Lexmark 2490 Forms printer

Part no.: 12T0357


  • 24-pin dot matrix
  • Print speeds: Up to 465 cps Fast Draft @ 12 cpi, Up to 109 cps Near Letter Quality @ 12 cpi, Up to 328 cps Draft @12 cpi

Product Description

Lexmark's next generation of reliable high speed dot matrix printers

Networkable and very well connected

For optimised printing flexibility the Forms Printer 2400 Series provide IBM, Epson and optional OKI Microline emulations. To maximise your connectivity there is Automatic Interface Switching between the standard Parallel and USB port and the optional internal Serial port. Options like Coax/Twinax SCS adapters and external Ethernet and Token Ring are part of the package.

You really do get more for less !

This robust, hardworking and reliable printer will keep you printing day after day, year after year. With its many time- and money-saving features, like the intuitive new 2-layer operator panel that gives you easy access to all printer functions and the choice between Standard and High Yield re-inking ribbons to minimise user intervention, you get a truly cost-effective forms printer.

Print quality that gives your forms more impact

Thanks to high performance printheads designed to last for years and their extremely robust construction the Forms Printer 2400 Series will deliver the print quality you demand – even in hostile and dusty environments. With the outstanding MTBF of 12,500 hours at 25% duty cycle this printer comes with advantages you can count on for a long time.

Multi-part forms printing simplified and optimised !

Simple paper handling and great printing flexibility are part of the Forms Printer 2400 Series too, as well as a straight paper path that guarantees virtually jam-free printing so that you can work undisturbed while your forms print out. For minimum user intervention, 9-wire printers offer a 300 million character printhead at 14 dots per character, while 24-wire printers come with a printhead that lasts 300 million strokes per wire.

Increase your efficiency with Lexmark performance

Your business will benefit from rapid paper throughput at 7 inch per second and increased speed of up to 510 characters per second at 12 dots per inch. In addition, Lexmark's enhanced dot matrix family makes forms printing a quieter process than before at 53dBa. Add Lexmark's new streamlined design, and you've got a printer that is not only hard working but great looking !

General Specs

Part no. 12T0357
Print technology
  • 24-pin dot matrix
Media sizes supported
  • Single-part or multi-part continuous Forms (254mm maximum page width, 76mm minimum page width, 559mm maximum page length, 76mm minimum page length), Narrow Sheet Fed Paper (215mm maximum page width, 105mm minimum page width, 559mm maximum page length, 139mm minimum page length), Single-part or multi-part cut Forms (297mm maximum page width, 76mm minimum page width, 559mm maximum page length, 76mm minimum page length)
Standard connectivity
  • USB port (compatible with USB 2.0 specification), Centronics IEEE 1284 bidirectional parallel
Size (HxWxD)
  • 195 x 492 x 290 mm
  • 8 kg
Packaged size (HxWxD)
  • 325 x 609 x 408 mm
Packaged weight
  • 10.3 kg


  • 360 x 360 dpi
Maximum print line
  • 203.2 mm
Mean Time Between Failures
  • MTBF:
  • 12,500 POH @ 25% duty cycle

Paper Handling

Media types supported
  • Multi-part forms - up to 1+3 parts (up to 0,36 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)
Paper handling
  • standard:
  • Front Tractor Feeder
Paper handling
  • optional:
  • Tractor 2 (narrow), Automatic Sheet Feeder (narrow)

Cartridges & Imaging

Supplies yield
  • Optional 8 million characters (draft mode at 10 cpi) - Re-Inking Ribbon, Standard 4 million characters (draft mode at 10 cpi) - Re-Inking Ribbon


  • 79.5 (Receive Buffer) KB
Printer languages
  • standard:
  • Personal Printer Data Stream (PPDS), Epson emulation
Text fonts
  • Fast Draft, Draft, Courier, Gothic, Orator, Presentor, Prestige, Script, 10, 12, 15, 17.1, 20, 24 cpi


Optional local ports
  • External Serial Adapter, Internal RS-232C serial
Optional network ports
  • Ethernet 10BaseT/2 (external, print only), Token-Ring (external, print only), Twinax or Coax adapter for SCS, Fast Ethernet (external, print only)

Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows operating systems supported
  • Windows 2000, Windows 98, 2nd Edition, Windows NT (4.00/4.00 Server), Windows 95 4.00.950 or later, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 7
Linux operating systems supported
  • Red Hat Linux 7.2, 7.3, 8.0, SUSE Linux 7.2, 7.3, 8.0
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 x86 7, 8, 9, Sun Solaris 7, 8, 9

Electrical & Operation

Noise Level
  • Operating:
  • 53 dBA (Print)
  • 43212102


Product guarantee
  • One year on site repair, next business day response time.

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