Genicom 3870


Genicom 3870 printer

Load two different continuous forms and switch between them. Load two identical continuous forms and run longer print jobs unattended.

Product Overview

Like Two Printers In One.
    Patented, dual paper handling system with auto-switching paper paths. Two sets of 6-pin push tractors for rear and front/bottom paper feeding.
High-Performance, Multipurpose Printing.
    Blazing speeds up to 900 cps.

    Shared-resource and network printing.

    Heavy-duty printing applications.

    Recommended workload: up to 35,000 pages per month.

    GENICOM's legendary reliability.
Features That Make Tough Jobs Easier.
    Automatic forms thickness sensing and adjustment for up to 7-part forms.

    Zero-inch tear-off, automatic paper park, automatic top of form, and paper motion sensor.

    Automatic interface switching between serial and parallel.

    Control panel lockout feature to prevent unwanted changes in print jobs.

Technology: Serial impact dot matrix Print Head: 18-pin Speeds (cps):

12 cpi10 cpi16.7 cpi


Gothic, Courier, Wide Gothic, Gothic Italic, Courier Italic, Micro-Gothic, OCR-A, OCR-B\

Bar Codes:

Interleaved 2 of 5, Bidirectional 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Code 3 of 9, EAN-2, EAN-5, EAN-8, EAN-13, Code 11, Code BCD, Codabar a/t, Codabar b/n, Codabar c/*, Codabar d/e, UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-2, UPC-5, Code 93, Code 128 (A-B-C), MSI, POSTNET

Character Sets:
DEC VT100 Line Draw; IBM Set I, II, and All Character Set; 18 international character set substitution; IBM Code Page - 437, 850, 852, 863; ISO 8859-1, -2, -3, -4, -9; Roman 8; Mazowia (Poland)

Print Modes:
Proportional, compressed, shadow, double strike, underline, expanded (2 to 8 times), superscript, subscript, oversize (2 to 187 times)

Head Slew:
75 ips maximum

LF Interval:
35 msec at 6 lpi

Character Spacing:
10, 12, 13, 15, 16.7, 17.1, and 20 cpi, plus program selectable

Line Spacing:
3, 4, 6, and 8 lpi, plus n/144 in. program selectable

Print Line:
13.6 in.

Dot Graphic (dpi):
60 to 400H x 72 to 144V (emulation dependent); supports DEC Sixel Graphics

Print Control
Left and right any position

Horizontal Tabs:

Vertical Tabs:

Print Position:
Absolute and relative HxV head position*

4 user-defined forms

Auto-Perf Skip:
Selectable auto-perf skip
*Emulation dependent
Flexible Paper Handling
Front/Bottom Feed

Rear/Manual Feed Auto Forms Thickness Adjust

Paper Handling:
Paper parking, auto top of form, zero-inch tear-off, paper out sensor, auto forms thickness adjustment, and paper motion sensor

Paper Drive:
6-pin push tractors

Paper Dimensions:
Continuous forms 3" to 16" W x 22" L maximum; single document insertion 3.5" to 17" W x 5" to 17" L with minimum W to L ratio of .45

Number of Copies:
Original plus 6 in front/bottom path; original plus 5 in rear paper path

Max. Forms Thickness:
0.025 in.

Paper Slew:
5/15 ips

ANSI X3.64, GENICOM 3410, Epson FX286e, IBM Proprinter III XL, IBM-GP, DEC LA210

Interfaces and Connectivity
CENTRONICS parallel - 36-pin Amphenol; speed: 30Kbytes/sec EIA/TIA-232 (RS-232) serial - 25-pin type DB female; speeds: 110, 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200 baud Auto interface switching between serial and parallel interfaces

Input Buffer:

RS-422, IBM Coax/Twinax, TCP/IP, Novell

Size (HxWxD):
12.1 x 26.9 x 13.9 in. (296 x 683 x 353 mm)

52 lbs (23.6 kg)

Shipping Weight:
63 lbs (28.5 kg)

Less than 60 dBa

Operating Environment
115 or 230 15% autosensing; 50 or 60 Hz 2 Hz

Power Input:
Standby: 35 watts (120 BTU/Hr) Printing: 130 watts (433 BTU/Hr)

50 to 104 F (10 to 40 C)

20% to 90% relative

10,000 hours @ 25% duty cycle

Up to 35,000 pages per month

30 min. by a qualified technician

Ribbon Life:
15 million draft characters

Cartridge, clean hands, nylon fabric

15 million draft characters

Accessories and Upgrades
Universal pedestal

Paper catch tray

Paper basket

Output paper rack

RS-422 interface

Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Copyright 2002 by GENICOM, L.L.C. Last updated 01 January 2002