Data processing characters (normal, compressed, and condensed) are created using a 5x9 dot matrix pattern. Correspondence quality characters are created using a 7x12 dot matrix pattern.
For maximum efficiency, the LMP 2150 operates in one of three modes.
• Data processing mode for fast output
• Word processing mode for letter writing
• Graphics mode for drawing pictures, or graphs.
The LMP 2150 can handle continuous fanfold paper ranging in width from 3-inches to 16-inches including the guide hole side strips. The printer can print one original with up to five copies (with or without carbon). Paper stock weights can range from 15 to 100 pounds.
LMP 2150 comparative lines per minute (LPM) print speeds (no descender characters) among its various character sets:
Correspondence Quality—10 CPI 80 LPM
Condensed—16.7 CPI 100 LPM
Standard—10 CPI 150 LPM
Compressed—12.5 CPI 125 LPM
Characters per line:
Correspondence Quality—10 CPI 132
Condensed—16.7 CPI 220
Standard—10 CPI 132
Compressed—12.5 CPI 165
Dot positions per Horizontal line -
Correspondence Quality - 10 CPI 2640
Condensed -16.7 CPI "2640
Standard - 10 CPI 1584
In the Graphics Mode there are 7 vertical dots available in each dot column and a variable number of horizontal columns depending on the mode the printer is in:
On a per inch basis, all three graphic modes print 72 dots per inch vertically. The Condensed mode yields 100 dots per inch horizontally, while the Standard mode gives 60 dots per inch and the Compressed mode gives 75 dots per inch horizontally.
Character Sets (Number of characters in each set)
American Special 32
European WP 32
Block Graphics 30
The LMP 2150 uses a built-in 8-bit parallel interface to the computer.
The physical size of the printer is:
24.6 inches wide
10.3 inches high
20.7 inches deep
The LMP 2150 (26-1272 $3995) is available at more than 1000 Radio Shack Computer Centers and participating Radio Shack Dealers nationwide. The 1-inch wide nylon fabric ribbon (26-1287, $12.95) is capable of printing 15 million characters per ribbon. The LMP 2150 is backed by dependable Radio Shack service, with on-site service contracts available.
The matching printer stand (26-4307 $149.95) is recommended for use with this printer. Regular printer stands may not hold up well under the stresses imposed by the LMP 2150. <¿1
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