BM Infoprint 4100
IBM HS3 Simplex and HD5 and HD6 Duplex Printing Systems
The IBM 4100 is the ultra-high-speed Infoprint 4100 production printer with the Infoprint(R) POWER(TM) Controller. Targeted at printing environments where throughput and printing speed are critical factors, these simplex and duplex models allow printing at over 1400(1) letter-size (8.5 inch x 11 inch) impressions-per-minute (ipm) for two-up duplex applications. Standard features such as 600 dots per inch (dpi) input and output, a 19-inch (482.6 mm) print width, a Customer Changeable Developer, tractorless operation, and the Infoprint POWER controller technology push the envelope for the high-speed digital printing industry. Optional features such as a speed switch, and high-speed FICON and Gigabit Ethernet attachments allow for maximum productivity.
Note: (1) Exact speed varies depending on document complexity, system configuration, software application, driver, and printer state.Model Abstract 4100-HS3
The IBM Infoprint 4100 Model HS3 is a high speed, high quality simplex printer. The Model HS3 can print at up to 720 impressions per minute in two - up simplex.Model Abstract 4100-HD5
The IBM Infoprint 4100 Model HD5 is the first engine of the HD5/6 high speed duplex printing system. Model HD5 does not contain its own control unit and therefore must always be used in conjunction with Model HD6.Model Abstract 4100-HD6
The IBM Infoprint 4100 Model HD6 is the second engine of the HD5/6 high speed duplex printing system. Model HD6 contains the Infoprint POWER Controller and can be used to print in simplex (without the HD5) or in dual simplex or duplex by mating with the HD5. The high speed duplex printing system HD5/6 can print at up to 1440 impressions per minute in two - up duplex.
These models of the IBM Infoprint 4100 Advanced Function Printer offer:
These models of the Infoprint 4100 family of printers are designed for very-high-throughput production printing environments where print speed is a critical factor. Building upon the many industry-leading features of the Infoprint 4000 and 4100 families of printers, the new models of the Infoprint 4100 offer increased speed, an Infoprint POWER Controller, optional switchable print speeds, a MICR Customer Changeable Developer, and high-speed connectivity options.
Infoprint POWER Controller
The Infoprint POWER Controller features a new architecture. The new architecture is designed to support very high speed rasterization requirement for both the black & white and the full color AFP environment.
The controller utilizes AFP architecture to cache and re-use objects and provides a new level of support for multiprocessors. The Infoprint POWER Controller design allows for a broad range of scalability needed for future production printing environments with full color.
The maximum forms width of the Infoprint 4100 family - 19.5 inches (495.3 mm) - allows the printing of 3-up 6x9 or A5 statements. The ability to print 3-up statements lowers the total cost of printing and provides for very high throughput in your printing operations.
The maximum print width is 19.0 inches (482.6 mm) with tractorless (pinless) operation and 18.5 inches (469.9 mm) with pin-feed operation.
The Infoprint 4100 Models HS3 and HD5/6 have the ability to be switched to a lower speed by an operator for applications such as MICR printing.
The Infoprint 4100 Models HS3 and HD5/6, with the speed switch in the higher speed setting, have continuous forms throughput speeds up to:
The Infoprint 4100 Models HS3 and HD5/6, with the speed switch in the lower speed setting, have continuous forms throughput speeds up to:
Integrated Tractor and Tractorless (Pinless) Paper Path
The Infoprint 4100 was developed with an integrated tractorless paper path.
Tractorless printing can reduce operational costs by allowing you to order paper directly from a mill without the need to order rolls that have been converted by having tractor holes added. In addition, waste is reduced as there is no need to trim tractor strips from the edges of the form after printing.
The Infoprint 4100 has the ability to register tractorless forms to within 1.5 mm, anywhere on the page from the opposite side. This enables accurate placing of information on preprinted forms.
Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) CCD for the Infoprint 4100 Family
The MICR Customer Changeable Developer (CCD) on the Infoprint 4100 enables you to print MICR applications. MICR printing requires that the speed switch (#9276, 4276) be in the slower position.
This feature allows you to:
Supported MICR configurations include:
Limitations that apply to MICR printing are listed in the Supplementary information section of this letter.
Save Pages is standard on the Models HD5/6 and is used while printing in Print-On-Demand (POD) mode. POD mode requires an Infoprint Manager Server. In POD mode, pages are spooled to the Infoprint POWER Controller hard drives and later printed. The Save Pages function is available only in duplex systems.
Advantages of POD mode with Save Pages include:
E-Mail Alert Notifications
The Infoprint POWER Controller provides the capability to send alert messages based on events occurring in the printer. The three types of email notification are:
This Email notification requires that an SMTP mail server must be available on the network and its hostname must also be configured in the printer.
Where appropriate, notification can be provided to multiple email destinations.
See the "Infoprint 4100 Models with the Infoprint POWER Controller Operator Console: Planning and Configuration Guide" manual for more information.
