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Highlights
  • Multiple input form paths, including paper parking and linking
  • The price performer for high-function dot matrix printing
  • High-quality printing on eight-part forms
  • Reliable impact printing
The IBM* 4247 Multi-Form Printer combines high-speed, reliable impact printing with the ability to load up to six different types of forms in the printer at once. It also allows you to consolidate multiple printer applications on a single printer--the IBM 4247.

With print speeds of up to 700 characters per second (cps), depending on the model, and support for continuous form and cut-sheet paper, the IBM 4247 can handle a wide variety of applications. Backed by IBM quality, reliability and service, this printer is an excellent choice for demanding print environments.

The IBM 4247 is well suited to serve in a wide range of environments -- from small offices to distribution centers; from direct workstation attachments. or small systems to LANs or larger system networks

Multiple Attachments

The IBM 4247 will attach to nearly all systems. The A00 model has both a serial and a parallel port. The 001 and 002 models have a parallel port and, additionally, either a coaxial or twinaxial attachment. The 001 and 002 models will support IBM's SCS and DSC/DSE data streams, and optionally the IPDS* data stream.

Versatile Forms Handling

The IBM 4247 supports up to six paper input sources. This ability, combined with paper parking, switching and linking, maximizes your output options and productivity.
Powerful dot matrix printing design enables the IBM 4247 to print on up to eight-part forms.
Best of all, operation is simple with auto-forms loading, auto-forms thickness adjustment and automatic paper input selection.

Application Flexibility

The IBM 4247 prints a wide range of applications by offering fast print speeds at three quality modes. Data Processing quality provides high speed for large print jobs. Data Processing Text mode provides mid-speed, higher-quality printing. Near Letter Quality (NLQ) produces sharp, crisp documents for word processing, business graphics or other quality-critical applications.

All-points-addressable graphics capability enables applications to print bar codes, bar charts, pie charts, scanned logos, forms and CAD/CAM drawings. Your investment in applications software and forms inventory is protected because the IBM 4247 offers a wide variety of emulations, including the popular IBM Proprinter* and Epson printers.

User Benefits

The ease-of-use and reliability of the IBM 4247 improve productivity.

The straightforward design of the IBM 4247 operator panel makes it simple to manage forms loading, alignment, selection and other printer settings.

The operator panel on the 001 and 002 features a 2x40 LCD display for easy-to-read menus and messages, while the panel on the A00 has a 1x16display.

In additon, the document-on-demand feature allows you to print on the very next form, thus minimizing paper

Printing Where You Need It

At only 55 dBA, the IBM 4247 is very quiet---making it suitable for virtually any business environment. And with its small footprint, the IBM 4247 can be placed wherever a need for printing exists.

Summary

The IBM 4247 is the work horse of dot matrix printers and provides these key benefits:

  • Fast, quiet, reliable printing
  • Versatile paper handling
  • Up to six paper input sources
  • Dual, continuous form feeds
  • Automatic forms loading
  • Excellent print quality
  • Up to eight-part forms, using front paper path
  • Automatic forms thickness adjustment
  • Variety of data streams and attachments, including workstation and LAN
  • Compact, tabletop design
  • Printer stand designed specifically for the IBM 4247
  • Graphics capability, including bar codes
    U.S. Postal Service Postnet tested and certified
Print Speed
Data processing mode, 10 cpi:700
DP text mode, 10 cpi:350
NLQ mode, 10 cpi:175
Print Options
Vertical spacing:
6 or 8 lines per inch (lpi) selectable from operator panel for text
3, 4, 6 or 8 lpi selectable under program control for text
1/144" increments under program control available for graphics
Horizontal spacing:
10, 12, 15, 17.1 and 20 characters per inch
Proportional spacing is available in DP text and NLQ modes
Maximum print line:
13.6"
Bar codes:
Postnet, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, Code 3 of 9, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, Codabar, MSL Industrial 2 of 5 and Matrix 2 of 5
Various technologies to generate the bar code
Printer Emulations
Standard on Models A00, 001 and 002
Epson FX 80-1170
IBM Proprinter III XL
IBM 2381 Personal Printer
Optional on Models 001 and 002
Twinaxial IPDS: IBM 4224, 4230
Twinaxial non-IPDS: IBM 4214, 4230
Coaxial IPDS: IBM 4224, 4230
Coaxial non-IPDS: IBM 3268, 3287, 4224, 4230
Paper Handling
Up to six paper input sources:
Can load two different continuous form types
Manual cut sheet standard on all models
Optional 1, 2 or 3 bin auto-sheet feeder
Forms features:
Paper parking, switching and linking
Automatic forms loading and forms thickness adjustment
Document-on-demand (zero tear off)
Paper Sizes
Continuous forms (Up to eight-part forms using front feed)
3" to 17" Width
3" to 24" Length
Cut-sheet forms: (Up to four-part forms manualfeed/three-part auto feed)
Manual: 4.5" to 17.5" width; Auto: 6"to 12" width
Manual: 4" to 24" length; Auto: 5" to14" length
Interfaces
Model A00: Serial (RS-232C, RS-422A) and Centronics PC Parallel
Models 001 and 002: Centronics PC Parallel and either Twinaxial or Coaxial
System Attachments
All Models:
AS/400* using the ASCII Workstation Controller port on 9402 (except model Y10), 9404 and 9406
3197, 3477, 3486/87/88 Terminals (parallel port only)
3174 Controller (Asynchronous EmulationAdapter)
Micro Channel* 370 using ASCII serial or parallel port (1)
RISC System/6000* using ASCII serial or parallel port (1)
Network Print Server Feature using ASCII parallel port and Ethernet 10 Base T or 10 Base 2 or Token-Ring Media Type 1 or 3
LAN connections (from representative vendors such as IBM, Intel, Axis, etc.) using the ASCII serial or parallel port(1)
Models 001 and 002:
AS/400 and System 36* using Twinaxial attachment
ES/9000*, ES/9370*, 3174 and S/390* Parallel Transaction Servers using Coaxial attachment
Physical Characteristics
Width:
26.75" (679.5 mm)
Depth:
15.75" (400.0 mm)
Height:
12.25" (311.2 mm)
Weight:
54 lbs (24.55 kg)
Power Requirement:
100-127 VAC, single phase, 50/60 Hz
200-240 VAC, single phase, 50/60 Hz
Consumption:
Idle (Watts)
Max. Typical (Watts)
120 VAC 60 Hz
25.6
110
220 VAC 50 Hz
28.6
110
Environmental Conditions
Operational limits:
Relative Humidity: 8% to 80% RH
Temperature: 50 to 105 F (10 to 40.6 C)
60 to 90 F (15.6 to 32.2 C) with auto-sheet feed
Acoustics: Printing: 55 dBA (in DP Text mode); idling 24 dBA

