The network-ready Lexmark Forms Printer 2581n+ provides high-speed forms printing and features such as high-yield ribbons, multi-part form support and character and page monitoring.

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  • Reliability and performance
  • Print speeds up to 618 cps at 12 cpi and a rugged design that can handle extreme environments and workloads help you to be productive no matter where you are.
  • Flexible paper handling
  • Easily switch between push and pull feeds and print on multiple types of media, including single-part or multi-part continuous forms, wide-sheet fed paper, and single-part or multi-part cut forms.
  • Easy to use
  • The easy-to-use operator panel lets you access all of the printer functions, monitor character and page counts and preview fonts.
  • Easy to maintain
  • Easily maintain multiple devices from a centralized location with the embedded web server and Lexmark Markvision Enterprise.
  • Long lasting
  • Replace supplies less often with powerful printheads that last up to 300 million characters and the availability of re-inking ribbons that can print up to 8 million characters.

Product Specifications

Size (in. - H x W x D) 7.7 x 24.9 x 11.4 in.
Packaged Size (in. - H x W x D) 12.8 x 29.6 x 16.1 in.
Weight (lb.) 21.6 lb.
Product Warranty 2-Year Onsite Service, Next Business Day
Packaged Weight (lb.) 27.1 lb.
UNSPSC Code 43212102
Product Certifications Energy Star, UL 60950-1, CSA, FCC Class B, CB IEC 60950-1, SEMKO, GS (TÜV), CE Class B, SMA C-Tick
Specified Operating Environment Humidity: 8 to 90% Relative Humidity Temperature:10 to 40°C (50 to 104°F)
Country of Origin Indonesia
Ethernet Network Yes
Print Technology 9-Pin Dot Matrix
Resolution 240 x 144 dots per inch
Print Speeds Up to 618 cps Fast Draft @ 12 cpi Up to 400 cps Draft @ 12 cpi Up to 100 cps Near Letter Quality @ 12 cpi
Memory 512 KB
Noise Level, Idle 15 dBA
Print Noise Level, Operating 57 dBA
Maximum Print Line (") 13.6 inches
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 12,500 POH @ 25% duty cycle
Paper Handling Standard Front Tractor Feeder
Paper Handling Optional Automatic Sheet Feeder (wide) Tractor 2 (wide)
Media Sizes Supported Single-part or multi-part Continuous Forms(16.0" or 406mm maximum page width, 3.0" or 76mm minimum page width, 22.0" or 559mm maximum page length, 3.0" or 76mm minimum page length) Wide Sheet Fed Paper (14.33" or 364mm maximum page width, 4.13" or 105mm minimum page width, 22.0" or 559mm maximum page length, 5.5" or 139mm minimum page length) Single-part or multi-part Cut Forms (16.5" or 420mm maximum page width, 3.0" or 76mm minimum page width, 22.0" or 559mm maximum page length, 3.0" or 76mm minimum page length)
Media Types Supported Multi-part forms - Up to 1+5 Parts (up to 0.020" or 0.51 mm paper thickness) Single-part forms - 16 to 24 lbs, 60 to 90 gsm (0.0045" or 0.11 mm paper thickness) Forms or Paper - 16 to 24 lbs, 60 to 90 gsm (0.0045" or 0.11mm maximum paper thickness)
Supplies Yield Optional 8 million characters (draft mode at 10 cpi)- Re-Inking Ribbon Standard 4 million characters (draft mode at 10 cpi) - Re-Inking Ribbon
Microsoft Windows Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Microsoft Windows XP x64 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Microsoft Windows Vista Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Microsoft Windows 7 Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Novell Operating Systems Supported Novell NetWare 6.5 Open Enterprise Server Novell NetWare 5.1(SP 6+), 6.0(SP 3+) with Novell Distributed Print Services (NDPS) Novell Open Enterprise Server on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Linux Operating Systems Supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.0, 9.0, 10, 11 Debian GNU/Linux 3.1, 4.0 Linspire Linux 5.0 SUSE Linux 10.0, 10.1, 10.2
UNIX Operating Systems Supported Sun Solaris SPARC 8, 9, 10 IBM AIX 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 Sun Solaris x86 10 HP-UX 11.11
Standard Ports Ethernet 10/100BaseTX (RJ-45) USB
Optional Network Ports External MarkNet™ N7020e Gigabit Ethernet
Printer Languages (Standard) Epson Emulation Personal Printer Data Stream (PPDS) Okidata MICROLINE Emulation
Text Fonts Fast Draft, Draft, Courier, Gothic 10, 12, 15, 17.1, 20 cpi Proportional Spaced (PS)
Network Protocol Support TCP/IP IPv4 IPX/SPX TCP/IP IPv6
Network Printing Methods LPR/LPD Direct IP (Port 9100) IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) NDS Queue-based Printing Enhanced IP (Port 9400) FTP, TFTP
TCP/IP Set of Application Services Zero configuration DDNS, mDNS NTP: Network Time Protocol ping, finger, telnet
Network Security SNMPv3 802.1x Authentication: MD5, MSCHAPv2, LEAP, PEAP, TLS, TTLS IPSec
Network Management Protocols HTTP HTTPs (SSL*/TLS) SNMPv1, SNMPv2c SNMPv3 WINS SLPv1 IGMP APIPA (AutoIP) DHCP ICMP DNS *This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit.
Bar Codes EAN-8 UPC-A Code 3 of 9 UPC-E Codabar (NW-7) EAN-13 Interleaved 2 of 5 Industrial 2 of 5 Code 128 US Postal (POSTNET 5-digit ZIP Code)