The 9871A was a wide-carriage full-character daisy wheel printer, with a print speed of 30 characters per second. It was designed for use with the 98X5 Series of computer/calculators. The 9871A used the IBM Selectric print mechanism. It also had graphics-printing capability (very, very slow). An optional tractor feeder was also available for the 9871A (P/N 98021A).