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IBM 4226 Matrix Printer

IBM 4226-302
533 cps


The IBM 4226 Model 302 is a heavy-duty, unattended, serial dot matrix printer with speeds up to 533 characters/second (CPS). It is program compatible with the IBM 4202-003 Proprinter* IIIXL and the Epson** DFX-5000 printers. The 4226 fills a customer need for a low cost, high-speed, heavy-duty, unattended, impact, continuous-form (up to six-part) printer that is attachable to the PS/2 and other IBM systems with an ASCII interface. Program compatibility with the IBM 4202-003 and Epson DFX-5000 protects the customer's software investment.

Replaced by 4232, 4247, Dascom (oldest to newest)






Printer Speed 533 /  400  / 100  cps  Models IBM 4226-302
Characters per Second    
Draft /DP/  NQL    
Character Pitch Characters per inch for models: 10, 12, 15, 16.7
Line Spacing Lines per inch for IBM 4230 models: 6, 8 lines
Emulations Standard: 
IBM ProPrinter ll,  III XL, Epson DFX 5000
Systems Attachment

AS/400 Attachment:

  —AS/400 via ASCII Workstation Controller or PC Workstation
—348x, 3477, and 3197 AS/400 Display Stations

RISC System/6000 Attachment:
—Direct attach to RISC System/6000 or via workstation


S/390 Attachment
— IBM 3174 via the Asynchronous Emulation Adapter 
— IBM 34XX InfoWindow Display Station
— PC workstation

  PC Attachment: IBM Personal System/2 and compatibles

LAN Attachment: Ethernet and IBM Token-Ring via a PC or
the IBM 4033 LAN adapter box or equivalent


Serial – RS-232 and RS-422A

  Parallel – IEEE-1284/Centronics
Power Wattage All models 40 Watts / Max 90 watts
Power Voltage Line 100-120 VAC, 50/60 Hz (+/-10%)
Operating Temp Environmental Operating Temperature 50° to 104° F, 10° to 40° C
Print Width 13.6”
Media Types Forms:   Thickness: Up to .64mm thickness or maximum weight of 163 g/m2
  Length:  3” to 22”
  Width: 3” to 17”
  Copies: 4226: 6-part
Environmental 53 dBA

Acoustic Noise (dBA)
(per ISO 7779)

 53 dBA
Dimensions IBM 4226-302
Height 13” (mm)
Width 27” (mm)
Depth 16” (mm)
Printer Weight 
54 lbs. (kg)
Shipping Weight 70 lbs. (kg)

Ribbons: This ribbon are designed specifically for the 4226

  Ribbon (Part #:) Yields pages @ 5% coverage


We also carry features and spare parts for this unit,  in Stock for Immediate Shipment. 

Call one of our Printer Specialist  for a  pricing and help with a configuration.


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