The IBM 4247 Model A00 is a 700 CPS, Serial/Parallel (ASCII) printer. The IBM 4247 Model A00 printer will include RS-232/RS-422 serial and Centronics PC parallel attachment capability and will support the IBM Personal Printer (PPDS) and Epson FX datastreams.

Quiet operation
Exceptional Forms Handling Flexibility
Heavy duty performance - Up to 20 million characters per month duty cycle
Model Highlights 4247-A00

Includes the following design features

Exceptional forms handling flexibility
One continuous form tractor path and one manual cut sheet paper path standard
Second continuous form paper path optional
Paper parking to select different paths
Configuration option for continuous forms in pull mode
Four tractor (push/pull) capability for maximum feeding reliability
Forms tractor interchangeability between dual paths
Up to three bin Automatic Sheet Feeder (ASF) optional
Up to 8-part forms
Document-on-demand/Zero tear off
Auto paper loading assist
Automatic Forms Thickness Adjustment
Straight primary tractor path

Serial/parallel attachments

Utilizes 18-wire print head

Includes resident OCR fonts

Certified Postnet bar code

Allows operator panel menu lockout to prevent datastream override of lines per inch, characters per inch, lines per page (page length) and paper path.

EPA Energy Star compliant

Provides 64K byte standard input buffer

Quiet operation

16 character Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) operator panel

Implements impressive print speeds
700 Characters Per Second (CPS) DP Quality Mode
350 Characters Per Second (CPS) DP Text Quality Mode
175 Characters Per Second (CPS) NLQ Mode

Delivers auto attachment (port) switching between serial and parallel interfaces

Includes Operator panel-selectable ASCII datastream emulations: Native IBM 4247, IBM Proprinter III XL, IBM Personal Printer 2381, and Epson FX

Flexible Forms Handling:

The IBM 4247 Printer provides exceptional forms handling flexibility with one continuous form tractor path and manual cutsheet being standard. Another continuous forms tractor may be added to provide two continuous forms paper paths. The second path may be used by simply tearing off and parking the paper from the first path. Another forms handling option allows for up to 3 bins of cutsheet paper in an automatic sheet feed (ASF).

For customers, this remarkable forms handling flexibility can translate into a single printer performing work which formerly required two printers or more. Customers can load different forms into each tractor path and then enable the path which corresponds to the desired print job. Alternatively, the tractor paths can be parked to allow the use of the ASF or manual cut sheet functions.
Model Description 4247-A00

The Model A00 is a 700 characters per second, heavy-duty serial matrix printer.

The IBM 4247 Model A00 Serial Matrix Printer provides a high function, heavy-duty solution to impact printer applications requiring speed and flexible forms handling features. The IBM 4247 Printer is capable of printing at 700 characters per second (CPS) in data processing (DP) print quality. The IBM 4247 offers exceptional forms handling flexibility with standard co-resident push tractor and manual cut sheet paper paths as well as an optional second tractor path and a three-input bin Auto Sheet Feed (ASF) device. The IBM 4247-A00 Printer offers outstanding serial and parallel connectivity with automatic interface switching, native drivers, and support for popular emulations: IBM 2381, IBM 4202 Proprinter III XL, and Epson FX (FX 80 through FX 1050, DFX-5000 and DFX-8000).

