Lexmark Forms Printer 2581 & 2581n (and +)


Lexmark 2581-100 Printer
2581-100 Lexmark Forms Printer
2581-100 11C2572 11C2552 (New)

2581-100 Lexmark Forms Printer 2581
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
2581-100 11C2552

2581-110 Lexmark Forms Printer 2581n
2581-110 11C2573 11C2553 (New)

2581-110 Lexmark Forms Printer 2581n
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
2581-110 11C2553

2581-500 Lexmark Forms Printer 2581+
Fully refurbished with 1-year warranty
2581-500 11C0111

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Reliability and performance, the Lexmark way

Built on Lexmark's proven heritage for superior performance and reliability, the Lexmark Forms Printer 2500 Series gives you everything you need to achieve your true productivity potential. In addition to rapid print speeds as fast as 510 cps, these printers boast a rugged design that can handle even the most extreme environments and workloads. This includes powerful print heads that reach up to 300 million characters, and a robust MTBF of 12,500 POH*. What's more, thanks to their 2MB of built-in flash memory, you'll benefit from greater functionality than ever before, like expanded bar code support, non-volatile fonts and remote management! *Power-on hours rated at 25% duty cycle

Enter a world of versatility

Whatever you're printing, from invoices to packing slips to shelf labels, you can always count on true Lexmark versatility. Each printer comes with a handy Push/Pull Tractor, allowing you to switch between push and pull feeds effortlessly for a smooth, versatile paper feed. You can also benefit from an array of flexible paper-handling options: like an Automatic Sheet Feeder to load a stack of cut-sheet media, envelopes or multipart forms. Or a Tractor 2 to load two types of continuous forms simultaneously. Want to run longer without stopping? Then opt for the high-yield ribbons, which include automatic re-inking to reduce user intervention.

Life at the printer just got even simpler!

These forms printers are incredibly easy to use right out of the box. First, there's no Web connection needed for driver set up. Everything's on the CD, just slide it in and go! Loading ribbons and installing media options takes just seconds. And there are lots of user-friendly operational features too. The new operator panel gives you easy access to all printer functions, and includes intuitive font indicators that show you what the fonts look like. What's more, each model offers character and page counts via the operator panel (or via Web page on network models), allowing you to monitor supplies and page usage effectively!

Connect on your own terms

Connectivity features include standard Parallel and USB ports, as well as an optional internal serial port*. For even greater possibilities, benefit from our network models which include built-in Ethernet and security features such as IPSec, http, SNMPv3 and 802.1x authentication. Additionally, they support multiple protocols including IPX/SPX and TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6). Best of all, each network model comes with MarkVision Professional software, which gives you a simple new way to manage your printers remotely. You can configure and query your devices, update firmware and troubleshoot issues, all via a flexible, user-friendly interface. A major plus for your helpdesk!

Lexmark's guarantee to you

At Lexmark, we're always working hard to ensure you achieve maximum productivity and minimum downtime. Our Forms Printer 2500 Series includes our solid service warranty of Two-year Exchange, with a response time of next business day (in serviceable areas). For an even greater level of peace of mind, you can opt for one of our extended-warranty service offerings.

High Yield Black Re-Inking Ribbon
3070166 Standard Yield Black Re-inking Ribbon
3070166 Minimum Qty= 5 (New)

Standard Yield Black Re-inking Ribbon
3070169 High Yield Black Re-Inking Ribbon
3070169 Minimum Qty = 6 (New)


1021294 USB (2 Meter) Cable
1021294 (New)

Lexmark N4050e 802.11g Wireless Print Server
MarkNet N7000e Fast Ethernet Print Server - USB
MarkNet N7002e Fast Ethernet Print Server - Parallel
MarkNet N7020e Gigabit Ethernet Print Server
MarkNet N7020e Gigabit Ethernet Print Server
14T0220 4-Port USB MarkNet N7020e Gigabit Ethernet Print Server
14T0220 40X1592 4034-720 (New)

Paper Handling

The Dual Tractor Option attaches to the front of the printer and provides dual tractor capability with a second tractor feed for continuous forms. This option allows the user to have two different types of continuous forms loaded in the printer simultaneously.
The Tractor Linking function automatically loads the unused tractor when the tractor in use runs out of forms.
A convenient manual feed tray on top of the feeder allows you to manually feed cut sheets or envelopes while the Tractor 2 is installed.
12T0696 Dual tractor Option
12T0696 (New)

