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News on 15 November 2005

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IBM Infoprint 6700 Model R40, R60, and R80 Thermal Label Printers Enhancements introduced 11-15-05

At a glance

The Infoprint 6700 offers:

  • Radio frequency identification (RFID) capability on the Model R40
  • A compact, rugged industrial printer for high-quality bar codes and crisp graphics for labels and tags
  • High-quality, high-performance thermal printing in 4-, 6-, and 8-inch widths
  • High-resolution printhead for sharp 203 or 300 dots per inch (dpi) printing
  • Powerful remote configuration and printer management
  • Large ribbon capacity
  • Easy-to-change supplies
  • Compatibility with IBM 4400 label applications

Overview

The Infoprint® 6700 Thermal Label Printers are a compact, rugged family of printers ideal for printing bar codes, labels, and tags in industrial applications. These printers offer:

  • RFID capability on Model R40 with support for EPCglobal Class 0, 0+, and 1, and Philips UCODE 1.19 tags
  • Print speeds up to 10 inches per second (ips)
  • Flexible media handling
  • Print density up to 300 dpi
  • Print widths up to 8 inches
  • Powerful remote management software

Typical applications include:

  • Bar codes and RFID for shipping and distribution of a wide range of products
  • Shipping/receiving labels
  • Labeling for chemical and hazardous materials
  • Compliance labeling to meet industrial standards
  • Inventory control

The Infoprint 6700 is available with a (nominal) print width of four, six, or eight inches with print resolutions of 203 or 300 dpi. These printers offer a large ribbon capacity for continuous printing, and compatibility with label applications now running on the IBM 4400 Thermal Label Printer. Standard programming languages include Code V, IGP, ASCII, and emulations for Zebra, TEC, Sato, and Intermec printers. IPDS™ is an optional feature. Available attachments include the standard serial and parallel ports, wireless and LAN Ethernet, and twinax/coax.

Available software provides remote configuration and remote management capability.
 
Key prerequisites

The Infoprint 6700 requires either an Ethernet 10/100 BaseT LAN, a Wireless Ethernet, USB, a Coax/Twinax interface, or a Workstation ASCII port for host attachment.
 
Description

The Infoprint 6700 is a family of compact, rugged industrial thermal printers with nominal print widths of four, six, or eight inches. The models offer print resolution of 203 or 300 dpi and maximum print speeds up to 10 inches per second.

The primary applications are for the production of RFID tags, bar codes, and graphics on labels and tags in an industrial environment.

Since the maximum noise level for the Infoprint 6700 was designed for an industrial environment, this printer is normally not suitable for office environments.

Standard features

The following features are standard on all models:

  • Thermal transfer and direct thermal printing
  • User-replaceable, interchangeable 203 and 300 dpi printheads
  • Operator Control panel with two-line LCD with an easy-to-use menu
  • Media tear bar
  • Fanfold media handling
  • High-resolution printhead for sharp graphics and text
  • Peel-Off mode for peeling off labels one at a time, before printing the next label
  • Tear-Off mode for positioning the label at the tear-off position and detecting its removal before printing the next label
  • Label Taken Sensor for detecting removal of labels in Peel-Off or Tear-Off modes
  • Tear-Off Strip mode for printing a specified number of labels and positioning the last label at the tear-off position
  • Batch and on demand printing
  • Over 20 types of bar codes
  • 8 MB Flash memory and 32 MB DRAM memory
  • Serial RS-232/RS-422 host interface
  • Parallel IEEE 1284 host interface
  • Two internal I/O option slots
  • Host interface auto-switching
  • Emulations for IGP, Code V, ASCII, TEC (TGL), Zebra (ZGL), Sato (STGL), and Intermec (IGL)
  • Windows™ drivers
  • Compatibility with IBM Printer Management Utility (PMU) Software
  • Starter kit that includes print media, a ribbon, and a CD (which contains the end-user manuals)

Thermal printer technology

With excellent print quality, the Infoprint 6700 printers use an inline thermal printhead that allows two modes of operation. These modes are:

  • Thermal transfer

    During thermal transfer printing, the heated thermal printhead selectively heats elements in the printhead. When the heated elements contact a thermal ribbon, the heat reacts with the ribbon and bonds the image to the paper. This method is used for abrasive, long-storage applications, and IBM ribbons are available for this type of printing.

  • Direct thermal

    During direct thermal printing, the thermal printhead also selectively heats printhead elements. When these elements contact the coated thermal paper, the dyes and developers in the coating react to the heat and develop an image. This mode of printing is generally used for short-term labeling applications.

Bar code printing

Printed bar codes meet the requirements of ANSI Document X3.182-1990, "Bar Code Print Quality — Guideline" Grade A.

Printer software

  • Windows drivers

    Print drivers for Windows NT™ 4.0, Windows 2000 (NT), and Windows XP are included with the printer.

  • Printer Management Utility (PMU) software
  • A tool to aid migration from bar codes to RFID

Supplies

  • Ribbons
  • Printheads

    The printhead must be replaced periodically, and new printheads are obtained as a supply item. The 300 dpi printhead may be ordered to upgrade a 203 dpi machine to 300 dpi.

  • Cleaning pens

The above items are considered supplies and, as such, are not available from IBM service or included in the warranty and maintenance service agreement.