Power Plug Adapter (#9801, 9802, 9803, 9804, 9805)

When attaching the Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Network Print Server (#4164) to the 4247 Printers, a Power Plug (Power adapter) is needed. One of the following Power Plugs must be ordered with each Network Print Server.

US Plug Type: #9801

These adapters, with the appropriate power plug, are required to furnish the correct voltage and plug into an electrical outlet for the 10/100 BaseT Network Print Server (#4164). These adapters plug into an electrical outlet and transform the voltage to the voltage required by the Ethernet Network Print Server (FN 4164).

Product Positioning

The IBM 4247-A00 Printer fulfills the requirements of a dedicated, highly reliable continuous forms impact printer in grand fashion. In fact, in multi-part form applications the 4247 handles up to 8-part forms. The ability to add and configure the optional dual tractor paths into a 4 tractor (push/pull) combination, providing a straight tractor path for stiff or heavy forms, gives customers the most reliable forms feeding. In addition, the optional Automatic Sheet Feeder (ASF) provides up to three input bins each with a capacity of 120 sheets for cut sheet. The first bin of the ASF will also handle envelopes.

With automatic attachment switching between the parallel and serial port and the ability to switch between tractor paths manually or via software commands (with dual tractor configuration), customers can load each of the tractor paths with a different form type and alternately send a job to either one. As compared to existing IBM serial matrix printers, the IBM 4247 provides advantages and additional solutions with respect to print speed, duty cycle, forms handling, and datastream support.

The new IBM 4247 is a complementary product to the existing IBM 4232-302. Choose the IBM 4232 when the primary focus is price or IBM 4224/4230 compatibility. However, if the primary focus is paper handling or performance, you should choose the IBM 4247.

Requirement IBM 4232 IBM 4247
----------- -------- --------
Print Speed x
Price x
Price/Performance x
Multiple form types x
4224/423x ASCII Compatibility x
4224/423x Look and Feel x
4224/423x Supplies Compatibility x
High Monthly Print Volumes x
Print Quality x
Acoustics x


Customer Setup (CSU)

The IBM 4247 Printer is designated a customer setup (CSU) machine. All of the 4247 features are also designated customer setup (CSU).

Devices Supported

The RS-232C serial interface will attach to:

IBM AS/400 ASCII workstation controller

3174 controller via the Asynchronous Emulation Adapter

IBM 9221 via the ASCII Subsystem Controller (feature code 6245, 6246, 6247 or 6248 on the IBM 9221)

RS/6000

IBM PS/2 and IBM Personal Computer COMx ports

IBM-compatible PCs utilizing an RS-232C interface

The RS-422A serial interface will attach to:
RS/6000
AS/400 ASCII workstation controller

The Centronics Parallel interface will attach to:

RS/6000 workstations (excluding POWERserver* 930)

IBM PS/2 and IBM Personal Computer LPTx ports and to a Token-Ring or Ethernet LAN via one of these computers

Token Ring or Ethernet LANs via the Network Print Server features or directly to the LAN Server

IBM-compatible PCs utilizing the Centronics Parallel interface

AS/400 twinax terminals including IBM 348x InfoWindow II display stations, IBM 3477 InfoWindow display station, and IBM 3197 display workstation

IBM System 36 and IBM Advanced 36 twinax terminals including IBM 348x InfoWindow II display stations, IBM 3477 InfoWindow display station, and IBM 3197 display workstation

3482 InfoWindow II display

High Speed
DP print speed of 700 CPS (characters per second)
DP Text print speed of 350 CPS (characters per second)
NLQ print speed of 175 CPS (characters per second)

Heavy duty - Up to 20 million characters per month duty cycle

Standard Serial (RS-232/RS-422) and IBM PC Parallel

IBM 4202 Proprinter III XL, IBM Personal Printer 2381, and Epson FX (FX 80-1050 and DFX 5000/8000) emulation modes.

Native 4247 mode drivers for AIX/6000 and OS/400 environments, shipped on diskette with the printer.

