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3900-001

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The IBM 3900 family of Advanced Function Printers offers a broad range of highly reliable, continuous-form simplex and duplex page printing solutions at throughput speeds ranging from 91 to 708 impressions per minute, very high print quality, and a rich assortment of performance and productivity enhancement features and functions. The 3900 models offer simplex and duplex printing with paper widths up to 18 inches.

The IBM 3900-001 and "base" IBM 3900-0W1 offer high-speed simplex production printing at throughput speeds up to 354 impressions per minute (IPM) with a 16-inch and 18-inch paper path, respectively.

By ordering the 3900-0W1 with feature code 4290 (plant) or 4291 (field MES), the throughput speed is increased up to 310 IPM in 1-up format or 480 IPM in 2-up 8.5 x 11-inch side-by-side format.

The IBM 3900-0W3 offers an 18-inch paper path with simplex printing at 232 IPM, and is upgradable to the faster IBM 3900-0W1.

The IBM 3900 Advanced Function Duplex Printing System is comprised of the 3900-D01 and 3900-D02 and produces duplex output at throughput speeds of up to 300 IPM. The 3900 Duplex System can also be operated in dual simplex mode with the models D01 and D02 each printing up to 150 IPM simplex output (229 IPM with features #4241 and #4242 installed). Models D01 and D02 support paper-path widths up to 16 inches.

The IBM 3900 Advanced Function Wide Duplex Printing System is comprised of the 3900-DW1 and 3900-DW2 and produces duplex output at throughput speeds of up to 708 IPM when printing 2-up 8.5 x 11-inches side-by-side impressions with the optional high-speed duplex features. The 3900 Wide Duplex System can also be operated in dual simplex mode with the models DW1 and DW2 each printing up to 354 IPM simplex output with either the optional 150-229 Dual Simplex Mode features or the high-speed duplex features installed. Models DW1 and DW2 support paper-path widths up to 18 inches.

The addition of InfoPrint 4000 - 464/600 High Resolution Duplex Models DR1 and DR2 offers high-quality, on-demand duplex printing at a high resolution of 600 dots per inch (DPI). The DR1 and DR2 work in tandem to produce duplex output at 300 IPM in 1-up letter format and up to 464 IPM in 2-up 8.5 x 11-inch side-by-side format.

Model Abstract 3900-001
The Model 001 is a high-speed, continuous-form page printer that operates at speeds up to 229 impressions-per-minute (IPM) for 8.5" x 11" paper or 235 IPM for ISO A4 paper. It has a 16-inch paper path with a 15-inch print width. This Advanced Function Printer with Enhanced Print Quality includes a new developer system, which improves overall print quality. In addition, the Pennant*-exclusive Print Quality Enhancement (PQE), another standard function, enables the smoothing of edges on diagonal lines, protects the fine details in customer applications (logo details, etc.), improves the fidelity of images (halftone gray scales), and allows for the adjustment of the boldness of text and darkness of images. Other standard features include the Advanced Function Image and Graphics (AFIG) feature, Increased Memory Performance, fuser preheat platen, 4MB of memory, and the enhanced operator alert facility. The 3900-001 is supported by IBM's AFP* software. It prints in simplex mode and accepts a rich assortment of chargeable features including pre- and post-processing interfaces.

Model Abstract 3900-0W1
The IBM 3900-0W1 offers an 18-inch paper path with a 17-inch print width offering customers the opportunity to reduce overall printing time and usage charges by enabling the printing of 2-up side-by-side 8.5 inch by 11-inch and ISO A4 pages. The base model IBM 3900-0W1 prints 229 8.5 x 11-inch (235 ISO A4) impressions-per-minute (IPM) (8.5-inch print direction) or 354 IPM when printing 2-up side-by-side 8.5" x 11" pages (332 ISO A4). Adding special feature 4290 (plant) or 4291 (field MES) enables throughput speeds up to 310 8.5 x 11-inch IPM (318 ISO A4) when printing in the 8.5-inch print direction, or 480 IPM when printing 2-up 8.5 x 11-inch side-by-side pages (451 ISO A4). Up to three pre/post-processing interfaces may be attached to the IBM 3900-0W1 enabling a wide choice of pre- and post-processing devices. Managing the printer function is IBM's state of the art Advanced Function Common Control Unit (AFCCU). The AFCCU is based on IBM's recognized RISC technology and in the standard configuration, includes 32MB memory, a touchscreen control panel/monitor, and the option of Token-Ring (TCP/IP), Ethernet (TCP/IP), ESCON*, or System/370* Parallel Channel attachment. Performance enhancements such as the Advanced Function Image and Graphics (AFIG) feature are integral to the AFCCU design. Consequently, the AFCCU provides levels of performance meeting or exceeding those provided on other 3900s with the Decompression Performance Enhancement (DPE) and the Increased Memory Performance features. Additionally, the AFCCU extends the scaling performance enhancement for compressed image to all scaling factors, enabling the printing of scaled compressed images at significantly higher levels of performance.

