Decision Data Models 6530 & 6531


Decision Data Models 6530/31

The new 6530 series offers the latest in serial matrix technology combined with interface selections to meet today's expansive and changing printing requirements. With the 6530/31, users can select the right serial matrix printer for their application. Moreover, its interfaces, configurations and options make the 6530/31 a true investment in your printing needs for today and tomorrow.


  • Flexibility
  • Multi-platform compatibility
  • Investment protection
  • Superior price performance
Advantages and Features
The 6530/31 serial matrix printers support multiple data streams: Twinax and Coax SCS and ASCII. Users can choose from a variety of models and configurations to meet system and user requirements and applications. If system requirements change, users can select from an extensive array of options to support new requirements.

The 6530/31 series has the flexibility and forms handling capability to support multi-part forms, financial reports, invoices, payroll information and program listings.

All Twinax and Coax 6530/31 printers have an ASCII emulation port for dual system attachment. Model 6530/31-01 printers offer users the ability to select automatic data stream switching between the parallel port and Twinax and Coax SCS. The 6530 supports a range of printer speeds - from 67 cps for NQL mode to 270 cps for DP mode to 350 cps for fast draft mode.

      • 67 cps to 350 cps
      • Multi-part forms and reports
      • Zero line tear off support
      • Dual system attachment
Decision Data's 6530/31 printers offer 3270, AS/400, RS/6000 and LAN users true IBM supported ASCII or SCS emulation that can be easily installed on IBM Systems as replacements for existing products or new printer requirements. Standard support for ASCII and Twinax/Coax SCS models enables system support for popular applications programs.
      • Multi-platform support - AS/400, RS/6000, 3270, LAN
      • Multiple data stream support - ASCII, Twinax/Coax or IPDS
Price Performance and Investment Protection
The 6530/31 printers are designed to provide maximum performance at competitive prices. To save time and expense, 6530/31 printers all support zero line tear off. This automatically advances forms at the completion of a print job and repositions after removal. With the 6530, users can select the right printer at the right price at order time and have confidence that the selected printer can grow with their ever-changing requirements. Your options for costs savings, as well as investment protection, are designed to match your business needs as they change.

Product Specifications
Model 6530
80 col.
Model 6531
132 col.
Twinax/Coax SCS, ASCII 01 01
Coax SCS/ASCI I 02 02
ASCII only 03 03
Print Speeds
Fast Draft DP Modeode NLQ Mode
6530 350 CPS 270 CPS 67 CPS
6531 350 CPS 270 CPS 67 CPS
Line Spacing 3/4/6/8 operator panel or system selection, emulation dependent
Character Spacing 10, 12, 13.3, 15, 16.7, 18, operator panel or system selection, emulation dependent
Printer Interfaces 01 SCS Twinax SCS with ASCII parallel port.
Emulations are: Twinax - IBM 4214-2, 5224-2, ASCII - IBM Proprinter XL III or Epson 1050
02 Coax SCS with ASCII parallel port.
Emulations are: Coax 3287, ASCII - IBM Proprinter XL III or Epson 1050
03 Centronics parallel.
Emulations are: ASCII - IBM Proprinter XL III or Epson 1050
Data Stream Switching User controller auto switching between parallel and Twinax ports
System Support AS/400 ASCII or Twinax system feature dependent
RS/6000 ASCII system via RS-232 or Centronics port
LAN ASCII system via Centronics port
3270 ASCII or Coax system feature dependent
Graphic Options ASCII models only: 7 resident bar codes, 3 of 9, Codes 128, EAN 6, EAN 13, interleaved 2/5, UPC-A, Postnet
Supplies/ Options General purpose ribbon - 4 million characters
Printhead - 12 million characters, included in maintenance
Physical Specifications
6530 6531
Print Line 80 columns 132 columns
Width 49.7 cm (19 inches) 63.9 cm (25.2 inches)
Depth 28.7 cm (11.3 inches) 28.7 cm (11.3 inches)
Height 19.1 cm (7.5 inches) 19.1 cm (7.5 inches)
Weight 6.7 kg (14.8 lbs) 8.5 kg (18.7 lbs)
Acoustics 6530/31 50 dba - Quite mode per ISO 7770
Power Requirements 100/120/220/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, Energy Star compliant