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IBM InfoPrint 6500-v10 Line Matrix Printer, 1000 LPM

Manufacturer: IBM

Part # 6500-v10

Availability: IN STOCK

REFURBISHED 90 days Warranty


Price: $2,995.00

IBM Infoprint 6500-v10 Line Matrix Printer Speed 1000

Meet the demands for efficiency and manageability in high-volume applications. The InfoPrint 6500-v10 line matrix printer was built to rapidly adapt to changing business environments. With a state-of-the-art print engine and controller technology, you can confidently meet the demands of back office and/or data processing applications. Powerful remote management capabilities help to maximize printer utilization.

Today’s rapidly changing business environment requires reliable printing solutions that meet the increasing demands for efficiency and manageability associated with high-volume printing applications. While some companies are facing increased operating expenses and reliability concerns as a result of switching to laser printing solutions, many others continue to leverage the proven value of industrial impact printers.

The InfoPrint 6500-v10 line printer offers reliable high performance printing in virtually any office or supply-chain environment, as well as support for a wide range of media types—all with a low total cost of ownership. Providing printing at speeds up to 1,000 lines per minute (LPM), this printer is a feature rich, versatile impact printer that is available in an enclosed cabinet design. Models with enclosed cabinets provide acoustic levels that are quieter than many laser printers. Feature and functionality upgrades further improve these already reliable and efficient printers.

User-Friendly Design

The printer features a high-function, multilingual operator interface with built-in attention light, blue touch-point controls and an auto-platen stop recall device, which helps to ensure the proper gap adjustment following a forms reload.

Programmable electronic vertical formatting provides rapid vertical paper movement to specified lines for printing repetitive and continuous forms. You can use the following methods:

  • Vertical tabbing in Serial Matrix, Proprinter III XL, and Epson FX emulation modes
  • Electronic Vertical Format Unit (EVFU) in P-Series emulation mode

Protocols and Emulations

A protocol is a set of rules governing the exchange of information between the printer and its host computer. These rules consist of codes that manipulate and print data and allow for machine-to-machine communication. A printer and its host computer must use the same protocol. As used here, protocol and emulation mean the same thing. Most impact printers are single ASCII character codes to print text, numbers, and punctuation marks. Some characters, both singularly and in groups are defined as control codes. Control codes instruct the printer to perform specific functions, such as underlining text, print subscripts, setting page margins, etc. The main difference between most printer protocols is in the characters used to create control codes and the ways in which these characters are formatted.

When the 6500-v10 printer executes the character and control codes of a particular printer protocol, it is “emulating” that printer. If the printer uses the Proprinter III XL protocol, for example, it is emulating an IBM Proprinter III XL printer. If the printer is using the Epson FX printer protocol, for example, we can also say it is in Epson FX emulation mode.

There are additional emulations that are provided as optional features for this printer, such the Code V and IGP emulations.

Ribbon Specifications

Note: The ribbon life is based on IBM tests conducted in accordance with ANSI Standard X3A.182. Actual ribbon life may vary depending upon the user quality criteria, printer condition, machine settings, paper quality, and bar code requirements. Label yield depends on label format, bar code symbology, and other parameters. Label yield with high-performance scanning equipment may exceed these yields. Use only the ribbons listed below.

Ribbon Part Number for the IBM 6500-v10 is: 39U2551

Description: Ribbon, 6pk, IBM 6500, Length 100 (Yards)


Maximum print speed (1000 LPM)

Fast draft mode: 1,000; DP mode: 750; NLQ mode: 400; Acoustics: 50 dBA/66 dBA

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, 20 characters per inch

Form specifications: Continuous form width: 3" to 17" (7.6 cm to 43.2 cm) with tear strips; Continuous form length: 3" to 24" (7.6 cm to 61 cm); Horizontal and vertical fine-scale forms adjustments; One-to-six part forms

Printer emulations: Standard: IBM Proprinter; Epson FX-1050; P-Series XQ; Serial Matrix

Optional: Twinax: 4234 Models 2, 8 and 12; 5225 Models 1, 2, 3 and 4; COAX: 3287 Models 1 and 7, 4234

Models 1, 2 and 11; InfoPrint Solutions Company IPDS™; Code V/IGP; ANSI 3.6; Telnet 5250/3270

Physical Characteristics

Height 41", width 27", depth 29", weight 225 lbs. (103.3 cm/68.6 cm/73.7 cm/102.1 kg)

Interfaces: Standard: RS-232; IEEE 1284/Centronics Parallel

Optional: RS-422; Coax/Twinax (SCS or IPDS); 10/100BaseT Ethernet (ASCII or IPDS); Wireless Ethernet (Auto switching between active interfaces)

Power Consumption

IBM 6500-v10

Nominal power at 120 VAC: 197 watts

Power requirements

Auto-ranging 120/240 VAC; 50/60 Hz

Environmental Operating Conditions

Relative humidity

15% to 80% (non-condensing)


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


All purpose Ultra Capacity ribbon: 50 million characters


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