IBM 6400 Line Matrix Family

6400 Printers –

The IBM 6400 family of line printers evolved through several generations.  In the first group, the offerings were a bit wider and were named the 6408 and 6412.  Then came the second group in which all versions carried the 6400 name with a hyphen and a three digit model number – 004, 008, 012; then 005, 009, 014.  Neither the first nor second group allowed an on-board Ethernet card.

Generation Three and Four brought us the pedestal versions sporting a “P” in the model name, and Ethernet was made available across the lineup.

Generation Three and Four –

Quiet Cabinet or Pedestal (contains “P”);

     Gen3 had no letter “i”;

     Gen4 Newest Units contain “i”

Cabinet Models

  •    500 LPM Line Matrix Printer – i05, 050
  • 1,000 LPM Line Matrix Printer – i10, 010  
  • 1,500 LPM Line Matrix Printer – i15, 015
  • 2,000 LPM Line Matrix Printer – i2s, i20, 020
  • 2,400 LPM Line Matrix Printer – i24

Pedestal Models

  •    500 LPM Line Matrix Printer – i5P, P50, 05P
  • 1,000 LPM Line Matrix Printer – i1P, P10