The Infoprint 4100 Model HS3 is the follow-on to the Infoprint 4100 Model HS2 and provides increased speed for simplex-only printing.
Up to four post-processing devices may be connected to the 4100 HS3.
These printers attach to a host system through the control unit, which controls the printer.
These models of the Infoprint 4100 duplex family consist of two printers (the HD5 with the HD6) that work together to print on both sides of the media.
Duplex printing is achieved by arranging the two printers in series, separated by a Buffer/Flipper Unit, so that the continuous forms exiting from the first printer go through a Buffer/Flipper Unit that turns the forms over (inverts them) before threading them through the second printer. The first printer in the paper path prints one side of a form; the second printer in the paper path prints the other side of the form. The Infoprint 4100 duplex systems can be used in the following ways:
When running duplex printing applications, both printers in the configuration are operating at the same ipm speed. The total speed or ipm of the subsystem is then twice the ipm of an individual printer, counting both the front and back sides of the forms.
Both printers in the configuration attach to a host system through the same control unit, which controls both printers simultaneously and is physically attached to Printer 2 in the configuration.
Up to four preprocessing/postprocessing devices may be connected to Printer 1 (Model HD5), while Printer 2 (Model HD6) may have three devices connected.
Streamlined Imposition Workflow
The Infoprint 4100 in POD mode, together with Infoprint Manager for AIX, supports an automated, streamlined imposition workflow. Highlights are:
Infoprint POWER Controller Console
The Infoprint POWER Controller includes a user-friendly operator console with a graphic user interface (GUI).
The operator console hardware consists of a flat-panel, touch-screen display with a keyboard and mouse. The large flat-panel display provides clear, easily recognizable commands and functions. The keyboard and mouse expand the operator interface alternatives.
The GUI provides simple, standard buttons and functions for all capabilities. Special emphasis has been placed on reducing the number of menus and number of clicks that an operator must go through in order to perform a task.
Infoprint Operator Control
Infoprint Operator Control allows operators to automate the control of critical basic printer parameters through the use of the IBM exclusive Infoprint Operations Architecture. Infoprint Operations Architecture is integral to the Infoprint POWER Controller. Infoprint Operator Control allows operators to store the critical printer parameters through the Infoprint Operations Architecture at the printer and then invoke them when the operator assigns a specific Form Definition on the printer. The critical process parameters that are currently automated include:
Printing Color Jobs on the Infoprint 4100
Grayscale printing is a standard feature on all Infoprint 4100 Printers, and enables the simulation of color printing by using different tones (shades) of gray to represent different colors. Using this capability, the Infoprint 4100 can print Advanced Function Printing (AFP) full color text (PTOCA), full color business graphics (GOCA), single color backgrounds for AFP objects, and single color AFP images (IOCA FS10 and IM image) in grayscale without modification.
Full color AFP images (IOCA FS45) must currently be converted to black and white halftones before printing on the 4100. This can be accomplished easily with Infoprint Manager using the provided img2afp utility.
Customer Changeable Developer (CCD)
This solution allows customer operators to easily remove and install developer units, making it easy to change from printing standard black toner production jobs to printing MICR checks.
Additional Customer Changeable Developers (#4480 - Black, #4481 - MICR)
These features provide additional developer units that can be installed by an operator to replace the developer unit initially shipped with an Infoprint 4100 printer. Each Additional CCD is unique to one printer. For example, to have additional CCDs for three printers requires that this feature be ordered for each of the three printers.
The Additional CCD feature consists of an operator-installable developer and one developer cart to carry the CCD provided by this feature.
When this feature is ordered, it may be necessary to order a Developer Cart (#4404). This extra Developer Cart is only needed once per print room to remove and store the CCD initially installed in the printer.
These features can be ordered with an IBM Infoprint 4100 printer, or installed in the field.
Developer Cart (#4404)
In addition to the Developer Cart shipped with the Additional CCD feature (#4480, #4481), one additional Developer Cart is required per print room for the removal of the CCD that was initially installed in the printer.
The developer carts are used so that the developer unit does not have to be lifted or carried by the operator. The cart attaches to the printer so that the developer unit can slide onto the cart when it is being switched. Likewise, the new developer unit can be easily slid off the cart and installed in the printer.
Developer carts can be used with any developer. Once a CCD has been installed in a printer, the cart that was shipped with the CCD can be used to remove a CCD from another printer. Developer units are unique to a given printer.
Enhanced Toner Loading
This feature allows the operator to add toner to the printer while it is operating. The operator is prompted by an operator console message that the toner supply is low. There is no need to stop printing in order to add additional toner.
The supplies used by the Infoprint 4100 Models HS3 and HD5/6 are listed in the Supplementary information.
Signature Page (#4553, #4554)
This is an optional feature that extends the maximum forms length to 54 inches.
This feature includes a forms buffer assembly that may require an additional 0.3 to 0.9 m (1 to 3 feet) of floor space. Whether or not additional floor space is required will depend on the current distance between engines, the printer system configuration, and which tower is being used.