Native 4247 mode drivers for Windows 3.1, Windows 95/98, Windows NT 3.51, and Windows NT 4.0 are available for downloading on the IBM Printing Systems Web page:
http://www.ibm.com/printers

Downloadable font support (IBM Proprinter or Epson)

Resident bar codes - accessible via PPDS control using 4247 native mode commands).
Code 3-of-9
UPC-A and UPC-E
EAN-8 and EAN-13
UPC/EAN Supplemental encodations (2 and 5 characters)
Matrix 2-of-5
Industrial 2-of-5
Interleaved 2-of-5
MSI
Code 128
Codabar
Postnet (Certified)

Maximum text print resolution of 144 X 144

LAN Connectivity Using the Token Ring or Ethernet Network Print Servers features
Physical Specifications

Dimensions in base configuration:
Width: 679.5mm (26.75 inches)
Depth: 400.0mm (15.75 inches)
Height: 311.2mm (12.25 inches)
Weight: 22.70kg (50.0 lbs)

Dimensions with ASF installed (fully configured):
Width: 679.5mm (26.75 inches)
Depth: 673.1mm (26.5 inches)
Height: 431.8mm (17.0 inches)
Weight: 27.81kg (61.25lbs)
Operating Environment
Voltages: 100 - 127 VAC single phase grounded 50/60 Hz
200 - 240 VAC single phase grounded 50/60 Hz

Heat Output: 20 Watts (68 BTU/hr) -- Idle
110 Watts (376 BTU/hr) -- Normal operation
140 Watts (478 BTU/hr) -- Maximum (200V - 240V)
150 Watts (512 BTU/hr) -- Maximum (100V - 127V)

4247 in continuous forms and manual cutsheet applications:

Temperature: 10 to 40.6C (50 to 105F)
Relative Humidity: 8 to 80 percent
Max Wet Bulb: 26.7C (80F)

4247 in automatic sheet feed applications:

Temperature: 15.6 to 32.2C (60 to 90F)
Relative Humidity: 8 to 80 percent
Max Wet Bulb: 22.8C (73F)

Noise Emission: Operating Idle
--------- --------
4247 base printer:
Sound power level (LWAd): 7.0 bels 5.5 bels
Sound pressure level (LpAm): 55 dBA (1) 30 dBA

(1) Measured in DP Text Mode

The IBM 4247 meets the requirements to be classified as FCC Class A.
Limitations

The 4247 has the following limitations:

The front continuous forms paper path will handle up to 8-part forms. Forms thicker than 4-part should be tested for readability prior to use. The rear path is limited to a maximum of 4-part forms.

When the ASF is installed, the rear tractor is limited to rear-push mode. Rear-pull mode is not available.

The manual cut-sheet path can only be selected at the operator panel. It cannot be selected by the 4247 ASCII drivers.

The following restrictions apply when using IBM 4247 native escape commands to print bar code:

Current bar code applications that use bar code escape commands must be modified to use IBM 4247 native bar code commands.

Bar code printing is limited to picket orientation and 3 to 1 wide to narrow ratio when printed using native 4247 escape commands.

The 4247 has the following additional limitations when emulating previous printers.

The following commands/functions are not supported when replacing or adding to existing IBM 4224 (Model 301, 302, 3E3), 4230 (Model 4xx or 5xx) or 4232 Model 302:
Begin/End Overstrike
Begin/End Understrike
Select Presentation Media
Set Presentation Position
Initialize/Delete Local Font
Select Local Character Set
Set Vertical Units
Graphic Segment List
Bar Code
Segment
Overlays
Graphic Mapping Control
Read Printer Status

The following functions are not supported when using the Epson FX 1050 driver or IBM 2381 driver in OS/2 or Windows:
Bar code selection or printing
Automatic Sheet Feed (ASF) bin selection
Load/Park form paths
Datastream emulation switching
Metric vertical Line spacing.
Hardware Requirements

The RS-232C serial interface will attach to:

IBM AS/400 ASCII workstation controller

3174 controller via the Asynchronous Emulation Adapter

IBM 9221 via the ASCII Subsystem Controller (feature code 6245, 6246, 6247 or 6248 on the IBM 9221)

RS/6000

IBM PS/2 and IBM Personal Computer COMx ports

IBM-compatible PCs utilizing an RS-232C interface

The RS-422A serial interface will attach to:
RS/6000
AS/400 ASCII workstation controller

The Centronics Parallel interface will attach to:

RS/6000 workstations (excluding POWERserver(TM) 930)

IBM PS/2 and IBM Personal Computer LPTx ports and to a Token-Ring or Ethernet LAN via one of these computers

LAN attachment via the Network Print Server features.

IBM-compatible PCs utilizing the Centronics Parallel interface

AS/400 twinax terminals including IBM 348x InfoWindow II display stations, IBM 3477 InfoWindow display station, and IBM 3197 display workstation

3482 InfoWindow II display

The following network print servers attach to the IBM 4247 via the parallel interface:
Ethernet 10BaseT (RJ45) Network Print Server
Ethernet 10Base2 (BNC) Network Print Server
Token-Ring Media Type 3 (UTP/RJ45) Network Print Server
Token-Ring Media Type 1 (STP/DB9) Network Print Server

The Network Print Server plugs into the parallel port of the 4247-A00 to provide direct LAN capability.

When attached to the 4247 printer, the Network Print Server requires an external power supply as described below. This power supply is included with the Network Print Server for the 4247 printer.

