Forms Printer 4227+

Part no.: 13L0015


  • 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

Product Description

New speed and performance : for real business advantage

Reliability to boost your business performance.

The Lexmark 4227 plus Forms Printer is the most reliable printer in its class, boasting an unbeatable 10,000 hours mean time before failure (MTBF) at 50% duty. A new printhead with a life of 400 million characters and the talent to adapt to a wide range of paper thicknesses means improved print quality with minimal user intervention. And the 4227 plus is a smooth operator: thanks to its virtually straight paper path, you can count on jam-free unattented printing which translates to increased printing productivity and reduced downtime for you.

No one knows dot matrix printers like Lexmark.

The Lexmark 4227 plus Forms Printer's extended connectivity includes an Automatic Switching Interface (ASI) between parallel and serial ports, as well as support for twinax, coax and ethernet. Outstanding reliability, easy-to-read user panel, long-life ribbon and printhead combine to dramatically lower your operating costs from day one. It's the ideal shared forms printing solution that's compatible with both your legacy and future environments. And a built-in Eurofont makes the 4227 plus even more future-proof.

Unbeatable speed and 8 multi-part forms printing capability.

The Lexmark 4227 plus Forms Printer was designed to meet your evolving forms printing needs. This powerful new wide-carriage machine lets you print up to 8 multi-part forms at a dazzling speed of up to 720 characters per minute with a 60 KB buffer. The 4227 plus boasts best-of-breed features that let you print more forms on more formats and paper weights than ever before. Virtuoso paper-handling capabilities permit simultaneous loading of single sheets and continuous forms thanks to front feed, push tractor, manual feed and auto sheet functions.

Expertise and quality services are part of every solution.

Lexmark is dedicated to the development, manufacture and distribution of high-quality printers, servers, software and printing supplies designed to respond to the evolving requirements of customers everywhere. Our long experience gives us a singular advantage when it comes to addressing the specific needs of forms printing users. As a Lexmark printer owner, you'll benefit from one of the most comprehensive warranty and service programmes in the industry, backed by on-site technical assistance, our informative web site with an on-line bulletin board and our professionally-staffed tech support hotline.

General Specs

Part no. 13L0015
Print Technology
  • Dual 9-Pin Dot Matrix
Media Sizes Supported
  • 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), 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)
Standard Ports
  • Serial RS232C / RS422, Centronics IEEE 1284 Bidirectional Parallel
Size (in. - H x W x D)
  • 10.8 x 24.35 x 11.3 in.
Size (mm - H x W x D)
  • 275 x 619 x 287 mm
Weight, (lb.)
  • 36.3 lbs.
  • 16.5 kg
Packaged Size (in. - H x W x D)
  • 15.6 x 31.2 x 16.6 in.
Packaged Size (mm - H x W x D)
  • 397 x 793 x 422 mm
Packaged Weight, lb.
  • 41.8 lbs.
Packaged Weight, kg
  • 18.2 kg


  • 240 x 144 dots per inch
Mean Time Between Failures
  • MTBF:
  • 10,000 POH @ 25% duty cycle

Paper Handling

Media Types Supported
  • Labels, Multi-part forms - Up to 1+7 parts (up to 0.020" or 0.51 mm paper thickness), Single-part forms - 16 to 24 lbs, 60 to 90 gsm (0.0045" or 0.11 mm paper thickness), Forms or Paper - 16 to 24 lbs, 60 to 90 gsm (0.0045" or 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 Local Ports
  • External Serial Adapter
Optional Network Ports
  • External Ethernet 10BaseT/2 (Print Only), External Token-Ring (Print Only), Coax or Twinax Adapter for SCS, External Fast Ethernet (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
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

Electrical & Operation

  • 43212102


Product Guarantee
  • 1 Year Onsite, Next Business Day response time

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