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Lexmark Optra 1200 Printer


Optra 1200 Color Laser (5050-001, 11F0000)
Optra 1200n Color Laser (5050-N01, 11F0001)


  • Color LED, four color in-line print process (CMYK)
  • Up to 12 ppm color or monochrome
  • High-performance 200 MHz NEC Vr 5000 (64 bit) RISC processor
  • Level 2 cache for high speed controller performance
  • PostScript Level 2
  • PCL 5 with color emulation
  • PCL XL emulations standard (mono)
  • Drivers for Windows 3.1x, Windows 95/98, Windows NT 4.0, OS/2, UNIX, Macintosh (networked model only)
  • Web servers supported:
    • Netscape Enterprise Server 2.0 or higher
    • Netscape FastTrack Server 2.0 or higher
    • Netscape Communications Server 1.2 or higher
    • Sun WebServer 1.0
    • Any http 1.0 compliant server, such as Apache
  • Browser software supported:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows 95/98 3.01, 4.0x
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows NT 3.01, 4.0x
    • Netscape Navigator for Windows 95/98 3.01, 4.0x
    • Netscape Navigator for Windows NT 3.01, 4.0x
    • Netscape Navigator for UNIX 3.0x, 4.x
Print Quality
  • True 600 x 600 dpi
  • 1200 Image Quality
  • Color control: Color match to your preferences; select Vivid mode to brighten colors or Display Match mode to simulate the colors on your screen Color management profiles for Windows ICM, Apple ColorSync 2.0, Agfa FotoTune and PANTONE-CALIBRATED solid color simulations, PostScript Level 2 device-independent color support
  • Optra Color 1200: 32MB standard, 128MB maximum
  • Optra Color 1200nl: 32MB standard, 128MB maximum
  • Optra Color 1200n: 64MB standard, 128MB maximum
Paper Handling
  • Optra Color 1200: 250 + 100/250, optional two 250-sheet input drawers
  • Optra Color 1200nl: 250 + 100/250, optional two 250-sheet input drawers
  • Optra Color 1200n: 250 + 250 + 100/250, optional 250-sheet input drawer
  • High-Speed Bidirectional Parallel Port (IEEE 1284 ECP compliant)
  • Ethernet 100Base TX/10BaseT standard on Optra Color 1200nl and Optra Color 1200n (occupies one of the two Internal Solutions Ports)
  • Two Internal Solutions Ports which support the following options:
    • MarkNet? S Ethernet (10BaseT/10Base2), Ethernet (10BaseT/100BaseTX), or Token Ring (4/16 Mbps) internal print servers for simultaneous support of over 30 network environments, including Microsoft? Windows NT? Novell? Netware? (including full NDS support), IBM OS/2 Warp (LAN) Server, UNIX, TCP/IP and AppleTalk
    • Tri-Port Adapter with concurrent support for serial RS-232C/RS-422, LocalTalk and Infrared Twinax/Coax solutions for direct attachment to IBM 3720 and 5250 environments (SCS) 1284C parallel port option (includes 1284 A to C cable)
  • Inbound fax-ready by attaching third party fax modem via Tri-Port option
  • MarkNet Pro family of external print servers
  • MarkNet S and MarkNet Pro adapters support Novell (IPX/SPX), AppleTalk (EtherTalk and TokenTalk), TCP/IP and LexLink (DLC/LLC) protocols
  • To assist in setup, the MarkVision Printer Management Utilities are recommended
  • MarkVision Printer Management Utility includes support for Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, OS/2 Warp, Mac OS, Sun Solaris and many UNIX systems
  • Web browser-based intranet and Internet printer management
  • Job statistics storable on optional hard disk
  • Lexmark Print Management Services for installing Microsoft Small Business Server environments
  • The Solaris Ready model includes MarkVision for Sun Systems and Intranet Servers. The Solaris Ready logo indicates that the product has passed Sun's standards for reliability, integration, and ease-of-installation.
  • Requirements for Plug and Print in MarkVision for Sun Solaris operating systems include:
    • TCP/IP network
    • DHCP server that supports and can use "Vendor Specific Option 190"
    • DNS support for IP host name resolution
    • Lexmark MarkNet Pro or MarkNet S print server with firmware version x.8.19 or later
    • One or more MarkVision servers
MarkNet Protocols and Network Operating System Support
  • Not Applicable
Management and Control
  • Not Applicable
Font Selection
  • 75 scalable fonts (PostScript Level 2, PCL)
  • 2 PCL bitmapped fonts (POSTNET and Line Printer)
  • 78 symbol sets, including Latin 1, Latin 2, Latin 5, Latin 6, Cyrillic and Greek
Maximum Print Line
  • Length: 16.67" (423mm)
  • Width: 11.46" (288mm)
Usability Features
  • Manual duplex support for printing on both sides of paper
  • Multi-up printing selectable from operator panel or printer driver
  • Single-job cancel removes single print job without affecting other jobs in queue
  • Web browser support to check printer menu settings remotely
  • Printer Status Window (Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0 printer drivers) provides remote user view of configuration and status
  • Online technical support directly accessible at Lexmark's Support
Environmental Features
  • Energy Star compliant
  • Power Saver mode
  • Toner Saver mode for reduced toner cartridge
  • Optra Color 1200:
    • 21.85" W x 26.38" D x 11.93" H (555mm x 670mm x 303mm)
    • 112 lbs (51 kg)
  • Optra Color 1200nl:
    • 21.85" W x 26.38" D x 11.93" H (555mm x 670mm x 303mm)
    • 112 lbs (51 kg)
  • Optra Color 1200n:
    • 21.85" W x 26.38" D x 15.8" H (555mm x 670mm x 401/3mm)
    • 138.4 lbs (63 kg)
  • Rear exit tray, optional input drawers and multipurpose tray increase height or depth
  • 50 dBA (operating)
  • 42 dBA (standby)
  • 35 dBA (idle)
  • Lexmark recommends an IEEE-1284 compliant parallel cable
  • Optional 10-foot Parallel Cable (p/n 1329605)
  • Optional 20-foot Parallel Cable (p/n 1427498)
  • Magenta Cartridge: 6,500 pages (p/n 12A1451)
  • Cyan Cartridge: 6,500 pages (p/n 12A1452)
  • Yellow Cartridge: 6,500 pages (p/n 12A1453)
  • Black Cartridge: 6,500 pages (p/n 12A1454)
  • Color Photoconductor Set: 13,000 pages (p/n 12A1455)
  • Black Photoconductor Kit: 13,000 pages (p/n 12A1450)
  • 250-sheet drawer (p/n 11F0138)
  • Transparencies - 50 sheets (letter) (p/n 12A0540)
  • OptraImage 322 Mono/Color for convenience copying capability (p/n 14B0132)
  • MarkVision for UNIX Networks and MarkVision for UNIX Intranet Servers (p/n 13A2140). UNIX includes: AIX, Digital, NCR, HP-UX, SCO, Sun Solarisx86, Sun Solaris, SunOS, Silicon Graphics, UNIXware
  • Optra Multimedia Assistant on CD-ROM (p/n10MV050)
Duty Cycle
    Maximum of 20,000 pages per month (color and mono), based on a single month's usage