Extended Warranties

Print Technology9-Pin Dot Matrix
UNSPSC Code43.21.21.02
Print SpeedsUp to 304 cps Draft @12 cpi
Up to 510 cps Fast Draft @ 12cpi
Up to 76 cps Near Letter Quality @ 12 cpi
Resolution240 x 144 dots per inch
Linux Operating Systems SupportedRed Hat Enterprise Linux WS 3.0, 4.0, 5.0
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.0, 9.0, 10.0
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1, 4.0
Linspire Linux 5.0
SUSE Linux 10.0, 10.1, 10.2
Microsoft Windows Operating Systems SupportedMicrosoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows NT (4.00/4.00 Server)
Microsoft Windows Me
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98 2nd Edition
Microsoft Windows XP x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Vista x64
Standard PortsRegular:
Centronics IEEE 1284 Bidirectional Parallel
Network Version:
Ethernet 10/100BaseTX (RJ-45)
Centronics IEEE 1284 Bidirectional Parallel
Optional Network PortsLexmark N4050e 802.11g Wireless Print Server (Print Only)
External MarkNet' N7020e Gigabit Ethernet
Network Printing Methods
(Network Version)
Direct IP (Port 9100)
IPP (Internet Printing Protocol)
NDS Queue-based Printing
Enhanced IP (Port 9400)
Network Protocol Support
(Network Version)
TCP/IP Set of Application Services
(Network Version)
Zero configuration
NTP: Network Time Protocol
ping, finger, telnet
Network Management Protocols
(Network Version)
http (SSL/TLS)
Network Security
(Network Version)
SSL* Enabled Embedded Web Server
TCP/IP port access control
802.1x Authentication: MD5, MSCHAPv2, LEAP, PEAP, TLS, TTLS
*This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit.
Standard PortsCentronics IEEE 1284 Bidirectional Parallel
Optional Local PortsInternal RS-232C serial Only on Non-network Model
Optional Network PortsLexmark N4000e Fast Ethernet (Print Only)
Lexmark N4050e 802.11g Wireless Print Server (Print Only)
External MarkNet N7020e Gigabit Ethernet
External MarkNet N7000e Fast Ethernet (USB)
External MarkNet N7002e Fast Ethernet (parallel)
Paper Handling StandardFront Tractor Feeder
Paper Handling OptionalAutomatic Sheet Feeder (wide)
Tractor 2 (wide)
Media Sizes SupportedSingle-part or multi-part Continuous Forms(16.0" or 406mm maximum page width, 3.0" or 76mm minimum page width, 22.0" or 559mm maximum page length, 3.0" or 76mm minimum page length)
Wide Sheet Fed Paper (14.33" or 364mm maximum page width, 4.13" or 105mm minimum page width, 22.0" or 559mm maximum page length, 5.5" or 139mm minimum page length)
Single-part or multi-part Cut Forms (16.5" or 420mm maximum page width, 3.0" or 76mm minimum page width, 22.0" or 559mm maximum page length, 3.0" or 76mm minimum page length)
Media Types SupportedMulti-part forms - Up to 1+5 Parts (up to 0.020" or 0.51 mm paper thickness)
Single-part forms - 16 to 24 lbs, 60 to 90 gsm (0.0045" or 0.11 mm paper thickness)
Forms or Paper - 16 to 24 lbs, 60 to 90 gsm (0.0045" or 0.11mm maximum paper thickness)
Printer Languages (Standard)Epson Emulation
Personal Printer Data Stream (PPDS)
Okidata MICROLINE Emulation
Text FontsFast Draft, Draft, Courier, Gothic
10, 12, 15, 17.1, 20 cpi
Proportional Spaced (PS)
Bar Codes EAN-8
Code 3 of 9
Codabar (NW-7)
Interleaved 2 of 5
Industrial 2 of 5
Code 128
US Postal (POSTNET 5-digit ZIP Code)
Memory512 KB
Noise Level, Idle0 dBA
Print Noise Level, Operating56 dBA
Maximum Print Line ("]13.6 inches
Maximum Print Line (mm)345.4 mm
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)12,500 POH @ 25% duty cycle
Product Warranty2 Year Exchange, Next Business Day Response
Product CertificationsEnergy Star, UL 60950-1, CSA, FCC Class B, VCCI, CB IEC 60950-1, SEMKO, GS (T'V), CE Class B, SMA C-Tick
Supplies YieldOptional 8 million characters (draft mode at 10 cpi)- Re-Inking Ribbon
Standard 4 million characters (draft mode at 10 cpi) - Re-Inking Ribbon
Country of OriginSingapore
Average Power in Standby with Power Saver On9 Watts
Average Power while Printing38 Watts
Specified Operating EnvironmentHumidity: 8 to 90% Relative Humidity
Temperature: 10 to 40'C (50 to 104'F)
Packaged Size (" - H x W x D)12.8 x 29.6 x 16.1 in.
Packaged Size (mm - H x W x D)325 x 751 x 408 mm
Packaged Weight (kg)12.3 kg
Packaged Weight (lbs)27.1 lb.
Size (" - H x W x D)7.7 x 24.9 x 11.4 in.
Size (mm - H x W x D)195 x 634 x 290 mm
Weight (kg)9.8 kg
Weight (lbs)21.6 lb.