Genicom 3870 printer
Load two different continuous forms and switch between them. Load two identical continuous forms and run longer print jobs unattended.
Like Two Printers In One.
Patented, dual paper handling system with auto-switching paper paths. Two sets of 6-pin push tractors for rear and front/bottom paper feeding.High-Performance, Multipurpose Printing.
Blazing speeds up to 900 cps.
Shared-resource and network printing.
Heavy-duty printing applications.
Recommended workload: up to 35,000 pages per month.
GENICOM's legendary reliability.Features That Make Tough Jobs Easier.
Automatic forms thickness sensing and adjustment for up to 7-part forms.
Zero-inch tear-off, automatic paper park, automatic top of form, and paper motion sensor.
Automatic interface switching between serial and parallel.
Control panel lockout feature to prevent unwanted changes in print jobs. SpecificationsTechnology:
Serial impact dot matrix Print Head:
18-pin Speeds (cps):
|12 cpi||10 cpi||16.7 cpi|
Gothic, Courier, Wide Gothic, Gothic Italic, Courier Italic, Micro-Gothic, OCR-A, OCR-B\
Interleaved 2 of 5, Bidirectional 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5,
Industrial 2 of 5, Code 3 of 9, EAN-2, EAN-5, EAN-8, EAN-13, Code 11,
Code BCD, Codabar a/t, Codabar b/n, Codabar c/*, Codabar d/e, UPC-A,
UPC-E, UPC-2, UPC-5, Code 93, Code 128 (A-B-C), MSI, POSTNETCharacter Sets:
DEC VT100 Line Draw; IBM Set I, II, and All Character Set;
18 international character set substitution; IBM Code Page - 437, 850,
852, 863; ISO 8859-1, -2, -3, -4, -9; Roman 8; Mazowia (Poland) Print Modes:
Proportional, compressed, shadow, double strike, underline,
expanded (2 to 8 times), superscript, subscript, oversize (2 to 187
75 ips maximumLF Interval:
35 msec at 6 lpiCharacter Spacing:
10, 12, 13, 15, 16.7, 17.1, and 20 cpi, plus program selectableLine Spacing:
3, 4, 6, and 8 lpi, plus n/144 in. program selectablePrint Line:
13.6 in.Dot Graphic (dpi):
60 to 400H x 72 to 144V (emulation dependent); supports DEC Sixel Graphics
Left and right any positionHorizontal Tabs:
12* Print Position:
Absolute and relative HxV head position*Formats:
4 user-defined formsAuto-Perf Skip:
Selectable auto-perf skip
Flexible Paper Handling
Auto Forms Thickness AdjustPaper Handling:
Paper parking, auto top of form, zero-inch tear-off, paper out sensor, auto forms thickness adjustment, and paper motion sensor Paper Drive:
6-pin push tractorsPaper Dimensions:
forms 3" to 16" W x 22" L maximum; single document insertion 3.5" to
17" W x 5" to 17" L with minimum W to L ratio of .45Number of Copies:
Original plus 6 in front/bottom path; original plus 5 in rear paper pathMax. Forms Thickness:
0.025 in.Paper Slew:
ANSI X3.64, GENICOM 3410, Epson FX286e, IBM Proprinter III XL, IBM-GP, DEC LA210
Interfaces and Connectivity
CENTRONICS parallel - 36-pin Amphenol; speed: 30Kbytes/sec
EIA/TIA-232 (RS-232) serial - 25-pin type DB female; speeds: 110, 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200 baud
Auto interface switching between serial and parallel interfacesInput Buffer:
RS-422, IBM Coax/Twinax, TCP/IP, Novell
12.1 x 26.9 x 13.9 in. (296 x 683 x 353 mm)Weight:
52 lbs (23.6 kg)Shipping Weight:
63 lbs (28.5 kg)Acoustics:
Less than 60 dBa
115 or 230 15% autosensing; 50 or 60 Hz 2 HzPower Input:
Standby: 35 watts (120 BTU/Hr) Printing: 130 watts (433 BTU/Hr)Temperature:
50 to 104 F (10 to 40 C)Humidity:
20% to 90% relative
10,000 hours @ 25% duty cycleWorkload:
Up to 35,000 pages per month MTTR:
30 min. by a qualified technician Ribbon Life:
15 million draft characters
Cartridge, clean hands, nylon fabric Life:
15 million draft characters
Accessories and Upgrades
Paper catch tray
Output paper rack
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Copyright 2002 by GENICOM, L.L.C. Last updated01 January 2002