Thermal consumables selection

Since there are two print modes of operation, there are two kinds of thermal media. These are:

  • Thermal transfer media

    Ribbons are available from IBM. Refer to the Supplies section for more information.

  • Direct thermal media

    Direct thermal media is paper coated with special chemicals that act as an accelerator, acceptor dye, and binder. During direct thermal mode, the heat from the thermal printhead contacts the paper and causes a chemical reaction.

Optional features

The following is a summary of optional features.

RFID

The RFID feature of the Infoprint 6700 printer (#4900, 4901) includes a reader, an antenna, and associated components to enable programming (encoding) and reading of RFID tags. RFID can be installed on the Model R40 in either the factory or the field.

RFID supported protocols are Class 0, Class 0+ (Matrics), Class 0+ (Impinj), Class 1, and Philips UCODE 1.19.

RFID supported inlays/antennas include:

  • Alien Squiggle 64 bit Class 1
  • Alien Squiggle 96 bit Class 1
  • Alien M-Tag 64 bit Class 1
  • Alien M-Tag 96 bit Class 1
  • Rafsec 432 96 bit Class 1
  • Rafsec 450 96 bit Philips 1.19
  • Matrics Cross-T 96 bit Class 0+ (Matrics)
  • Impinj Propeller 96 bit Class 0+ (Impinj)
  • KSW PH58 96 bit Philips 1.19
  • Rafsec 478 96 bit Class 1
  • Avery IN 96 bit Class 1

Only the following software emulations support the RFID capability:

  • IBM IGP
  • Zebra Graphics Language (ZGL)
  • Sato Graphics Language (STGL)

RFID availability

The RFID feature is available only in the United States, Canada, Singapore, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom.

Coax/Twinax interface

The Coax/Twinax attachment (#4830, 5837) provides the addition of both a coax and a twinax interface, in addition to the ASCII serial/parallel interface.

This interface adapter takes one of the two adapter card slots.

Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Network Interface Card (NIC)

The Ethernet 10/100 BaseT NIC is an internal adapter that connects the printer to an Ethernet network using TCP/IP, NetBIOS TCP/IP, and IPX. The ASCII parallel interface is replaced by this Ethernet NIC.

This interface adapter takes one of the two adapter card slots.

The adapter provides the capability to provide printer status information via a Web page when the printer's IP address is supplied to a standard Web browser. This is in addition to the function provided by the Infoprint 6700 Printer Management Utility.

Wireless Ethernet

The Wireless Ethernet attachment card (#4542, #4278) provides support for wireless Ethernet. This adapter card is compliant with IEEE 802.11b Wi-Fi.

This interface adapter takes one of the two adapter card slots.

Wireless operation requires that the customer obtain one of the following:

  • A Proxim (Lucent) Orinoco World Silver or Gold PCMCIA radio card
  • A Cisco Aironet AIR-352 PCMCIA adapter radio card

A dipole rubber duck antenna is included with this feature.

Telnet 3270e/5250e

The Telnet 3270e/5250e feature allows printing currently being performed with coax/twinax-attached printers to be migrated easily to network-attached printers, without changing the existing application.

This feature is initial order only.

This feature must be used with one of the following adapters:

  • 10/100 BaseT Ethernet adapter (#4177, 5180)
  • Wireless Ethernet (#4542, 4278)

The Telnet feature cannot be used with any IPDS feature or the Coax/Twinax adapter.

Intelligent Printer Data Stream™ (IPDS)

This feature (#4861, 7866) provides the capability to support IPDS printing for printers with:

  • Wireless Ethernet
  • Ethernet NIC
  • Coax/Twinax adapter

IPDS allows print pages containing an unlimited mix of different types of data: high-quality text, images, vector graphics, and bar codes.

IPDS support is provided on the following platforms:

  • PSF for i5/OS V5R1, or later
  • PSF for z/OS® V3.3.0, or later
  • Infoprint Manager for AIX® V3.2, or later
  • Infoprint Manager for Windows
  • PSF/VSE V2.2.1

The 300 dpi printhead is a prerequisite for IPDS.

Online Data Validator

The Online Data Validator (#5610, 5611) is an external device that attaches near the paper exit of the printer. It scans the printed output for bar codes and monitors bar code quality. This feature is not applicable to RFID. After a bar code passes the scan beam, the validator grades it and sends a report back to the printer. The printer response is determined by the validator settings. A 1/2-inch distance between bar codes is required when the validator is used. The validator feature applies only to picket fence (horizontal) bar codes. The validator cannot be used to verify ladder (vertical) bar codes.

The maximum length of a bar code to be verified is approximately 6.5 inches (including approximately 0.25 inches for the quiet zone). This maximum length can vary depending on the bar code element width.

Media Cutter and Tray

The Media Cutter (#7340, 7360, 7380, 7341, 7361, 7381) automatically cuts media after each label is printed or via a software command to cut media after a specified number of labels are printed.

Additional memory

This feature (#5600, 5601) increases the 8 MB Flash memory to 16 MB to allow for the storing of custom forms.

300 dpi Printhead (4-inch Printhead for Model R40) — Initial Order #3500
300 dpi Printhead (6-inch Printhead for Model R60) — Initial Order #3501
300 dpi Printhead (8-inch Printhead for Model R80) —Initial Order #3502

This feature provides a 300 dpi printhead. A 203 dpi Printhead is provided on initial orders if feature number 3500, 3501, or 3502 is not ordered.

