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IBM Launches Infoprint 4100 Family, 20% Lower Cost Per Page, Four Times Faster

Press release from the issuing company

IBM announced its next generation of high-speed continuous-forms printers -- the Infoprint 4100 family, the industry’s only solution that offers an unmatched combination of 19.5-inch paper width, superb halftone image quality and high speed. The Infoprint 4100 family operates at four times the speed and at up to 20 percent lower cost per page than competitive cut-sheet production printers. It includes premium and high quality models, and marks the first time a continuous-forms printer can produce the high image, graphic and text quality previously available only from cuts-sheet solutions. Black-and-white or color photos, complex images and graphics are printed in clear, sharp and smoothly shaded halftones, making it possible to distinguish shades of gray, even for similar colors. Built on a powerful new wider-web engine, the Infoprint 4100 is the industry's widest print engine platform in its class, offering true 3-up 6x9-inch, 1,400 impressions-per-minute printing with generous buffer to trim. Customers can expect up to 33 percent usage charge savings with 3-up printing versus 2-up printing. The Infoprint 4100 provides the highest print speed in its quality class, producing up to 1,400 three-up 6x9-inch, or 762 two-up 8x11½-inch impressions-per-minute. The Infoprint 4100 also introduces IBM's industry-first, high-speed, fiber optic connectivity and Gigabit Ethernet so that even complex, halftone heavy books or documents can perform at rated print speed. All four new models will be available in North America beginning Aug. 31.