Forms Identification (#4464)
The Forms Identification feature ensures that the form required for a specific application, or print job, is actually the form loaded in the selected printer.
The value of the Forms Identification feature includes increased operations performance and quality, reduced operations costs, and improved operations control.
The Forms Identification feature reads a preprinted bar code as the form is moving through the printer. The form barcode is checked at two levels:
If the forms identification bar code specified in the Define Form configuration does not match the forms identification number specified by the VFYSETUP, then the host will not send the job to the printer. Therefore, the forms identification bar code specified in the Define Form configuration must match the forms identification number read from the loaded form or the printer is stopped with a form mismatch error.
The use of this feature requires that a bar code be preprinted on the forms. The bar code is a custom binary bar code that can represent up to 65,535 decimal form numbers. For those customers who are using alpha-numeric form numbers, some restrictions do apply. The alpha characters are limited to A, B, C, D, E, and F, and the number is limited to 4 characters. When using the alpha characters for specifically assigned purposes, the form number is assumed to be hexadecimal. The translation from form number to bar code is directly from that 4-character hexadecimal form number to the binary bar code. When using alpha characters in the form number, you must take care not to duplicate the decimal equivalent form number.
A specification describing the bar code, its position, and orientation is available in the latest Form Design Reference. Also, IBM Professional Services can be contracted to produce the required artworks for you and your forms vendor, as well as assist you in FORMDEF updates. The Application Solutions Group (IBM Professional Services) can be contacted by calling 303-924-6700, or through:
This feature consists of a bar code reader, associated electronics, mounting brackets, cabling, and microcode, which are ordered and installed on a per-print-engine basis.
In a duplex system, if only printing duplex print jobs, only one feature is necessary and it must be ordered and installed in print engine 1. If the duplex system is also being used in the dual-simplex mode, and forms identification is required, then two features, one feature for print engine 1 and one feature for print engine 2, must be ordered and installed.
This feature requires the use of one pre/post-processing slot. Each print engine has four pre/post-processing attachment card slots.
On all Infoprint 4100 engines one slot is used by the standard pre/post-processing attachment card, and other slots may be used by additional pre/post-processing attachment features (#4710 or #4720).
Integrated 10/100/1000 BaseT (Gigabit Ethernet) Port in Controller
A 10/100/1000 BaseT or Gigabit Ethernet port, integrated into the control unit, is standard in the HS3 and HD6 processors (#9244, 9245, 4264, and 4265).
This Ethernet port can be used for functions such as print data, SNMP, and such features as Infoprint Manager Operations on the Controller (#4560) or the Productivity Tracking Feature (#4565) for true two-way communication.
If other Ethernet attachments are ordered, such as a Gigabit Ethernet TX feature, only one of these Ethernet ports can be enabled at one time for the purpose of receiving print data. However, the other port can be used for other functions such as SNMP.
There are two card slots in the printer controller on the Models HS3 and HD6 for additional adapters. (in addition to the Integrated Ethernet Adapter described above).
On the Models HS3 and HD6, the two adapters can be any combination of supported adapters.
The optional adapters for the Infoprint POWER Controller processors for the Infoprint 4100 Models HS3 and HD6 are:
Description (Initial Order and Mes) Feature
The above adapters are available with new machines or added as MES field upgrades.
Flash Memory Device (#4660)
This feature provides a 245 Mbyte USB Flash Drive that plugs into the USB hub in the keyboard. It is used to save snapshot and trace information.
One Flash Memory Device for customer use is shipped with each Printer Infoprint POWER Controller.
HD5/6 Buffer/Flipper Summary
The following table summarizes the Buffer/Flippers required for the Infoprint 4100 Models HD5/6 duplex configurations.
Because of the higher paper speed, more space is required between the print engines than on the HD3/4. More space is also required between print engine #2 and Pre/Post equipment.
See the "Infoprint 4100 Models with the Infoprint POWER Controller Operator Console: Planning and Configuration Guide" for detailed printer lay-out diagrams.
The following must be included on all initial orders for a Model HS3.
The following must be included on all initial orders for a Model HD5:
The following must be included on all initial orders for a Model HD6:
Accessibility by people with disabilities
Production printers are, by their nature, complex machines that typically require specialized, trained operators. Because of this, there are tasks that cannot feasibly be redesigned to be accessible to everyone.
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
The following features support use by people with disabilities:
These Infoprint 4100 models are designed for production statement printing and digital publishing applications such as newspaper printing, and books and technical manuals with text and graphics.
The Infoprint 4100 publishing system provides the capability and flexibility to print 600 dpi input datastreams at speeds up to 2,874 ipm with duplex ISO A5, and 3-up side-by-side printing.
When printing portrait 2-up, the throughput speeds are up to 1440 ipm for duplex 8.5" x 11", and 1354 ipm for 2-up ISO duplex ISO A4.
Not applicable for Models HS3, HD5 and HD6.
