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Genicom 3811


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High performance serial printers with exceptional paper handling versatility.

A Heavy Duty Designed Printer
Designed for heavy duty requirements, the 3811 serial matrix printer delivers outstanding performance at speeds up to 1100 CPS. Designed for the general data processing market, this new model is an extension of GENICOM's well-known 3800 serial printer family.

Simplicity Meets Advanced Technology
The simplicity of design incorporates advanced print head technology, with a head life of two (2) times that of other products. Dual paper path with optional second tractors make light work of even your largest print runs. The advanced paper handling, two forms loaded up to 1+7-part, and resident barcode fonts make it the ideal choice for multiple-part form printing on both the manufacturing floor and in warehouse applications. Other markets include healthcare, retail, and transportation with mid to high-end application printing needs.

Features That Save You Time ...
The GENICOM 3811 printer can do your mission-critical printing using several timesaving features, including automatic forms thickness sensing and adjustment, automatic paper park, and automatic top of form.

These printers require no preventive maintenance and have high MTBF ratings of up to 10,000 hours. The bottom line? Less downtime which means your work is done on schedule.

... And Is Easy To Connect
The 3811 offers an externally accessible plugable I/O slot for optional connectivity, such as 10/100 Ethernet and IBM TX/CX, providing flexible system connectivity.

And zero-inch tear-off reduces paper waste and decreases paper cost.

Key Features

  • Up to 1100 cps @ 10 cpi draft.
  • Dual paper paths with optional second tractors for busy work environments.
  • Up to 1+7 part forms with automatic forms thickness sensing and adjustment.
  • Zero-inch tear-off, automatic top of form, automatic paper park.
  • Automatic interface switching.
  • Shared-resource environments.
  • Four available formats for forms setup storage.
  • 22 bar codes including POSTNET.
  • Easily installed I/O connectivity.

Printing Technology:
  • Matrix impact
    Print Head:
  • 18-wire; 0.012" (0.30 mm) dia.
    Speed (cps):

    10 cpi 12 cpi
    HSD1100 --
  • Draft, Courier, Gothic, download characters, OCR A/B ext., Script, Prestige, Orator br>Bar Codes:
  • POSTNET, 2 of 5 (Interleaved, Bidirectional, Matrix, Industrial), Code 39/11/93/128 (A, B, C), EAN 2/5/8/13, Codabar a-t/b-n/c-*/d-e, UPC 2/5/A/E, MSI
    Character Sets:
  • PC standard set (CS1, CS2); 15 Epson National character sets; IBM Code Page 437, 850, 851, 852, 853, 855, 860, 863, 864, 865, 866, 867; ISO char. sets 8859/1-/9; plus Mazowia, Turkish, Kamenicky, Greek, and CWI
    Character Spacing:
  • 10, 12, 15, 16.7, 17.1, 20 cpi
    Line Spacing:
  • 6, 8, 12, n/72, n/144, n/216 lpi
    Print Line:
  • 136-column, 13.6 inch
    Dot Graphics (dpi):
  • 60, 72, 80, 90, 120, 144, 240 H; 72, 144 V

    Paper Handling
    Paper Drive:
  • 6-pin push tractors with paper parking, auto TOF, and zero tear-off.
    Paper Width:

  • PushPull
    Front3 - 17.5"3 - 17.5"
    Rear3 - 17.5"NA
    BottomNA3 - 15"
    Manual Sheet4.5 - 17.5"NA
  • Max. 24"; Min. 4" for manual sheet
    Number of Copies:
  • Selectable impact force; Front: original +7
    Maximum Forms Thickness:
  • 0.025" (.635mm)
    Forms Thickness Adjustment:
  • Automatic, fixed, manual

  • Epson LQ series, IBM PP XL24/XL24 AGM, 1220 ANSI, ANSI 3.64

    Interfaces and Connectivity
  • Auto interface switching
  • EIA/TIA-232 (RS-232) and EIA-422 (RS-422) - 25-pin female; 38400 baud maximum
  • CENTRONICS - 36-pin; 30Kbytes/sec. maximum
    Network (Optional):
  • Ethernet 10/100; IBM TX/CX
    Input Buffer:
  • 32K adjustable (shared with download character buffer)

    Size (HxWxD):
  • 13.75 x 28.5 x 15.75 inches
  • 73 lbs.
  • 82 lbs.
    Acoustics Emission:
  • 56 dBa

    Operating Environment
  • 120 VAC +10% -15%; 50/60Hz 2Hz
  • 230 VAC +10% -19%; 50Hz 2Hz
  • Operating: 50 to 104 F (10 to 40 C)
  • Storage: -31 to 149 F (-35 to 65 C)
  • Operating: 10% to 90% noncondensing
  • Storage: 5% to 95% noncondensing

  • 10,000 hours @ 25% DC
  • 30 minutes
    Ribbon Life:
  • Up to 20 million draft characters

  • Cartridge, nylon fabric Accessories and Upgrades
  • Printer stand
  • Second tractor set

  • Specifications subject to change without notice.
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