Oki 186 Printer User Manual

This Impact printer from OKI Printing Solutions
combines versatile paper handling with fast
throughput and a space-saving footprint.
186 has a way with tough
conditions. This compact forms printer
actually thrives in industrial and point-of-sale
environments because it’s built to meet the
renowned OKI Printing Solutions standards for
quality and Tank-Tough
reliability. As proof, the
ML186 has a 20,000-hour MTBF rating, more
than triple that of its closest competitor. Just put
it to work and see for yourself how it delivers!
Small package, big performance. For its size
and weight, the ML186 is fast: 375 cps in
SuperSpeed Draft mode. It also combines
efficiency with economy. It’s packed with
advanced, field-proven technology, including
a patented closed-loop optical sensor that
accurately positions the printhead, ensuring
precise characters even on the last page of a
5-part form.
The ML186 sports our rack-and-pinion drive
system for dependable throughput and longer
wear, a sturdy 200 million-character printhead
that’s designed to deliver output speeds 25%
faster than its predecessor, and a 16-bit CPU
for even quicker processing.
Available in the U.S. and Canada only.
SuperSpeed Draft mode.
Exceptional paper handling. The ML186 can
print virtually any continuous or sheet-fed form—
including “difficult” media: its pinfeed platen
moves card stock and labels effortlessly,
along with multi-part forms up to 10” wide.
A short, straight paper path reduces the
possibility of media jamming. Continuous
forms and single sheet paper (e.g. letterhead)
feed smoothly through the rear or top. And the
optional Pull Tractor Kit handles media from
3" to 9.5" wide.
Unlike most other industrial and POS printers,
the ML186 offers both bottom-feed and short-
tear standard, so you can remove forms right
at the perforation every time—which means
the next form isn’t wasted.
All that and it’s easy to use, too. Walk up to
the ML186 and select your character sets, form
length, and line feed setting—right from the
operator panel. It couldn’t be easier. Of course,
if you need technical assistance, you can speak
to a live expert—24x7x365
—by calling
800-OKI-DATA (800-654-3282).
For the next generation in fast forms-printing
performance, be sure to specify the ML186 from
OKI Printing Solutions.
Superior reliability for demanding environ-
ments: Rated at 20,000-hours MTBF
3-Year standard warranty, parts and
labor; upgradable to 5 years of coverage
with options
Print speeds up to 375 cps
Integrated USB and IEEE Parallel
connectivity standard
Optional OkiLAN
6020e 10/100 Base-T
Ethernet external print server
Small footprint and low profile fits anywhere,
even on retail countertops
Crisp, clear printing on 5-part forms
128 KB receive buffer/memory
200-million character printhead life
3 million-character ribbon life
Co-resident Epson
2480 and
printer emulations
Supports Windows
XP, 2000, 98/95, 3.x, NT
4.0, MS-DOS
, Unix
, and Linux OS
Uses same accessories as ML184 Turbo series
A 3-year warranty comes standard with this
rugged and reliable forms printer
Big performance. Small package.
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