0.0042 in)  
Media Handling Notes:
 
- Rough, highly textured, limp, or pre-curled papers will result in lower print quality and more frequent paper feed failures. - Colored papers must be able to withstand 170 deg C (338 deg F) fusing temperature. - Preprinted forms and letterheads should be selected using guidelines found in the printer User's Guide. The chemical process used in preprinting may render some papers unsuitable for use with the 3112 printer. - Unsuitable papers include multipart forms and documents; chemically treated papers; coated, synthetic and thermal papers; A5 paper less than 80 g/sqm (21 lb); recycled paper less than 75 g/sqm (20 lb); and preprinted papers requiring a high degree of registration. - Recycled paper less than 80 g/sqm may cause unacceptable results.  

Specific Paper sizes supported:

  • Primary/Second Drawer Paper Trays
    • Letter 8.5 x 11 in.
    • B5 7.17 x 10.1 in.
    • A4 210 x 297 mm
    • Executive 7.25 x 10.5 in.
    • Legal 8.5 x 14 in. (Legal/Letter trays duplex trays only)

  • 75 Envelope Feeder
    • 7-3/4 3.875 x 7.5 in.
    • 9 3.875 x 8.875 in.
    • 10 4.125 x 9.5 in.
    • DL 110 x 220 mm
    • C5 162 x 229 mm
    • B5 176 x 250 mm
    • Other 8.5 x 14 in. maximum

  • 100-Sheet Auxiliary Feeder
    • Letter 8.5 x 11 in.
    • Legal 8.5 x 14 in.
    • B5 182 x 257 mm
    • A4 210 x 297 mm
    • Executive 7.25 x 10.5 in.
    • A5 148 mm x 210 mm

  • A5 Paper Tray
    • A5 148 mm x 210 mm
  Envelopes:
    Manual -      Width: 92.1 to 216 mm         (3.625 to 8.5 in)
    Feed          Length: 191 to 356 mm         (7.5 to 14 in)
    Method        Weight:  75 to 105 g/sqm      (20 to 28 lb)
 
    Automatic -   Width:   76 to 216 mm         (3.625 to 8.5 in)
    Feed          Length: 191 to 356 mm         (7.5 to 14 in)
    Method        Weight:  75 to   90 g/sqm     (20 to 24 lb)
 
All envelopes should be new, unused, and undamaged. Envelopes with excessive curl or twist exceeding 6 mm, those stuck together, those with bent corners or nicked edges, or those that interlock should not be used.  
- Envelopes made of heavier paper may require use of the front paper exit. - Envelopes less than 220 mm (8.678 in) may experience print skew when fed automatically.  
The following envelopes should not be used:  
- Envelopes with windows, holes, perforations, cutouts, or deep embossing - Envelopes with metal clasps, string ties, or metal folding bars - Envelopes with exposed flap adhesive when the flap is in the closed position.  
For best results, printing on new 90 g/sqm (24 lb) sulfite or 25% cotton bond envelopes is recommended. Under high humidity conditions (over 65%) the envelopes may be sealed during printing.  

Envelope conditioning to prevent wrinkling:

Special envelope conditioning hardware has been added to prevent wrinkles in certain envelopes. Without this feature, air pockets are created in the envelope pockets whenever envelopes pass through the feed rollers, especially at the very hot fuse rollers, which "irons" wrinkles into the envelope. With this conditioning feature, a solenoid opens the rollers and lets the air bubble pass through, eliminating the wrinkles. It does not degrade the printing process, regardless of the weight of the envelopes, or environmental conditions. Some slight noise is created by the solenoids, and an operator can turn this feature off if desired, to eliminate this noise. Without this envelope conditioner, wrinkling is more likely on thin (16-20 lb.) envelopes, rather that on 24-28 lb. envelopes. Wrinkling is also more likely at high humidity levels.

Envelope steady state print rate is slightly reduced because of the heavier demand toward keeping the fuser hot. After a certain number of envelopes are processed the print speed reduces by about 50%. An envelope does not pass across the fill width of the machine's fuser; therefore, the portion of the fuser that is not cooled by passing the envelope will continue to heat.

  Transparencies:
    Manual and
    Automatic     Size: A4(210 x 297 mm) and Letter (215.9 x 279.4 mm)
    Feed          Weight:    138 to 146 g/sqm     (37 to 39 lb)
                  Thickness: 0.099 to 0.109 mm    (0.0039 to 0.0043 in)
 
 500-Sheet Second Drawer Physical Description:
    Height:    155 mm    (6.1 in)
    Width:     360 mm    (14.2 in)
    Depth:     400 mm    (15.7 in)
    Weight:    2.3 kg    (5 lb)   Without paper tray
               4.1 kg    (9 lb)   With letter-size paper tray
               4.5 kg    (10 lb)  With legal-size paper tray
 
Envelope + Feeder Physical Description: Height: 114 mm (4.5 in) Width: 312 mm (12.3 in) Depth: 330 mm (13 in) Weight: 1.4 kg (3 lb)  
100-Sheet Auxiliary Feeder Physical Description: Height: 114 mm (4.5 in) Width: 312 mm (12.3 in) Depth: 330 mm (13 in) Weight: 1.4 kg (3 lb)  
Input Capacity:
                              Stack
Source             Item       Height           Reference Capacity
------------    ------------  ----------      -------------------------
Letter/A4 Tray  Paper         50 mm(1.97in)   500 sheets
                                               75 g/sqm (20 lb)
                              20 mm(0.79in)   200 sheets
                                               75 g/sqm (20 lb)
 
Transparency 6 mm(0.23in) 55 Transparencies Legal Letter Paper 50 mm(1.97in) 500 sheets Tray 75 g/sqm (20 lb) 20 mm(0.7in) 200 sheets 75 g/sqm (20 lb) 100-Sheet Paper 10 mm(0.39in) 100 sheets Auxiliary 75 g/sqm (20 lb) Feeder Transparency 3 mm(0.12in) 25 Transparencies  
Envelope Envelopes 55 mm(2.16in) 75 Envelopes Feeder 75 g/sqm (20 lb)  
Duplex Tray Paper 13 mm(0.51in) 130-Sheets Feeder 75 g/sqm (20 lb)  
Output Capacity: Exit Item Capacity ------------ --------- ------------------------------ Top Tray Paper 250-Sheets @ 75 g/sqm (20 lb) Transparency 100 Transparencies Envelopes 25 Envelopes  
Front Tray Paper 20 Sheets @ 75 g/sqm (20 lb) All Models Transparency 10 Transparencies Envelopes 5 Envelopes  

Operating Environment

Specified Operating Environment
  Operating Temperature:              16 to 32 deg C (60 to 90 deg F)
  Humidity:                            8 to 80% RH
  Maximum Wet Bulb Temperature:       23 deg C (73 deg F)
  Altitude:                           0-2134 m (7,000 ft)
 
Storage and Shipping Shipping Temperature: -40 to 43 deg C (-40 to 110 deg F) Storage Temperature: 1 to 43 deg C (33 to 110 deg F) Humidity: 8 to 80% RH Maximum Wet Bulb Temperature: 80 deg F (26.7 deg C) Altitude: 0-2134 m (7,000 ft)  

Limitations

Memory

  • The Flash Memory options are usable only for PCL5 and PostScript resources

  • The 40 MB hard drive option is usable only for PCL5 and PostScript resources

  • The 2/4MB standard RAM, expandable to 64MB, is not usable for IPDS resources. The separate standard 2MB IPDS memory can be expanded to 4MB or 8MB to store IPDS resources.

i-data 7913

The cancel key is not supported on the 3112 when attached via the i-data 7913.

Printer Performance

The IBM 3112 Page Printer supports a maximum print rate up to 12 ppm. As is the case with most page printers in this class, performance depends on the following:

  • Interface to host (parallel or serial)
  • Host system and application
  • Complexity and content of the page and paper size
  • Available memory in the printer

The maximum print speed at 1200 dpi resolution is 8 pages per minute.

240 pel to 300 pel image/shading data conversion can cause significant decreases in performance. There is an APAR available to fix this on PSF/MVS. Please see the PSF/MVS support notes for details.

