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For optimum print quality and reliability, use IBM supplies, which are engineered specifically for IBM printers. Use Table 41 and Table 42 to help you order supplies for the printer before the system is delivered, and to maintain a stock of supplies for continuous operation.

When a printer runs low on a supply item, it displays a status message on the touchscreen, sounds an alarm, and turns on the operator alert light on top of the printer.

IBM recommends that you keep the following quantities on hand per print engine:

Suggested Quantity
Toner (Infoprint 4000)
48 bottles
Toner (Infoprint 4100)
24 cartridges
Developer mix
4 bottles
Fuser oil
4 bottles
Oiler belt
2 belts
Fine filter
2 filters
Splicing tape
72 rolls

The estimated quantities are approximations for planning purposes only, and do not represent a warranty, a guarantee, or a minimum. The actual consumption depends on variables such as machine toner settings, job-stream percent toner coverage, form characteristics, temperature, and humidity.

Also ensure that a toner-certified vacuum cleaner (see page ***) is available for printer operators to use when cleaning the printer.