Customers have slowly and begrudgingly retired the long-loved IBM 6262 Line Printer. It was a favorite unit cherished for its reliable toughness, its ease-of-use for operators, and the excellent print quality of its fully formed characters.
The IBM 6262 swing gate mechanism allowed operators to load forms and the large ribbons quickly and easily. The four forms-feed tractors were adjustable with a single knob and permitted routine processing of pre-printed, pre-numbered forms.
The 6262 Print Band Printer came in lines per minute (LPM) speeds of 1200, 1400, and 2200 LPM. With the several IBM computer divisions and customer preferences, the IBM 6262 Impact Line Printer offered a plethora of attachment options – IBM mainframe channel, iSeries – AS/400 – S/34/36/38 heritage twinax, IBM 3270 and follow-on controller units coax, IBM PC parallel/serial, and Dataproducts parallel.
IBM 6262 REPLACEMENT OPTIONS
Is the output on single-sheet paper or labels? Is it “greenbar-width” (14 7/8″) or 12″ or less? Does it need to be high quality output?
You can possibly move the job to a continuous form laser printer, and stay with the pin-feed paper forms.
Review MICROPLEX on this site.
Is the output on multi-part forms?
Review PRINTRONIX LINE PRINTERS on this site.
Is it time to move the job to sheet-fed cutsheet laser printing?
Several options for you, depending on your preferred server platform. We can help you review DocPath, PlanetPress, RSA and Mapping Suite, all located on SOFTWARE AND SERVICES on this site.
Is there a need for a replacement cutsheet laser printer?
The 6262 had no use for IPDS, so review and contact us for Ricoh new sheet-fed options.
Is there only low volume and a low budget for the move off of the 6262?
MODELS BY ATTACHMENT
The model naming convention of “6262-xyy” told the story of how it was attached and how fast it would produce output. The “x” was a character for the attachment, and “yy” was the line speed times 100.
Even though there are now no new replacement parts, and even though the long-used printer is being repaired with long-used repair parts scavenged from other donor units, IBM 6262 Band Printers continue to perform in some production environments today.
Model; LPM with the 48-character-set print band
CHANNEL = 0
PC PARALLEL / SERIAL = A
COAX = D
DATAPRODUCTS PARALLEL = P
TWINAX = T
W 39.5″ X D 33.5″ X H 53.5″
Weight: 793 pounds
Power: 208V AC 1-phase
Acoustics: Printing 57dBA, idling 52 dBA
IBM 6262 FEATURES
- Flexible system attachment
- Outstanding price/performance
- Enhanced operator convenience
- Easy forms setup and paper handling
- Quiet Operation
- New levels of reliability
- First-line viewing
- Swing gate
- Four forms-feed tractors
- Up to six-part forms
- Power stacker
- Small footprint
- Bar code printing including Postnet
- Convenience vacuum