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IBM Announces New Enhancements for Infoprint 4100

Press release from the issuing company

BOULDER, CO--Apr 21, 2004 -- IBM today announced additional time- saving and cost-cutting enhancements to its industry-leading Infoprint 4100 Advanced Function Printing family of high-speed, high-volume continuous forms printers. The three new key features include increased media flexibility for commercial printing, a new high-speed magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) capability for improved throughput, and a productivity tracking feature to aid in monitoring production. "The new Infoprint 4100 enhancements provide customers with the ability to print with higher productivity, faster performance, and ultimately, increased profitability," said David Myers, worldwide production print segment executive, IBM Printing Systems. "Already one of the fastest, highest-quality digital printing solutions in the industry, IBM's production printers are further enhanced with these new features." IBM added three key features to the Infoprint 4100 HS2 and HD3/HD4: -- The Commercial Print feature extends paper support to 9 point coated stock (0.009 inch thickness at a basis weight equivalent to 225 grams per square meter), enabling printing at up to 1220 duplex impressions per minute (ipm), even on challenging media. Ideal for efficient direct mailing operations interested in issuing solicitation mail, the increase in media flexibility helps protect customers' original investments and improve profitability by not having to outsource print jobs. -- The new high speed MICR can print duplex jobs at up to 1220 letter ipm, providing increased productivity with a throughput improvement of up to 22 percent when compared to the previous Infoprint 4100 offering. This updated feature, which extends IBM's long heritage in providing MICR solutions, is ideal for 240/300 dots-per-inch (dpi) MICR fonts that can print at 480/600 dpi output resolution. -- The Enhanced Productivity Tracker is a new software feature designed to enhance the information available to operation managers regarding the printer's performance, operator activities and print jobs. This feature utilizes new software to log and extract production activities and then organizes them in a DB2 database. The data capture is automated and organized for thorough analysis. Operation managers can now query what has occurred throughout the production cycle to help verify up- and down-time, calculate productivity and manage costs. This new feature is available for all Infoprint 4100 models and the Infoprint 4000 with the Enhanced Operator Console. For more information about enhancements to the Infoprint 4100, contact an IBM sales representatives or your IBM Printing Systems' reseller. For a comprehensive list of the enhancements, visit www.ibm.com/printers.