United States style - 120 VAC (+ or - 15%), 60 Hz - (plug standard NEMA WD-1 1-15P)

The Network Print Servers have the following approvals:

EMC: Limit A of FCC Rules and Regulations part 15 subpart B, class A (US). Limit B of EN 55022/1987, EN 50082-1/1992 (Europe).

Safety: EN 60950, UL
Software Requirements

The IBM 4247 Printer can use the IBM Personal Printer Data Stream (PPDS) in IBM 4202 Proprinter III XL or IBM 2381 Personal Printer emulations by choosing the corresponding device driver for the systems listed below as supporting the PPDS datastream.

In Epson FX emulation mode the IBM 4247 Printer can print files coded for the Epson FX-1050 using the Epson ESC/P(2) printer control language.

Also, native IBM 4247 Printer support is provided for the Host Print Transform function in the IBM AS/400 and IBM RS/6000 systems. The following systems support the IBM 4247 Printer:


System Software - Minimum Level Emulation
---------- ------------------------- -----------------
IBM PS/2 and OS/2 2.1 (R) PPDS or Epson FX
IBM Personal OS/2 LAN Server 3.0 PPDS or Epson FX
Computers OS/2 Communications Manager/2 1.0 PPDS or Epson FX
DOS 5.0 PPDS or Epson FX
Microsoft** Windows** 3.0 PPDS or Epson FX
IBM RISC AIX Version 3.2.5 PPDS or Epson FX
System/6000 (1)


IBM AS/400 (1)(2) OS/400(TM) V2.3 Host Print PPDS or Epson FX
(3) Transform
OS/400 V2.3 PPDS or Epson FX
PC Support/400 W/S Function V2.2 PPDS or Epson FX
Client Access/400 V3.1 PPDS or Epson FX
Personal Communication for PPDS or Epson FX
AS/400 for Windows V4.0
Personal Communication for PPDS or Epson FX
AS/400 for OS/2 V4.0
IBM 5250 Enhanced Emulation PPDS or Epson FX
for Windows V1.1
IBM 5250 Enhanced Emulation PPDS or Epson FX
for DOS V2.4

IBM S/390 3174 with ASCII Emulation Adapter PPDS or Epson FX
Mainframe (AEA) Release A5.4 or later,
Server Release B4.0 or later, or
Release C2.1 or later

3482 InfoWindow II display PPDS or Epson FX

IBM 9221 ASCII Subsystem Controller PPDS or Epson FX
Processor (Feature code 6245, 6246, 6247
or 6248 on the IBM 9221)

(1) In addition to the emulation support defined above, files
providing native IBM 4247 Printer support are shipped on diskette
for the Host Print Transform function in OS/400 and for
AIX/6000 to enable the enhanced function of the printer.

(2) Host selection of the print quality is limited to two of
the three qualities (DP and NLQ) featured by the printer when
AS/400 attached.

(3) Host selection of paper paths when using the ASF feature
is limited to the ASF paths plus zero or one continuous
form path when attached to an AS/400. The second continuous
form path may be selected from the operator panel.

Network Operating System Support

The Network Print Server features are supported in the following environments:

Protocol Operating System
-------- ----------------
IPX/SPX Novell NetWare 3.11 and above
Novell NetWare 4.01 and above using bindery emulation

TCP/IP Novell NetWare 3.11 and above
Novell NetWare 4.01 and above using bindery emulation

NETBIOS/NETBEUI IBM LAN Server 1.3 and above
TCP/IP IBM LAN Server 1.3 and Depth: 400.0mm (15.75 inches) above

NETBIOS/NETBEUI Microsoft LAN Manager 2.0c and above
TCP/IP Microsoft LAN Manager 2.0c and above

NETBIOS/NETBEUI Windows NT 3.1 and above
TCP/IP Windows NT 3.1 and above

TCP/IP AIX 3.2.5, 4.1

Supported TCP/IP print methods are LPD, FTP and Reverse Telnet.

ASCII Code Pages Supported

The IBM 4247 Printer will provide non-English characters in the same quality level, pitches, and fonts as English characters.

Code Code
Page Description Page Description
---- ----------- ---- -----------
437 Personal Computer 876 OCR-A
737 MS DOS Greek 877 OCR-B
813 Greek/Latin (ISO 8859-7) 912 Latin 2 (ISO 8859-2)
819 Latin 1 (ISO 8859-1) 913 Latin 3 (ISO 8859-3)
850 PC Multilingual 914 Latin 4 (ISO 8859-4)
851 Greek Old 915 Cyrillic (ISO 8859-5)
852 Latin 2/ROECE 916 Latin 8 (ISO 8859-8)
853 Turkish 920 Latin 5 (ISO 8859-9)
855 Cyrillic 921 Baltic Multilingual
857 Turkish 922 Estonian
858 PC Multilingual with euro 923 Latin 9 (ISO 8859-15)
860 Portuguese 1006 Urdu
861 Icelandic 1046 Arabic
862 Hebrew 1089 Latin 6 (ISO 8859-6)
863 Canadian French 1098 Farsi
864 Arabic 1116 Estonia PC
865 Danish/Norwegian 1117 Latvia PC
866 Cyrillic 1118 Lithuania PC
869 Greek New 1251 Cyrillic Windows
874 Thai