Model Abstract 3900-0W3
The IBM 3900-0W3 Advanced Function Printer offers the customer an 18-inch paper path with a 17-inch print width that prints at throughput speeds up to 150 IPM (8.5" x 11", 154 IPM ISO A4). The 18-inch paper path provides the capability of printing wider documents or such applications as 2-up, side-by-side 8.5-inch x 11-inch and ISO A4 pages (increasing print speeds up to 232 IPM). Up to three pre/post-processing interfaces may be attached to the IBM 3900-0W3, enabling a wide choice of productivity-enabling, pre- and post- devices.

Standard on the IBM 3900-0W3 Advanced Function Printer, is a multi-roll developer system for superior overall print quality as well as the Pennant-exclusive Print Quality Enhancement (PQE). PQE enables the smoothing of edges on diagonal lines, protects the fine details in the customer's applications (such as logo details, etc), improves the fidelity of images (halftone grey scales), and allows for the adjustment of the boldness of text and image darkness. Also standard on the IBM 3900-0W3 Advanced Function Printer is Pennant's Advanced Function Common Control Unit (AFCCU). The AFCCU, based on IBM's recognized RISC technology, includes 32MB memory, a touch screen control panel/monitor, and the option of ESCON*, System/370* Parallel Channel, Token-Ring (TCP/IP), or Ethernet (TCP/IP) attachments. The IBM 3900-0W3 Advanced Function Printer may have up to two host attachments; therefore a second attachment is offered as a special feature. Additional memory is also available as a special feature. Performance enhancements such as the Advanced Function Image and Graphics (AFIG) feature are integral to the AFCCU design. One of the key features of the IBM 3900-0W3 Advanced Function Printer is its upgradability to the 354 IPM 3900-0W1 should the customer's printing capacity or critical printing window requirements increase.

Model Abstract 3900-D01
Model D01 is a high-speed, high-capacity, continuous-form page printer that operates at speeds up to 150 impressions-per-minute (IPM) -- 229 IPM in dual simplex mode with features #4241 and #4242 installed. The 3900-D01 operates with the 3900-D02 to produce the tandem print engine 3900 Advanced Function Duplex Printing System. The Model D01 also may be used to print simplex only applications when the 3900 Duplex System is operated in "dual simplex mode." The 3900-D01 has evolved from the IBM 3900-001 Advanced Function Printer and features a new multi-roll developer system plus electrical and fusing system updates. In addition to the overall print quality improvement provided by the new multi-roll developer system, the print engine also has as standard the Pennant Print Quality Enhancement (PQE) feature. PQE provides edge smoothing, the protection of fine details, and boldness control.

Model Abstract 3900-D02
Model D02 is a high-speed, high-capacity, continuous-form page printer that operates at speeds up to 150 impressions-per-minute (IPM) -- 229 IPM in dual simplex mode with features #4241 and #4242 installed. The 3900-D02 operates with the 3900-D01 to produce the tandem print engine 3900 Advanced Function Duplex Printing System. The Model D02 also may be used to print simplex only applications when the 3900 Duplex System is operated in "dual simplex mode." The 3900-D02 has evolved from the IBM 3900-001 Advanced Function Printer and features a new multi-roll developer system plus electrical and fusing system updates. In addition to the overall print quality improvement provided by the new multi-roll developer system, the print engine also has as standard the Pennant Print Quality Enhancement (PQE) feature. PQE provides edge smoothing, the protection of fine details, and boldness control.

The Advanced Function Common Control Unit (AFCCU) is attached to the 3900-D02. The AFCCU provides a touchscreen operator panel/display with help screens and capacity to add memory, two host attachments (S/370 and/or ESCON), and performance enhancers.

Model Abstract 3900-DW1
Model DW1 offers simplex 2-up 8.5 by 11 inch paper printing with throughput speeds up to 232 IPM. With the 458 IPM feature or the 150-229 Dual Simplex Speed Switch feature the throughput speeds are increased up to 354 IPM. The 3900-DW1 operates with the 3900-DW2 to produce the tandem print engine 3900 Advanced Function Wide Duplex Print System. The IBM 3900 Wide Duplex Printing System offers the customer an 18-inch paper path (with a 17-inch print width) with duplex capabilities. This gives the customer the opportunity to reduce overall printing time and usage charges by enabling the printing of 2-up, side-by-side 8.5 by 11 inch and ISO A4 pages. When printing in simplex mode, either or both printers may print independent data streams of simplex output at the simplex throughput speed for 1-up and 2-up formats. Model DW1 utilizes a multi-roll developer system that produces superior overall print quality. In addition, the IBM exclusive Print Quality Enhancement (PQE), another standard function, enables the smoothing of edges on diagonal lines, protects the fine details in the customer's applications (such as logo details, etc.), improves the fidelity of images (halftone gray scales), and allows for the adjustment of the boldness of text and darkness of images. Up to three Pre/post-processing Interfaces may be attached per engine.

