FACOM6715D

FACOM6715D

FACOM6715D


FACOM6715D

FACOM6715D


Manufactured in 1993
Manufactured by FUJTISU LIMITED
Owner FUJTISU LIMITED
Location of historical materials Fujitsu Numazu Plant
140 Miyamoto Numazu-shi, Shizuoka Japan 410-0396
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Contact GENERAL AFFAIRS DEPT. Tel.+81-55-924-7399

F6715D is the first Japanese line printer model by Fujitsu using dry electrophotography method with laser beam exposure. Former impact line printers with type font technology could print only alphanumeric and Japanese Katakana characters.

Fujitsu launched new architecture “JEF (Japanese processing Extended Feature)” in the previous year of F6715D launch to handle Japanese language easily in computer systems. This JEF architecture expands the previous specification limited with alphanumeric and Katakana to Japanese Kanji (Chinese character) and Hiragana to bring the system compatibility and also flexibility.

This F6715D was designed as an output device supporting JEF architecture and realized various representation required by Japanese processing and brought high cost performance required to develop this new architecture to the market. Also this printer gave flexibility for designing form with “form-overlay” function which handles form format and data separately.

Other unique technology in this printer was non-contact flash fusing. This technology reduced both of mechanical stress and heat one given to the form a lot and realized printing on wide variation of forms, such as label sheet, mail-seal paper (pressure adhesive type) and card attached form.

Fujitsu built up Japanese line printer series following this product by FACOM 6716D as lower model in 1981 and FACOM6700D as higher model in1982.