The Infoprint 4100 Models HS3 and HD5/6 are follow-ons to the Infoprint 4100 Models HS2 and HD3/4.Physical Specifications
The Infoprint 4100 Models HS3 and HD5/6 have the following printing capacities for duplex (HD5/HD6) and simplex (HS3) printing systems. The following table shows the capacity in impressions-per-month for different size impressions.
Note: This table assumes that the speed switch is set to the faster setting.
Infoprint 4100 Models HS3, HD5/6
The following table summarizes the HS3 and HD5/6 supported paper weights:
Note: (2) The speed switch feature has a General Availability of December 16, 2005. This switch is required for low speed printing.
Note: The Infoprint 4100 does not support the printing of labels.
The Infoprint 4100 printing system is designed to print on roll-feed paper. One of the key factors in achieving optimum print quality is the quality of the paper used.
Certain applications may cause excessive wear or premature failure of some components of the Infoprint 4100. In these situations, a customer with maintenance provided under the IBM Customer Agreement of IBM Machines may be responsible for additional maintenance charges.
Print Quality Enhancement
The Infoprint 4100 Models HS3 and HD5/6 have IBM's exclusive Digital Print Quality Enhancement (PQE) that consists of edge smoothing, fine fidelity protection, and boldness control. This newly designed Digital PQE is able to produce even finer edge smoothing and sharper characters then previous generations of IBM's Print Quality Enhancement.
Edge smoothing is the reduction of the "stair-stepping" appearance of diagonal lines. Edge smoothing is accomplished in a way similar to the Infoprint 4000 printers.
Fine fidelity protection preserves the fine details in the print, and consists primarily of avoiding the fill-in of single-pel white areas to be developed. This is the greatest benefit in the reproduction of font serifs and the preservation of the details of narrow intersections of lines.
The boldness control is independent of the settings of machine parameters. Therefore, parameters can be adjusted to compensate for other changing conditions within a printer without affecting the boldness. This allows for bolder-looking print without using extra toner and for darker solid areas without filling in the fine white details.
Print contrast control allows the operator to adjust print darkness. Achieving optimum print quality is dependent upon paper quality.
Tall Buffer/Flipper Unit (#9407 - Initial, #4407 - MES)
A buffer/flipper unit is used to guide the paper from the first printer to the second printer in a dual-printer configuration. The Tall Buffer / Flipper Unit is required on all HD5/6 configurations.
This buffer/flipper allows the forms to pass from the first engine (HD5) to the second (HD6) while being flipped so that each engine prints on a different side of the form. The Tall Buffer/ Flipper can be specified with an HD5 initial order or added as an MES feature.
Both this buffer/flipper and the Air-bearing (#9408, 4408) buffer/flipper are required in both the in-line and "U" configurations with the HD5/6.
Only the Tall buffer/flipper is required for "H" and Left-angle configurations.
Air Bearing Buffer Flipper Unit (#9408 - Initial, #4408 - MES)
The Air Bearing Buffer / Flipper Unit is available as a specify feature code or as a MES feature. This feature is needed when the HD5 and HD6 are set up in an in-line or "L" configuration.
This feature consists of a powered buffer/flipper with air bearings that work to provide an 'air cushion' to reduce friction in the paper path while also flipping the paper between engines.
This feature is not compatible when HD4/5 printers are set up in a left-angle or H" configuration.
Both this buffer/flipper and the Tall buffer/flipper (#9407, 4407) are required for both the in-line and "U" configurations with the HD5/6.
The following limitations apply to the Infoprint 4100 Models HS3, HD5, and HD6 MICR Printing
Pre/Post-Processing Interface (#4710)
One pre/post-processing interface is standard on each model of the Infoprint 4100 printing system.
This feature provides the electrical interface for attachment of OEM pre-and post-processing equipment to the IBM Infoprint 4100. This is the same feature that currently exists on the IBM Infoprint 4000 printers.
The pre/post-processing interface feature provides control of add-on pre/post-processing devices (such as continuous forms stackers, envelope inserting equipment, roll-feed equipment, and others).
In the Infoprint 4100 Models HS3, HD5, and HD6 up to three pre/post-processing interfaces (#4710 or #4720), in addition to the standard pre/post-processing interface, may be ordered. Since there is a maximum of one advanced pre/post-processing interface (#4720) per printer, a combination of one #4720 and two #4710 can also be ordered.
The need for one or more of these features is totally dependent on the post-processing equipment used with the printer. Coordination with the selected post-processing vendor is recommended when planning for the appropriate features.
Advanced Function Post-Processing Interface (#4720)
This feature provides the electrical interface for attachment of OEM post-processing equipment to the Infoprint 4100. In addition, it provides architected software and communications control of add-on pre/post-processing devices.
This feature may co-reside with feature number 4710. One of this feature number may be ordered per Infoprint 4100 model.
This feature is required for support of the Select Medium Modifications (SMM) command.
IPDS supports a command, Select Medium Modifications (SMM), which selects one or more actions or modifications to be taken or inhibited on the current sheet of physical media (paper) being processed by post-processing equipment. SMM is supported for both production and POD printing environments.