Display attachment

When attached as an emulated device, full function of the printer is not supported. Functions such as page rotation, font selection, cpi, lpi, superscript/subscript, etc., may not be supported. Refer to the Connecting IBM Personal Printers to IBM Systems manual for attachment information.

Print Area

The 3112 printable area is limited to within 4.2 mm (0.167in) of the top and bottom edges and to within 6.25 mm (0.25 in) of the left or right edges of the media. Any information placed outside this specified printable area will not print. For A4 paper, the information on the page is adjusted to fit 80 characters per line at 10 characters per inch.

Expanded Printable Area (XPA) will reduce the unprintable border, for IPDS and SCS applications, from an approximately existing 0.167" - 0.250" to 0.090" - 0.141". It will not provide actual "edge-to-edge" printing as implemented on the IBM 3812, 3816, 4028, and 3930 printers. XPA Function will compress the print data to fit into the printable area, eliminating data clipping/loss.

Print Quality

During the life of the printer, components are subject to wear based on usage. Printers continuously operating at or near the maximum duty cycle may require service for replacement of these components to ensure high quality performance and printing throughout the life of the printer.

PPDS Limitations

The 3112 supports the 4029-level PPDS commands as defined in the LaserPrinter 4029 Technical Reference with the following exceptions:

  • 600/1200 pel resolution is not supported
  • Type 1 Font Download is not supported
  • 4029 GL Mode is not supported
  • Proprinter X24 graphics are not supported

Output Bin Full Sensing

The 3112 does not have output bin full sensing.

3812/3816 Compatibility

  • IPDS Fonts

    The 3812/3816 font subset supports 39 fonts from the standard 3812/3816 diskette excluding the following fonts:

    • 5219 Emulation Diskette (FGIDs 41, 42, 43, 70, 71, 72)
    • 3270 DCF/GML Diskette (All fonts)
    • Katakana-Gothic 10 (FGID 44)
    • Language Group 2 and 4 Diskettes (Kateb, Yasmin, Shalom, Aviv, Barak, Narkis)
    • Language Group 3 Diskette (Languages - Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Latin2/ROECE, Latin 5/Turkish)
    • The following standard diskette fonts supported via a bolding algorithm on the 3812/3816: FGID 38, FGID 163.

    Code Page 259 has been added to support the resident Courier and Prestige 15 pitch fonts. To download fonts in the AS/400 or S/370 or S/390 environments, 300 pel host based fonts are required. You cannot download 240 pel host based fonts. If this is tried a printer resident font is substituted. Custom fonts produced with Font Manager are not supported. The appearance of the 3812/3816 fonts on this printer may be slightly different than the appearance of these fonts printed on the IBM 3812, 3816, or 3930. The 39 fonts from the standard 3812/3816 diskette that the 3112 supports (with FC 4170) are:

    • 7 Courier
    • 4 Prestige
    • 7 Sonoran Serif
    • 6 Gothic Text
    • 2 Letter Gothic
    • 3 Essay
    • 2 Boldface
    • 2 APL
    • Orator
    • Script
    • Document
    • Serif Text
    • OCR A
    • OCR B

  • SCS Fonts

    SCS fonts are limited to available PCL fonts. If CPI is used to determine the font, the scalable Courier font will be used.

  • Edge-to-edge Printing

    The 3812 and 3816 printers can print edge-to-edge on a page. The new 3112 printers have an unprintable border. An operator panel setting has been provided to provide a pseudo-edge-to-edge print solution. The (Expanded Print Area) option will take the page of data and scale it to fit in the printable area eliminating the clipping of data that would appear in the unprintable area. This capability exists for SCS and IPDS applications only.

  • PMP (Page Map Primitives) commands are not supported with the new 3112 printers.

  • Performance

    240 pel to 300 pel image/shading data conversion can cause significant decreases in performance. This is primarily found in the S/370 environment with the printers using the IPDS features. OGL (Overlay Generation Language) generated electronic forms are prone to these scenarios. The new 3112 printers have an enhancement to eliminate this performance problem. To enable this enhancement APAR OW10903 is required for PSF/MVS 2.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.0. This is explained further in the Software Requirements Section.

  • Early Print Complete

    The 3812/3816 has a printer operator setting called "Early Print Complete" which can be set on or off. This option is not available on the 3112 printers and is by default always on. This means that the printer will send an early message back to the host indicating the print job is completed while the last couple of pages are still in process. If the printer loses power at this point in time potential data loss can occur. A similar scenario exists if this option is set "On" with the 3812/3816.

4028 Compatibility

  • IPDS Fonts

    The same 32 IPDS resident fonts that are available on the 4028 are available on the 3112 printers that are purchased with the Standard font feature (FC 4140). The 3112 printers do not support the use of 4028 font cards for SCS or IPDS data stream applications.

  • SCS Fonts

    SCS fonts are limited to available PCL fonts. If CPI is used to determine the font, the scalable Courier font will be used.

  • Edge-to-edge Printing

    The newer 4028 printers can print edge-to-edge on a page. The new 3112 printers have an unprintable border. An operator panel setting has been provided to provide a pseudo-edge-to-edge print solution. The (Expanded Print Area) option will take the page of data and scale it to fit in the printable area eliminating the clipping of data that would appear in the unprintable area. This capability exists for SCS and IPDS applications only.

  • Early Print Complete

    The 4028 has a printer operator setting called "Early Print Complete" which can be set on or off. This option is not available on the 3112 printers and is by default always on. This means that the printer will send an early message back to the host indicating the print job is completed while the last couple of pages are still in process. If the printer loses power at this point in time potential data loss can occur. A similar scenario exists if this option is set "On" with the 4028.

  • The Toner supply cartridge on the 4028 printer and the Toner supply on the new 3112 printers are not interchangeable.

3912/3916 Compatibility

  • IPDS Fonts

    The same 32 or 35 (391X RPQ) IPDS resident fonts available on the 391X printers are available on the 3112 printers that purchase 4028/3912/3916 IPDS font feature (FC 4140).

  • The Toner supply cartridge on the 391X printers and the Toner supply on the new 3112 printers are not interchangeable.

3112 Feature Compatibility

                       3912/  Compat.   3112/3116
     Feature           3916   w/4039    Interchangeable
--------------------   ----   ------    ---------------
Flash SIMMs (2/4 MB)    Yes     Yes          Yes
Maint Kit               No      No           No
Print Cartridge (7K)    No      No           Yes
Print Cartridge (14K)   No      No           Yes
Ethernet, Token Ring    No      Yes          Yes
LocalTalk               No      Yes          Yes
ASCII Memory
  2 MB                  Yes     Yes          Yes
  4 MB                  Yes     Yes          Yes
  8 MB                  Yes     Yes          Yes
 16 MB                  No      No           Yes
 32 MB                  No      No           Yes
40 MB Hard Drive        Yes     Yes          Yes
300-Sheet Duplex        No      No       3116-002,003
130-Sheet Duplex        No      No       3112, 3116-001
200-Sheet Trays         No      No       3112, 3116-001
500-Sheet 2nd Drawer    No      No            Yes
500-Sheet Trays         No      No            Yes
200-Sheet A5 Tray       Yes     Yes           Yes
100-Sheet Aux. feeder   No      No            Yes
Envelope Feeder         No      No            Yes
Font Card Adapter       No      No            Yes
4MB IPDS Memory Upgrade Yes     No            Yes
8MB IPDS Memory Upgrade Yes     No            Yes
 

Hardware Requirements

Interface Information

The Standard IEEE1284 Bi-directional 36-pin Parallel Interface will attach to:

  • RS/6000 workstations

    Includes 7006 Models 41x, 7008 Models M2x, 7009 Model C10, 7011 Models 2xx, 7012 Models 3xx/Gxx, 7013 Models 5xx/Jxx, 7015 Models 9xx/Rxx, 7030 Models 3xx

  • IBM PS/2 Personal Computers
  • IBM PS/2 Server 195/295(8600)
  • IBM PS/1 Notebooks
  • PS/ValuePoint Systems
  • IBM EduQuest Personal Computers
  • IBM Personal Computers
  • IBM Personal Computers XT and AT
  • IBM Personal Typing System/2
  • IBM PS/1
  • IBM ThinkPad
  • AMBRA Systems
  • Direct LAN attachment via the IBM 4033 LAN Connection
  • Non-IBM personal computers utilizing Centronics Parallel interface