The 3900-DW1 does not have an AFCCU, but does have a Printer Utility Module (PUM) that includes a Mechanism Interface Card (MIC). The MIC communicates with the AFCCU and supports attachment of the pre/post processing interfaces.

Model Abstract 3900-DW2
Model DW2 offers simplex 2-up 8.5 by 11 inch paper printing with throughput speeds up to 232 IPM. With the 458 IPM feature or the 150-229 Dual Simplex Speed Switch feature the throughput speeds are increased up to 354 IPM. The 3900-DW2 operates with the 3900-DW1 to produce the tandem print engine 3900 Advanced Function Wide Duplex Print System. The IBM 3900 Wide Duplex Printing System offers the customer an 18-inch paper path (with a 17-inch print width) with duplex capabilities. This gives the customer the opportunity to reduce overall printing time and usage charges by enabling the printing of 2-up, side-by-side 8.5 by 11 inch and ISO A4 pages. When printing in simplex mode, either or both printers may print independent data streams of simplex output at the simplex throughput speed for 1-up and 2-up formats. Model DW2 utilizes a multi-roll developer system that produces superior overall print quality. In addition, the IBM exclusive Print Quality Enhancement (PQE), another standard function, enables the smoothing of edges on diagonal lines, protects the fine details in the customer's applications (such as logo details, etc.), improves the fidelity of images (halftone gray scales), and allows for the adjustment of the boldness of text and darkness of images. Up to three Pre/post-processing Interfaces may be attached per engine.

Both print engines are controlled by one IBM Advanced Function Common Control Unit (AFCCU) attached to Model DW2. The AFCCU provides for operation of the print engines in either duplex or simplex mode. The AFCCU is based on IBM's recognized RISC technology. The standard configuration, includes 64MB memory, a touch screen control panel/monitor, and the option of ESCON*, System/370* Parallel Channel, Token-ring (TCP/IP), or Ethernet** (TCP/IP) attachments. Performance enhancements such as the Advanced Function Image and Graphics (AFIG) feature are integral to the AFCCU design.

Model Abstract 3900-DR1
The IBM 3900 InfoPrint 4000 - 464/600 High Resolution Duplex Printing System Model DR1 is designed to address the printing requirements for the emerging Print-On-Demand (POD) marketplace. This high-speed, high-capacity, high resolution, duplex printing system with excellent print quality allows you to print traditional publishing documents in Just-In-Time manufacturing environments. The IBM 3900 High Resolution Duplex Printing System provides cost effective, short-run production of documents when and where you need them, in the right quantity for the particular immediate need. No inventory, efficient softcopy revisions, and reduced waste due to obsolescence are just a few of the benefits. The print quality of 600 dots per inch (DPI) is an improvement over the 240 DPI capability of other models in the 3900 printer family. This is a duplex-only printer with a speed of 300 IPM during 1-up letter printing and can run as fast as 464 IPM during 2-up side-by-side letter printing. The 3900-DR1 does not have an AFCCU, but does have a Printer Utility Module (PUM). The PUM connects to the AFCCU on the second print engine (3900-DR2) and supports up to three pre/post- processing interfaces.

Model Abstract 3900-DR2
The IBM 3900 InfoPrint 4000 - 464/600 High Resolution Duplex Printing System Model DR2 is designed to address the printing requirements for the emerging Print-On-Demand (POD) marketplace. This high-speed, high-capacity, high resolution, duplex printing system with excellent print quality allows you to print traditional publishing documents in Just-In-Time manufacturing environments. The IBM 3900 High Resolution Duplex Printing System provides cost effective, short-run production of documents when and where you need them, in the right quantity for the particular immediate need. No inventory, efficient softcopy revisions, and reduced waste due to obsolescence are just a few of the benefits. The print quality of 600 dots per inch (DPI) is an improvement over the 240 DPI capability of other models in the 3900 printer family. This is a duplex-only printer with a speed of 300 IPM during 1-up letter printing and can run as fast as 464 IPM during 2-up side-by-side letter printing. The 3900-DR2 contains the AFCCU, which controls both print engines (Model DR1 and DR2) and contains the attachment features and the control panel/monitor. It also supports up to three pre/post- processing interfaces.

