Okidata ML395 and ML395C


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Oki 395 Printer
Oki 395c Printer

Okidata MICROLINE 395

Legendary reliability, high-volume output, flexible forms handling, and lightning-fast throughput. This 24-pin dot matrix printer delivers high productivity and superior print quality.
  • Epson/IBM emulations
  • Five-part forms capability
  • Zero tear capability
  • ML395C prints in 7 colors

Model is shown here with optional bottom feed push tractor.

Also available in MICROLINE 395C color model.

The Tank-Tough printer with flexible forms handling, and lightning-fast throughput

The OKI MICROLINE395 and four-color ML395C printers are built to deliver trouble-free reliability - with relentless, high-volume output, flexible paper handling, and swift printing speeds.

Each of its four print speeds is among the fastest in its class. At 610 cps, the High-Speed Draft mode blasts through spreadsheet reports in no time. The 485-cps Utility and 245-cps Near Letter Quality modes kick out drafts and memos at a rapid clip. And the 165-cps Letter Quality mode delivers crisp, clear correspondence and proposals in short order.

Use the ML395/395C's optional bottom push tractor and the bottom feed's straight-through paper path for those hard-to-handle labels, card stock, and forms with up to 5 parts. Add the top feed for single sheets and envelopes, the rear push feed for fanfold paper.

A time-saving "paper park" function lets you switch forms at the push of a button. And, for trouble-free unsupervised operation, there are optional single- or dual-bin cut sheet feeders. The ML395 even saves paper: its zero-tear function advances a printed page to the perforation and lets you tear it off cleanly and precisely. Then it positions the next page for printing automatically.

Getting the job done - with style

Make a lasting, professional-looking impression with the ML395/395C's four built-in, letter-quality resident fonts, eight resident barcode fonts, including USPS-certified PostNet -- to save you money on mailings.

The ML395/395C lets you get up and running easily with all of today's popular software programs, and its Novellcompatibility makes it network-ready.

For quick attachment to a variety of systems, the printer also features parallel and serial interfaces, standard.

With the ML395C, your graphics, charts, transparencies and text presentations will sizzle in a vibrant rainbow of colors, as well as black.

For those users who demand the ultimate sharpness in their text, an optional black film ribbon works with both the ML395 and ML395C. Use it for proposals and letters that have to look their crisp, professional best.

Rugged. Dependable. Virtually unstoppable. The ML395/395C is all that and more. It comes with a printhead rated for 200 million characters. And the ML395 has an MTBF of 8,000 hours.

Ask your authorized OKI Dealer to show you the fast, flexible 24-pin workhorse that's sure to be a winner in your busy office.

Detailed Specifications: Side-by-Side Comparison

Print Speed And Quality
Super Speed
Draft (cps)**
High Speed Draft (cps)610610
Utility Speed (cps)485485
Near Letter Quality Speed (cps)245245
Letter Quality Speed (cps)165165
Number Of Colors1
Maximum Graphics Resolution (dpi)360 x 360360 x 360
Fonts and Bar Codes
Resident Scalable FontsN/AN/A
Resident Bar Code FontsYes (8 Types*)Yes (8 Types*)
Paper Handling
No. Of Copies44
Automatic Paper Forms LoadingYesYes
Short Tear OffYesYes
Zero Tear OffYesYes
Rear FeedYesYes
Bottom Feedw/Pull or Bott. Trac.w/Pull or Bott. Trac.
Pin Feed PlatenN/AN/A
Top Pull TractorsOptionalOptional
Push TractorsRear / (Opt. Bott.)Rear / (Opt. Bott.)
Paper Feed Rate (inch per second)1010
Cut Sheet Feeder Option1 or 2 Bins1 or 2 Bins
Roll Paper Stand OptionN/AN/A
Parallel InterfaceStandardStandard
Serial InterfaceStandardStandard
Number of Pins2424
Autogapping PrintheadN/AN/A
Expanded Head GapN/AN/A
Printhead Life (characters)200 million200 million
Memory Buffer Size23K (64K w/DLL)23K (64K w/DLL)
MTBF (hours)
Monthly Workload (pages)17,00017,000
Operating / Physical Specifications
Noise Level In Operating Mode (dBA)5858
Noise Level In Quiet Mode (dBA)5656
Ribbon Life (characters)4 million4 million
Power Voltage120v or 220v120v or 220v
EPA Energy Star ComplianceYesYes
Dimensions Of Narrow Carriage w/out Box
(W x D x H) (inches)
Dimensions Of Wide Carriage w/out Box
(W x D x H) (inches)
22.4 x 16.4 x 7.122.4 x 16.4 x 7.1
Weight Of Narrow Carriage w/out Box (lb.)N/AN/A
Weight Of Wide Carriage w/out Box (lb.)3737
Additional Features
Front Panel Direct Access ControlsYesYes
Front Panel Limited Function ModeYesYes
EmulationsEpson LQ 2550 and IBM XL24E co-resident
OS CompatibilityWindows XP, 2000, 98/95, 3.x and NT 4.0; MS-DOS; Novell 4.x