The Standard RS-232 (RS-422 also supported) Serial interface will attach to:

  • RS/6000 workstations

    Includes 7006 Models 41x, 7008 Models M2x, 7009 Model C10, 7011 Models 2xx, 7012 Models 3xx/Gxx, 7013 Models 5xx/Jxx, 7015 Models 9xx/Rxx, 7030 Models 3xx

  • IBM PS/2 Personal Computers
  • IBM PS/2 Server 195/295(8600)
  • IBM PS/1 Notebooks
  • PS/ValuePoint Systems
  • IBM EduQuest Personal Computers
  • IBM Personal Computers
  • IBM Personal Computers XT and AT
  • IBM Personal Typing System/2
  • IBM PS/1
  • IBM ThinkPad
  • AMBRA Systems
  • Direct LAN attachment via the IBM 4033 LAN Connection
  • Non-IBM personal computers utilizing Centronics Parallel interface

The TWINAXIAL INTERFACE (FC 4141) will attach to the following devices:

  • AS/400 Twinaxial Workstation Controllers
  • AS/400 Advanced System/36 Twinaxial Workstation Controller
  • 5394 Remote Control Unit attached to AS/400
  • 5494 Remote Control Unit attached to AS/400
  • i-data** 7913-03 and 7914-04 LAN Attachment (Requires RPQ 8B4313 or 8B4314 and Feature 4140 or 4170)

The NDS Coax Interface (FC 4171) will attach to the following devices:

  • 3174 Controller
  • 9221 ES/9000 Processor Workstation Subsystem Controller
  • 9370 Information System, Workstation Subsystem Controller
  • 9371 using the 3270 Adapter
  • PS/2 with Micro Channel* PSA Card
  • i-data 7913-03 and 7914-04 LAN Attachment (Requires RPQ 8B4313 or 8B4314 and Feature 4140 or 4170)

The Ethernet INAs will attach to:

  • 10BaseT Ethernet
  • 10Base2 Ethernet

The Token Ring INA will attach to:

  • 4 Mbps Token Ring
  • 16 Mbps Token Ring
  • TokenTalk

The LocalTalk INA will attach to:

  • AppleTalk Networks

Software Requirements

Workstation Operating System Support

  • IBM DOS Version 2.1 to 5.0

  • IBM PC DOS Version 6.1 or higher

  • IBM OS/2* Version 2.0, OS/2 Version 2.1, OS/2 Warp Version 3, and OS/2 Warp with WIN-OS2 Version 3

  • IBM AIX* Version 3.1.5, 3.2x, and 4.1 for the RS/6000*

  • Microsoft** Windows** 3.0, 3.1

  • Windows for Workgroups 3.11

  • IBM OS/2 Standard Edition 1.30.2 or IBM OS/2 Extended Edition 1.30.2

  • IBM Extended Services Version 1.0 FOR OS/2

There are no known compatibility problems with earlier versions.

The software applications that operate with the HP LaserJet series 4 printer will generally operate with the 3112 Page Printers in enhanced PCL 5 emulation.

Internal Network Adapter Operating System Support

                                Network Operating System
                                -------------------------
                                     Microsoft
                       Novell**      LAN         IBM LAN
                       NetWare (1)   Manager (2) Server (3)
                       -----------   ----------- -----------
 Token-Ring              X              X          X
 Ethernet** 10Base2      X              X          X
 Ethernet 10BaseT        X              X          X
 
(1) v2.2 beyond, v3.11 beyond (2) v2.1 and v2.2 (3) v1.2, 1.3, 2.0, 3.0  
Network Operating System ------------------------- Banyan** IBM AIX (4) Vines (5) Windows NT (6) ---------- --------- -------------- Token-Ring X X X Ethernet 10Base2 X X Ethernet 10BaseT X X  
(4) v3.1.5 beyond (5) v5.5 (6) v3.1  
Network Operating System ------------------------- AppleTalk** TCP/IP (7) IBM OS/400* (8) --------- ---------- ------------------ Token-Ring X X X Ethernet 10Base2 X X X Ethernet 10BaseT X X X LocalTalk** INA X  
(7) The TCP/IP protocol suite includes a set of standard application services which the Ethernet and Token Ring INAs utilize to accomplish support for printing services on a TCP/IP network. These include: Line Printer Daemon (LPD), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP), and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Finger, Ping and BootP. (8) v3R1  
IBM AS/400 SYSTEM ASCII Support:
 
AS/400 DOS PC Support Workstation Function (DOS WSF)  
Parallel or serial attach to PC: PC Support AS/400 Version 2 Release 2 A new 3112 Printer Function Table (PFT) will be available to field personnel through the Printer Information Package (PIP) request function.  
Utilizing IBM AS/400 DOS PC Support work station function and a supported PC or OS/2. - Configure as a HP LaserJet IIID.  
Utilizing IBM enhanced 5250 emulation program Version 2.30 and supported PC OR PS/2. - Configure with the HP LaserJet 2.PFT and 5219 emulation.  
OS/2 2.0 External Services 1.0  
Parallel or Serial attach to PC Support as a 5219 SCS printer Utilizing IBM OS/2 Extended Edition 1.3 (with latest CSD) or later Using the 5250 work station feature. ---- Configure with the PFTHP2 and 5219 printer emulation.  
Infowindow II (3486/3487) and modular display 3488  
Parallel Attach: A new Printer Function Table (PFT) will be available to field personnel through the Printer Information Package (PIP) request function.  
Utilizing the IBM Infowindow II 3486, 3487 or 3488 -- Configure with the HP LaserJet III and 3812 emulation  
LOCALTALK:  
Software Compatibility  
The 3112 Page Printer with the LocalTalk INA installed supports the following Apple** operating systems:  
* System 6 Operating System * System 7 Operating System  
The software applications that operate with most Apple LaserWriter printers will generally operate with the IBM 3112 printers.  

PCL** and PostScript** Font Support

The standard resident fonts in the 3112 consist of the following:

  • 36 PCL Outline Fonts (Intellifont)
    • 4 CG Times**
    • 9 Univers**
    • 1 Zapf Dingbats
    • 4 Courier
    • 3 Letter Gothic
    • 2 Albertus**
    • 3 Antique Olive**
    • 1 Clarendon Condensed
    • 1 Coronet
    • 3 Garamond
    • 1 Marigold**
    • 4 CG Omega**

  • 2 PCL Bitmapped Fonts
    • LinePrinter 16.67
    • Postnet Barcode

  • 10 PCL TrueType Fonts
    • 4 Arial
    • 4 Times New Roman
    • 1 Symbol
    • 1 Wingdings**

  • 39 PostScript Fonts (Type 1)
    • 4 Courier
    • 4 Times New Roman
    • 12 Helvetica
    • 1 SymbolSet
    • 4 AvantGarde**
    • 4 Bookman**
    • 1 Zapf** Chancery
    • 1 Zapf Dingbats
    • 4 Century Schoolbook
    • 4 Palatino

Enhanced PCL5

The IBM 3112 includes enhanced PCL5 emulation which supports the newest HP printer data stream that offers the following improvements over PCL5:

  • Extensions to support 600 dpi printing, including commands for cursor movement, character spacing, user-defined patterns, and raster graphics at 600 dpi.

  • Improvements to GL/2 mode for handling more complex curves and for including GL/2 commands in PCL macros for better user-defined forms.

  • Bi-directional parallel port communications, including new status readback commands for querying the printer's fonts, macros, memory configuration, and other status conditions. New PJL commands also provide job control and the ability to track and report job statistics.

  • 36 Intellifont** Scalable Fonts as listed earlier

  • New bi-directional application drivers supporting these Enhanced PCL5 functions

    Software applications that operate with the HP LaserJet 4 Series Printer will generally operate with the 3112. Compatible with PCL5e.

PostScript Level 2

PostScript Level 2 emulation provides the following enhancements over Level 1:

  • Level 2 uses dynamic memory management of temporary resources and objects, which allows more complex jobs to be printed with less memory

  • Level 2 provides image compression and decompression filters that greatly reduce the size of PostScript files that contain image data, resulting in faster transfer of data from the user's computer to the printer.

