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IBM 6400-015, Line Matrix Printer 1500 LPM

Manufacturer: IBM

Part # 6400-015

Availability: IN STOCK

REFURBISHED 90 days Warranty


Price: $1,995.00

IBM 6400-015, Line Matrix Printer Speed 1500 LPM

The IBM 6400-015 line matrix Cabinet printer achieves reliable high quality printing while achieving the lowest cost per page output at blistering speeds. Our fully refurbished printers are sold with a warranty and are all qualified for maintenance. Parts & Supplies are also available for this model as well as repair services.

The IBM 6400-015 is a feature-rich impact printer designed to complement the current IBM 6400 line printer offerings. This model will:

  1. Print at speeds up to 1500 lines per minute (lpm).
  2. Support all features currently available on the 6400 family.
  3. Offer a new internal Ethernet adapter not available on previous IBM 6400 models.
  4. Be easily managed remotely with the new IBM 6400 Printer Management Utility program.

The printer is an extremely versatile, cost-effective printer. It offers, as standard, the IBM Proprinter III XL and Epson FX 1050 graphics emulations, as well as the Printronix P-Series, Printronix P-Series XQ Variant, and Printronix Serial Matrix emulations. This model can also be attached via ASCII, coax, twinax, Token Ring, or Ethernet to such diverse hosts as IBM S/390, AS/400, RS/6000, IBM PC and Netfinity servers, IBM-compatible PCs, non-IBM systems supporting the ASCII serial/parallel interface, and LANs.

Customer Setup (CSU)

The IBM 6400-015 printer is designated a Customer Setup (CSU) machine. The Setup Guide and Configuration Utility diskette contain all of the necessary instructions to enable the customer to set up and configure the printer.  Features ordered at the time of the base machine order are factory installed prior to shipment, and are covered in the setup and configuration instructions. Features designated as plant order have a field-install equivalent, which must be installed by service technician.


  • Printer throughput in lines per minute (LPM) is a factor of the selected font.
  • Printing speed is independent of the number of characters configured in the character set repertoire.
  • Print lines containing bold/emphasized (shadow) printing or elongated (double high) attributes will print at approximately one-half the rate shown below.
  • Nominal print speeds for the 6400-015, uppercase only, at 6 lines per inch (LPI) are:
    • 1500 lines per minute (LPM) at high speed
    • 1125 lines per minute (LPM) at data processing speed
    • 600 lines per minute (LPM) at correspondence speed

IBM 6400-015

  • ASCII Interfaces supported:
    • PC Parallel
    • Dataproducts Parallel (Requires FC 4881 - Dataproducts Adapter)
    • RS-232C Serial
    • RS-422A Serial
  • Network Print Server Feature attaching through the PC parallel interface
  • The following ASCII emulations are available on the ASCII interfaces:
    • IBM Proprinter III XL
    • Epson 1050 FX
    • Printronix P-Series
    • Printronix P-Series XQ Variant
    • Printronix Serial Matrix

Print Options

Vertical spacing-3, 4, 6 or 8 lines per inch, or as selected by host

Horizontal spacing-10, 12, 13.3, 15, 16.7, 18 or 20 characters per inch

Paper Specifications

Continuous form width: 3" to 17" (with tear strips) (7.6 cm to 43.2 cm); when using rear exit, the maximum is 16 inches

Continuous form length: 3" to 24" (7.6 cm to 61 cm)

One to six-part forms

Horizontal and vertical fine-scale forms adjustments

View function for print verification

Optional Graphics Features

Code V and IGP Printronix Emulation


Printer Emulations


Epson FX 1050

IBM Proprinter® III XL

Printronix P-Series and P-Series XQ Variant

Printronix Serial Matrix


Twinaxial IPDS: IBM 4234-008, 4234-012

Twinaxial non-IPDS: IBM 4234-002, 5225-001, or 5225-004

Coaxial IPDS: IBM 4234-007, 4234-011

Coaxial non-IPDS: IBM 4234-001 or 3287-001

System AttachmentsStandard (ASCII)

AS/400® using the ASCII Workstation Controller port on 9402(except Model Y10), 9404 and 9406

3197, 3477, 3486/87/88 Terminals (parallel port only)

3174 Controller (Asynchronous Emulation Adapter)

ES/9370TM using the ASCII Subsystem

Micro Channel® 370 using ASCII serial or parallel port

RISC System/6000® using ASCII serial or parallel port

LAN Connections to Token-Ring and Ethernet via the Network Print Server feature

IBM PCs or PS/2®s using the ASCII serial or parallel port

IBM-compatible PCs using the ASCII serial or parallel port

Non-IBM Systems using the ASCII serial or parallel port

Optional (Twinaxial, Coaxial)

AS/400 using the Twinaxial Workstation port on models 9402, 9404 and 9406Advanced 36® using Twinaxial Workstation Controller

Advanced 36® using Twinaxial Workstation Controller

System/36TM using Workstation Controller port on models 5360, 5362, 5363 and 5364

5394 and 5494 control unit using Workstation port

3174 Controllers (Release 3.0 or higher)

ES/9370, ES/9000® Processors using the Workstation Subsystem Controller port (FC 6020 or 6120)

S/390® Parallel Transaction Servers via 3174 Controller

Optional (LAN)

Ethernet LAN using the internal Ethernet NIC feature

Physical Characteristics

IBM 6400



27" (68.6 cm)


29" (73.7 cm)


42.5" (108 cm)


225 lbs. (102 kg)

Power Requirements

100/120/220/240 AC nominal, 50/60 Hz

240 watts typical maximum

ENERGY STAR® compliant

Environmental Conditions

Operational limits:

Relative humidity: 10% to 90% RH

Temperature: 50 degrees to 104 degrees F (10 degrees to 40 degrees C)


General Purpose Ribbon-average life: 20M or 30M DP characters

High Contrast Ribbon-average life: 20M or 30M DP characters: With visible light: 2500 or 3600 AIAG-B3 labels With infrared light: 1300 or 1800 AIAG-B3 labels


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