This feature is required for IPDS printing.

Operator Panel translations

The Operator Panel language is customer selectable. The choice of languages are English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.

TEC Emulation

The TEC Emulation provides support for emulation of TEC printers. This interpreter is compatible with the following TEC printers: B372, B472, B482, B572, B672, B682, B872, and B882.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Controls and latches are operable with one hand and minimal dexterity.
  • Keys are discernible by touch without activating them.
  • The display, controls, latches, and levers are accessible to someone in a wheel chair.
  • Color is used as an enhancement for conveying information, and as an additional method of distinguishing between buttons, controls, and latches.

Trademarks

  IPDS and Intelligent Printer Data Stream are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
  Infoprint, z/OS, and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
  Windows and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
  Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
Publications
Title                                        Order Number

Infoprint(R) 6700 Quick Setup Guide G550-0450
Infoprint 6700 User's Guide G550-0449
Infoprint 6700 ASCII Programmer's G550-0452
Reference
Infoprint 6700 IGP Programmer's G550-0453
Reference
Infoprint 6700 Code V Programmer's G550-0454
Reference
Infoprint 6700 IPDS(TM) Programmer's G550-0457
Reference
Infoprint 6700 Coax/Twinax Programmer's G550-0456
Reference
Infoprint 6700 Ethernet Interface G550-0458
User's Manual
Infoprint 6700 Safety Manual G550-0460
Infoprint 6700 Printer Management G550-0455
Utility
Infoprint 6700 RFID Labeling G550-0459
Reference Manual
IBM ZGL Reference Manual G550-0425
IBM TGL Reference Manual G550-0462
IBM IGL Reference Manual G550-0463
IBM STGL Reference Manual G550-0464
Technical information
Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

Performance characteristics: The performance characteristics are shown in the table below. The print speed is selectable from either the control panel or the host system, and ranges from 2 ips to the maximum speed of the printer in 1-ips increments.

Infoprint 6700 print characteristics

Model                          R40          R60             R80

Print resolution (dpi) 203 300 203 300 203 300

Maximum print speed
- ips 10 8 10 8 8 6
- cm/sec 25.4 20.3 25.4 20.3 20.3 15.2

Maximum print width
- in 4.1 4.1 6.6 6.6 8.5 8.5
- cm 10.4 10.4 16.8 16.8 21.6 21.6

Maximum print length
with maximum memory
- in 99 99 99 99 99 99
- cm 251.5 251.5 251.5 251.5 251.5 251.5


Media handling modes: The printer operates under two basic modes: batch and on demand. Batch mode is used to print and collect labels for later use. On demand mode is used in applications where labels will be used immediately after printing.

  • Batch mode

    In batch mode, the printer unwinds the media from the media supply spindle and prints the labels.

  • Peel-Off mode

    In Peel-Off mode, the printer unwinds the media from the supply spindle, prints the label, automatically peels the label from the media carrier web, and leaves the peeled label at the mouth of the printer. The printer then rewinds the waste label carrier web onto the internal rewinder spindle. The label presentation sensor detects when the label has been removed, and the printer then retracts the media before printing the next label.

  • Tear-Off mode

    In Tear-Off mode, the printer unwinds the media from the supply spindle, prints the label, and leaves the label at the mouth of the printer (aligning the tear point over the tear-off bar). The label presentation sensor detects when the label has been removed, and the printer then retracts the media before printing the next label (to prevent the loss of a form).

  • Tear-Off Strip mode

    In Tear-Off Strip mode, the printer unwinds the media from the supply spindle and continues printing until the print buffer is empty. The printer then positions the last label for removal by aligning the tear point over the tear-off bar. The label presentation sensor can be used in the Tear-Off Strip mode to detect when a label has been removed. When the printer buffer is again loaded, the printer will retract the media before resuming printing to prevent the loss of a form.

Bar codes: The printer is capable of printing bar code symbologies as shown in the following table.

Bar code symbologies

Code
Bar code LP+ IGP V ZGL TGL IGL STGL IPDS

BCD_C39 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BCD_I25 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BCD_C128 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BCD_EAN8 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BCD_EAN13 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BCD_UPCA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BCD_UPCE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
BCD_UPCE0 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
BCD_UPCE1 No Yes Yes No No No No No
BCD_UPCVAR No No No No No Yes No No
BCD_UPCEXT No No No Yes No No No Yes
BCD_MSI Yes No Yes Yes No No No Yes
BCD_MSI10 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
BCD_MSI1010 No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
BCD_MSI1110 No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
BCD_MSI11 No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
BCD_CODABAR Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BCD_C93 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
BCD_POSTNET Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BCD_UCC128 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
BCD_UPCSHIP Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
BCD_205 No No Yes Yes No No No No
BCD_FIM Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
BCD_I25GERMAN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
BCD_CODE11 No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
BCD_PDF417 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BCD_MATRIX205 No Yes No No No No No Yes
BCD_POSTBAR Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
BCD_ROYALBAR Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
BCD_MAXICODE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BCD_UPS11 Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
BCD_TELEPEN Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
BCD_ITF14 No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
BCD_LOGMARS No No No Yes Yes Yes No No