  • Caching of user-defined patterns and forms allows these objects to be generated once in the printer and retained, or cached, for subsequent print jobs.

  • Level 2 emulation is fully compatible with the Level 1 emulation in the 4039 and 391X printers

  • A new PostScript Level 2 emulation driver

Personal Printer Data Stream (PPDS)

The 3112 supports 4029-level PPDS commands as defined in the LaserPrinter 4029 Technical Reference. Exceptions are as follows:

  • 600 and 1200 pel resolution not supported
  • Type 1 font download not supported
  • 4029 GL mode not supported
  • Proprinter X24 graphics not supported

No PPDS drivers are shipped with the 3112. Customers should use their currently installed 4019 or 4029 drivers.

MarkVision

MarkVision is a new printer utility that gives the administrator of printers installed in an enterprise the ability to manage, monitor, and modify the printing environment with ease. MarkVision provides the following functions directly from the single MarkVision Window:

  • Remote Operator Panel
  • Driver Set-up both from PostScript and PCL
  • Detailed Status
  • Quick Setup that allows you to download a previously saved printer configuration to any printer on the network
  • New Windows Toolkit
  • Network Utilities

MarkVision also provides the customer with a pictorial status of the printer and alerts the customer automatically when an error condition occurs on any printer on the network.

Network Environments supported are:

  • Novell NetWare with a Windows 3.1 Client
  • AppleTalk with a Mac Client

MarkVision provides the Remote Operator function in the following network environments:

  • IBM OS/2 LAN Server with an OS/2 Client
  • Microsoft LAN Manager with an OS/2 Client
  • Windows NT Advanced Server with a NT Client

MarkVision accomplishes these tasks by utilizing the NPA standards bi- directional communications. This is an asynchronous communications protocol that, unlike SNMP, allows the printer to communicate to the host at any time it receives a request or has an error condition that requires an alert to be sent to the host.

Printer Toolkit

The new Printer Toolkit includes the following enhancements over the original IBM LaserPrinter 4039 Toolkit:

  • A utility for downloading PostScript language programs to an optional flash memory card or disk

  • Improved support for downloading PCL5 emulation macros

  • Support for downloading TrueType fonts

  • Status feedback to local printers when downloading resources to an optional flash memory card or disk

  • An easier to use printer commands utility

  • In the DOS Toolkit, a bi-directional remote operator panel, distinguished from MarkVision, which applies to Windows 3.1

Installing the Printer Toolkit also automatically installs the bi- directional device driver that allows the printer to communicate with your computer. If you have Windows 3.1 on your system, MarkVision is also installed with the Toolkit.

Printer Set-up Utility

The new Printer Set-up Utility has drivers to enable the new ASCII functions of the 3112 on the major PC software applications. Printer drivers for the following applications and operating systems are included in the new Printer Set-up Utility:

  • Windows** 3.1
  • Lotus** 1-2-3** 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.4
  • Word** 5.5, 6.0
  • WordPerfect** 5.1, 6.0
  • Works** 2.0, 3.0
  • Harvard Graphics** 3.0 (PostScript Only)
  • OS/2* 1.3, 2.0, 2.1
  • WIN-OS/2 for OS/2 2.1
  • AIX*

New or updated drivers may be available. Get a current list of current printer drivers and product information by dialing the Automated Fax System (AFS) and the Bulletin Board System (BBS). See the Software Application Manual (SA40-0842) for details on the use of AFS and BBS.

Resource Management

Emulation Detection ("emulation sniffing" or SmartSwitch), now with improved algorithms that keep the emulations active at all times. Therefore, switching is significantly faster.

Most printers, with dual emulations, reboot whenever they switch printer languages. In the process, all downloaded resources including fonts, forms, and macros are lost. The 3112 software enhancements include a single imaging model that permits PCL and PostScript resources to be saved when switching from one emulation to another. PCL and PostScript resources will also be saved when the printer switches resolutions.

CCITT Group III and Group IV Support

The 3112 software enhancements include support for the industry standard CCITT Group III and Group IV raster data compression modes in PCL5 emulation. These compression modes provide a much higher compression ratio than the four existing HP modes (run-length encoding, TIFF, delta-row compression, adaptive compression). Performance on complex PCL raster image print jobs can be improved via use of the CCITT Group III or Group IV compression modes.

Print Services Facility (PSF)** Native Support:

                  PSF/MVS
                  V2.2,     PSF/VSE   PSF/VM
                  V2.1      V2.2.1    V2.1.1
                  --------  --------  --------
Base Support:
   - 300 PEL        Yes       Yes       Yes
     (4028 Emulation)
 
Multiple Input Yes Yes Yes (3 Sources) Multiple Output No No No (2 Trays only manually selectable)  
IPDS** Towers: All All All  
Printer Connectivity: - Coax Yes Yes Yes  
Font Download (300 PEL only) - Raster Yes Yes Yes Font Resident (300 PEL only) - 4028/391X Yes Yes Yes - 3812/3816 Yes Yes Yes  

Support Notes for PSF/MVS, PSF/VSE, PSF/VM

  • SBCS font support only

  • Some limitations exist to the 3812/3816 resident IPDS font support. Refer to the IPDS resident font support section for details

  • Shaded Area Printing

    The 3112 IPDS support includes a newly-architected image capability that significantly improves throughput for electronic overlays that contain shaded areas. This new feature provides an IOCA capability equivalent to the IM1 image cell used by most overlay generators for creating shaded areas. Now PSF can translate 240 dpi shading cells directly into resolution-independent IOCA. This means PSF can send the 3112 a single small cell to represent an entire shaded area, rather than expanding the cell to fill the area before sending it to the 3112. The result, for overlays with large or wide-spread shaded areas, is less processing and less storage required by PSF, as well as significantly less transmission time across communication lines. This also means a decrease in transmission size for raster images formatted in tiles or cells by products such as GDDM. For some complex images there may be an increase in printer processing time, since now the image tiles will be assembled in the printer instead of in PSF software.

    This function requires APAR OW10903 for PSF/MVS 2.2, 2.1.1, and 2.1.0.

                  PSF/6000  PSF/2    PSF/400     OS/400
                  V1.2      V2.0     3.1         3.0.5, 2.3, 2.2
                  --------  -------- --------    ---------------
Base Support:
   - 300 PEL        Yes       Yes       Yes         Yes
     (4028 Emulation)
 
Multiple Input Yes Yes Yes Yes (3 Sources) Multiple Output No No No No (2 Trays only manually selectable)  
IPDS Towers: All All All All  
Printer Connectivity:  
- Twinax No No Yes Yes - i-data 7913 6/95 Yes No No (i-data 7913 requires coax or twinax interface) - INA Slot (PCL) Yes Yes No No  
SBCS Font Download - Raster Yes Yes Yes Yes (300 PEL only) SBCS Font Resident - 4028/391X No Yes Yes Yes - 3812/3816 (1)No Yes Yes Yes (300 PEL only)  
(1) Some limitations exist. See the IPDS resident font support section for details.  

OS/400* Software Support Notes

                       OS/400 Support by Level
                       ------------------------
                          IPDS                IPDS
     OS/400 Level         AFP=Yes             AFP=No       SCS
     ------------         -------             ----         ---
     V2.1                 Not tested          Simplex      Not tested
     V2.2                 Simplex/Duplex      Simplex      Simplex
     V2.3                 Simplex/Duplex      Simplex/Dup. Simplex/Dup.
     V3.0.5               Simplex/Duplex      Simplex/Dup. Simplex/Dup.
     V3.1                 Simplex/Duplex      Simplex/Dup. Simplex/Dup.
 

Please note the following for OS/400 support:

  • V2.1 is out of service, V2.2 goes out of service 3/31/95

  • OV/400 V2.2 and later supported for IPDS

  • Under "AFP=No" overlays and downloaded fonts are not supported in IPDS mode

  • Graphics, image, barcode, electronic forms (overlays), and downloaded fonts are not supported in SCS mode

  • To use the 13.3 and 27 pitch fonts for Computer Output Reduction (COR) and multi-up the following OS/400 PTFs are required:
    • V3R1 requires no PTFs
    • V3R0.5 requires PTFs SF17073 and SF17075
    • V2R3 requires PTF SF17070
    • V2R2 requires PTF SF16523

  • "AFP=No" IPDS Duplex Support
    • V2.3 requires PTF SF15122 or SF15163 (When Using PC Support) and their prerequisites.
    • V3R0.5 requires PTF SF16902 or SF16805 (When using PC support)
    • No PTFs are required for V3.1.

