3835-001 IBM PAGE PRINTER MODEL 001
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The 3835 Page/Advanced Printer is a channel-attached, intermediate speed, nonimpact, continuous forms printer which provides high-quality Advanced Function Printing. The 3835 Page/Advanced Printer is a member of the Advanced Function Printer family which includes the 3800, 3812, 3816, 3820, 3825, 3827, 3828 3829, 3900, 3916 and 3930 Printers.
Model Abstract 3835-001
The Model 1 is a nonimpact, 240 pel, all points addressable, Advanced Function Printer that supports a wide variety of continuous forms paper sizes and weights with high print quality. The Model 1 is enabled to print to within 1/6-inch of the page horizontal perforation. The Model 1 prints OCR-A, OCR-B, and Bar codes, and prints on preprinted forms, perforated forms, and labels. The Model 1 features machine-resident diagnostics for quick problem analysis and advanced Function Printing Support on MVS/370 and MVS/XA with MVS/JES2 and MVS/JES 3 and under VSE with VSE/POWER. The Model 1 uses an electrophotographic process on a wide range of paper sizes to print at speeds up to 88 pages per minute. Advanced Function Printing Support is available for the 3835 Page Printer under MVS, VM, VSE, and AS/400. National Language support is provided for operator panel in five languages, plus numerics. The Model 1 supports an IPDS data stream, has support for Advanced Function Image and Graphics Applications, and has hardware performance-assist for image decompression.
The IBM/Pennant 3835 Page Printer, consisting of two models, is a channel-attached, fanfold printer which provides high-quality Advanced Function printing.
Model Description 3835-001
Specific features of the 3835-001 are the following:
No blank pages between jobs are produced by the 3835 unless requested by the operator via the NPRO button or sent by the host.
Preprinted papers (forms and letterheads), which are electrophotographic tolerant, may be used. Perforated and pre-punched paper may also be used. Refer to "IBM 3835 Page Printer Forms Design Reference" for specific considerations.
The 3835 has been enabled to print to within 1/6-inch of the page horizontal perforations. It can reliably print applications such as text, OCR, and bar codes to within 1/3-inch of the page horizontal perforations using recommended papers as specified in the "IBM 3835 Page Printer Forms Design Reference". IBM advises that customers evaluate the 3835 output in their application environment. Refer to the "IBM 3835 Page Printer Introduction and Planning Guide" and the "IBM 3835 Page Printer Forms Design Reference" for specific considerations.
It has the capability to print at speeds up to 88 pages per minute, assuming 8.5 in. (215.9mm) forms length. (This is based on a process speed of the paper through the machine is 12.5 ips). Actual speed depends on many factors, for example, type of data being printed, amount of data, or the host program used to drive the printer.
The 3835 has a recommended usage up to 1,300,000 feet per month.
The 3835 can be used to print some xerographic paper labels and polymer-coated paper-based labels that are suitable for electrophotographic processing. IBM recommends testing a sample of labels in your 3835 before purchasing production quantities for a given application. Refer to the "IBM 3835 Page Printer Forms Design Reference" for specific label considerations.
The 3835 can be used to print documents for use in OCR applications. The 3835 has been tested using OCR fonts in the IBM Bar Code/Optical Character Recognition Licensed Program (5688-021). Due to the variability of OCR applications and readers, IBM advises that customers evaluate the 3835 OCR output in their application environment. Refer to the "IBM 3835 Page Printer Forms Design Reference" for OCR specific information.
IBM Bar Code/Optical Character Recognition Licensed Program (5688-021) contains the OCR A character set according to ISO Standard 1073/1 amended with "greater than" sign as defined by the German National Standard DIN 66008 Part 6.
IBM Bar Code/Optical Character Recognition Licensed Program (5688-021) contains the OCR B extended alphanumeric subset, options subset, and erase characters according to ISO Standard 1073/2 amended with the lower case characters "a dieresis", "o dieresis", and "u dieresis" as defined by the German National Standard DIN 66009.
The 3835 can be used to print bar code documents. The 3835 has been tested using the bar code fonts in the the IBM Bar Code/Optical Character Recognition Licensed Program (5688-021). The IBM Bar Code/Optical Character Recognition Licensed Program (5688-021) contains the following bar codes:
Due to the variability of bar code applications and scanners, IBM advises that customers evaluate the 3835 bar code output in their application environment. Refer to the "IBM 3835 Page Printer Forms Design Reference" for bar code specific information.
A Pre/Postprocessing equipment interface is available as a standard RPQ at general availability. This RPQ (8A5022) allows for the electrical attachment of vendor post-processing equipment and bulk feed equipment.
Model Summary Matrix
Models Print Pattern Print Print Pels/Dots
Customer Setup (CSU)
Upgrade of the 3835 Model 001 to the 3835 Model 002.
* Electrostatic Discharge
* LWAd is the declared sound power emission level for a production series of machines.
** LpAm is the mean value of the space-averaged sound pressure emission levels at the one-meter position for a production series of machines.