Highlights

  • Throughput speeds ranging from 91 to 708 impressions-per-minute
  • Very high print quality
  • Rich assortment of performance and productivity enhancements

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    Model Highlights 3900-001

    Model Highlights 3900-0W1 Model Highlights 3900-0W3
    18-inch paper path (17-inch print width)
    Prints 150 IPM (154 ISO A4)
    Prints 232 IPM (218 ISO A4) in 2-up, 8.5-inch x 11-inch mode
    Field upgradable 229 IPM (235 ISO A4)
    2-up, 8.5-inch x 11-inch side-by-side printing
    Superior print quality and solid area fill
    RISC-technology-based AFCCU
    32MB memory
    Choice of attachments:
    System/370 parallel channel
    ESCON channel
    Token-Ring (TCP/IP)
    Ethernet (TCP/IP)
    Touch screen control panel/monitor
    AFIG and DPE integrated into the design
    Ability to attach up to three pre/post-processing interfaces
    Model Highlights 3900-D01 Model Highlights 3900-D02 Model Highlights 3900-DW1 Model Highlights 3900-DW2 Model Highlights 3900-DR1 Model Highlights 3900-DR2 Model Summary Matrix
                                  Form                 Paper
               Impressions-       Width       Print    Supply    Print
    Model    per-Minute (IPM)   Min to Max    Width   Capacity   Mode
    -----    ----------------  ------------  -------  --------  -------
     001     229 (8.5" page)   6.5-16 in.    15 in.   16 in.    Simplex
             235 (ISO A4)      (165-406 mm)  (381mm)  (406mm)

     0W1     354(8.5" pg/2Up)   9-18 inches  17 in.   16 in.    Simplex
    Base     332 (ISO A4/2Up)  (229-457 mm)  (432mm)  (406mm)

     0W1 w/  480(8.5" pg/2Up)   9-18 inches  17 in.   16 in.    Simplex
    FC 4290  451 (ISO A4/2Up)  (229-457 mm)  (432mm)  (406mm)
    or 4291

     0W3     232(8.5" pg/2Up)   9-18 inches  17 in.   16 in.    Simplex
             218 (ISO A4/2Up)  (229-457 mm)  (432mm)  (406mm)

     D01     150* (8.5" page)  6.5-16 in.    15 in.   16 in.    Duplex*
             154* (ISO A4)     (165-406 mm)  (381mm)  (406mm)   or Dual
                               **9-16 in.                       Simplex
                               (229-406 mm)

     D02     150* (8.5" page)   6.5-16 in.   15 in.   16 in.    Duplex*
             154* (ISO A4)     (165-406 mm)  (381mm)  (406mm)   or Dual
                              ***9-16 in.                       Simplex
                               (229-406 mm)

     DR1,    Wide Duplex (300 IPM) at 600 DPI:

     DR2     308 IPM (ISO A4)  12-18 inches  17 in.   14 in.    Duplex
             464 (2-up letter) (305-457 mm)  (432mm)  (355mm)    only
             436 (2-up ISO A4)

     DW1,    Wide Duplex (150 IPM):

     DW2     232**(8.5" page)   9-18 inches  17 in.   16 in.    Duplex**
             218**(ISO A4)     (229-457 mm)  (432mm)  (406mm)   or Dual
                              ***12-18 in.                      Simplex
                               (305-457 mm)

     DW1,    With 458 IPM Feature (229 IPM):

     DW2     354**(8.5" page)   9-18 inches  17 in.   16 in.    Duplex**
             333**(ISO A4)     (229-457 mm)  (432mm)  (406mm)   or Dual
                               ***12-18 in.                     Simplex
                               (305-457 mm)

     DW1,    With 150-229 DSM Speed Switch (229 IPM Simplex, 150 IPM Duplex):

     DW2     354**(8.5" page)   9-18 inches  17 in.   16 in.    Duplex**
             218**(ISO A4)     (229-457 mm)  (432mm)  (406mm)   or Dual
                              ***12-18 in.                      Simplex
                               (305-457 mm)

    Note:  9-inch forms are only supported on the DW1, DW2 in simplex mode.

       *  D01 and D02 operate in tandem to print duplex output. When operating in tandem, D01 and D02 produce duplexed
          output at throughput speeds up to 300 IPM (308 ISO A4). With features #4241 and #4242 installed, dual simplex print
          speed is 229 IPM per engine.
      **  DW1 and DW2 operate in tandem to print duplex output. When operating in tandem, DW1 and DW2 produce duplexed
          output at throughput speeds up to 464 IPM (236 ISO A4) in wide-duplex mode (150 IPM) and with 150-229 DSM Speed
          Feature (229 IPM Simplex, 150 IPM Duplex) and up to 708 IPM (666 ISO A4) with 458 IMP Feature (229 IPM).
     ***  RPQ 8B3946 is available if 9-inch forms are required.