Character Sets Supported in Epson Emulation Mode

Character
Set Description
--------- -----------
0 Epson USA
1 Epson France
2 Epson Germany
3 Epson U.K.
4 Epson Denmark I
5 Epson Sweden
6 Epson Italy
7 Epson Spain I
8 Epson Japan
9 Epson Norway
10 Epson Denmark II
11 Epson Spain II
12 Epson Latin America I
13 Epson French Canadian
14 Epson Latin America II

Font Support

The IBM 4247 Printer will provide print quality levels, character spacings, and character configurations (resident fonts) as follows:
DP mode Gothic and DP mode Italic: 10, 12, 15, 17.1 and 20 CPI
DP Text mode and DP Text mode Italic Courier: 10, 12, 15, 17.1 and 20 CPI
NLQ mode and NLQ mode Italic Courier or Gothic: 10, 12, 15, 17.1 and 20 CPI
DP mode and DP mode Italic Essay: Proportional Spacing
DP Text mode and DP Text mode Italic Essay: Proportional Spacing
NLQ mode and NLQ mode Italic Essay: Proportional Spacing

Note: The above fonts and print quality levels will include all characters defined by the Resident Code Pages described in "Character Sets" above unless otherwise noted. Any quality level can be printed at either 6 or 8 lines per inch (LPI).

Paper Handling

Continuous Forms

The 4247 will handle up to 8-part continuous forms in the front tractor path and 4-part in the rear tractor path. The forms must meet the following specifications:

Form weight can range from 56 grams per square meter (gsm) (15 lbs) to 150 gsm (40 lbs). Paper weights outside this range must be tested by the customer for proper operation.

Form thickness for all parts may range from 0.08 mm (0.003 in.) to 0.64 mm (0.025 in.).

Form width ranges from 76.2 mm (3 in.) to 431.8 mm (17 in.)

Form length ranges from 76.2 mm (3 in.) to 609.6 mm (24 in.)

Forms less than 152.4 mm (6 in.) in length or width should be tested for satisfactory stacking and may require operator assistance.

Manual feed

The following sizes of cutsheet paper maybe used in the manual feed: A5, A4, A3, A2, Letter, Legal and Executive.

Single or multi-part forms may be fed into the manual cut sheet path. Multi-part forms should be tested by the customer to ensure satisfactory feeding, registration and print quality. Forms for the manual feed must meet the following specifications:

Form weight can range from 50 gsm (13.3 lbs) to 120 gsm (32 lbs). However, weights less than 75 gsm may be subject to registration problems when print in NLQ mode or graphics. Paper weights outside this range must be tested by the customer for proper operation.

Form thickness for all parts may range from 0.08 mm (0.003 in.) to 0.64 mm (0.025 in.).

Form width ranges from 114.3 mm (4.5 in.) to 444.5 mm (17.5 in.)

Form length ranges from 101.6 mm (4 in.) to 609.6 mm (24 in.)

Automatic Sheet Feed

The IBM 4247 Automatic Sheet Feeder provides an operator changeable mechanism for automatic feeding of cut sheets. It includes a stacker and one input bin. The stacker also serves as the output bin for the manual cut sheet input path. Two additional bins may be added for a total of 3 input bins. Each automatic bin holds up to 120 sheets of variable width 80 gsm (20 lb) single-part paper. Multi-part forms (up to 3-part) can also be used. The output stacker holds up to 150 sheets of 80 gsm (20 lb) single-part paper, collated sequence. Bin selection can be controlled by the host system or from the 4247 operator panel. All operator control is from the 4247 operator panel.

Paper meeting the following specifications is acceptable for use in the ASF. All other paper must be tested by the customer for suitable performance.

Paper sizes (single or multi-part):
ASF Bin Paper Length Paper Width
-------------- ---------------------- ---------------------
Bin 1 (auto) 127-356mm (5-14 in.) 153-305mm (6-12 in.)
Bin 2 (auto) 228.6-356mm (9-14 in.) 153-305mm (6-12 in.)
Bin 3 (auto) 279.4-356mm (11-14 in.) 153-305mm (6-12 in.)

Up to 30 USA #6 (220mm - 110mm (8.66 in. x 4.33 in.))
or #10 (241.3mm x 104.8mm (9.5 in. x 4.12 in.)) envelopes with a
maximum thickness of 0.52mm (0.021 in.) and a maximum thickness
variation of .3mm (.012 in.) may be fed in ASF Bin 1.