Code
Bar code LP+ IGP V ZGL TGL IGL STGL IPDS

BCD-
DATAMATRIX No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BCD-PLANET No Yes Yes No Yes No No No
BCD-AUSTPOST Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
BCD-PLESSEY No Yes No No Yes No No Yes
BCD-BC412 No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
BCD-C35 Yes Yes No No No No No No
BCD-RSS14 No Yes Yes No No No No No
BCD-RSS14LIM No Yes Yes No No No No No
BCD-RSS14TRU No Yes No No No No No No
BCD-RSS14STK No Yes Yes No No No No No
BCD-RSS14OMNI No Yes No No No No No No
BCD-RSS14EXP No Yes No No No No No No
BCD-AZTEC No Yes No No No No No No

Operating environment

Power consumption

                     R40                R60               R80
203 dpi 300 dpi 203 dpi 300 dpi 203 dpi 300 dpi
10 ips 8 ips 10 ips 8 ips 8 ips 6 ips

Energy Star 24 24 24 24 24 24
(Power watts watts watts watts watts watts
Saver mode)

Standby 50 50 50 50 50 50
watts watts watts watts watts watts

25% print 142 143 205 175 213 212
density watts watts watts watts watts watts

50% print 234 235 360 300 375 373
density watts watts watts watts watts watts

Physical dimensions

                      R40              R60             R80

Outside dimensions 13H x 11.7W 13H x 13.4W 13H x 15.4W
(in) x 20.5D x 20.5D x 20.5D

Weight (lb/kg) 36.6 lb 40 lb 43 lb
(16.6 kg) (18.14 kg) 19.5 kg
37.2 lb 40.6 lb
(16.87 kg) (18.42 kg)

1 Add 7.5 in D and 6 in H for Online Data Validator.
2 Add 1.4 in D for Media Cutter option.

Voltage (all models)

  • 115 or 230 V ac, 50/60 Hz

Temperature (all models)

  • Operating: 5° to 40° C (41° to 104° F)
  • Storage: -20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)

Relative humidity (all models)

  • Operating: 20% to 85% noncondensing
  • Storage: 5% to 85% noncondensing

Acoustics (Model R40)

Per ISO 9296:

  • Maximum noise level — Printing (6 in/sec): 68 dBA
  • Maximum noise level — Standby: 37 dBA

Acoustics (Models R60 and R80)

Per ISO 9296:

  • Maximum noise level — Printing (8 inch/sec): 62 dBA
  • Maximum noise level — Standby: 37 dBA
Hardware requirements

The Infoprint 6700 Thermal Label Printers attach to systems, controllers, and processors through the following adapters:

  • Coax/Twinax
  • Ethernet 10/100 BaseT LAN
  • Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Wireless
  • ASCII
Software requirements

The following tables summarize the IPDS support by platform.

Infoprint 6700 IPDS PSF/VSE, PSF for i5/OS, and PSF for z/OS® support summary

                                          PSF for       PSF for
PSF/VSE i5/OS V5R1 z/OS V3.3.0
V2.2.1 or later or later

Base support:
-- 4028 dev type Yes Yes Yes
-- 3816 dev type Yes Yes Yes
-- 240 dpi Yes Yes Yes
resolution
-- 300 dpi Yes Yes Yes
resolution

Roll input Yes Yes Yes

Roll output Yes Yes Yes

AFP(TM)/IPDS towers All All All
(not including lf3)

Printer connectivity:
-- Ethernet TCP/IP Yes Yes Yes
-- Twinax No Yes No

Font download:
-- Raster Yes Yes Yes

Resident AFP font
collection:
-- 4028 Yes Yes Yes
-- Core Yes Yes Yes
-- Coordinated Yes Yes Yes

Infoprint 6700 IPDS Infoprint Manager summary

                              Infoprint      Infoprint
Manager for Manager
AIX(R) V3.2 for
or later Windows(TM)

Base support:
-- 4028 dev type Yes Yes
-- 3816 dev type Yes Yes
-- 240 dpi resolution Yes Yes
-- 300 dpi resolution Yes Yes

Roll input Yes Yes

Roll output Yes Yes

AFP/IPDS towers All All
(not including lf3)

Printer connectivity:
-- Ethernet TCP/IP Yes Yes

Font download:
-- Raster Yes Yes

Resident AFP font
collection:
-- 4028 Yes Yes
-- Core Yes Yes
-- Coordinated Yes Yes

Infoprint 6700 supported IPDS bar codes

  • X'01': 3-of-9 Code
  • X'02': MSI
  • X'03': UPC/CGPC-Version A
  • X'05': UPC/CGPC-Version E
  • X'06': UPC Two-digit Supplement
  • X'07': UPC Five-digit Supplement
  • X'08': EAN-8
  • X'09': EAN-13
  • X'0A': Industrial 2-of-5
  • X'0B': Matrix 2-of-5
  • X'0C': Interleaved 2-of-5
  • X'0D': Codabar
  • X'11': Code 128
  • X'16': EAN Two-digit Supplement
  • X'17': EAN Five-digit Supplement
  • X'18': POSTNET
  • X'1A': RM4SCC
    • Modifier X'00' — Royal Mail variation
    • Modifier X'01' — Dutch Kix variation
  • X'1B': Japan Postal Bar Code
  • X'1C': Data Matrix 2D
  • X'1D': Maxicode 2D
  • X'1E': PDF417 2D
  • X'1F': Australian Post Bar Code

Printer emulations: With a coax interface, the Infoprint 6700 Printer emulates the following IBM coax printer models:

  • Non-IPDS
    • 3287 Models 1 and 2
    • 4234 Model 1
  • IPDS
    • 4028
    • 3816

With a twinax interface, the Infoprint 6700 Printer emulates the following IBM twinax models:

  • 4234 Model 2
  • 5225

Refer to the Infoprint 6700 Thermal Label Printer Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference Manual for details and limitations concerning the twinax and coax emulations.