SMM support is not available on all PSF platforms. (Refer to Data Stream and Object Architectures, IPDS Reference, S544-3417.)
Note: While the function of this feature number 4720 is similar to that of feature number 4720 for the Infoprint 4000 family, the actual hardware is different. Previous feature number 4720 cannot be used with the Infoprint 4100.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Bar Codes
The Infoprint 4100 printing system can be used to print OCR and bar code documents when attached to host environments. The Infoprint POWER Controller supports Bar Code Object Content Architecture (BCOCA), which enables the printing of bar codes without special bar code fonts. The OCR and bar codes produced by the Infoprint 4100 are designed to meet OCR and bar code printing standards. However, because of the variability of OCR readers and bar code scanners, IBM advises that customers evaluate the Infoprint 4100's OCR and bar code output in their application environment. The Infoprint 4100 supports Postal Bar Codes (requires local certification by USPS). Refer to the Forms Design Reference for Continuous Forms Printers (G544-3921) for more detailed OCR and bar code information.
The Infoprint 4100 printing system supports the following 1-Dimensional BCOCA bar code symbologies:
The Infoprint 4100 printing systems support the following 2-dimensional bar code symbologies:
Infoprint POWER Controller Description/Function
The Infoprint 4100 Infoprint POWER Controller contains the control, attachment, and operator interface hardware and microcode. Major hardware components are an IBM pSeries processor, a Mechanism Interface Card (MIC), a Print Quality Enhancement Card (PQE), and the Enhanced Operator Console.
The MIC is attached to the IBM pSeries processor via Fiber Channel cables, and is used to interface the print engine, operator panel, and pre/post-processing interfaces. The operator console and host attachments are attached directly to the IBM pSeries processor.
The operator console consists of an IBM color flat-panel touch-screen display and various input devices including the touch-screen, keyboard, and mouse.
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Support
The Infoprint 4100 supports the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Information Base (MIB) for printers (RFC 1759). All mandatory Groups in the Printer MIB and required portions on MIB II (RFC 1213) and the Host Resources MIB (RFC 1514) are supported.
SNMP is used by IBM's Infoprint Workflow offerings to monitor printers and provide information on printer status.
Some examples of the printer status and information that can be monitored using SNMP are:
On-line/Off-line, idle/printing, errors (SRCs: such as out of toner, paper jam, out of paper), printer configuration, capacity, and number of pages printed.
Select Medium Modifications (SMM)
IPDS supports a Select Medium Modifications (SMM) command that, in conjunction with the Infoprint POWER Controller and the MIC, selects one or more actions or modifications to be taken or inhibited on the current sheet of physical media (paper) being processed by post-processing equipment. See the Data Stream and Object Architectures, IPDS Reference (S544-3417) for details.
The SMM command is used to invoke processing options through the Advanced Function Post-processing Interface feature (#4720).
Page Positioning Function: Basic N-Up Page Positioning
With basic N-up page positioning, you can print up to four pages in partitions on each side of a form, which enables you to print much more data on a form, saving printer-usage costs, paper, and storage space. For example with 3-up, three pages can be printed in partitions on the front side and, if duplexing, another three pages can be printed in partitions on the back side.
Enhanced N-Up Page Positioning
With enhanced N-up page positioning, you can place up to eight pages at any location on a form, in any supported orientation and position (partitions are not used and pages can even overlap each other). For example, three pages can be placed on the front side and five pages on the back side; for a more extreme example, all eight pages can be placed on the back side with nothing on the front side.
Cut Sheet Emulation (CSE)
CSE is an option on the printer console that automatically invokes an Enhanced N-up arrangement to emulate two side-by-side sheets of cut paper. Duplex jobs print page 2 on the back of page 1 and page 4 on the back of page 3. CSE provides for different page arrangements to accommodate different post-processing requirements. Pages can be placed sequentially from left to right or right to left, and right side up or upside down. CSE requires Print Services Facility (PSF) support. The console option for CSE has no effect unless the printer has PSF that supports CSE.
When the CSE option is enabled, all jobs sent to the printer print 2-up, side-by-side except when:
CSE can now be preset in the Assign Form Definition. Now when a form definition is assigned CSE, the correct CSE orientation is automatically set, reducing setup time and eliminating CSE setup error.
Options for Multiple-up Printing
With the addition of CSE, you now have several options for formatting multiple-up application pages on a single printer sheet:
Applications printing simple line data that use the same formatting for each page can easily be handled with traditional multiple-up. They can be handled as well by N-up Page Positioning and CSE if they do not require more than four pages for N-up, or more than two for CSE on printers that support N-up and CSE.
CSE can be used whenever the desired output is two pages of equal size, side by side on the same sheet. CSE is especially useful for moving applications for 8.5-inch x 11-inch forms to 2-up printing 11-inch x 17-inch forms. No change is required to the AFP form definition resource to enable CSE 2-up printing. The same form definition can be used for printing 1-up on 8.5-inch x 11-inch forms or 2-up on 11-inch x 17-inch forms.
