Compuprint 4247-Z03

Reliable high-speed printing for demanding business environments

Compuprint 4247 Z03 model


Designed for high performance printing in demanding printing environments , from offices to warehouses. Robust industrial printers, replacements to the IBM 4247 printers provide professional reliability at a surprisingly attractive cost. Thanks to its impressive length, low cost per page and easy operation, RICOH Infoprint IBM printers continue to offer a business value that laser equipment is unable to match, the Compuprint 4247-Z03 printer is ready to meet your critical business needs and for protect your investment
  • With print speeds of up to 1,100 cps, and rugged metal casing, the Compuprint 4247-Z03 is designed to deliver exceptional performance even in the most demanding and complex environments. The two optional front paper feed paths and the sturdy 6-pin tractors make it easy to load forms and allow reliable paper movement for printing on a wide variety of forms
  • The remote printer management utility, which is included with the optional Ethernet controller, allows users to access the status of all printers in the network in real time, configure multiple printers simultaneously, and remotely access a virtual operator panel .
  • Our consumables are specifically manufactured for our printers, with special formulas that minimize component failures and, consequently, expenses derived from downtime and maintenance operations. The production of our consumables, under strict quality control guidelines, guarantee uniformity from batch to batch
  • The combination of placement, switching and paper binding can help you maximize printing options and increase productivity. The graphic addressing capability of all points (APA) allows quality printing of bar codes, logos, transparencies, and so on.
  • To allow migration from older printers, the integrated Ethernet card supports IPDS and SNMP. Pedestal and cabinet configurations increase the flexibility to place the printer in multiple locations.


Max. Print speed¹ (at 10cpi)
Quick draft mode 1100 cps
Data processing mode 800 cps DP text
mode 480 cps NLQ mode 240 cps

Printing options
13.6 “maximum print line / 345.44 mm

Vertical spacing:
6 or 8 lpi selectable from the operator panel for text
3, 4, 6, 8 or 9 Ipi selectable under program control for text
1/144 “increments under program control available for graphics

Horizontal spacing:
10, 12, 15, 16.7, 17.1 and 20 cpi, 10 cpi in quick draft mode
Proportional spacing is available in DP text and NLQ mode

UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-2, UPC-5, EANJ-8, EANJ-13, Code 3 of 9, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Codabar, MSI and Matrix 2 out of 5

Paper handling 
Support for two continuous forms inputs.

Dual front tractors
Paper parking, switching and linking.
Automatic loading of forms and adjustment of thickness.

Paper sizes Continuous shapes:
3 “to 17” (76 mm to 432 mm) wide, 3 “to 24” (76 mm to 610 mm) long

Emulations Standard:
Epson FX, IBM Proprinter 4202 III XL and IBM 2381 Personal Printer and native mode 4247
Optional IPDS Ethernet: IBM 4224, IBM 4230 and 4247 native mode

Centronics parallel, serial (RS-232C), USB 2.0, Ethernet 10/100 BaseT

Input buffer up to 128Kb

Physical characteristics
WxDxH: 28.4 “x 15.7” x 13.8 “(721 mm x 399 mm x 351 mm)
72.6 lb./32.9 kg (weight)

Ambient conditions Relative humidity: 40% to 60% (non-condensing), RH temperature: 50 ° to 104 ° F (100 to 40 ° C) in operation
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing), RH temperature : -31 ° F to 149 ° F (-350 to 65 ° C) Storage
Acoustic impression: 53.9 to 59.7 dBA depending on configuration
Power voltage 90 to 244 Vac
Power frequency 50/60 Hz Maximum
power consumption
, 240 watts, 160 watts typical, energy saving mode 23.5 watts

Heat output
147 W typical (500 BTU / h), 23 W at rest (75 BTU / h)

75,000 pages per month

860 pages per hour (ECMA 132)
Printhead life
800 million characters draft mode

Black ribbon of 25 million characters.

MTBF 20,000 hours at 25% DC

The exact speed varies depending on the complexity of the document, the system configuration, the software application, the driver and the status of the printer.
The maximum workload is calculated in the nominal duty cycle (4 hours per day for 22 days per month)
The life of the tape depends on many factors, including the condition of the printer, the configuration of the machine, the quality of the paper and the barcode. For optimal printer performance, use only genuine Compuprint consumables.


  • REF: 41U2235-C           Black ribbon (15MC) for 4247-L03 and plus model
  • REF: 57P1743-C           Black ribbon (25MC) for 4247-X03, 4247-Z03 and plus models