The ASCII Emulation software provides the following emulations:

  • Printer protocols:
    • IBM Proprinter III XL
    • Epson FX-1050
    • Printronix P-Series
    • Printronix P-Series XQ
    • Printronix Serial Matrix
  • Page orientations:
    • Portrait/Inverted Portrait
    • Landscape/Inverted Landscape
  • Graphics:
    • Bit Image Graphics
    • P-Series Compatible Plot Mode
  • Vertical page formatting:
    • Printronix P-Series Electronic Vertical Format Unit (EVFU)
    • Serial Matrix Vertical Formatting Unit (VFU)
  • Character sets:
    • IBM PC
    • ECMA-94 Latin 1
    • Multinational
    • DEC Multinational
    • IBM Code Page 437 and 850
    • International symbol sets in the following categories:
      • Arabic Sets
      • Cyrillic Sets
      • European Sets
      • Greek Sets
      • Hebrew Sets
      • Turkish Sets
  • Font typefaces:
    • Courier
    • Letter Gothic
    • OCR-A
    • OCR-B
    • CG Triumverate Bold Condensed
    • True Type (ability to download)

Refer to the Infoprint 6700 Thermal Label Printer ASCII Programmer's Reference Manual for details and limitations concerning the ASCII emulations.

When the Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Network Interface Card is installed, the following network operating systems and protocols are supported:

Operating system                   Protocol

OS/400(R) (V3.2 and later) TCP/IP

Windows NT(TM) 4.0 TCP/IP
Windows 2000 TCP/IP
Windows XP TCP/IP

UNIX(1) TCP/IP

Novell NetWare V3.11, IPX/SPX and TCP/IP
and later
Novell NetWare V4.01, IPX/SPX and TCP/IP
and later

1 The Ethernet Interface supports network printing under various TCP/IP environments including most variations of UNIX®.

Refer to the Infoprint 6700 Ethernet Interface User's Manual for details and limitations concerning the Ethernet NIC Network Support.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: The Infoprint 6700 models are customer setup (CSU). The customer is responsible for:

  • Adequate site, system, and other vendor hardware and software product preparation.
  • Receipt at the customer's receiving dock and placement of the printer.
  • Installation and configuration of the printer by following the instructions in the Quick Setup Guide .
  • Ordering and maintaining an adequate inventory of ribbons, RFID tags, printheads, and cleaning pens.
  • Ordering, installing, and maintaining cables. No cables except a power cord are shipped with the printer.
  • Ordering and replacing the ribbons and printheads.
  • Using the cleaning pens to clean the printheads. Refer to the Supplies section.
  • Changing and replacing forms, including clearing jams and cleaning as appropriate.
  • Using and following the problem determination procedures and filling out the trouble report prior to calling for IBM service.

Installability: The Infoprint 6700 is a customer setup (CSU) machine. All features ordered along with the printer are factory installed prior to shipment.

For a fee, customers can elect to have IBM:

  • Install the printer hardware
  • Configure any printer optional features
  • Install the printer ribbon and explain supplies usage
  • Perform printer hardware configurations
  • Provide key operator training
  • Provide basic instruction on forms loading and adjustments

A label on the outside of the printer shipping box will inform you of the IBM Installation Contract inside. A cover letter inside the box will explain the process and the flat rate price for a single printer and the additional charge for each additional printer.

If you elect to have IBM install the printer, you should call 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378) to have the Infoprint 6700 installed. An IBM representative will return your call to schedule the printer installation. 

Supplies: A wide range of IBM ribbons that have been specifically engineered to enhance the printing capabilities and to prevent premature printhead wear are available for the Infoprint 6700 Printers.

It is recommended that genuine IBM Thermal Ribbons are used with the Infoprint 6700 Printers.

Infoprint 6700 TTW Thermal Transfer Ribbons

This ribbon provides superior print quality on coated and uncoated thermal transfer paper, labels, and tags. Infoprint 6700 TTW ribbons are an excellent choice for general-purpose applications.

Infoprint 6700 TTR Thermal Transfer Ribbons

This ribbon is designed for use with high-end synthetic labels. It provides the highest heat, chemical, and abrasion resistance for label toughness and durability.

Supplies ordering: Supplies can be ordered at 888-IBM-PRINT (426-7746).

The following supplies are available:

Infoprint 6700 TTW Thermal Transfer Ribbons

The part number shown is for one box of ribbons. Each box contains 6 ribbons.