N-up Page Positioning is needed for applications that require pages of different sizes or page positioning other than 2-up side by side. Instructions must be placed in the form definition for N-up printing.
The Infoprint 4100 supports outline fonts for both double-byte (DBCS) and single-byte (SBCS) character sets. Since outline fonts are scalable and resolution independent, the same fonts can be used for printing at any point size and at either 480 dpi or 600 dpi in any of the four supported print rotations. A wide range of outline font type styles in a variety of language families are also available as resident fonts on the printers hard disk. Outline fonts can be downloaded to the printer from PSF libraries.
Raster pattern fonts at 240 dpi and 300 dpi are supported in SBCS and DBCS formats when printing with either 480 dpi or 600 dpi resolution, respectively. However, for best character appearance, raster pattern fonts at 240 dpi are best supported when printing in 480 dpi resolution and 300 dpi raster fonts are best supported when printing in 600 dpi resolution.
Raster fonts must be downloaded from PSF host libraries in the resolution and size required for printing. Font sizes from 4 to 72 points (approximately 1-inch high) are supported. You must verify the legibility of the 4-point font sets in their applications. Only one copy of a font is required for all four font rotations in the printer. The font is oriented for printing at print time.
Raster fonts are supported by all PSF platforms. Printer-resident outline fonts are supported by the latest maintenance levels of all PSFs relevant to the Infoprint 4100. Host-downloaded outline fonts will be supported by all PSF platforms.
Supported Image Decompression Standards
G3, G4, MMR, and ABIC are supported.
The Infoprint 4100 is designed for efficient ease of operation, service, and installation. Accepted human factors principles have been applied specifically to frequent access areas such as automatic paper threading and the operator interfaces. The operator flat-panel touch-screen, redesigned GUI, and associated keyboard and mouse are intended to improve and enhance the human interface with the printing system.
Environment Impact Assessment Information
The Infoprint 4100 is designed to print to the perforation without degrading speed. As with other print-to-perforation printers, print quality degradation will occur near the perforation with fanfold paper that "tents" (that is, retains a "memory" of the fold). There will be no degradation at distances from the perforation of 1/3 inch (8.5 mm) for character data, and 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) for solid area fill, logos, or images. With a roll-feed paper input, no change in print quality should be apparent up to 2 mm of the perforation.
The display and operator input functions of the Infoprint 4100 are provided via a flat-panel touch-screen console. A keyboard and mouse are also provided to assist the operator with input functions. The flat-panel touch-screen, keyboard, and mouse are the primary interface utilized by both operator and customer engineer. The graphic user interface (GUI) provides simple buttons and functions for all capabilities. Special emphasis has been placed on reducing the number of menus and number of clicks that an operator must go through in order to perform a task. assembly.
Weight and Dimensions
Infoprint 4100 Infoprint 4100
Note: (1) Approximate weights are supplied for customer planning use. Actual weights may vary slightly with machine configuration.Operating Environment
In order to achieve and sustain best machine performance and print quality, the Models HS3, HD5 and HD6 must be operated within the following environmental envelope.
For more specific printer environment information, please see the "Infoprint 4100 Models with the Infoprint POWER Controller Operator Console: Planning and Configuration Guide".
The following table shows the sound pressure measured one meter from the print engine surface for the Infoprint 4100 Models HS3, HD5 or HD6.
The measurements were taken with 17 pound paper in simplex mode for each print engine.
Speed 56 ips 66 ips
Power Consumption for the Infoprint 4100 Models HS3, HD5 and HD6
Heat Dissipation for Infoprint 4100 Models HS3, HD5 or HD6
Idle Ready Printing
Note: Power consumption and heat dissipation are important parameters for operational economics as well as technical site planning. These parameters deserve consideration equal to that given to the cost of supplies and other ongoing expenses.
Note: Acoustics, power consumption, and heat dissipation data is provided for customer planning use. While IBM has made a conscious effort to provide this data with a high degree of accuracy, the actual quantities measured may vary slightly with machine configuration.Limitations
Not applicable.Hardware Requirements
Included with the Infoprint 4100 Models HS3 and HD6 is an integrated Ethernet Gigabit TCP/IP adapter. In addition to this integrated adapter, there are 2 slots for up to two additional adapters.
The two optional attachments can be any of the following:
At any time, only one Ethernet adapter can be enabled.
Gigabit Ethernet SX (TCP/IP) (#6472)
The Gigabit Ethernet SX attachment feature is a TCP/IP attachment that offers high-speed data transfers using multimode optical fiber.
This feature is also known as 1000Base-SX Ethernet.
The Gigabit Ethernet SX Attachment is a 1000Base-SX PCI adaptor that utilizes short-wave light and a duplex SC connector to connect to multimode optical fiber. When used with a 50/125 multimode fiber, the maximum cable segment distance is 275 meters (with 200 MHz-km cable). When used with 50/125 multimode fiber, the maximum cable segment distance is 500 meters (with 400-500 MHz-km cable).