Advanced System/36 Support

The 3112 is supported on the Advanced System/36 with the following exceptions and requirements:

  • Duplex is not supported

  • The IPDS Advanced Function Printing PRPQ (5799-QHK) is supported. This PRPQ provides limited IPDS capabilities such as bar codes, font changes, and graphics through the use of subroutines which can be called from RPG, COBOL, and Assembler applications.

Coax Attachment Non-PSF Software Support (FC 4171):

                Software - Minimum Level          Data Stream/Emulation
                -------------------------         ---------------------
                  GDDM               V2.3          IPDS, SCS/4028
                  VM RSCS            V2.2          IPDS, SCS/4028
                  JES 328X           V2            SCS/4028
                  VPS**                            IPDS, SCS/4028
 

The SCS coax data stream can now be used to control duplexing. A parameter in the Page Presentation Media (PPM) SCS command is used to control this capability.

i-data** 7913 LAN Attachment Support:

The IBM 3112 with the coax or twinax attachment features (4141 and 4171) and IPDS option (FC 4140 or 4170) are supported for attachment to the "i-data 7913-03 LAN Attachment" for Token Ring and the "i-data 7913-04 LAN Attachment" for Ethernet. The i-data 7913-03 and 7913-04 may be ordered from IBM via RPQ numbers 8B4313 and 8B4314.

The IBM 3112 attaches to the i-data 7913 via the coax or twinax interface. System and corresponding software support is as follows:

      System              Software - Minimum Level       Data Stream
---------------------    -------------------------     ---------------
IBM PS/2 with Token Ring  PSF/2 Ver. 2.0  with CSD     IPDS via TCP/IP
 (Order RPQ #8B4313)      and TCP/IP Ver. 2.0 for OS/2
 
IBM PS/2 with Ethernet PSF/2 Ver. 2.0 with CSD IPDS via TCP/IP (Order RPQ #8B4314) and TCP/IP Ver. 2.0 for OS/2  
IBM RS/6000 PSF/6000 Ver. 1.2 IPDS via TCP/IP with Token Ring AIX/6000 Ver. 3.2.4 (Order RPQ #8B4313)  
IBM RS/6000 PSF/6000 Ver. 1.2 IPDS via TCP/IP with Ethernet AIX/6000 Ver. 3.2.4 (Order RPQ #8B4314)  

IPDS Resident Font Support with Optional IPDS Features (#4140 or #4170):

  • Standard 4028/3912/3916 IPDS Fonts with Feature 4140 (Includes the 32 4028 resident fonts and the 35 3912/3916 fonts)
    • 7 Courier
    • 7 Prestige
    • 13 Times New Roman** (4028 utilizes Times Roman)
    • OCR-A, OCR-B, APL
    • Boldface PS
    • Letter Gothic 20cpi
    • Gothic Text 13.3 pitch (Additional to 4028 set)
    • Gothic Text 20 pitch (Additional to 4028 set)
    • Gothic Text 27 pitch (Additional to 4028 set)

    4028 font cards are not supported.

  • 3812/3816 IPDS Font Subset (FC 4170)

    The 3812/3816 font subset supports 39 fonts from the standard 3812/3816 diskette excluding the following fonts:

    • 5219 Emulation Diskette (FGIDs 41, 42, 43, 70, 71, 72)
    • 3270 DCF/GML Diskette (All fonts)
    • Katakana-Gothic 10 (FGID 44)
    • Language Group 2 and 4 Diskettes (Kateb, Yasmin, Shalom, Aviv, Barak, Narkis)
    • Language Group 3 Diskette (Languages - Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Latin 2/ROECE, Latin 5/Turkish)
    • The following standard diskette fonts supported via a bolding algorithm on the 3812/3816: FGID 38, FGID 163.

    Code Page 259 has been added to support the resident Courier and Prestige 15 pitch fonts. To download fonts in the AS/400 or S/370 or S/390 environments, 300 pel host based fonts are required. You cannot download 240 pel host based fonts. If this is tried a printer resident font is substituted. Custom fonts produced with Font Manager are not supported. The appearance of the 3812/3816 fonts on this printer may be slightly different than the appearance of these fonts printed on the IBM 3812, 3816, or 3930. The 39 fonts from the standard 3812/3816 diskette that the 3112 supports (with FC 4170) are:

    • 7 Courier
    • 4 Prestige
    • 7 Sonoran Serif
    • 6 Gothic Text
    • 2 Letter Gothic
    • 3 Essay
    • 2 Boldface
    • 2 APL
    • Orator
    • Script
    • Document
    • Serif Text
    • OCR A
    • OCR B

SCS Data Stream Font Mapping

The 3112 with the Coax or Twinax Interface, uses PCL fonts when operating with a non-IPDS host data stream. The printer selects and uses these PCL fonts differently depending upon whether the attachment is coaxial or twinaxial. With the coaxial attachment, fonts can only be selected by specifying characters-per-inch (CPI). With the twinaxial attachment, fonts can be selected by specifying either CPI or an FGID (Font Global Identifier).

For selection by CPI, the printer uses the scalable Courier fonts.

AS/400 programs can use FGIDs to specify non-IPDS fonts. Based upon and FGID request the printer uses various font characteristics to select substitute fonts. The 3112 substitutes Courier, Letter Gothic, CG Times, Times New Roman, and Univers typefaces for AS/400 requested non-IPDS fonts based on FGID requests. PCL font cards can also be mapped for non-IPDS usage. The font card must support Symbol Set PC 850 and have the correct fonts to be considered in the font substitution process. (Note: The 3112 requires a font card adapter to use font cards). Please see the Font Reference for Coaxial and Twinaxial Features (S544-5270) for more details.

Expanded Printable Area

The IBM 3112 includes the function to expand printable area when the Coaxial or Twinaxial Interface features are installed. The Expanded Printable Area (XPA) function provides a solution to customers requiring "Edge-to-Edge" printing; i.e., capability on 4028, 3812, 3816, or 3930. The 3112, under XPA, has a reduced but not eliminated unprintable border. The unprintable border size is reduced approximately from an existing 0.167" - 0.250" to 0.090" - 0.141". The page of data is slightly scaled down to fit within the new expanded print area. This provides a pseudo edge-to-edge print solution by providing all data to print on the page eliminating data clipping and/or loss. An example of this is the capability to print on portrait page 66 lines at 6 line per inch and 85 characters of text horizontally across the page at 10 CPI.

Additional data and consideration:

  • The XPA function is selectable only on the operator panel.
  • The data is scaled down approximately 2%
  • PCL and PostScript applications are not supported
  • Only Letter, Legal, and A4 paper sizes are recommended
  • Applications requiring this function that contain OCR data for scanning, should be tested for readability
  • Usage on pre-printed forms should be tested to assure data placement accuracy is maintained

National Language Support for IPDS

Each of the listed code pages is supported by at least one of the resident IPDS fonts.

