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IBM 4232 ASCII Matrix Printer

IBM 4232 ASCII Matrix Printer

600 CPS



The print driver and IBM 4232 Printer offers speed and durability that make it suited for the most demanding print environments and applications. With its high print speed and superb reliability, the print driver and IBM 4232 Printer out performs other impact printers. The IBM 4232 Printer, with its auto-forms load, innovative forms handling features, and easy-to-use operator controls and menu selections, will improve productivity and virtually eliminate user frustration, paper jamming, and costly paper loss. The IBM 4232 prints a wide range of applications by offering four print speeds and quality modes. The fast draft quality provides high speed for large print jobs while the near letter quality (NLQ) mode provides clean, crisp correspondence for word processing applications required in today's electronic office.


Replaced by 4247, Dascom 4347 (oldest to newest)





Printer Speed 600 /  400  / 200  cps Models IBM 4232-302
Characters per Second    
Draft /DP/ NQL    
Character Pitch Characters per inch for models: 10, 12, 15, 16.7, 17.1, 20
Line Spacing Lines per inch for IBM 4232 models: 3, 4, 6, 8 lines, or as selected by host
Emulations Standard: 
IBM ProPrinter III XL, Epson FX-1050 ,4224 Model 3


Systems Attachment AS/400 Attachment:

—AS/400 via ASCII Workstation Controller or PC Workstation
—348x, 3477, and 3197 AS/400 Display Stations
—Optional 1, 2, or 3 bin auto-sheet feeder


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


S/390 Attachment
— IBM 3174 via the Asynchronous Emulation Adapter 
— IBM 3482 InfoWindow II 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

Interface Serial – RS-232 and RS-422A
  Parallel – IEEE-1284/Centronics
Power Wattage All models except 280 watts Max 320 watts
Power Voltage Line Auto Ranging 100-120 VAC, 200-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (+/-10%)
Operating Temp Environmental Operating Temperature 50° to 104° F, 10° to 40° C
Print Width 13.6” (345mm) 
Media Types Forms:   Thickness: Up to .64mm thickness or maximum weight of 163 g/m2
  Length:  3” to 14”
  Width: 3” to 15”
  Copies: Carbon Multipart: 4 copies
    Carbonless Multipart: 6 copies
    Single Part:  67.7 g/m2
Environmental 53 dBA
Dimensions IBM 4232
Height 13” (mm)
Width 26” (660mm)
Depth 15” (mm)
Printer Weight 
45 lbs. (kg)
Shipping Weight 70 lbs. (kg)
Ribbons: High Yield Ribbon approx 9 Million Character
  Part no. 1040440


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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