Heat Load Dissipated - 20,500 BTU per hour (operating with 42-lb. bond forms)
Standard S/370 block multiplex channel on a 4331, 4341, 4361, 4381, 3081, 3083, 3084, 3090, or 9370. A control unit position on a system channel is required. A High Speed Printer Adapter is required on the Micro Channel 370 (9371) for each attached 3835 printer.
Attachment to AS/400 or remote attachment to S/370 or S/390 via Token-Ring.
The following are minimum required components of a Token-Ring network:
One of the following host system features is required for a Token-Ring network:
The 3835 may also be attached to the remote (D01 unit) end of a 3044 Fiber Optic Channel Extender, which can be used to extend the standard channel interface by up to 2000m (6562 ft).
The following IBM Processors are supported by 3044 Fiber Optics Channel Extender attachment (Block multiplexer channel): 4361 (High Speed Channel attachment is supported only in single tag interlock mode), 4381, 308X, and 3090.
The IBM 3835 may also be attached to an SNA network via the IBM Token-Ring or an SDLC line. Remote PrintManager (RPM Version 2 or 3) is required in the MVS environment (PSF/MVS Version 1 Release 2.1 or PSF/MVS Version 2), VM environment (PSF/VM Version 1 Release 3 or PSF/VM Version 2) or VSE environment (PSF/VSE Version 1 Release 2 or PSF/VSE Version 2).
The IBM 3835 will attach to the AS/400 systems through the IBM Token Ring Network with the Remote PrintManager Version 2.0.3.
Note: The OS/400 software support for the 3835 uses the same interfaces currently used for the IBM 3812 and 3816 Page printers, including selection of fonts, page rotation, computer output reduction, drawer and code page. The OS/400 and Office licensed programs are enhanced to allow selection of duplex printing. For full function AFP printing the AS/400 native application must generate the Advanced Function Printing Data Stream (AFPDS) or the AS/400 system must be used as a remote print server for System/370 generated AFPDS.
The following describes requirements for the MVS, VSE, and VM operating system environments. Later programming releases and modification levels are supported unless announced otherwise.
Remote attachment of the IBM 3827 Page Printer requires the following IBM licensed programs. Later releases and modification levels are supported unless otherwise stated.
EREP support will be provided by GA as a PTF.
Electronic Customer Support
The following publications are shipped with the product. Additional copies will be available at general availability.
In addition, translated safety instructions in accordance with National Bulletin N-B 3-0501-201 are shipped with the machine.
The following publication is available immediately. To order, contact your IBM Marketing Representative.
The following publications will be available at general availability. To order, contact your IBM Marketing Representative.
SLSS is available by order number.
Features -- Special/Specify/Exchange
Special Feature Codes -- Chargeable
Two-Channel Switch (#4020)
The Two-Channel Switch feature allows attachment of the 3835 to a second channel interface. The 3835 can maintain a connection with either of the channels as a single device. Either dynamic or manual switching is selected at the time of configuration. Dynamic switching allows the host system to select either Channel A or Channel B automatically. When set in the dynamic mode, two-channel switching operates in one of two ways:
The two channels may be connected to the same host system or to two central processing units that use the same operating system. Manual mode allows logical connection to only one of the two channels at a time. Selection is done using the Enable/Disable switches on the 3835. The Two-Channel Switch feature may be ordered with the machine, or as an MES, and will be field installed.
Pattern Storage Feature (2Mb Memory #4030) or (4 Mb Memory #4040)
Pattern Storage feature (2Mb or 4Mb) may be ordered in addition to the 2Mb memory shipped standard with each printer. The number of memory slots in the printer (4) governs the maximum number of pattern storage features that can be installed. 16Mb is the maximum amount of pattern storage. Total pattern storage beyond 4Mb is intended for, but not limited to, users of ideographic (double-byte) fonts. Note that the Decompression Performance Enhancement feature (#4202) requires one memory slot, limiting maximum pattern storage to 12 Mb.
Relocation/Discontinuance Kit (#4050)
In the event the 3835 is relocated or discontinued, MES #4050 should be ordered.
Advanced Function Image and Graphics (#4200)
Improves text performance by up to 50 percent and IM image performance by up to 75 percent. Supports IOCA data streams with printer image mapping functions, such as scale to fit, center and trim, and position and trim. Supports IOCA decompression (MMR, CCITT groups 3 and 4, and ABIC) in the printer. Responds to GOCA vector graphics orders at the DR/2V0 standards level. Is able to correct the resolution of an input image to match the IBM 3835's 240 pel resolution. The maximum IOCA image size supported is 210 square inches for each image. Customers may need to order additional Pattern Store to help achieve desired performance with image-intensive applications. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes.
