Discontinued

Lexmark Forms Printer 2581

Part no.: 11C2562

Features

  • 9-Pin Dot Matrix
  • Print Speeds: Up to 304 cps Draft @12 cpi, Up to 510 cps Fast Draft @ 12cpi, Up to 76 cps Near Letter Quality @ 12 cpi
  • Energy Star logo

Product Description

Ideal for wide-format documents, the Lexmark Forms Printer 2581 (9-pin) offers rapid, reliable 6-part forms (1 original + 5 copies) printing as fast as 510 cps.

Simplicity Right Out of the Box

Loading ribbons and installing media options takes just seconds. The new operator panel gives easy access to all printer functions, with WYSIWYG font indicators, as well as character and page counts to monitor supplies and page usage.


1, 2, 3 Connectivity

Connectivity features include standard parallel and USB ports, as well as an optional internal serial port.


Rugged Design, Extreme Workloads

Powerful print heads print up to 300 million characters and a robust mean time between failure of 12,500 POH*. 2MB of built-in flash memory for expanded bar code support, non-volatile fonts and remote management.


Effortless Versatility

Easily switch between push and pull feeds, plus enjoy an flexible paper-handling options: Automatic Sheet Feeder to load a stack of cut-sheet media, envelopes or multipart forms. Or the Tractor 2 so two types of continuous forms can be loaded simultaneously.


Top Reliability, Potent Speed

Ideal for wide-format documents, it’s a fast-and-certain printing solution for 6-part forms (1 original + 5 copies) as fast as 510 cps. Durable in the most extreme environments, but with a surprising features range.

In the Box

  • Operator panel overlay
  • Lexmark Forms Printer 2581
  • Standard yield re-inking ribbon
  • Power cord
  • Software and documentation CD
  • Setup sheet
  • Safety instruction sheet

Ethernet, USB or parallel cables are not included. Please purchase separately.


General Specs

Part no. 11C2562
Print Technology
  • 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
  • USB, Centronics IEEE 1284 Bidirectional Parallel
Size (mm - H x W x D)
  • 195 x 634 x 290 mm
Weight
  • 9.8 kg
Packaged Size (mm - H x W x D)
  • 325 x 751 x 408 mm
Packaged Weight, kg
  • 12.3 kg

Printing

Resolution
  • 240 x 144 dots per inch
Maximum Print Line
  • mm: 345.4 mm
Mean Time Between Failures
  • MTBF:
  • 12,500 POH @ 25% duty cycle

Paper Handling

Media Types Supported
  • Multi-part forms - Up to 1+5 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)
Paper Handling Standard
  • Front Tractor Feeder
Paper Handling Optional
  • Automatic Sheet Feeder (wide), Tractor 2 (wide)

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

Hardware

Memory
  • 512 KB
Printer Languages
  • Standard:
  • Okidata MICROLINE Emulation, Personal Printer Data Stream (PPDS), Epson Emulation
Text Fonts
  • Proportional Spaced (PS), 10, 12, 15, 17.1, 20 cpi, Fast Draft, Draft, Courier, Gothic

Connectivity

Optional Local Ports
  • Internal RS-232C serial
Optional Network Ports
  • External MarkNet™ N7020e Gigabit Ethernet, External MarkNet™ N7002e Fast Ethernet (parallel), Lexmark N4000e Fast Ethernet (Print Only), External MarkNet™ N7000e Fast Ethernet (USB)

Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows Operating Systems Supported
  • Windows Server 2008 x64, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 x64, Windows XP x64, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Me, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista x64, Windows 2000, Windows NT (4.00/4.00 Server), Windows Vista, Windows 98 2nd Edition, Windows 7
Linux Operating Systems Supported
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.0, 9.0, 10, 11, Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, Linspire Linux 5.0, Debian GNU/Linux 3.1, 4.0, SUSE Linux 10.0, 10.1, 10.2

Electrical & Operation

Noise Level
  • Operating:
  • 0 dBA (Idle)
  • 56 dBA (Print)
Average Power
  • 38 watts (Printing)
Average Power in Standby with Power Saver On
  • 9 watts
Specified Operating Environment
  • Temperature: 10 to 40°C (50 to 104°F)
  • Humidity: 8 to 90% Relative Humidity
Product Certifications
  • Energy Star, UL 60950-1, CSA, FCC Class B, VCCI, CB IEC 60950-1, SEMKO, GS (TÜV), CE Class B, SMA C-Tick
UNSPSC Code
  • 43212102

Warranties

Product Warranty
  • 1 Year Onsite Repair, Next Business Day Response

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Return Programme supplies

  • Supplies sold at a discount versus the prices of regular cartridges
  • Customer agrees to use cartridges once and return to Lexmark for remanufacturing or recycling.
  • Note: Not all supplies are available through the Return Programme

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Regular supplies

  • Supplies sold at regular prices
  • Cartridges are still recyclable at no cost to you through the Lexmark Cartridge Collection Programme. Learn more.

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  • Imaging kits
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