IBM Infoprint 4308-001 Color 8 Printer



Infoprint Color 8

IBM 4308-001 Color Laser Printer (Infoprint Color 8)
4308-001 02N7170 (New)

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  • High-quality, 600-dpi color and monochrome output at up to 8 pages per minute
  • Industry-standard color-matching support
  • Single-pass color engine design optimizes speed and reliability
  • Prints on a wide variety of media, including transparencies, labels and card stock
  • Adobe PostScript 3 and PCL 5c enable superior print quality and fast performance
  • Ready for e-business, with remote printer management and printer access via the Internet
  • IBM SuppliesPacTM option enables Web-based ordering with next-day delivery
Advancing color printing to the speed of today's e-business environment, the IBM Infoprint Color 8 prints high-quality color documents from a variety of applications. Backed by IBM's outstanding service and support, the Infoprint Color 8 is the ideal choice for your business printing needs.

Reliable price performance
The IBM Infoprint Color 8, with a speed of up to 8 full-color pages per minute, is twice as fast as comparable products in the same price range. The high-performance 200 MHz MIPS R5000 processor allows fast printing even with complex documents. The printer's straight, single pass paper path optimizes printing speed and reliability, while allowing for greater media choices, including labels, transparencies and card stock.

Optimal print quality
Utilizing Heidelberg color technology, the printer can produce sharp, clear text and vibrant color images. With optimized color-matching capabilities, you can produce documents with higher color fidelity.

Compatible with your printing environment
The IBM Infoprint Color 8 helps preserve your investment in systems and software by supporting major network environments and computer platforms. With true Adobe PostScript, you can print from a wide variety of applications.

Management and control
The IBM Infoprint Color 8 can monitor itself and send e-mail alerts to the network administrator. You can remotely monitor the printer's status and change its configuration via a Web browser using Web pages embedded in the printer. The Infoprint Color 8 also supports the monitoring portion of the Network Printer Manager (NPM) Utility.

Genuine IBM supplies and paper
Maximize the performance of your printer by using only genuine IBM supplies and paper, which are designed to provide exceptional print quality and reliability. Contact IBM at or ask your local dealer for more information.

IBM Infoprint Color 8 Printer at a glance
Print Speed (up to)
8 pages per minute (ppm) in color and monochrome
600 x 600 dpi
Monthly Usage
Up to 25,000 pages1
32MB std/144MB max (using 8MB, 16 MB and 32MB SIMMS)
200 MHz MIPS R5000 Processor
Paper Handling
Standard Input Capacity
Primary Tray: up to 500 sheets
Manual Feed Input: up to 100 sheets (handles transparencies, labels and card stock)
Optional Input Capacity
Secondary Tray: up to 500 sheets
Output Capacity
Document Stacker: up to 250 sheets, face-down stacking
Special Media Stacker: up to 100 sheets for special printing, face-up stacking (for transparencies, labels and card stock)
Media types:High-quality electrophotographic copier/printer paper; labels, transparencies, and card stock designed for laser printers
Sheet sizes:A6 (105 x 148 mm) to A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Letter (8.5" x 11"] to Legal 14 (8.5" x 14.0"]
Custom sizes: 3.5" - 8.5" x 5.5" - 14"
(86.4 mm - 216 mm x 140 mm - 355.6 mm)
from Manual Feed Input only
Paper weights:17 to 28 lbs. (64 to 105 g/m2) standard and optional trays
20 to 44 lbs. (75 to 165 g/m2) manual feed input
Physical Attachments
Bi-directional Parallel (IEEE 1284)
RISC System/6000 servers and workstations, IBM Netfinity and PC Servers, IBM Network Stations, IBM PC 3000 and Aptiva, IBM ThinkPad and compatibles
Network Interface Card (NIC) - Options (one card)3
Fast Ethernet: 10/100BaseTX (RJ-45); Token-Ring 4 /16 UTP/STP (RJ-45 and 9 pin)
Printer Drivers
Microsoft Windows 3.x, Windows for Workgroups 3.x, Windows 95/98, Windows NT 4.0, IBM OS/2 2.11 and Warp, IBM AIX, Mac OS, Sun Solaris, SCO-UNIX, HP-UX, OS/400 Workstation Customization Object (for HTP)
Network Operating Systems
Novell Netware (IPX/SPX and TCP/IP), Microsoft Windows NT Server (TCP/IP and DLC), Mac OS (AppleTalk), IBM OS/2 Warp Server (TCP/IP), AIX (TCP/IP), HP-UX (TCP/IP), Sun Solaris (TCP/IP), SCO-UNIX (TCP/IP), OS/400 (TCP/IP)
Software Support
Network Printer Manager (NPM) for Windows and NPM for the Web
HTML embedded Web page
IBM TCP/IP Network Port Monitor for Windows NT 4.0
IBM LPR Remote Printing Client Utility for Windows 95/98
IBM DLC for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0
Color Utilities
Color Management Utility, Color Swatch Utility, ICC Profiles
Physical Characteristics
Base Printer
Width:18.8" (478 mm)
Depth:24.5" (622 mm)
Height:15.6" (396 mm)
Weight:106 lbs. (48 kg)
Printer with optional paper input drawer
Width:18.8" (478 mm)
Depth:24.5" (622 mm)
Height:24.6" (627 mm)
Weight:159 lbs. (72 kg)4
Power Requirements
Low voltage: 120 V + 5.5%, -15%, 50/60 Hz
Environmental Conditions
Relative Humidity: 20% to 80% RH; Temperature: 61 to 90 F (16 to 32 C); Acoustics: 54 dBA (operating), 45 dBA (idle)
Toner (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black): Yield up to 3,000 pages at 5% coverage
Image Drums (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black): Yield up to 13,000 pages
Oiler Roller Assembly: Yield up to 10,000 pages
Waste Toner Container: Yield up to 25,000 pages
Transfer Belt Assembly: Yield up to 50,000 pages
Fuser Assembly: Yield up to 60,000 pages
1This figure represents a maximum monthly printing rate. IBM does not recommend printing this monthly maximum on a consistent basis.
2Additional memory may be required depending on printer configuration and print job complexity
3With a Network Interface Card installed, the Parallel Port cannot be used
4The base of the second paper input drawer contains additional weight for stability purposes
*The IBM Infoprint Color 8, when used in accordance with its associated documentation, is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the 20th and 21st centuries, provided all other products (for example, software, hardware, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it. This fact sheet is a Year 2000 Readiness Disclosure issued pursuant to the Information and Readiness Disclosure Act.
This product is Euro Hardware Ready.
International Business Machines Corporation 1999