Decompression Performance Enhancement Feature (#4202)
The Decompression Performance Enhancement Feature improves performance of IOCA images that are compressed by the IBM MMR or CCITT Group 3 or Group 4 algorithm compared to the Advanced Function Image and Graphics Feature (#4200). The Advanced Function Image and Graphics Feature (#4200) is a prerequisite for the Decompression Performance Enhancement Feature. The Decompression Performance Enhancement feature requires a memory slot in the printer, limiting maximum pattern storage (#4030, #4040) to 12 Mb. Maximum: One. Field Installation: Yes.
No Charge Specify Codes
MICR Font Tapes
Specify feature codes, when ordered for field installation via MES, are billable to the customer unless ordered with a model change and/or a chargeable feature. (Color and voltage changes are always billable.) If the price is not in the price file, an RPQ should be submitted.
Unless indicated otherwise, the following specify and order codes are only available at time of manufacture. If the power default is not desired, the marketing representative must ensure that required safety approvals for the machine being ordered are consistent with country requirements before ordering. It is recommended that the plant of control be contacted before overriding country defaults.
Token-Ring Attachment Package
The Token-Ring attachment package is a combination of a PS/2* with Remote PrintManager* and the other hardware and software components needed to support remote connection of an IBM 3835 Advanced Function printer to a S/370 or S/390 or connection of a 3835 Advanced Function printer to an AS/400. It consists entirely of components that are currently available separately:
However, the software must be ordered separately to ensure proper billing and licensing and to provide the customer with documentation and backup diskettes.
When configuring the printer, the HONE configurator, CFSYSTEM, will prompt for Token-Ring support. If the answer is "Yes", the configurator will include the following in the configuration:
The configurator will also generate a message saying that the following software must be ordered separately to ensure proper billing and licensing and to provide the customer with documentation and backup diskettes.
For customers with installed 8535-043 who wish to order the Token-Ring attachment package, process orders for feature #3200 and feature #7367 as a feature of special ordering vehicle 8550-ZZZ. All other items should be ordered separately and administrative machine type-models should not be used.
The following items are available from IBM, and are included in the price of the machine.
The 3835 supports a maximum cable length of 122m (400 ft.) if it is the only control unit on the interface. For each additional control unit (up to a maximum of eight control units total) this measurement is reduced by 15-feet.
The following items are available from IBM, and are included in the price of the Two-Channel Switch feature (#4020).
Contact installation representatives for lengths required.
An AC power cord is supplied with all machines. This cord is 4.3m (14 ft.) long with the exception of printers that will be used in Chicago, where the cord is 1.8m (6 ft.) long.
Customer Replacement Parts
Choosing the right supplies is very important for customer satisfaction with the 3835. For optimum print quality and reliable performance, the use of IBM supplies is recommended. Supplies are purchase-only items. The 3835 shipped with an operational quantity of supplies. The customer is responsible for ordering and maintaining an adequate stock of supplies. At the time of sale of an 3835, the IBM marketing representative must give the customer a list of the alternative ways to order supplies, inform them to order supplies immediately, and suggest they establish a supply agreement with IBM. Supply agreements offer customers price discounts, price protection for one year, established shipping schedules, and reduced administrative expenses. Standard terms and conditions for 3835 supplies apply.
IBM 3835 Toner (P/N 6190649)
Unit: 1.36kg cartridge. Part number represents one cartridge. Packaging: One cartridge per carton, six cartons per case. Minimum Order Quantity: 24 of P/N 6190649, which equals four cases. Average Yield: Approximately 37,000 feet per cartridge at four percent print coverage on 11-inch x 14 7/8-inch paper, when used with IBM 3835 Developer Mix.
Note: Toner consumption is a function of many variables, including job stream, paper size/type, environmental conditions, and contrast settings.
IBM 3835 Developer Mix (P/N 6190653)
Unit: 5kg bottle. Part number represents one bottle. Packaging: Two bottles per case. Minimum Order Quantity: Two of P/N 6190653, which equals one case. Average Yield: Approximately 500,000 feet per bottle, or 1,000,000 feet per case, when used with IBM 3835 Toner.
IBM 3835 Fuser Oil (P/N 6190656)
Unit: 1kg can. Part number represents one can. Packaging: One can per carton, ten cartons per case. Minimum Order Quantity: Two of P/N 6190656. Average Yield: Approximately 500,000 feet per can.
IBM 3835 Oiler Belt (P/N 6190661)
Unit: One belt per carton. Part number represents one belt. Packaging: One belt per carton, nine cartons per case. Minimum Order Quantity: One of P/N 6190661 (one belt). Average Yield: Approximately 1,200,000 feet per belt.
IBM 3835 Fine Filter (P/N 6190660)
Unit: One filter per carton. Part number represents one filter. Packaging: One filter per carton, four cartons per case. Minimum Order Quantity: Two of P/N 6190660. Average Yield: Approximately 1,500,000 feet per filter at four percent toner coverage and 2,600,000 feet per filter at 2.3 percent toner coverage.
Warranty for all 3835 supplies: One year from date of purchase.
For additional information on ordering supplies, see the "IBM 3835 Page Printer Introduction and Planning Guide", G544-3207.
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