Form weight should be 60 to 100 gsm (16 to 27 lb)

Form thickness of a single sheet should be a minimum of 0.086mm (0.0034 in.) and a maximum of 0.117-mm (0.0046 in.). (Also see multi- part forms specifications).

For optimum performance, use 75 to 90 gsm (20 to 24 lb) cotton content (25% or 50%) plain bond paper.

Multi-part forms can be used in all ASF bins. Tolerances and environmental conditions are more critical for multi-part forms than for single sheets. All multi-part forms must be tested by the customer for suitable performance with the ASF.

Multi-part forms used on the ASF are restricted to snap-out or top- glued forms only.

Multi-part snap-out forms must meet the following specifications:

Pressure sensitive paper (3 sheets maximum)
First sheet 70 - 80g/m2 (19 - 21 lb)
2nd sheet 40 - 60g/m2 (11 - 16 lb)
Last sheet 70 - 80g/m2 (19 - 21 lb)
Carbon sets (3 sheets maximum)
First sheet 70 - 80g/m2 (19 - 21 lb)
2nd sheet 35 - 40g/m2 (9 - 11 lb)
Last sheet 70 - 80g/m2 (19 - 21 lb)
Carbon paper 25g/m2 (6.6 lb) approximate
(Carbon non-coated surface must be rough.)
Snap-out perforation
First sheet 3 : 0.8-mm
2nd sheet 7 : 0.8-mm
Last sheet 7 : 0.8-mm
(Micro-perforations allowed for first and last sheets, 72 perfs per inch recommended.)

Multi-part top-glued forms must have a top edge that is flat, smooth, and free from any traces of glue. Form sets cut against the grain are more acceptable than sets cut with the grain.

Automatic Sheet Feed Paper Recommendations

Unsatisfactory paper and forms (the following are some of the papers and forms that do not perform reliably or may cause damage to the sheet feed mechanism):
Coated paper
Vellums
Highly sized erasable bond
Synthetic paper
Translucents
Some paper with a cockle finish
Some multi-part forms not meeting specifications
Some pressure sensitive adhesive labels
Some chemically treated paper (ink-impregnated paper)
Some preprinted forms requiring high registration accuracy for character location
Card stock
Some preprinted paper containing chemicals that contaminate the sheet feed mechanism or change the frictional characteristics of the paper
Stapled or clipped forms
Paper with gum surfaces, holes, perforations, cutouts or windows
Paper with embossment height exceeding 0.5-mm (0.020 in.). (Embossments must not be located within 15-mm (0.59 in.) of any edge of a sheet)
Folded documents
Paper with curl or waviness exceeding 3-mm (0.118 in.)
Reams with edges or corners folded or bonded together
Paper with poorly cut or rough edges

Paper used in the ASF should be new, unused, and without packaging damage.

Paper of different types (letterhead, plain, etc.), sizes, or composition should not be mixed or interleaved in the same ASF bin.

Paper should not be exposed to adverse temperature and humidity conditions. (Consult the manufacturer for recommended storage environment).

The publications listed below are shipped with the product. Additional copies (English only) are available immediately.
User's Guide (SA24-4404)
Quick Reference Guide (SA24-4405)
Ethernet Network Print Server Administrators Guide (S246-0111) (1)
Token-Ring Network Print Server Administrators Guide (S246-0112) (2)
Automatic Sheet Feeder Manual (SA24-4407) (3)

The Maintenance Manual (SA24-4400) may be ordered through the "Puborder" or MES process for a charge. It is not shipped with the printer.

Note: (1) This manual will be shipped with the Ethernet Network Print Server, feature 4164 or 4165. The Network Print Server Technical Reference manual will be shipped on diskette in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format as a part of the installation kit for the NPS features.

Note: (2) This manual will be shipped with the Token Ring Network Print Server, feature 4121 or 4124. The Network Print Server Technical Reference manual will be shipped on diskette in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format as a part of the installation kit for the NPS features.

Note: (3) The Automatic Sheet Feeder manual will be shipped with the Automatic Sheet Feeder feature 4015.

#9200 for Low Voltage - 100V to 127V, 50/60Hz (default)
#9201 for High Voltage - 200V to 240V, 50/60Hz

Two lengths of low voltage power cords are available. Specify feature code 9250 for 6.0ft (1.8m) Chicago power cord with non-locking plug or feature code 9251 for 2.8m (9 ft) power cord with non-locking plug. The 9 ft. power cord with non-locking plug is the default.

(#4002) Additional Tractor Assembly
Provides dual tractor path capability with which either front push- pull mode or dual push mode configurations may be utilized. Up to 8-part forms (4-part in rear-push mode) may be used. This tractor feature can be installed in the 4247 simultaneously with the primary tractor assembly, the manual cut sheet, and the ASF. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes. Customer Setup: Yes.

