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Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty

Genicom 3940IP Line Printer
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
Genicom 3940IP

Change jobs without changing paper on the multipath 3940IP printer in an IBM application.

Heavy-duty use in manufacturing, warehouse, healthcare, and retail operations. They Get Your Jobs Done On Time. Designed for IBM environments, the 3940IP and 3910IS serial printers deliver outstanding performance at up to 600 cps so you get more work done faster.

Like Two Printers In One. The 3940IP features a dual paper handling system with auto-switching paper paths. Now you can load two different continuous forms and switch between them so you can change jobs without changing paper. Or load two identical forms for longer unattended print runs.

Single-Path Alternative.
The 3910IS printer is designed with one paper path serving either front or bottom feed. They Make Tough Jobs Easier. These versatile workhorses have all the features needed for mission-critical printing. The 3940IP provides automatic forms thickness sensing and adjustment for up to 6-part forms. Both models give you zeroinch tear-off, automatic paper park, and automatic top of form.

Built For The Long Run.
The rugged 3940IP and 3910IS belong to a family of printers that have proven themselves in the most extreme environments: from dusty, exposed warehouses to backoffice operations where every second counts and nonstop printing is essential.

Plug Into Any Application.
Multiple system connections include IBM, networks, PCs, and workstations. These printers will serve you well in many applications, including shared-resource or network printing, multipart forms and labels, and bar codes.

Key Features

  • Fast at up to 600 cps.
  • Patented, dual paper handling system with auto-switching paper paths.
  • Single-path alternative (3910IS).
  • Heavy-duty printing with GENICOMs legendary reliability.
  • Dual application IBM coax or twinax host plus CENTRONICS parallel.
  • Up to 6-part forms.
  • Automatic forms-thickness sensing and adjustment (3940IP).
  • Zero-inch tear-off, automatic paper park, and automatic top of form.
  • Control panel lockout feature to prevent unwanted changes in print jobs.
  • Y2K compliant.

Printing Technology: Serial impact dot matrix
Print Head: 18-pin
Speeds (cps):
12 cpi 10 cpi
DP 600 500
LQ 150 125

Standard: Gothic, Courier
Non-IBM Mode: Wide Gothic, Micro-Gothic,
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

Character Sets: 22 international language options, plus CECP, APL (coax) and LAC (twinax)

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

Head Slew: 50 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.

Print Line: 13.6 in.

Dot Graphic (dpi): 60 to 400H x 72 to 144V*

Print Control
Margins: Left and right any position
Horizontal Tabs: 32*
Vertical Tabs: 12*
Print Position: Absolute and relative
HxV head position*

Formats: 4 user-defined forms

Paper Handling

Front/ Rear/ Forms
Bottom Manual Thickness
Feed Feed Adjust
3940IP Yes Yes Auto
3910IS Yes No Manual

Features: Paper parking, auto top of form, zero-inch tear-off, paper out sensor, auto forms thickness adjustment (3940IP)

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 5 in both front/bottom and rear paper paths

Max. Forms Thickness: 0.025 in.
Paper Slew: 5/15 ips
Coax: IBM Models 3262, 3268, 3287, 4214-1, 4224 non-IPDS, 4234-1
Twinax: IBM Models 5256, 5224, 5225, 4214-2, 4234-2, 4245
Non-IBM Mode: ANSI X3.64, Epson FX286e, IBM-GP, IBM Proprinter III XL

Interfaces and Connectivity
Twinax: Adapter cable, self-terminating T connector
Coax: Adapter cable, IBM 3270 with DSC/DSE and SNA (LU1, LU3)
Input Buffer: 64K

Size (HxWxD): 12.1 x 26.9 x 15.7 in.
(296 x 683 x 402 mm)
Weight: 54 lbs (24.5 kg)
Acoustics: 55 dBa in quiet mode
(3910IS: 58 dBa)
Operating Environment
Voltage: 115 or 230V 15% externally selectable; 50 or 60 Hz 2 Hz
Power Input:
Standby: 35 watts (120 BTU/Hr)
Printing: 130 watts (433 BTU/Hr)
Temperature: 50 to 104 F (10 to 40 C)
Humidity: 20 to 90% relative

MTBF: 10,000 hours @ 25% duty cycle
Workload: Up to 27,000 pages per month
MTTR: 30 min. by a qualified technician
Print Head: 700 million draft characters
Ribbon Life: 15 million draft characters

Type: Cartridge, clean hands, nylon fabric
Life: 15 million draft characters

Pedestal, paper catch tray, forms rack, paper basket, output paper rack
*Emulation dependent