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Formax AP4 HIgh Volume Address Printer

Formax AP4 HIgh Volume Address Printer

The AP4 High-Volume Monochrome Digital Address Printer is designed for in-line applications, and features an industry-leading 4-inch print area and a 2+4+2 head configuration. This workhorse can print up to 26,000 #10 envelopes per hour, or up to 34,000 postcards per hour, with variable print resolutions up to 600 DPI, and the ability to print on a variety of coated and uncoated stocks.

The infeed transport deck has positionable transport belts and guides that run under the belts for spot-on print registration at high speeds. Three independent print head banks offer a total 4-inch print height, and can overlap if needed, with a maximum print range of 12.75”. It accommodates pieces up to 1/2” thick.

For flexibility, the AP4 is available as a stand-alone model, compatible with a variety of feeders and existing mailing equipment. It’s also available as the AP4F which combines the AP4 with the AP12 Heavy-Duty Friction Feeder to hold up to 500 #10 envelopes.

Its user-friendly color touchscreen includes an adjustable backlight, and provides full control of functions, including the ability to store and recall common print jobs, up to 16GB. The user interface allows users to preview jobs, change output speed, access troubleshooting tools, and even estimate the cost of a job before sending it to print.

Additional features include on-screen ink monitoring for both percentage used and approximate pieces remaining, USB 3.0/LAN/WiFi connectivity, the ability to print any TrueType font, spot color capability, and batch/job/lifetime counters. Options include a conveyor stacker for easy handling after printing, and an infrared dryer for high-speed drying.

The AP4 High-Volume Address Printer offers high speed printing with flexibility and excellent print quality, making it ideal for commercial printers, quick-print operations, organizations with in-plant print shops, and packaging/fulfillment companies.

Operating Features

  • User-Friendly Touchscreen: 4.5” color touchscreen with adjustable backlight
  • Fast: Prints up to 26,000 #10 envelopes per hour, up to 34,000 postcards per hour
  • Print head Layout: 2-pen + 4-pen + 2-pen stitched design
  • Job Memory: Store and recall common print jobs, up to 16GB
  • USB 3.0 / LAN / WiFi Connectivity: Easily connect to your print source
  • Batch / Job / Lifetime Counters: Keep an accurate count of addressed pieces
  • On-Screen Ink Monitor: Displays ink status (% used and approximate pieces remaining)
  • Printing Features

  • Inkjet Technology: Uses 8 thermal inkjet cartridges
  • One-Pass Print Options: Address, Address+Return, Address+Return+Indicia, Address+Return+Indicia+Custom Tagline
  • Variable Print Resolution: 150 DPI (600 x 150) up to 600 DPI (600 x 600)
  • Image Area: Up to 4” high by 50” long
  • True Type Enabled: Print any True Type font installed on a PC
  • Spot Color Capability: Blue, Red, Green, Invisible
  • Versatile Inks: Prints on a variety of coated and uncoated stocks
  • Options / Supplies

  • AP10L Conveyor/Stacker: Left-to-right 3-foot conveyor neatly holds printed pieces for easy removal
  • AP12 Heavy Duty Friction Feeder: Converts AP4 to a stand-alone unit which holds up to 500 envelopes
  • AP14 Tabletop Riser Stand: Used with AP12 to align feeder with AP4 Infrared Dryer: Provides quicker drying time
  • Bulk Mailer Software: PAVE/CASS presorting, data management, Intelligent Mail barcode support
  • Thermal Inkjet Cartridges: Available in various formulations for UV coated, non-coated, quick-drying, color, and invisible security inks

  • Technical Specifications

    Print Technology:

    Thermal inkjet, 8 high capacity cartridges

    Addressing Speed: Up to 26,000 #10 envelopes/hour
    Up to 34,000 postcards/hour
    Print Quality: Up to 600 x 600 DPI
    Imaging Area: Up to 4” x 50”
    Material Size: Min: 5” L x 3” W
    Max: 50” L x 15” W
    Material Thickness: Up to 12.7mm / 1/2”
    Duty Cycle: Up to 1,250,000 per month
    Memory: Up to 16GB
    Counters: Batch, job, lifetime
    Print Head Layout: 2-pen + 4-pen + 2-pen stitched design
    Fonts: All TrueType fonts available on PC
    Ink Monitor: Intelligent cartridge tracking
    Feeder Capacity: Up to 500 #10 envelopes with optional AP12 Feeder
    Print Orientation: Left to right
    Software: Drivers for Windows 7 and higher
    PC Interface: USB 3.0, Ethernet, WiFi
    Diagnostics: Built into firmware
    Dimensions: 34” L x 25” D x 12” H
    Weight: 96 lbs.
    Power: 115VAC 50/60 Hz

    Additional Information

    Formax AP4 Brochure