The M8350 was a high-speed, high-print-quality xerographic printer that, as a network printer, offered many more print functions than available on online printers. Mitsubishi Electric rolled out the M8350 in 1992.
Using the TCP/IP protocol, the M8350 accepted print jobs from various kinds of networked hosts.
In terms of print speed, the M8350 could print 3,420 lines per minute (when printing six lines per inch). Its top print quality was made possible through a combination of a high-resolution LED array (480 dpi), microscopic toner grains, and built-in outline fonts.
With the adoption of dot-by-dot addressing system, it offered a diverse range of character control functions on par with a simple photo-typesetter including vertical and horizontal text, character resizing, ruled lines, emphasis and bold characters, line justification, and proportional letter spacing. Optional functions included overlays, graphs, and images.
With this many functions, the M8350 was suitable not only for handling outputs from mainframe systems but also for applications such as simple press printing and image printing jobs.
|Print process||Xerographic process using an LED array|
|Print speed||3,420 lpm (when printing 6 lpi)|
|Connection method||Online connections with LAN
|Font memory size||32 MB max. (basic configuration: 16 MB)
(equivalent to about 32,000 characters)
|Font type||Outline font|
|Print resolution||480 x 480 dpi|
|Character sizes||From 6 to 1,008 points (basic configuration: 6 to 153 points)|
Vertical and horizontal text
Print position instructions (characters per line and orientation)
Character resizing (em quad printing, en quad printing, compressed, condensed, line)
Emphasis (shading, underline, reverse video, strikethrough)
Proportional font kerning
Barcode printing (by command)
Line width and line type instructions
Custom character processing
Digital overlay function (optional)
CGM ISO 8632-compliant graph function (optional)
Image function (optional)
Job separation marks
Page serial number printing
|Print width||14.6 inches max.|
|Print media||Plain and high-quality paper stock (folded paper with sprocket holes on both edges)|
|Paper weight and paper width||55 to 180 kg / 7 to 18 inches
(Paper with a weight over 135 kg was restricted to 15 inches in width)
|Power supply||Printer: 200 VAC three-phase, 7.5 kVA or less
Controller 200 VAC single-phase, 2.5 kVA or less
|Standard external dimensions (w x d x h)||Printer: 1,495 x 830 x 1,210 mm
Controller: 600 x 830 x 1,371 mm
|Standard weight||Printer: 750 kg or less
Controller: 200 kg or less