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3860 & 3880 Serial Matrix Printer

Load two different continuous forms and switch between them. Load two identical continuous forms and run longer print jobs unattended.

Product Highlights
  • Speeds up to 960 cps @ 12cpi and 800 cps @ 10cpi (3880D, 3880S).
  • Patented, dual paper handling system with auto-switching paper paths (3860D, 3880D).
  • Heavy-duty printing applications.
  • Single-path alternative (3860S, 3880S).
  • Choice of 15 million character or extended-life 25 million character ribbon.
  • Four user-defined formats for forms setup storage.
  • 25 bar codes including POSTNET.
  • Optional I/O connectivity for 10/100BaseT Ethernet and IBM coax/twinax (SCS or IPDS), and IGP/QMS graphic languages.
Like Two Printers In One.

The 3860D (600 cps) and 3880D (800 cps) serial matrix printers from GENICOM offer a patented, dual paper handling system with auto-switching paper paths. Two sets of 6-pin push tractors are used for rear and front/bottom paper feeding.

The 3860S (600 cps) and 3880S (800 cps) models are available if you are looking for a single-path alternative. This single paper path serves either front or bottom feed.

High-Performance, Multipurpose Printing.

The 3880D and 3880S print at blazing speeds at up to 960 cps (@12 cpi). They deliver worry-free performance in your shared-resource, network printing, or heavy-duty printing applications. And like all GENICOM printers, they live up to the legendary reliability you expect. Day after day. Job after job.

Flexible Connectivity - Changeable as Your Systems Migrate.

The 3860 and 3880 can be field converted from one interface type to another to suit your changing systems’ needs with serial and parallel interfaces. And specific models are equipped with IBM Tx/Cx SCS or IPDS, and/or 10/100 ethernet, or and IGP/QMS graphic languages.

Serial and parallel interfaces are standard with automatic switching between the two.

Features That Make Tough Jobs Easier.

The 3860 and 3880 series of printers feature automatic forms thickness sensing and adjustment for up to 7-part forms. Zero-inch tear-off, automatic paper park, automatic top of form, and a paper motion sensor are also standard. There is even a control panel lockout feature to prevent unwanted changes in printer configurations.



Technology: Serial impact dot matrix
Print Head: 18-pin



Speed (cps):
10 cpi
16.7 cpi
3880 DP
3880 LQ
3860 DP
3860 LQ

Fonts: Gothic, Courier, Wide Gothic, Gothic Italic, Courier Italic, Micro-Gothic, OCR-A, OCR-B

Bar Codes: Codes: Interleaved 2 of 5, Bidirectional 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Code 3 of 9, EAN-2, EAN-5, EAN-8, EAN-13, Code 11,
Code BCD, Codabar a/t, Codabar b/n, Codabar c/*, Codabar d/e, UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-2, UPC-5, Code 93, Code 128 (A-B-C), MSI, POSTNET

Character Sets: DEC® VT100 Line Draw; IBM® Set I, II, and All Character Set; 18 international character set substitution; IBM Code Page - 437, 850, 852, 863; ISO 8859-1, -2, -3, -4, -9; Roman 8; Mazowia (Poland)

Print Modes: Proportional, compressed, shadow, double strike, underline, expanded (2 to 8 times), superscript, subscript, oversize (2 to 187 times)

Head Slew:75 ips maximum

LF Interval: 35 msec at 6 lpi

Character Spacing: 10, 12, 13, 15, 16.7, 17.1, and 20 cpi, plus program selectable

Line Spacing: 3, 4, 6, and 8 lpi, plus n/144 in. program selectable

Print Line: 13.6 in.

Dot Graphic (dpi): 60 to 400H x 72 to 144V (emulation dependent); supports DEC Sixel Graphics

Print Control
Margins: Left and right any position

Horizontal Tabs:

Vertical Tabs:

Print Position:
Absolute and relative HxV head position*

4 user-defined forms

Auto-Perf Skip:
Selectable auto-perf skip
*Emulation dependent

Flexible Paper Handling
Front/Bottom Feed
Rear Feed
3880 DP
3880 LQ
3860 DP
3860 LQ

Paper Handling: Paper parking, auto top of form, zero-inch tear-off, paper out sensor, auto forms thickness adjustment, and paper motion sensor

Paper Drive: 6-pin push tractors

Paper Dimensions: Continuous forms 3" to 16" W x 22" L maximum

Number of Copies: Original plus 6 in front/bottom path; original plus 5 in rear paper path

Max. Forms Thickness: 0.025 in.

Paper Slew: 5/15 ips

ANSI X3.64, GENICOM 3410, Epson® FX286e, IBM Proprinter III XL, IBM-GP, DEC LA210
Interfaces and Connectivity
CENTRONICS® parallel - 36-pin Amphenol; speed: 30Kbytes/sec

EIA/TIA-232 (RS-232) serial - 25-pin type DB female; speeds: 110, 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200 baud

Auto interface switching between serial and parallel interfaces

Input Buffer: 64K

Options: RS-422, IBM Coax/Twinax, TCP/IP, Novell

Size (HxWxD):
12.1 x 26.9 x 13.9 in. (296 x 683 x 353 mm)

Weight: 52 lbs (23.6 kg)

Shipping Weight: 63 lbs (28.5 kg)

Acoustics: Less than 60 dBa

Operating Environment
Voltage: 115 or 230 ±15% autosensing; 50 or 60 Hz ±2 Hz

Power Input:
Standby: 35 watts (120 BTU/Hr)
Printing: 130 watts (433 BTU/Hr)

Temperature: 50° to 104° F (10° to 40° C)

Humidity: 20% to 90% relative

MTBF: 10,000 hours @ 25% duty cycle

Workload (pages per month):
Up to 60K for 3860 & 70K for 3880

MTTR: 30 min. by a qualified technician

Ribbon Life: Standard Life: 15 million draft characters; Extended Life: 25 million draft characters.

Type: Cartridge, clean hands, nylon fabric

Life: 15 million draft characters

1 year return to depot
Accessories and Upgrades
Accessories and Upgrades, Pedestal, Pedestal forms rack, Pedestal paper catch tray, Paper basket, Output paper rack, Ethernet 10/100BaseT, IBM coax SCS or IPDS, IBM twinax SCS or IPDS.

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(810) 231-2883
(800) 757-0800

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