IBM Infoprint 4000 MICR Series Continuous Forms


IBM Infoprint 4000 Advanced Function MICR Printing System


For high-speed, MICR printing at either 240 or 300-dpi resolution.

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  • Consistent high-quality MICR printing
  • Cost-effective, continuous-forms printing with 17-inch wide print line
  • 240/300-dpi switchable resolution
  • Speeds up to 501 two-up 8.5 x 11 inch or 472 two-up A4 impressions per minute
  • Powerful control unit with advanced operator interface and flexible attachment capabilities

The IBM Infoprint 4000 Advanced Function MICR Printing System is a high-speed, high-volume, continuous-forms printer that provides you with exceptional reliability, excellent print quality and cost-effective Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) printing. With this printing system, you can choose your resolution: 240, 300 or optionally switchable between 240 and 300-dots per inch (dpi).

The Infoprint MICR Printing System prints at speeds of up to 501 impressions per minute (ipm) for 2-up printing on 8.5 x 11 inch paper or up to 472 ipm for 2-up printing on A4 paper (8.33 x 11.67 inches).

Reliable MICR Printing

MICR describes the special typeface and ink used to encode the numbers and symbols used on the bottom line of checks and other documents that can be recognized by high-speed magnetic or optical readers, such as the IBM 3890 and 3895 check processors.

The Infoprint 4000 MICR Printer uses magnetic toner to provide output that is highly durable and readable with very high-read rates. The printing system also features a MICR test font with outline characters that you can use to ensure that MICR applications are developed safely without loss of font security. This high-performance MICR printing allows financial institutions to reduce costs and improve their customer responsiveness by eliminating the need for expensive, preprinted forms.

Application Flexibility

Based on the proven IBM Advanced Function Printer technology, the IBM Infoprint 4000 MICR Printing System offers all-points-addressable printing. The system supports vertical and horizontal perf-to-perf printing with roll-feed paper. In addition, pinless roll-feed paper can be loaded for maximum efficiency and greater paper savings.

Bar codes and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) applications also are well-suited to this MICR printer's ability to accurately register exact print placement on continuous forms.

In addition, by combining IBM's exclusive Page Positioning capabilities with the control unit, you can print up to four logical pages on a sheet. Each page can be a distinct size and sequenced, rotated and positioned as you wish. This can be done easily outside of your application programs.

Leading-Edge Controller

The new, more powerful Advanced Function Common Control UnitTM (AFCCUTM) uses IBM's renowned RISC System/6000 (RS/6000TM) technology. The enhanced control unit gives you the flexibility of switching the resolution to either 240 or 300-dpi. This IBM exclusive moves high-production printers one step closer to the industry-wide, open-system objectives. Error recovery is another key function enabled by IBM's leading-edge technology. For example, the control unit manages paper jam recovery for the entire system, including the post-processing equipment.

Excellent Print Quality

The IBM Infoprint 4000 MICR Printing System provides leading-edge print quality. Together the developer system and IBM's exclusive Print Quality Enhancement provide darker black fill, smoother edges and boldness control. Both enhance the overall image you project with your documents.

Pre- and Post-processing Capabilities

The pre- and post-processing interfaces provide added input and output capabilities beyond the standard input source and output stacker. By adding roll-feed input and automated output options, long print jobs can be printed with little operator intervention. Depending on size, one roll can last up to six hours, which is ideal for a "lights out" environment.

Advanced Function Printing

The IBM Infoprint 4000 MICR Printing System takes full advantage of IBM's Advanced Function PrintingTM (AFPTM) software to bring enhanced printing capabilities that include:

  • Printing up to four logical pages on a sheet
  • Printing vector graphics, compressed images and text anywhere on the page
  • Printing with multiple character sets or fonts
  • Application flexibility including electronic forms and bar codes
  • WYSIWYG viewing of the document, either before or after printing

The IBM Infoprint 4000 MICR Printing System offers these key features and benefits:

  • Excellent MICR print quality
  • A choice of resolutions: 240, 300 or an option to switch between 240 and 300-dpi
  • AFP capabilities, including compressed images and vector graphics
  • High-quality, high-speed, continuous-forms printing for high-volume applications
  • Exceptional reliability
  • Operator productivity enhancements such as the ability to add toner while printing

  • IBM Infoprint 4000 Advanced Function MICR Printing System at a glance
    Print Speed (up to)
    1-up 8.5" x 11"
    1-up A4
    2-up 8.5" x 11"
    2-up A4
    Usage (max/mo. in millions)
    1-up 8.5" x 11" 8.0
    1-up A4 8.1
    2-up 8.5" x 11" 12.3
    2-up A4 11.5
    Paper Capacities
    Input:Up to 16" (406 mm) stack of paper
    Output: Up to 14" (355 mm) stack of paper
    Pre- and Post-processing Interfaces allow additional capabilities
    Width:8" to 18"/203 to 457 mm
    Length: 7" to 14"/178 to 356 mm standard; Up to 28"
    (711mm) with RPQ (additional memory required)
    Weight: 20 to 24 lbs. (75 to 90 gsm)
    Paper type: Preprinted or blank fanfold forms, roll feed paper, some labelsv
    System Attachments
    S/370TM parallel channel
    S/390 ESCON channel
    Token-Ring (TCP/IP) or Ethernet (TCP/IP) for AS/400, PS/2 and RS/6000
    AFP Software Support
    PSFTM /MVSTM , PSF/VM, PSF/VSETM , PSF for OS/400,PSF for AIX, PSF for OS/2
    Standard Features
    Choice of resolution: 240 or 300 dpi
    Toner on the Fly
    64 MB memory
    Enhanced Pre- and Post-Processing Interface (Feature code 4710)
    XGA Touch Screen Operator Panel/Display
    S/370, ESCON Channel, Token-Ring (TCP/IP), or Ethernet (TCP/IP) attachment
    Switchable resolution printhead
    Pre- and Post-Processing Interface
    32 or 64 MB additional memory
    Advanced Function Post-Processing Interface
    Second attachment: S/370, ESCON, Token-Ring (TCP/IP), or Ethernet TCP/IP) attachment
    Dynamic Two-Channel Switching with two S/370 or two ESCON Channel attachments
    Physical Characteristics
    92" to 94" (2,339 to 2,402 mm)
    37" (930 mm)
    59" (1500 mm)
    2,486 lbs. (1,128 kg)
    Power Requirements
    208/220/230/240 VAC/60 Hz 3-phase 4-wire
    380/400/415 VAC/50 Hz 3-phase 5-wire
    200/220 VAC/50 Hz or 60 Hz 3-phase 4-wire
    Voltage determined by country standards
    Power Consumption
    60 Hz
    50 Hz
    Sleep Mode
    1.75 kVA
    1.75 kVA
    Ready Mode
    3.43 kVA
    3.48 kVA
    Printing with 28 lb. paper
    12.4 kVA
    12.0 kVA
    with 20 lb. paper
    10.6 kVA
    10.3 kVA
    Environmental Conditions
    Permitted temperature and relative humidity ranges:
    Temperature: 60.8 to 84.2 F (16 to 29 C)
    Relative Humidity: 20% to 80% RH
    Optimal temperature and relative humidity ranges:
    Temperature: 65 to 75 F (18 to 24 C)
    Humidity: 40% to 60% RH
    60 Hz: 65 dBA (operating), 58 dBA (idle)
    50 Hz: 65 dBA (operating), 57 dBA (idle)