The Gigabit Ethernet SX feature can be used to connect to a print server running PSF or Infoprint Manager software. The connection to the server can be direct (point-to-point) or through standard Gigabit Ethernet SX LAN connections. The printer attachment receives data in the form of IPDS (Intelligent Printer Data Stream described in IBM Reference Publication S544-3417).
This attachment complies with the IEEE 802.3z standard which is part of the IEEE 802.3 (2000) standard.
This attachment supports 1000 Mb multimode fiber links to an optical Ethernet network.
Gigabit Ethernet TX (TCP/IP) (#6482)
The Gigabit Ethernet TX feature is a TCP/IP attachment that offers high speed data transfers using standard Category 5 UTP copper cabling.
This feature is also known as 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet or 1000Base-T Ethernet.
The Gigabit Ethernet TX feature can be used to connect to a print server running PSF or Infoprint Manager software. The connection to the server can be direct (point-to-point) or through standard Gigabit Ethernet TX (copper) LAN connections. The printer attachment receives data in the form of IPDS (Intelligent Printer Data Stream described in IBM Reference Publication S544-3417).
The attachment complies with the IEEE 802.3ab standard which is part of the 802.3 (2000) standard.
The Gigabit Ethernet TX attachment is a 10/100/1000Base-T PCI adaptor that utilizes an RJ-45 connector to connect to a customer-supplied Category 5 Ethernet cable. When used with standard Category 5 Ethernet cabling, the maximum cable segment distance is 100 meters.
This attachment supports 10 Mb, 100 Mb, and 1000 Mb links to an Ethernet network.
The IEEE 802.3 (2000) standard specifies that Category 5 Ethernet facility wiring may be used with 1000Base-T if it meets certain new transmission parameter requirements.
FICON (#6475, 6476)
FICON channel attachment is supported in the PSF for z/OS printing environments. The Infoprint 4100 may be attached natively to IBM FICON Channels (9672-G5, 9672-G6, 900Z).
Attachment is also supported via the 2032 Director and the 2042 Director, as well as to the remote end of an IBM 2029 Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexor.
The ESCON channel is supported in PSF for z/OS and OS/390 printing environments.
The Infoprint 4100 may be attached natively to IBM ESCON channels (3090-J, 9021, 9121, 9221, 9672, 2003).
Attachment Cable features
Each installation requires custom planning for adapter cabling. Often the facility infrastructure dictates the type of cable that will be used, the connectors that are available, and the length of cable that is required. Also, the network adapter feature being ordered will support a particular cable type and connector.
Jumper cables and Converter kits are available as cable features. The jumper cables have a standard connector on each end. The converter kits are short cables with a connector on one end and a receptacle on the other end.
A standard connector will plug into a receptacle of the same type, (example: LC will plug into LC(R). One or more of the chargeable cable features may be ordered with the printer. There is a non-chargeable feature code that may be selected when no cable will be ordered with the adapter (customer supplied cable).
In some cases the cable features will not meet the requirements of the installation and cables will have to be provided using an alternate method.
See the "Planning and Configuration Guide for Infoprint 4100 Models with the Infoprint POWER Controller Operator Console" for detailed information regarding required cables.Software Requirements
The Infoprint 4100 is supported in the following operating system environments:
Infoprint 4100 Attachment Support(3):
Infoprint 4100 Function Support:
Base and Cut
Note: (3) All support is with highest respective version and service at General Availability. For additional information, check the PSP bucket for PSP PRINTERS on RETAIN or contact your IBM Representative.
The publications listed below are shipped with a Model HS3, and HD5/6 Printer. If available, these publications are shipped in the appropriate language.
In addition, a User Information CD is shipped that includes the following publications:
Publications are also available as a PDF file by going to the following Web site:
Description Machine Model Feature
Specify one of the following languages for the HS3 and HD6 only
Language Feature Code
Specify one Power Feature for each Printer Engine
Power System Feature Code
Specify one of the Following Control Unit Power Cords for each Engine
Countries to which each Control Unit Power Cord is applicable are listed under each feature code:
Control Unit Power Cord Feature CodePrinter Power Cord
The printer power cord is shipped based on the defaults for each country.
An exception is that FN 9986 must be specified if the 6-foot Chicago Printer Power Cord is required.
Power Cord (Chicago) - FN 9986Special Feature Codes -- Chargeable
Description Machine Model(#9244) p550 Processor for HS3 - Initial Order Only
Summary: This feature code provides an adapter card and microcode to enable the UP3i pre and post processing interface.
The IBM 4100 HD5/6 Duplex System supports dual simplex operation with separate UP3i enabled devices on each of the print engines. The UP3i feature does not need to be ordered for the HD5 printer since UP3i is a control Unit feature. When this feature is ordered for the HD6, both print engines can use the feature.