                       IPDS with 3812/3816    IPDS with Standard
                       Font Subset (FC 4170)  Font Set (FC 4140)
Language               Code Pages             Code Pages
--------               -----------------    --------------
APL                     CP293
Austrian/German         CP273                   CP273
 - Publishing           CP382
 - Alternate (4028)     CP286                   CP286
Belgian                 CP274                   CP274
 - Publishing           CP383
Brazilian               CP275
Brazilian Portuguese    CP037                   CP037
 - Publishing           CP384
Canadian French         CP260                   CP260
 - Publishing           CP385
 - DP94 (4028)          CP276                   CP276
Danish/Norwegian        CP277                   CP277
 - Publishing           CP386
 - Alternate (4028)     CP287                   CP287
Dutch                   CP037                   CP037
English (UK)            CP285                   CP285
 - Publishing           CP394
Finnish/Swedish         CP278                   CP278
 - Publishing           CP387
 - Alternate (4028)     CP288                   CP288
French                  CP297                   CP297
 - Publishing           CP388
Iceland                 CP871                   CP871
Italian                 CP280                   CP280
 - Publishing           CP389
Japanese (English)      CP281                   CP281
 - Publishing           CP390
Latin DCF
 - Rel. 2 Compat.      CP1002                  CP1002
 - US Text Subset      CP1003
Multilingual            CP500                   CP500
 - International        CP256                   CP256
 - Publishing           CP361
Portuguese              CP037                   CP037
 - Publishing           CP391
Portuguese              CP282
Spanish                 CP284                   CP284
 - Alternate            CP289                   CP289
 - Publishing           CP392
 - Publishing (LA)      CP393
Swiss                   CP500                   CP500
Symbols, Set 8          CP363
US/Canadian (English)   CP037                   CP037
 - Publishing           CP395
 

National Language Support for Twinax SCS (Feature 4141 required)

Language               Code Page
--------               ---------
Austrian/German         CP273
Belgian                 CP274
Brazilian               CP275
Canadian French         CP297
Danish/Norwegian        CP277
Dutch                   CP037
English (UK)            CP285
Finnish/Swedish         CP278
French                  CP297
Italian                 CP280
Japanese (English)      CP281
Multilingual            CP500
Portuguese              CP282
Spanish                 CP284
Swiss                   CP500
US/Canadian (English)   CP037
 

National Language Support for Coax SCS (Feature 4171 required)

Language               LU1 Setting
--------               -----------
Austrian/German             3
Austrian/German (alt)      10
Belgian                     4
Brazilian                   5
Canadian French             6
Danish/Norwegian            7
Danish/Norwegian Alt.       8
English (UK)               22
Finnish/Swedish             9
Finnish/Swedish (alt.)     10
French                     11
Italian                    15
Japanese (English)         16
Multilingual               14
Spanish                    19
Spanish (alt)              20
Spanish Speaking           21
 

PCL5 Language Support

Below is a list of the supported resident PCL5 Symbol sets that are applicable to national language support. These symbol sets are supported for both bitmapped and outline fonts. In addition to these, other PCL5 symbol sets can be added via HP font cartridges or by downloading HP fonts to flash memory.

Language               Symbol Set              Symbol Set ID
--------               ----------              -------------
Chinese (SBCS)         ISO-57 Chinese              2K
Danish/Norwegian       PC-8 Danish/Norwegian       11U
French                 ISO-25 French               0F
French                 ISO-69 French               1F
German                 German                      0G
German                 ISO-21 German               1G
Italian                ISO-15 Italian              0I
Latin 1                ISO-8859-1 L1               0N
Norwegian              ISO-60 Norwegian            0D
Norwegian              ISO-61 Norwegian            1D
Portuguese             ISO-16 Portuguese           4S
Portuguese             ISO-84 Portuguese           5S
Spanish                ISO-17 Spanish              2S
Spanish                ISO-85 Spanish              6S
Spanish                Spanish                     1S
Swedish                ISO-11 Swedish              0S
Swedish/Finnish        ISO-10 Swedish/Finnish      3S
Turkish                PC-8 Turkish                9T
UK                     ISO-4 United Kingdom        1E
JIS ASCII              ISO-14 JIS ASCII            0K
 


Publications

The following publications are shipped with the product:

          Title                  Order Number
 -----------------------------   ------------
  3112 and 3116 Page Printer:    G544-5253
    User's Guide
 
3112 and 3116 Page Printer: Only Available with Printer Quick Setup  
3112 and 3116 Printer Support G544-5254 Information Booklet  
3112 and 3116 READ THIS FIRST G544-5265 for Coaxial and Twinaxial Printing (Shipped with features 4141 and 4171)  
Network Printer Utility Guide SA40-0822 (Shipped with Ethernet, Token-Ring and LocalTalk Features)  

Features -- Specify/Special/Exchange

TOC Link No Charge Specify Codes TOC Link Special Feature Codes -- Chargeable TOC Link Feature Exchanges


No Charge Specify Codes

VOLTAGE/POWER CORD

(#9986) Chicago Line Cord, 6-foot (1.8 meters)

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

Special Feature Codes -- Chargeable

PRODUCT NUMBER

  Description                                                Features
 --------------------------------                            --------
 Options:
   2MB ASCII Memory (1)                                        4302
   4MB ASCII Memory (1)                                        4304
   8MB ASCII Memory (1)                                        4308
  16MB ASCII Memory (1)                                        4316
  32MB ASCII Memory (1)                                        4332
   2MB Flash Memory option (2)                                 4030
   4MB Flash Memory option (2)                                 4032
  40MB Hard Drive                                              4320
  200-Sheet A5 Tray (All Models)                               4505
(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)
  500-Sheet Second Drawer and Letter Tray (3)                  4501
  500-Sheet Second Drawer and Letter/Legal Tray (3)            4502
  500-Sheet Extra Tray Letter                                  4503
  500-Sheet Extra Tray Letter and Legal                        4504
  200-Sheet Extra Tray Letter                                  4513
  200-Sheet Extra Tray Letter and Legal                        4514
  130-Sheet Duplex Option with duplex tray                     4412
  130-Sheet Extra Duplex Tray                                  4516
  75 Envelope Feeder                                           4511
  100 Sheet Auxiliary Feeder                                   4507
  Coax SCS Interface (4) (No charge with 3112 purchase)        4171
  Twinax SCS Interface (4) (No charge with 3112 purchase)      4141
  IPDS with Standard Font Set (5)                              4140
  IPDS with 3812/3816 Font Subset (5)                          4170
  IPDS with Standard Font Set (Plant or Field)                 4142
  IPDS with 3812/3816 Font Subset (Plant or Field)             4172
  Twinax SCS Interface (Plant or Field)                        4143
  Coax SCS Interface (Plant or Field)                          4173
  Font Card Adapter                                            4840
  LocalTalk** INA                                              4123
  Ethernet**(10BaseT) INA                                      4163
  Ethernet(10Base2) INA                                        4164
  Token-Ring INA                                               4121
  EuroReady PCL and PostScript (Field Only)                    4952
  EuroReady SCS Coax Attachment (Field Only)                   4953
  EuroReady SCS Twinax Attachment (Field Only)                 4954
   (Features 4952, 4953 and 4954 are mutually exclusive)
  EuroReady IPDS (Field Only)                                  4958
  4MB IPDS Memory Upgrade (6)                                  4040
  8MB IPDS Memory Upgrade (6)                                  4050
 
(1) Only two memory slots are available and one is occupied by 2MB when an SCS only interface is installed (FC 4141 or 4171) and by 4MB when an IPDS feature is ordered (FC 4140 or 4170)  
(2) Since there is only one slot available, only one flash memory option can be installed at one time. Flash memory is usable only for PCL and PostScript resources.  
(3) Since there is only one second drawer position, only one of F/C #4501 and #4502 can be installed at one time.  
(4) One of the coaxial or twinaxial interface features must be ordered with each 3112 printer. These features are no charge with initial printer purchase.  
(5) Only one IPDS feature can be installed at one time. Order FC 4140 for Standard 4028/3912/3916 IPDS font compatibility. Order IPDS with 3812/3816 font subset (FC 4170) only for applications that require 3812/3816 printer resident fonts. Please see Software Requirements for font limitations.  
(6) There is one IPDS memory slot available with the IPDS feature. When the IPDS feature is ordered, it comes with 2 MB of memory standard. This memory can be increased by ordering a 4 MB or 8 MB option. A change to the physical memory media type used on the IPDS feature was phased in around the Jan 96 time frame. New machine orders requiring additional IPDS memory should use Feature Code 4040 or 4050. MES/Field upgrades requiring IPDS memory changes need to first determine what level IPDS feature card is installed to determine which style memory media type is required. One or two techniques can be used to determine the IPDS feature card level:  
1) Open the side of the printer and physically measure the length of the IPDS/attachment card. If the card is approximately 6" to 6.5" in length, then the new media style is required and feature codes 4040 or 4050 should be ordered. If the card is approximately 8" in length, then the original memory features are installed and feature codes 4304 (4 MB ASCII Memory) or 4308 (8 MB ASCII Memory) should be ordered.  
2) By printing the IPDS PRINT MENUS, the micro-code level can be found and used to determine which IPDS memory media type is required (MENUS/NETWORK MENU 1/TEST MENU/PRINT MENUS). The second page that prints out, is titled IPDS - MENU SETTINGS. Next to the "Firmware Version" you'll find some numbers that reference the exact micro-code level. Find the first number that has 106.XXX. If the .XXX is equal to or greater than 004, then the new media style is required and feature codes 4040 or 4050 should be ordered. If the .XXX is less than 004, then the original memory features are installed and feature codes 4304 (4 MB ASCII Memory) or 4308 (8 MB ASCII Memory) should be ordered.  

