Lexmark Forms Printer 4227 plus


High Performance

Built for speed, printing at speeds up to 720 cps (150 cps in Near Letter Quality) on continuous form or cut sheet, 8 part multipart forms and labels or envelopes.

The unique 400 million-character printhead life lowers maintenance costs while the 18 pin design extends print head life. Virtually straight paper path eliminates jamming while the new autogap printhead automatically adjusts to form or paper thickness and any size between 3" and 22".

10,000 hour mean time between failure rating (at 50% duty) and 60KB buffer memory.Tractor 2 feed option to load two forms simultaneously and switch between them with one touch of a button.


Connects to all major network systems using Lexmark's MarkNet™ X2000 Print Servers. Supports DOS, Windows, OS/2, UNIX. Ships with 60KB memory, upgradable for networking.

Tech Specs

Size (mm - H x W x D)

275 x 619 x 287 mm

Packaged Size (mm - H x W x D)

397 x 793 x 422 mm

Weight (kg)

16.5 kg

Product Warranty

not define

Packaged Weight (kg)

18.2 kg



Print Technology

Dual 9-Pin Dot Matrix


240 x 144 dots per inch

Print Speeds

Up to 600 cps Draft @ 10 cpi, Up to 720 cps Fast Draft @ 10 cpi, Up to 150 cps Near Letter Quality @ 10 cpi


60 (Receive Buffer) KB

Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)

10,000 POH @ 25% duty cycle

Paper Handling Standard

Single Sheet Manual Feed, Front Tractor Feeder

Paper Handling Optional

Automatic Sheet Feeder (wide), Tractor 2 (wide)

Media Sizes Supported

Single-part or multi-part continuous forms (406 mm maximum page width, 76 mm minimum page width, 559 mm maximum page length, 76 mm minimum page length), Wide sheet fed paper (364 mm maximum page width, 105 mm minimum page width, 559 mm maximum page length, 139 mm minimum page length), Single-part or multi-part cut forms (420 mm maximum page width, 76 mm minimum page width, 559 mm maximum page length, 76 mm minimum page length)

Media Types Supported

Envelopes, Labels, Multi-part forms- Up to 1+7 Parts (up to 0.51 mm paper thickness), Single-part forms - 60 to 90 gsm (0.11 mm paper thickness), Forms or Paper - 60 to 90 gsm (0.11mm maximum paper thickness)

Supplies Yield

Standard 15 million characters (draft mode at 10 cpi) - Fabric Ribbon

Microsoft Windows Operating Systems Supported

Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98, 2nd Edition, Microsoft Windows NT (4.00/4.00 Server), Microsoft Windows 95 4.00.950 or later, Microsoft Windows Me

Linux Operating Systems Supported

Caldera eDesktop 2.4, Red Hat Linux 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, SUSE Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, TurboLinux Workstation 6.0, 6.1

UNIX Operating Systems Supported

Compaq (Digital) UNIX 4.0D, Compaq Tru64 UNIX 4.0F, 5.1, HP-UX 10.20, 11.00, IBM AIX 4.2.1, 4.3.3, 5.1, 5.2, SCO OpenServer 5.0.5, 5.0.6, SGI IRIX 6.5.x, Sun Solaris SPARC 8, 9, 10, Sun Solaris x86 7, 8, 9

Standard Ports

Centronics IEEE 1284 Bidirectional Parallel, Serial RS232C / RS422

Optional Local Ports

External Serial Adapter

Optional Network Ports

External Fast Ethernet (Print Only), External Ethernet 10BaseT/2 (Print Only), External Token-Ring (Print Only), Coax or Twinax Adapter for SCS

Printer Languages (Standard)

Epson Emulation, Personal Printer Data Stream (PPDS)

Text Fonts

Fast Draft, Draft, Courier, Gothic, 10, 12, 15, 17.1, 20 cpi

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