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Continuing the 25-plus year history of quality Digital printing solutions, Compaq introduces the LN32 laser printer, providing the perfect combination of speed and performance for your department, with complete interoperability for Digital UNIX, Open VMS, Windows and Windows NT environments.

When you're looking for the perfect combination of speed and performance for your department, Compaq has the answer.

The most impatient user in your department will appreciate the Compaq LN32 Laser Printer's fast 32-page per minute output. And the most discriminating eyes will applaud resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi - at rated speed. What's more, you get Adobe PostScript3 for the ultimate in providing increased font capacity, graphic definition, and precise representation of complex images.

Customize the printer to meet your changing needs. Modular paper-handling options give you the flexibility to go from standard output to production-level duplexing, collating and stapling a variety of sizes and stocks.

Digital Environment
The LN32 is fully supported in all Digital environments; OpenVMS VAX and Alpha, Digital UNIX, and NT. For VMS environments, as well as PC and Macintosh systems (via PATHWORKS), there is enhanced software called DECprint Supervisor (DCPS v1.7) which offers powerful PostScript printing. DCPS supports many applications and printers from multiple vendors. DCPS automatically detects multiple printer languages and translates them to PostScript. DCPS also increases desktop printer control, adds sophisticated output features and promotes greater user productivity.

Remote Control Print Management Software
For network and system administrators, the LN32 Laser Printer includes Compaq Remote Control Print Management Software - a graphical tool that allows the monitoring and management of not only the LN32, but all of your SNMP printers across a TCP/IP network.

High-performance Printing
To busy workgroups or departments, the LN32 brings speed, advanced document-handling capabilities, and standard Ethernet 10/100BaseT and 10Base2 network connectivity. The LN32's optional duplexing capabilities, varied media support, and network management tools deliver additional convenience, further enhancing the printer's value to users and the overall network environment.

For graphic arts, desktop publishing, and prepress users, the LN32 offers maximum flexibility in page layout and design. It accepts media sizes ranging from postcard to 11 x 17- inch, and also allows users to print edge-to-edge on ledger, A3, .and 11 x 17-inch page sizes. And with image enhancement technology that delivers up to 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution, you'll be delighted with saturated blacks, crisp edges, and finely detailed halftones.

In the paper intensive finance, insurance and health care industries, the LN32 offers speed, reliability, large capacity input and output devices, duplexing, collating and stapling - a single printer that meets a variety of needs. For mission critical environments, the printers can be managed from a single network administrator who can find and solve problems right from his or her desk.

The standard LN32 is based on a MIPS 5000 RISC processor operating at 133 MHz and is network ready with 10/100BaseT and 10/Base2 supporting TCP/IP, Novell Netware and LAT protocols. It features 32 MB RAM, which is user-configurable and expandable via two controller SIMM slots to a total of 96 MB. A second model includes duplex, a 2,500 sheet input feeder, and a 2,000 sheet finisher/stapler. An optional 8 MB flash SIMM is available for storing fonts and forms.

Advanced Controller Architecture
At the heart of the LN32 is the controller architecture, which allows faster print speeds, higher resolution, cross-platform migration, and open access to evolving multi-functional document handling technology.

The controller's processing power generates up to 50 percent greater throughput than competitive models when printing complex graphics. The controller architecture has been specifically designed and developed to easily enable future printer technology enhancements and migration across printer platforms. As new applications emerge, such as Print-on-Demand and multi-function printing (MFP) capabilities, the controller architecture is designed to grow with application requirements, extending the life of the printer.

Enhanced efficiency of the processor and memory allows the controller architecture to maximize printer resources by performing multiple processes at the same time.

Remote Control Print Management Software
As PC networks expand, managing the cost and efficiency of shared resources such as printers becomes more critical. The LN32 ships with Remote Control Print Management Software, a tool for Network/System Administrators that allows the monitoring and management of not only the LN32, but all of your SNMP printers across a TCP/IP network. This includes the ability to monitor printer activity, change printer settings, perform firmware upgrades, control configurations and log errors. The administrator has instant access to printer information, the ability to solve problems quickly and without the overhead of visiting each and every printer.

Web-based User Management
The LN32 also allows Web-based configuration and printing. Every printer can be accessible by its own address on the World Wide Web, through which users can find printers on the network, track status of the printer and jobs, and check consumable levels.

Printer Languages
The LN32 includes PCL5e and Adobe PostScript 3 for industry standard application compatibility. Adobe PostScript 3 provides increased font capacity, graphic definition, and precise representation of complex images. Its smooth shading command increases processing speed up to six times, and it produces perfect blends with no banding.

Versatile Printing Options
The LN32 can print on letter, legal, and ledger sizes, plus A3, A4, A5, B4, B5, 8.5 x 13-inch, 11 x 17-inch, statement, universal, and executive formats. The LN32 also handles DL, C5, Com 10, and Monarch envelopes.

The base printer comes with two 500-sheet trays and a 50-sheet bypass feeder. An optional high-capacity feeder acts as a stand for the printer and adds one 500-sheets tray and two 1,000-sheets trays. An optional envelope feeder can handle 100 envelopes. The trays can accommodate a variety of stocks and sizes - from half-page size to 11 x 17 inches.

The standard output bin automatically collates and offsets up to 500 pages. An optional finisher/stapler holds 2,000 additional sheets in three bins and can staple up to 50 sheets. A mailbox option on top of the printer has 10 bins, each of which can hold 100 sheets, and can be used to collate for multiple copies or separate jobs.

You can save on toner usage and maintain acceptable print qualities by using the multi-level toner saver mode.

Support for the most popular operating systems

  • Windows 3.1, 95/98
  • Windows NT
  • Macintosh
  • UNIX
  • OpenVMS
  • Novell
The Compaq LN32 Laser Printer is Year 20002 compliant and Euro ready and comes with a one-year on-site Limited Warranty1 from Compaq Customer Services.

This is a Year 2000 Readiness Disclosure of Compaq Computer Corporation. For further information and notices about Compaq's Year 2000 readiness, please visit our Internet Web site at
Compaq, the Compaq Logo, DECprint, Open VMS, and PATHWORKS are trademarks of Compaq Computer Corporation. Windows, Windows NT and Windows 95/98 are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. GENICOM designs and markets a wide range of printing solutions and is a supplier of Compaq-branded printers. GENICOM warrants that the Remote Control Software will correctly process, calculate and compare and sequence date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including leap year calculations. GENICOM warrants that the LN16 and LN32 do not utilize a date function and are immune to errors associated with the century change and with the leap year 2000. Compaq conducts its business in a manner that conserves the environment and protects the safety and help of its employees, customers and the community. Copyright 1999 GENICOM Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Compaq and GENICOM believe the information in this publication is accurate as of its publication date; such information is subject to change without notice. Compaq Computer Corporation shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions herein, nor for indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including lost profits) resulting from the furnishing, performance or use of this material. Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Compaq Computer Corporation reserves the right to alter or withdraw any and all elements of these programs at any time.