                    Part        Ribbon
Size number type

60 mm x 625 m 69G7318 TTW Ribbon
83 mm x 625 m 69G7319 TTW Ribbon
110 mm x 625 m 69G7320 TTW Ribbon
130 mm x 625 m 69G7321 TTW Ribbon
152 mm x 625 m 69G7322 TTW Ribbon
171 mm x 625 m 69G7323 TTW Ribbon
220 mm x 625 m 69G7324 TTW Ribbon

Infoprint 6700 TTR Thermal Transfer Ribbons

The part number shown is for one box of ribbons. Each box contains 6 ribbons.

                    Part        Ribbon
Size number type

60 mm x 625 m 69G7332 TTR Ribbon
83 mm x 625 m 69G7333 TTR Ribbon
110 mm x 625 m 69G7334 TTR Ribbon
130 mm x 625 m 69G7335 TTR Ribbon
152 mm x 625 m 69G7336 TTR Ribbon
171 mm x 625 m 69G7337 TTR Ribbon
220 mm x 625 m 69G7338 TTR Ribbon

Infoprint 6700 Printheads

The table below shows the part numbers for Infoprint 6700 printheads. The average life of a printhead is about 2 years with a usage of four 625-meter ribbons per month.

                                   Part        Printheads
Size number per box

4-inch printhead, 203 dpi 69G7343 1
4-inch printhead, 300 dpi 69G7344 1

6-inch printhead, 203 dpi 69G7341 1
6-inch printhead, 300 dpi 69G7342 1

8-inch printhead, 203 dpi 69G7339 1
8-inch printhead, 300 dpi 69G7340 1

Printhead, 4 in, 203 dpi, 39U2846 1
RFID
Printhead, 4 in, 300 dpi, 39U2847 1
RFID

Infoprint 6700 Cleaner Pen

One box of cleaner pens is part number 69G7345. Each box contains 12 pens. The cleaning pen will last for up to eight printhead cleanings. The printhead should be cleaned upon changing the ribbon or print media.

The above items are supply items and, as such, are not available from IBM service or included in the warranty or maintenance service agreement.

Security, auditability, and control

These products use the security and auditability features of the host hardware, host software, and/or application software.

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

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Product and maintenance charges
                                                   5x9 IOR  7x24 IOR
month month
Machine Model Purchase maint maint
Description type number price charge charge

IP 6700 Thermal Printer 5504 R40
IP 6700 Thermal Printer 5504 R60 4,399 55 78
IP 6700 Thermal Printer 5504 R80 6,475 75 105

Month
Machine Model Depot
Description type number maint charge

IP 6700 Thermal Printer 5504 R40
IP 6700 Thermal Printer 5504 R60 37
IP 6700 Thermal Printer 5504 R80 45

Optional features: The following features are available for the above models.

                                                5x9    7x24
IOR IOR
month month Depot
Feature Purchase maint maint month
Description number price charge charge charge

Initial order only:

Coax/Twinax Attachment 4830 NC NC NC
E'net 10/100 Adapter 4177 400 NC NC NC
Wireless Ethernet (Initial) 4542 1,000 NC NC NC

IPDS -- Initial 4861 850 NC NC NC
RFID (R40) 4900 2,500

Additional Memory -- Initial 5600 150 NC NC NC
Online Data Validator 5610 2,050 NC NC NC
Telnet (Initial) 4520 495 NC NC NC

300 dpi -- R40 Prthd -- Init 3500 250 NC NC NC
300 dpi -- R60 Prthd -- Init 3501 400 NC NC NC
300 dpi -- R80 Prihd -- Init 3502 500 NC NC NC

Peel and Rewind -- R40 -- Init 5710 300 NC NC NC
Peel and Rewind -- R60 -- Init 5711 400 NC NC NC
Peel and Rewind -- R80 -- Init 5712 500 NC NC NC

Media Cutter and Tray -- R40 7340 1,200 NC NC NC
Media Cutter and Tray -- R60 7360 1,300 NC NC NC
Media Cutter and Tray -- R80 7380 1,700 NC NC NC

TTW Wax 4-in Ribbons -- 6004 255 NC NC NC
qty 12
TTW Wax 6-in Ribbons -- 6006 506 NC NC NC
qty 12
TTW Wax 8-in Ribbons -- 6008 730 NC NC NC
qty 12

MES only:

Coax/Twinax Attach (MES) 5837 NC NC NC
E'net 10/100 Adapter- MES 5180 500 NC NC NC

Wireless Ethernet -- MES 4278 1,250 NC NC NC
RFID (Model R40) 4901 2,500
IPDS (MES) 7866 850 NC NC NC
Additional Memory -- MES 5601 175 NC NC NC
Online Data Validator -- MES 5611 2,563 NC NC NC

Peel and Rewind -- Model R40 5810 375 NC NC NC
Peel and Rewind -- Model R60 5811 500 NC NC NC
Peel and Rewind -- Model R80 5812 625 NC NC NC

Media Cutter and Tray -- R40 7341 1,500 NC NC NC
Media Cutter and Tray -- R60 7361 1,625 NC NC NC
Media Cutter and Tray -- R80 7381 2,125 NC NC NC

5x9 7x24
IOR IOR
month month Depot
Feature Purchase maint maint month
Description number price charge charge charge