(#4015) Automatic Sheet Feeder (ASF)
The IBM 4247 Automatic Sheet Feeder provides an operator changeable mechanism for automatic feeding of cut sheets. Complements NLQ printing for business correspondence applications. Includes one automatic input bin and an output stacker which can also function as the output bin for the manual cut sheet input path. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes. Customer Setup: Yes.

The Automatic Sheet Feed feature includes the ASF hardware and an English ASF manual.

(#4016) Additional ASF Input Bin
Provides an additional input bin for the base ASF feature (FC# 4015). In combination with the base ASF feature, this feature may be used to achieve a second and third input bin(order two) configuration of the 4247 Maximum: Two. Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: Yes

(#4460) Printer Stand
Provides a sturdy printer stand designed for the 4247 printer. Maximum: One. Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: Yes, requires assembly.

(#4959) Field Conversion to EuroReady Serial/Parallel ASCII
Provides capability to add the euro common currency symbol support and support of code page 858 to printers with serial numbers lower than 23559. Printers with higher serial numbers come with this level of euro support standard. Maximum: One. Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: No.

(#4164) Ethernet Network Print Server
Provides network attachment via the parallel port to an Ethernet 10BaseT network for 10/100 BaseT Ethernet. Network Print Servers shipped prior to January, 2005, only supported 10BaseT, not 100BaseT. Units shipped after December, 2004 are capable of both 10BaseT and 100BaseT.
Maximum Per 4247-003 or V03 printer: One
Maximum Order Quantity: Ten
Minimum: None.

Prerequisites: IBM 4247 Model 001, A00, 002, V03 or 003 Printer
Limitations: Not with direct LAN attachment (#4260 or 4262) on Models V03 ad 003.
Field installation: Yes.
Customer Setup: Yes.

(#4165) Ethernet 10Base2
Network Print Server provides attachment to Ethernet 10Base2 networks via the parallel port. Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: Yes.

(#4124) Token-Ring Media Type 3
Network Print Server provides attachment to Token-Ring Media Type 3 networks via the parallel port. Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: Yes.

(#4121) Token-Ring Media Type 1
Network Print Server provides attachment to Token-Ring Media Type 1 networks via the parallel port. Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: Yes.

These features can be ordered as features on the IBM 4247 Model A00 Serial Matrix Printer.

(#3741) RS/6000 RS-232 Serial Cable Kit
Provides RS-232 cable connections to the RISC/System 6000. Maximum: One. Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: Yes.

(#4342) AS/400 Workstation Controller RS-232 Serial Cable
Provides a 12.2m (40 ft) RS-232 cable for connecting to the serial port of the workstation controller. Maximum: One. Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: Yes.

(#4346) AS/400 Workstation Controller RS-422 Serial Cable
Provides a 30m (100 ft) RS-422 cable for connecting to the serial port of the AS/400 workstation controller. Maximum: One. Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: Yes.

(#5612) PC Attach Parallel Cable
Provides a cable for attaching to the parallel port of PCs and compatibles. Maximum: One. Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: Yes.

(#8652) PC Attach RS-422 Cable
Provides a 15.2m (50 ft) RS-422 cable for connecting to the serial port of PCs and compatibles. Maximum: One. Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: Yes.

(#9386) PC Attach RS-232 Cable
Provides a 6.1m (20 ft) RS-232 cable for connecting to the serial port of PCs and compatibles. Maximum: One. Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: Yes.
9-Volt AC Power Supply

When the Network Printer Server - Ethernet 10BaseT (feature code #4164) is installed, a no charge 9-Volt AC Power adapter is required. The 9-Volt AC Power adapter can be ordered either as an initial order or MES with one of the following specify codes.

12-Volt AC Power Adapter

When any feature in the following list is installed, a 12-volt AC power supply is required.

The Network Print Server Ethernet 10Base2 (feature code #4165), or

The Network Print Server Token Ring Media Type 1 (feature code #4121), or

The Network Print Server Token Ring Media Type 3 (feature code #4124)

The no charge 12-volt AC power supply adapter can be ordered, either as an initial order or as an MES, with one of the following specify feature codes:

A line cord is provided with the printer.

Attachment cables may be ordered at initial order time or at a later date by feature code. The IBM 4247 is attachable to the same serial or parallel cabling as other IBM printers including the IBM Proprinter III XL, the IBM 2381, the IBM 4224, and the IBM 4226. The IBM 4247 is attachable to the industry standard IBM PC Parallel cabling. For best results, purchase the proper cable from IBM for best results (reference the feature code section).

Customer Replacement Parts

IBM 4247 Printer Ribbon:

This customer replaceable cartridge ribbon supports general purpose printing as well as automatic identification printing for visible light scanning.
Expected life: 15 million DP characters
Estimated annual usage: 8 to 12 ribbons
Standard packaging: 1 per carton; 6 per box
Part number: 1053685
Supplemental Media

None.
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