Lexmark 4227 Plus Forms Printer

Part no.: 13L0183


  • Dual 9-pin dot matrix
  • 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
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Product Description

Rugged, high-speed, reliable forms printer for unattended printing.

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.

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 76 mm (3 in.) and 559 mm (22 in.).

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.


Connects to all major network systems using Lexmark's MarkNet N7002e Fast Ethernet Print Server. Ships with 60KB memory.

General Specs

Part no. 13L0183
Print technology
  • Dual 9-pin dot matrix
Media sizes supported
  • Single-part or multi-part cut Forms (420mm maximum page width, 76mm minimum page width, 559mm maximum page length, 76mm minimum page length), Single-part or multi-part continuous Forms (406mm maximum page width, 76mm minimum page width, 559mm maximum page length, 76mm minimum page length), Wide Sheet Fed Paper (364mm maximum page width, 105mm minimum page width, 559mm maximum page length, 139mm minimum page length)
Standard connectivity
  • Serial RS232C / RS422, Centronics IEEE 1284 bidirectional parallel
Size (HxWxD)
  • 275 x 619 x 287 mm
  • 16,5 kg
Packaged size (HxWxD)
  • 397 x 793 x 422 mm
Packaged weight
  • 18,2 kg


  • 240 x 144 dpi
Maximum print line
  • 345,4 mm

Paper Handling

Media types supported
  • 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), Envelopes
Paper handling
  • standard:
  • Front Tractor Feeder, Single sheet Manual Feed
Paper handling
  • optional:
  • Automatic Sheet Feeder (wide), Tractor 2 (wide)

Cartridges & Imaging

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


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


Optional network ports
  • MarkNet N7002e Fast Ethernet - parallel (external)

Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows operating systems supported
  • Windows 7 x64, Windows XP x64, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Me, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 x64 running Terminal Services, Windows Vista x64, Windows 2000, Windows NT (4.00/4.00 Server), Windows Vista, Windows 98 2nd Edition, Windows 7

Electrical & Operation

Energy Star
  • No
Noise Level
  • Operating:
  • 55 dBA (Print)
Average power while printing
  • 135 Watt
Average power in standby
  • 26 Watt
Specified operating environment
  • Humidity: 8 to 80% Relative Humidity
  • Temperature: 10 to 40°C (50 to 104°F)
Product certifications
  • UL 60950-1, CSA, FCC Class B, ICES-003 Class B, CB IEC 60950-1, SEMKO, GS (TÜV), CE Class B, C-Tick Class B, SABS EM 55022 Class B, EN 55024
  • 43212102
Country of origin
  • Singapore


Product guarantee
  • 1 year On Site Service

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