SPECIAL FEATURE NAME AND NUMBER

500-Sheet Second Drawer

The second drawer provides an alternate automatic paper feed source. It is installed at the base of the machine. The 500-sheet second drawer includes a paper tray. The following second drawer features are available:

  • 500-Sheet Second Drawer with Letter-size Paper Tray (#4501)

    (For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

  • 500-Sheet Second Drawer with Legal/Letter-size Paper Tray (#4502)

    (For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

Printer height is increased by 127mm (5 inches)

Linking of the primary paper feed and this feature is supported via the front panel and datastream commands.

Only one Second Drawer can be installed on the printer at a time.

This feature is field installable.

Customer Set-up: Yes.

Paper Trays

Optional paper trays provide customers with ability to have two different sizes or types of stationery available for the printer.

  • Letter-size 500-Sheet tray (#4503)

    (For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

  • Legal/Letter-size 500-Sheet tray (#4504)

    (For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

  • Letter-size 200-Sheet tray (#4513)

    (For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

  • Legal/Letter-size 200-Sheet tray (#4514)

    (For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

Letter Size Trays. Standard sizes supported: Letter, A4, B5, Executive Maximum paper size 215.9 x 297.18 mm (8.5 x 11.7 in)

Legal/Letter Size Trays. Standard sizes supported: Legal, Letter, A4, B5, Executive. Maximum paper size 215.9 x 355.6 mm (8.5 x 14 in)

A5 Tray. Standard size supported: A5. Only supports paper size 148 x 210 mm (5.83 x 8.27 in).

(#4412) 130-Sheet Duplex Option with paper tray

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

The Duplex Option provides the capability to print and collate double- sided pages through the PostScript Level 2 and PCL5 data streams. The Duplex Option comes with a 14" special paper tray that allows duplexing from the standard paper tray location. Due to the design of this tray, input paper capacity is reduced to 130-sheets. This feature may only be used on the 3112 and the 3116 Model 001.

(#4516) 130-Sheet Duplex Paper Tray (Extra Tray)

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

Simplifies the process of changing from one type paper to another. Rather than removing the paper from the tray in use and replacing it with another type paper, a simple change of paper trays accomplishes the task.

(#4030) Flash Memory (2MB)

(#4032) Flash Memory (4MB)

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

Flash memory provides the ability to store download fonts and macros, and change the contents as needed. Since there is only one slot available for these features, only one of the features can be installed at a time. Can only be utilized for storing PCL and PostScript resources. These features are factory install with initial order. MES orders are Customer Set-up (CSU).

(#4320) 40MB Disk Memory

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

For storage of substantial amounts of data that must be kept resident on the printer. The hard drive is attached via the INA slot. Can only be utilized for storing PCL and PostScript resources. This feature is factory install with initial order. MES orders are Customer Set-up (CSU).

(#4840) Font Card External Adapter

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

An optional IBM-style font card external adapter that can be installed in the HP-style font cartridge slot. Only font cards with PCL fonts are supported.

(#4511) 75 Envelope Feeder

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

Envelope Feeder is installed in the back of the machine, in place of the manual input tray. It allows the customer to automatically feed envelopes to be printed. Its capacity is approximately 75 envelopes of 75 g/sqm (20 lb) stock.

With this feature installed, the height is increased by 61 mm (2.4 in) and depth by 147 mm (5.8 in)

In relative humidity of 65% or higher, envelope flaps may seal.

Manual input tray must be removed if Envelope Feeder is used.

Only one Envelope+ Feeder can be installed on the printer. The Envelope+ Feeder and the Auxiliary Feeder are mutually exclusive of each other.

This feature is field installable.

Customer Set-up: Yes.

(#4507) 100-Sheet Auxiliary Feeder

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

The Auxiliary Feeder is installed in the back of the machine, in place of the manual input tray. It provides the customer an additional paper source to the standard tray or the second drawer. It is capable of feeding paper and transparencies. Its capacity is approximately 100 sheets of 75 g/sqm (20 lb) stock.

With this feature installed, the height is increased by 61 mm (2.4 in) and depth by 147 mm (5.8 in)

Manual input tray must be removed if Auxiliary feeder is used.

Only one Auxiliary Feeder can be installed on the printer. The Auxiliary Feeder and the Envelope+ Feeder are mutually exclusive of each other.

This feature is field installable.

Customer Set-up: Yes.

ASCII Memory Options

These memory options are SIMM cards that can be used to extend 3112 ASCII usable memory or to extend IPDS usable memory on older 3112 printers. Please read the IPDS Memory feature description before ordering SIMM memory for IPDS. Since there are only two ASCII memory slots, only two memory cards can be installed at a time. The two available ASCII memory slots include the slot occupied by the standard ASCII memory for this printer.

Printer memory can be expanded up to a total of 64MByte. The following are offered: (PCL and PostScript only)

  • 2 MByte (#4302)

    (For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

  • 4 MByte (#4304)

    (For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

  • 8 MByte (#4308)

    (For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

  • 16 MByte (#4316)

    (For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

  • 32 Mbyte (#4332)

    (For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

These features are factory install with initial order. MES orders are Customer Set-up (CSU).

(#4123) LocalTalk Network INA

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

The LocalTalk INA is recommended in AppleTalk** networks This feature is factory install with initial order. MES orders are Customer Set-up (CSU).

(#4163, #4164, #4121) Ethernet, Token-Ring INAs

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

The Token-Ring and Ethernet adapters are recommended in networks with the operating systems listed below. The INAs support the tftp, ftp, and lpd TCP/IP networking applications.

  • Novell NetWare V2.2 or later, V3.11 or later
  • Microsoft LAN Manager V2.1, V2.2
  • IBM LAN Server V1.3, V2.0, V3.0
  • IBM AIX 3.1.5 and later
  • Banyan Vines** (Token-Ring only)
  • Windows NT** Version 3.1
  • AppleTalk
  • Sun** Solaris** V2.2, V2.3 for Sun SPARCstation
  • SunOS x86 V2.1 for Intel computers
  • HP-US V9.01 for HP 9000 series 300/400 computers and V8.0 for HP 9000 series 700/800 computers
  • SCO** UNIX for Intel computers
  • UnixWare** for Intel computers
  • NCR UNIX System V release 4.0 for NCR System 3000 Family computers

The Internal Network Adapters will attach to the following network configurations:

  • Token-Ring 4/16 Mbps (#4121)
  • Ethernet 10BaseT (#4163)
  • Ethernet 10Base2 (#4164)

These features are factory install with initial order. MES orders are Customer Set-up (CSU).

(#4140) IPDS with Standard Font Set

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

Supports the Standard 4028/3912/3916 resident IPDS fonts including the 32 4028 resident fonts and 35 3912/3916 fonts.

  • 7 Courier
  • 7 Prestige
  • 13 Times New Roman** (4028 utilizes Times Roman)
  • OCR-A, OCR-B, APL
  • Boldface PS
  • Letter Gothic 20cpi
  • Gothic Text 13.3 pitch (Additional to 4028 set)
  • Gothic Text 20 pitch (Additional to 4028 set)
  • Gothic Text 27 pitch (Additional to 4028 set)

4028 font cards are not supported.

This feature is factory install with initial printer order. Only one IPDS feature may be installed in the printer. One of feature #4140 may be ordered with the printer. Feature #4142 should be used for additional orders.

(#4142) IPDS with Standard Font Set - Plant or Field

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

This feature should be used when ordering the "IPDS with Standard Font Set" as an MES or for ordering features in addition to the feature ordered with the printer. When ordering the first "IPDS with Standard Font Set" feature with the printer, please use feature #4140. Please read the description above for feature #4140. Feature #4142 is IBM install only.