This feature is independent of the Pre/Post Processing Interface Features (#4710 and #4720), and can co-exist with these features. Installation of this feature has no effect on either #4710 or #4720.
This feature code allows installation of a software solution that allows an operator to log in to Infoprint Manager for AIX on the Enhanced Operator Console and to perform several job tracking functions from the printer normally only available on Infoprint Manager Operations for AIX.
This feature requires an Ethernet or FDDI attachment to attach an Infoprint Manager Server to the Printer. The Ethernet attachment can be Ethernet SX or 10/100 Ethernet. The integrated 10/100 Ethernet attachment on the 64-bit processors can also be used. The feature numbers are shown under Prerequisites below.
This feature provides the necessary microcode to allow selected Infoprint 4000 and Infoprint 4100 Printers to send production data to a Windows Server attached via an Ethernet LAN to the printer Control Unit.
The LAN attached server must have the Infoprint Productivity Suite Program Product (5739-AA8) with the Productivity Tracking feature installed.
The production data includes such things as: foot count of pages printed, toner changes, error frequency, and estimated foot count per job.
The Productivity Tracker feature must be ordered for each printer control unit that will be connected through to a Windows Server. Each Server can be connected to multiple printer control units.
This feature is not supported by PSF/VM or PSF/VSE and cannot be used with these host systems.
See the Infoprint Productivity Suite Program Product (5639-AA8) for more details.
This feature requires an Ethernet attachment to attach to the Windows Server running the Infoprint Productivity Suite. The Ethernet attachment can be Ethernet SX, Ethernet TX or 10/100 Ethernet. The integrated 10/100 Ethernet attachment on the 64-bit processors can also be used. The feature numbers are shown under Prerequisites below.
This feature provides a Toner/Mark Side Verify sensor that is required when:
This feature provides a 245 Mbyte USB Flash Drive that plugs into the USB hub in the keyboard. It is used to save snapshot and trace information.
None.Customer Replacement Parts
IBM Printing Systems Supplies are distributed by Priority Fulfillment Services (PFS) and a worldwide network of resellers. End users can contact Priority Fulfillment Services (PFS) at 1-888-IBM-PRINT (888-426-7746) for the name of an IBM reseller or dealer in their area where IBM printing supplies can be purchased.
Resellers can mail orders for IBM printing supplies to PFS at the following address:
Priority Fulfillment Services
Choosing the right supplies is very important. For optimum print quality and reliable performance, the use of IBM supplies is recommended. Supplies are purchase-only items. The customer is responsible for ordering and maintaining an adequate stock of supplies. Many authorized supplies dealers offer supply agreements, which often offer customers price discounts, price protection, established shipping schedules, and reduced administrative expenses.
It is recommended that customers maintain a one-to two-month stock of supplies on hand.
Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS, OSHA Form 20) for the Infoprint 4100 supplies with the IBM logo are available in the U.S. by calling 800-IBM-4333 (426-4333). You will need to provide the seven-digit part number or the machine type and model number and supply type, for example, Infoprint 4100-HS3. Outside the U.S., contact your local supplies dealer.
When printing at a coverage of 8 square inches per foot, at contrast setting 4, the toner yield = 40K feet per 2.72 kg (6.0 lb.) cartridge for black Toner Part Number 69G7377.
Developer Mix Yield:
The developer mix yield = 1.6M developer feet per 4.0 kg (8.8 lb.) bottle for black Developer Mix Part Number 69G7370.(1)
Actual developer yield will vary with toner coverage, machine settings, paper type and size, and environmental conditions. Applications with extensive bar codes or solid area fill can expect to achieve yields lower than that achieved with the average text page.
Note: (1) The approximate average yields are not a warranty or guarantee of minimum life, and are provided to assist in initial supplies planning. Actual usage should be used to establish the supply's life in your applications.
Regular Supply Items
Maintenance Supply Items
The following supply items are maintenance supply items that are provided under the IBM Monthly Maintenance Charge. An approximately 90-day supply of these items is shipped with an Infoprint 4100. Additional stock of these maintenance supplies is ordered by the customer through IBM.
Warranty for all supplies is one year from the date of purchase stated on the purchase receipt. Supply warranties are only for defects in materials and workmanship at the time of shipment and are not for normal wear and tear, nor for any usage minimum. IBM supplies are manufactured to very high quality standards. However, if you believe you are due a warranty return, you should return the supply in its original package or a package from the replacement supply to your point of purchase with an explanation of the problem, a print sample, and the approximate feet run on the supply.
For paper recommendations, refer to the Forms Design Reference for Continuous Forms (G544-3921).
IBM Printing Systems Supplies can provide you with certified roll feed paper that meets the specifications of all models of the Infoprint 4000 and 4100 family of printers at competitive prices. For more information on IBM Brand Paper, contact your local IBM sales representative or visit the IBM Supplies Web page at:
For additional information on ordering supplies, refer to the Infoprint 4100 Models with the Infoprint POWER Controller Operator Console: Planning and Configuration Guide (G550-0398).Diskettes
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