Power Cord -- United States 9951 NC NC NC NC
Power Cord -- Chicago 6-ft 9986 NC NC NC NC
Power Cord -- Europe 9970 NC NC NC NC
Power Cord -- United Kingdom 9971 NC NC NC NC
Power Cord -- South Africa 9972 NC NC NC NC
Power Cord -- Italy 9973 NC NC NC NC
Power Cord -- Switzerland 9974 NC NC NC NC
Power Cord -- Denmark 9975 NC NC NC NC
Power Cord -- Israel 9976 NC NC NC NC
Power Cord -- Argentina 9977 NC NC NC NC
Power Cord -- S America-220V 9978 NC NC NC NC
Power Cord -- Australia 9979 NC NC NC NC
Power Cord -- Saudi Arabia 9980 NC NC NC NC
Power Cord -- China 9982 NC NC NC NC

Language groups:

Brazilian Portuguese 2980 NC NC NC NC
English 2924 NC NC NC NC
French 2928 NC NC NC NC
German 2929 NC NC NC NC
Italian 2932 NC NC NC NC
Spanish 2931 NC NC NC NC
Warranty upgrades
                                             Purchase
Machine Model From To price

5504 R40 Depot 5x9 NBD
5504 R60 Depot 5x9 NBD 58
5504 R80 Depot 5x9 NBD 92

5504 R40 Depot 24x7 IOR 137
5504 R60 Depot 24x7 IOR 126
5504 R80 Depot 24x7 IOR 184

               Plant        Field
Feature install install Customer
number only only setup

4830 Yes No Yes
4177 Yes No Yes
4542 Yes No Yes
4861 Yes No Yes
5600 Yes No Yes
5610 Yes No Yes
4520 Yes No Yes
3500 Yes No Yes
3501 Yes No Yes
3502 Yes No Yes
5710 Yes No Yes
5711 Yes No Yes
5712 Yes No Yes
7340 Yes No Yes
7360 Yes No Yes
7380 Yes No Yes
6004 Yes No Yes
6006 Yes No Yes
6008 Yes No Yes
5837 No Yes No
5180 No Yes No
4278 No Yes No
4930 No Yes No
4931 No Yes No

Plant Field
Feature install install Customer
number only only setup

7866 No Yes Yes
5601 No Yes No
5611 No Yes No
5810 No Yes No
5811 No Yes No
5812 No Yes No
7341 No Yes No
7361 No Yes No
7381 No Yes No
9951 Yes No Yes
9986 Yes No Yes
9970 Yes No Yes
9971 Yes No Yes
9972 Yes No Yes
9973 Yes No Yes
9974 Yes No Yes
9975 Yes No Yes
9976 Yes No Yes
9977 Yes No Yes
9978 Yes No Yes
9979 Yes No Yes
9980 Yes No Yes
9982 Yes No Yes
2980 Yes No Yes

Plant Field
Feature install install Customer
number only only setup

2924 Yes No Yes
2928 Yes No Yes
2929 Yes No Yes
2932 Yes No Yes
2931 Yes No Yes
4900 Yes No Yes
4901 No Yes No

Trademarks

  IPDS, AFP, and ServiceSuite are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
  Infoprint, z/OS, AIX, and OS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
  Windows and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
  UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
  Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
Enhancements introduced 11-15-05

The Infoprint 6700 Model R40 RFID feature is being enhanced with:

  • Class 1 Generation 2 Capability
  • A combined 10/100 LAN Ethernet and Wireless feature
  • Class 0+ RFID improvements
    • Improvement in tag yield
  • Class 1.19 RFID Improvements
  • Embedded EPCglobal privacy logo
  • Automatic Tag Calibration
  • New Tag Type Selection Menu

All Infoprint 6700 models are being enhanced with:

  • Datamax emulation
  • PXML support
  • Automatic saving of configuration settings

Today's Model R40 RFID enhancements include:

  • Class 0+ RFID improvements
    • Improvement in tag yield
    • Ability to write-to/read-from the upper 128 bits of memory in Matrics silicon
  • Class 1.19 RFID Improvements
    • Ability to write-to/read-from the upper 256 bits of memory in Philips silicon
  • Class 1 Generation 2 Capability
  • Embedded EPCglobal privacy logo
  • Automatic Tag Calibration by determining optimal power level and tag encoding positioning relative to the antenna position
  • Tag Type Selection Menu located at same place within RFID control menu

All Infoprint 6700 models are being enhanced as follows:

  • A combined 10/100 LAN Ethernet and Wireless feature
  • Datamax emulation which provides emulation support for the Datamax Graphics Language thermal printer (excluding RFID)
  • PXML support
  • Capability to auto save configuration settings

Typical applications include:

  • Bar codes and RFID for shipping and distribution of a wide range of products
  • Shipping/Receiving labels
  • Labeling for chemical and hazardous materials
  • Compliance labeling to meet industrial standards
  • Inventory control

Description

The Infoprint 6700 is a family of compact, rugged industrial thermal printers with nominal print widths of four, six, or eight inches. The models offer print resolution of 203 or 300 dpi and maximum print speeds up to 10 inches per second.

The primary applications are for the production of RFID tags, bar codes, and graphics on labels and tags in an industrial environment.

