This was a high-speed multi-functional kanji (Chinese character) printer employing xerography with an LED (Light Emitting Diode) array. It was announced by Mitsubishi Electric in 1985.
By using an LED array, the M8340 achieved high printing quality and speed, and greater compactness. There were two models with printing speeds of 3420LPM (line/min) and 2200LPM both at 6LPI (line/inch). This printer had overlay printing and copy functions, and could print images, graphs and reduced documents with optional equipment. Outstanding ease-of-operation was achieved by providing the functions of auto paper loading and printing position adjustment, and using cartridges for toner.
|Printing system||LED array based xerography|
|Printing speed||At 6LPI 3420/2200LPM|
|Font memory capacity||Max. text 16Kchar,
|Character size||Kanji (Chinese characters):7,9,12 and 24point
Alphanumeric:10,12 and 15char/inch
|Printed dot density||Both vertical/horizontal 240dot/inch|
Graph printing (optional)
Image printing (optional)
Reduced printing (optional)
Copy function (254sheet)
|Printing width||Text,Graphs,Images::Max. 13.6inch
|Paper||Folding paper with sprocket holes on both edges|
The more compact M8360 was announced in 1986. The M8360 had a printing speed of 1,300LPM at 6LPI. Its size was 1,300mm(width) × 830mm(depth) × 1050mm(height), and weight was 450kg.