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Epson FX-890 Impact Dot Matrix Printer

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A full-featured, high-value performer, this workhorse features an MTBF rating of 20,000 power on hours and up to 680cps print speeds.

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  • 9-pin, serial impact dot matrix
  • Speeds through multipart forms, reports, labels, and more at up to 680 cps
  • Offers an MTBF rating of 20,000 POH and a 400 million character print head life
  • Facilitates easy printer configuration using a newly designed control panel or Windows based Epson Remote Configuration Manager
  • Provides resident Epson, IBM® and Microline printer languages for increased compatibility
  • Includes standard Parallel and USB connections, plus an additional slot for optional interface cards
  • Ensures a lower cost per page, and reduces the need for frequent user intervention
  • Provides four convenient paper paths to accommodate cut sheet paper and continuous forms up to 7 parts thick
  • Includes access to Epson's superior technical support

Technical Specifications

Brand Epson
Printing Method Impact dot matrix
Number of Pins 9 pins
Number of columns 80 columns
Needles 18 Needles (2 x 9)
Printing Speed NLQ: 12 cpi: 125 chars/s, 10 cpi: 104 chars/s, Draft: 10 cpi: 419 chars/s, HighSpeed-Draft: 12 cpi: 680 chars/s, 10 cpi: 566 chars/s
Carbon Copies 6 plus one original
Character Tables PC437, PC708, PC720, PC850, PC858, PC864, ISO-8859-15, Roman 8
Printing Resolution 240 x 144 DPI
Interfaces Type B interface, RS-232 (optional), USB 2.0 Type B, Wired Network (optional), Bidirectional parallel
Paper / Media Handling
Document Feed Single sheet front and rear, Continuous paper front and rear, Paper output rear, Optional Automatic Document Feed (CSF): 150
Paper Formats Sheet Paper (single- and multi-layer), Continuous Paper (single- and multi-layer), Labels (single- and multi-layer), Roll Paper, Envelopes, Cardboard
Energy Use 53 Watt, 3.4 Watt (standby)
Energy Star No
Product dimensions 414‎ x 350 x 168 mm (Width x Depth x Height)
Product weight 7.2 kg
Temperature Operation 5° C - 35° C, Storage 5° C - 35° C
Humidity Operation 10% - 80%, Storage 10% - 80%
Compatible Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Included Software Epson Status Monitor
Mean Time Between Failures 20,000 Hours
Print Head Life 400 Million Strokes/Wire
Sound Pressure Operation: 55 dB (A)
Memory 128 kB Included
Ribbon Yield 7500000 characters Black Draft
What's in the box Driver and utilities (CD), Main unit, Power cable, Ribbon, Setup guide, Software (CD), User manual (CD), Warranty document
Other Features
Emulations ESC/P, IBM PPDS


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