(#4170) IPDS with 3812/3816 Font Subset

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

This feature should only be chosen for applications that require a printer with resident 3812/3816 fonts, subject to the limitations below.

The 3812/3816 font subset supports 39 fonts from the standard 3812/3816 diskette excluding the following fonts:

  • 5219 Emulation Diskette (FGIDs 41, 42, 43, 70, 71, 72)
  • 3270 DCF/GML Diskette (All fonts)
  • Katakana-Gothic 10 (FGID 44)
  • Language Group 2 and 4 Diskettes (Kateb, Yasmin, Shalom, Aviv, Barak, Narkis)
  • Language Group 3 Diskette (Languages - Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Latin 2/ROECE, Latin 5/Turkish)
  • The following standard diskette fonts supported via a bolding algorithm on the 3812/3816 are not supported: FGID 38, FGID 163.

Code Page 259 has been added to support the resident Courier and Prestige 15 pitch fonts. To download fonts in the AS/400 or S/370 or S/390 environments, 300 pel host based fonts are required. You cannot download 240 pel host based fonts. If this is tried a printer resident font is substituted. Custom fonts produced with Font Manager are not supported. The appearance of the 3812/3816 fonts on this printer may be slightly different than the appearance of these fonts printed on the IBM 3812, 3816, or 3930. The 39 fonts from the standard 3812/3816 diskette that the 3112 supports (with FC 4170) are:

  • 7 Courier
  • 4 Prestige
  • 7 Sonoran Serif
  • 6 Gothic Text
  • 2 Letter Gothic
  • 3 Essay
  • 2 Boldface
  • 2 APL
  • Orator
  • Script
  • Document
  • Serif Text
  • OCR A
  • OCR B

This feature is factory install with initial printer order. Only one IPDS feature may be installed in the printer. One of feature #4170 may be ordered with the printer. Feature #4172 should be used for additional orders.

(#4172) IPDS with 3812/3816 Font Subset - Plant or Field

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

This feature should be used when ordering the "IPDS with 3812/3816 Font Subset" as an MES or for ordering features in addition to the feature ordered with the printer. When ordering the first "IPDS with 3812/3816 Font Subset" feature with the printer, please use feature #4170. Please read the description above for feature #4170. Feature #4172 is IBM install only.

(#4141) Twinax SCS Only Interface

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

The Twinax SCS Interface is for attachment of the IBM 3112 to the AS/400 twinaxial workstation controller, 5394 remote control unit, and the 5494 remote control unit. The twinax interface is installed internally the 3112. One of the coaxial or twinaxial interface features must be ordered when a 3112 is ordered. This feature is factory install with initial printer order. One of feature #4141 may be ordered with the printer. Feature #4143 should be used for additional orders.

(#4143) Twinax SCS Only Interface - Plant or Field

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

This feature should be used when ordering the "Twinax SCS Only Interface" as an MES or for ordering features in addition to the feature ordered with the printer. When ordering the first Twinax SCS Interface with the printer, please use feature #4141. Please read the description above for feature #4141. This feature is customer set-up and install.

(#4171) Coax SCS Only Interface

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

The Coax SCS Interface is used for attachment of the IBM 3112 to the following:

  • 3174 Controller
  • 9221 ES/9000* Processor Workstation Subsystem Controller
  • 9370 Information System, Workstation Subsystem Controller
  • 9371 (Micro Channel 370) using the 3270 Adapter

The Coax Interface is installed in the Internal Network Adapter slot of the IBM 3112. The SCS, and DSC/DSE data streams are supported. One of the coaxial or twinaxial interface features must be ordered when a 3112 is ordered. This feature is factory install with initial printer order. One of feature #4171 may be ordered with the printer. Feature #4173 should be used for additional orders.

(#4173) Coax SCS Only Interface - Plant or Field

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

This feature should be used when ordering the "Coax SCS Only Interface" as an MES or for ordering features in addition to the feature ordered with the printer. When ordering the Coax SCS Only Interface with the printer, please use feature #4171. Please read the description above for feature #4171. This feature is customer set-up and install.

(#4040, #4050) IPDS Memory Options

(For IBM US, No Longer Available as of November 7, 1997)

There is one IPDS memory slot available with the IPDS feature. When the IPDS feature is ordered, it comes with 2 MB of memory standard. This memory can be increased by ordering a 4 MB or 8 MB option. A change to the physical memory media type used on the IPDS feature was phased in around the Jan 96 time frame. New machine orders requiring additional IPDS memory should use Feature Code 4040 or 4050. MES/Field upgrades requiring IPDS memory changes need to first determine what level IPDS feature card is installed to determine which style memory media type is required. One or two techniques can be used to determine the IPDS feature card level:

  • Open the side of the printer and physically measure the length of the IPDS/attachment card. If the card is approximately 6" to 6.5" in length, then the new media style is required and feature codes 4040 or 4050 should be ordered. If the card is approximately 8" in length, then the original memory features are installed and feature codes 4304 (4 MB ASCII Memory) or 4308 (8 MB ASCII Memory) should be ordered.

  • By printing the IPDS PRINT MENUS, the micro-code level can be found and used to determine which IPDS memory media type is required (MENUS/NETWORK MENU 1/TEST MENU/PRINT MENUS). The second page that prints out, is titled IPDS - MENU SETTINGS. Next to the "Firmware Version" you'll find some numbers that reference the exact micro-code level. Find the first number that has 106.XXX. If the .XXX is equal to or greater than 004, then the new media style is required and feature codes 4040 or 4050 should be ordered. If the .XXX is less than 004, then the original memory features are installed and feature codes 4304 (4 MB ASCII Memory) or 4308 (8 MB ASCII Memory) should be ordered.

Most applications running today on 4028s, 3812s, 3816s, and 3930s should also run on an IBM 3112 with the standard 2 MB of IPDS memory. An estimate of required memory size can be calculated by accumulating the host (S/370-S/390 or AS/400) font, page segment, and overlay space requirements. If all resources for the print job exceed the standard 2 MB of IPDS memory, there is the possibility of performance improvement with the addition of more IPDS memory. If all the resources for one page of the print job were to exceed the IPDS memory capacity then additional IPDS memory is mandatory. These features are factory install with initial printer order. MES orders are customer install and set-up.

Feature Exchanges

None.


Accessories

None.

Customer Replacement Parts

200,000 Page Usage Kit

Every 200,000 pages (impressions) the customer must purchase a Usage Kit to be installed by IBM. The fee for the "Usage Kit" is a usage charge and, therefore, is not covered by IBM Warranty or IBM Maintenance.

The Usage Kit replacements should be made after each 200K impressions by a customer engineer. The 3112 will display a message at the appropriate time but this message will not require an immediate kit installation and will not prevent the printer from operating. The message will continue to be posted each time the 3112 is powered-up until the kit is installed.

The customer will need to order the kit and have it available for the customer engineer to replace.

The kit is available from IBM by calling toll free in the U.S. 1-800-346-3939 and ordering part number 69G5266 (Low Voltage Machine) or 69G5267 (High Voltage Machine).

The kit will be shipped and billed directly to the customer.

The kit contains a replacement fuser assembly, a transfer roller assembly, a paper feed D-roller assembly, and a lower redrive roller shaft assembly.

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 the end user's application. Many factors (for example, print coverage per page, paper type and size, and environmental conditions) can effect supply life.


Machine Elements

None.


Supplies

The 3112 is shipped with the Diamond Fine 7K print cartridge installed.

Print cartridge average yield: (5% Coverage)

  • 1382100 - 7 K Diamond Fine print cartridge = 7,000 pages.
  • 1382150 - 14K Diamond Fine print cartridge = 14,000 pages.

Compatible only with the IBM 3112 and 3116 Page Printers

Cartridge life can be extended by selecting Toner Saver or Draft from the printer's Print Darkness menu.

Supplies Ordering:

Lexmark International, Inc. manufactures and markets IBM supplies.

For information about products or services, call Lexmark at 1-800-358-5835.

Supplies can be purchased from Lexmark Authorized Supplies Dealers or directly from Lexmark by calling 1-800-438-5835.

Fax order may be sent to: 800-522-3422

Mail orders may be sent to:

Lexmark Telemarketing Center
1221 Alverser Drive
Midlothian, Virginia 23113

Supplemental Media

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