The Infoprint 6700 Model R40 is being enhanced with the following:

  • Class 0+ RFID improvements
    • Improvement in tag yield
    • Ability to write-to/read-from the upper 128 bits of memory in Matrics silicon
  • Class 1.19 RFID improvement
    • Ability to write-to/read-from the upper 256 bits of memory in Philips silicon
  • Class 1 Generation 2 Capability
  • Embedded EPCglobal privacy logo
  • Automatic Tag Calibration by determining optimal power level and tag encoding positioning relative to the antenna position
  • Tag Type Selection Menu located at same place within RFID control menu

All Infoprint 6700 Models are being enhanced with:

  • A new feature that provides both the LAN Ethernet and Wireless attachment with one feature number
  • Datamax emulation which provides emulation support for the Datamax Graphics Language thermal printer (excluding RFID)
  • PXML support
  • Auto configuration save capability

All of the above functions (except the combined Ethernet feature) will be shipped as standard on all Infoprint 6700 Printers shipped after November 18, 2005.

(#4287) Dual 10/100 Ethernet — Initial order

(#4387) Dual 10/100 Ethernet — MES

This Dual Ethernet feature provides two Ethernet Adapter Cards — a Wireless and a LAN 10/100 BaseT adapter. These two cards are the same adapter cards provided by:

  • (#4177) Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Ethernet Adapter — Initial order
  • (#5180) Ethernet 10/100 BaseT NIC Adapter — MES
  • (#4542) Wireless Ethernet (Initial)
  • (#4278) Wireless Ethernet (MES)

Maximum number of features: One of either feature number 4287 or 4387

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Compatibility conflicts: This feature uses both of the two available PCI adapter slots.

This feature cannot be installed with any of the following:

  • Coax/Twinax (#4830, #5837)
  • Wireless Ethernet (#4542, #4278)
  • 10/100 Ethernet (#4177, #5180)

Customer setup: Yes for initial order (#4287), no for MES (#4387). Feature number 4387 field installation is performed by IBM Field Engineering.

PXML: PXML is an XML-based printer connectivity and control capability that allows third parties to control and monitor print jobs and printer status. Developed with open XML standards, PXML allows RFID and device-management software to interface easily with the Infoprint 6700.

Connectivity and control solutions no longer require proprietary software, saving users time and money in software design, support, and maintenance.

PXML enables independent solution providers to deliver a single software solution to monitor, manage, and control an Infoprint 6700 printer or group of printers. These solutions can be driven from a central or remote location across the enterprise.

For more information, refer to the Infoprint 6700 Series Thermal Printer: PXML Developer's Specification Manual (IBM form number G550-0509).

Datamax emulation: For more information, refer to the Infoprint 6700 Series Thermal Printer: DGL Programmer's Reference Manual (IBM form number G550-0508).

Class 1 Generation 2 Tag Types: The following Class 1 Generation 2 tags are supported as read/write, 96 bits:

  • EPC Gen2 96
  • TI Dallas G2
  • Avery AD220 G2
  • Imp Banjo G2
  • Imp Prop G2
  • Alien Squig G2
  • RAF Square G2
  • RAF Short G2
Accessibility by people with disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Controls and latches are operable with one hand and minimal dexterity.
  • Keys are discernible by touch without activating them.
  • The display, controls, latches, and levers are accessible to someone in a wheel chair.
  • Color is used as an enhancement for conveying information, and as an additional method of distinguishing between buttons, controls, and latches.

Trademarks

  Infoprint is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
  Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
Publications
                                                            Order
Title number

Infoprint(R) 6700 Quick Setup Guide G550-0450
Infoprint 6700 User's Guide G550-0449
Infoprint 6700 ASCII Programmer's G550-0452
Reference
Infoprint 6700 IGP Programmer's G550-0453
Reference
Infoprint 6700 Code V Programmer's G550-0454
Reference
Infoprint 6700 IPDS(TM) Programmer's G550-0457
Reference
Infoprint 6700 Coax/Twinax Programmer's G550-0456
Reference
Infoprint 6700 Ethernet Interface User's G550-0458
Manual
Infoprint 6700 Safety Manual G550-0460
Infoprint 6700 Printer Management Utility G550-0455
Infoprint 6700 RFID Labeling Reference G550-0459
Manual
Infoprint 6700 PXML Developer's G550-0509

Specification Manual
Infoprint 6700 DGL Programmer's G550-0508
Reference
IBM ZGL Reference Manual G550-0425
IBM TGL Reference Manual G550-0462
IBM IGL Reference Manual G550-0463
IBM STGL Reference Manual G550-0464

<>IBM Systems Library Subscription Service (SLSS) is available.
 
Technical information
Specified operating environment Hardware requirements

The Infoprint 6700 Thermal Label Printers attach to systems, controllers, and processors through the following adapters:

  • Coax/Twinax
  • Ethernet 10/100 BaseT LAN
  • Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Wireless
  • ASCII
Planning information Security, auditability, and control

These products use the security and auditability features of the host hardware, software, and/or application software.

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

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Product and maintenance charges

Infoprint 6700 Thermal Printer Models R40, R60, and R80

                                                 9x5    24x7
IOR IOR
mnthly mnthly Depot
Feature Purchase maint maint mnthly
Description number price charge charge charge

Dual 10/100 Ethernet -- Init 4287 NC NC NC
Dual 10/100 Ethernet -- MES 4387 1,240 NC NC NC

NC = No charge

               Plant          Field
Feature install install Customer
number only only setup

4287 Yes No Yes
4387 No Yes No