Lexmark Optra E and Ep Laser Printer Family


Optra 4026-070 E+ Laser Printer
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty

Retired, no longer available: Contact for alternatives

69G8256 Toner for Optra E family
69g8256 3K Page Yield Compatible (New)

Optra E and Ep
Optra E:
-Enhanced PCL 5 emulation
-Available with 1MB flash memory

Optra Ep:
-PostScript Level 2 emulation
-Enhanced PCL 5 emulation

  • True 600 x 600 dpi
  • 16 Mhz RISC processor
  • 150-sheet input/100-sheet output
  • Optional 250-sheet input drawer
  • Prints on envelopes, index cards and transparencies
  • Optional carrying case

Plug and Play Compatibility and Performance

The Optra Ep and E printers are plug and play compatible with Windows.

Quick Print+ speeds performance and reduces memory requirements by launching a page while data transfer is in progress. The Print Accelerator mode speeds PCL printing using a high speed data transfer protocol.

High-Quality Output

Printing documents, graphs or spreadsheets on Optra Ep and E model laser printers provide the professional quality output you want. With true 600 x 600 dpi print resolution, these printers deliver outstanding graphics and text print quality.

Proven Technology, Space-saving Footprint

A six-page-per-minute engine, combined with a 16-MHz RISC processor and RAMSmart(TM) intelligent memory management ensure that you'll have the printer power and throughput for your general-purpose printing needs.

The Optra Ep is a 2MB model with PostScript Level 2 and enhanced PCL emulations. The two Optra E models -- both with 1MB RAM and one with 1MB flash memory -- are PCL compatible.

The Optra Ep and E models are built business-tough with a 10,000-page-per-month duty cycle and a small footprint for desktop use.

There's even an optional carrying case to easily transport the printer to where ever you need to work.

Superior Paper Handling

The Optra Ep and E models accommodate up to 150 sheets of input and 100 sheets of output. An optional 250-sheet input drawer is available for increased capacity.

These printers are even versatile enough to handle transparencies, envelopes and occasional labels.

Network Connectivity

Network Support

MarkNet XLe print servers support Token-Ring and Ethernet for simultaneous multiprotocol support for printing from multiple network operating systems

  • Banyan VINES
  • EtherTalk
  • IBM
  • IBM AIX/6000
  • IBM OS/400
  • Microsoft LAN Manager
  • Novell NetWare
  • OS/2 LAN Server
  • TokenTalk
  • Windows NT
MarkNet XLe print servers also concurrently support
  • HP-UX
  • NCR UNIX System V
  • SunOS
  • Sun Solaris
  • Sun Solaris x86
  • TCP/IP for AIX/6000
  • UnixWare
Optra Ep
  • High-speed bidirectional parallel port (IEEE 1284)
  • Optional high-speed serial port (RS-232C/RS-422) requires external serial adapter option
  • Optional MarkNet XLe print servers: Token-Ring (4Mbps or 16Mbps), Ethernet (10BaseT or 10Base2)
  • Flash memory on MarkNet XLe print servers lets you add or upgrade network operating systems from your PC


Speed:Up to 6 ppm @ 600 dpi
Processor:16 MHz AMD 29205 RISC processor
Memory:Optra Ep
  • 2MB standard, expandable to 6MB
Optra E
  • 1MB standard, expandable to 5MB
  • RAMSmart intelligent memory management
  • Quick Print+ mode prints most pages in standard memory*
  • 1MB flash memory available on pre-configured Optra E model to
    permanently store fonts, forms and macros
Communications:MarkVision provides bidirectional parallel status feedback and interactive setup, configuration and monitoring in Windows 95, Windows 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups 3.11 environments Network Printing Alliance Protocol 1.0, an open standard for bidirectional network communications
Compatibility:Optra Ep
  • PostScript Level 2 emulation standard
  • Enhanced PCL 5 emulation standard
  • SmartSwitch auto-emulation sensing
  • Plug and Play compatible with Windows 95
  • PPDS Migration Tool
Optra E
  • Same as Optra Ep without PostScript Level 2 emulation
Print Quality:True 600 x 600 dpi
300 x 300 dpi with Print Quality Enhancement Technology (PQET)
Font Selection:Optra Ep
  • 39 scalable fonts (PostScript)
  • 45 scalable fonts (PCL)
  • 2 bitmapped fonts (PCL)
  • Symbol Set (PCL)
Optra E
  • 26 scalable fonts (PCL 5e)
  • Symbol Set (PCL 5e)
Maximum Print Line:Optra Ep
  • 13.67" (347.1mm) landscape
  • 8.16" (207.4mm) portrait
Optra E
  • 13.5" (342.5mm) landscape
  • 8" (203.2mm) portrait
Paper Handling:Single-sheet manual input
150-sheet input tray
100-sheet output bin
Up to 10 envelopes input
Up to 10 transparencies input
Optional 250-sheet second drawer
Usability Features:Easy-to-use one-button, six-LED operator panel
Quick Start setup utility
Environmental Features:Energy Star compliant PowerSaver mode
Ozone-free electrophotography
Operation ReSource processes returnable print cartridges
Size/Weight:Physical Printer Dimensions:
Width: 349 mm (13.7 in)
Depth: 246 mm ( 9.7 in) (with Input paper tray closed)
Height: 219 mm ( 8.6 in) (with Output paper tray closed)

Width: 349 mm (13.7 in)
Depth: 378 mm (14.9 in) (with Input paper trays open)
Height: 298 mm (11.7 in) (with Output paper tray open)

13.2 lbs. (6 kg)

Acoustics:47 decibels running; 30 decibels idle
Duty Cycle:Maximum of 10,000 pages per month
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