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IBM 4232-302 Dot Matrix Printer 600 cps

Manufacturer: IBM

Part # 4232-302

Availability: IN STOCK

REFURBISHED 90 days Warranty


Price: $550.00

The IBM 4232 Printer offers speed and durability that make it suited for the most demanding print environments and applications. With print speeds of up to 600 characters per second (cps) and superb reliability, the IBM 4232 Printer out-performs other impact printers.

With the availability of two industry standard, open interfaces and the emulation of the popular IBM Proprinter and Epson FX 1050, the IBM 4232 will attach to virtually all hardware systems and will support most application software packages.

The IBM 4232's compact size and low noise level make it well-suited to serve as either a high-speed office printer; a heavy-duty primary printer for small systems and LAN installations; or a workstation printer for larger systems and LANs.

Improved Productivity
The IBM 4232 Printer, with its auto forms load, innovative forms handling features, and easy-to-use
operator controls and menu selections, will improve productivity and virtually eliminate user frustration,
paper jamming and costly paper loss.

The IBM 4232 prints a wide range of applications by offering four print speeds and quality modes. The fast draft quality at 600 cps provides high speed for large print jobs while the near letter quality (NLQ) mode of 100 cps provides clean crisp correspondence for word processing applications required in today's electronic office.

IBM 4232-302 Summary
The IBM 4232 Printer is the work horse of dot matrix printers and provides these key benefits:

  • High speed print output (600 cps)
  • Reliability and ruggedness
  • Excellent print quality
  • Versatile paper handling
  • Workstation and LAN attachment
  • Text message display (LCD)
  • Automatic forms thickness adjustment
  • Automatic forms loading
  • Zero Tear Bar: Automatic Eject/Restore after time out or data
  • Menu lockout feature
  • Quiet printing - one of the quietest printers in its class
  • Graphics capability, including bar codes
  • US Postal Service Postnet bar code printing certified

Printers for SYS36, AS/400, RS/6000, MAINFRAME ,ASCII and Networking Environment



Print speed CPS (Characters per second)

IBM 4232-302


600 cps Fast Draft mode
400 cps DP Mode
200 cps Text Mode
100 cps NLQ Mode

Print Options

Vertical Spacing

6 or 8 lines per inch, selectable from operator panel
3,4 ,6 or 8 lines per inch, as selected by host


Horizontal Spacing

10, 12, 15, 16.7, 17.1, 20 characters per inch

Paper Specifications


Continuous form width: 3" to 15"
Continuous form length: 3" to 14"
Cut Sheet length: 5" to 14"
Cut Sheet width: 3" to 14"
One- to six-part forms

Printer Emulations


Epson FX 1050; IBM Proprinter® III XL; 4224 3xxi

Systems Attachments


AS/400 via ASCII Workstation Controller or PC -348x, 3477, 3197 Display StationRS/6000 Direct attach toSystem or WorkstationLAN via external Ethernet or token ring via PC 3System/390 : 3174 Controll ascii adapter, PC, 3482 display

Misc. Features

Power Requirements

100/127, 50/60 Hz


Power Consumption

120VAC -90 watts maximum
220VAC -90 watts maximum


Noise Levels

53 dBA

Dimensions(H X W X D)


W 25.9" x D 15.6" x H 12.4"



45 lbs.


As Shipped

60 lbs.




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