Epson DFX-9000 9-Pin Serial Impact Dot Matrix Printer, 136 Column, High Speed Draft 1550 cps

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About Epson DFX-9000

The Epson DFX-9000 9-Pin Serial Impact Dot Matrix Printer combines speed and reliability for maximum productivity. With speeds up to 1550 cps and an MTBF rating of 20,000 power-on hours (POH), the Epson DFX-9000 offers the power and durability to tackle the most demanding print tasks. Day after day, you can count on it to efficiently process everything from reports and 10-part forms to shipping documents or mailing labels.

A robust, dependable workhorse, this 9-pin, wide-format printer boasts a 400-million-character print head life and 15-million-character ribbon cartridge, which minimizes production costs and reduces the need for frequent user intervention. Its advanced paper handling capabilities make it the perfect solution for a wide variety of applications, including critical spreadsheets, checks, invoices, bar codes and more. Featuring two standard paper paths, the DFX-9000 easily switches between multiple applications.

Its intelligent paper sensor detects the paper width and thickness, adjusting automatically for optimum performance and high-quality results. It even features an automatic jam sensor to prevent wasting forms in the unlikely event of a paper jam. With Parallel, Serial and USB interfaces standard, plus a type-B slot for optional connectivity, the DFX-9000 easily attaches to new or legacy systems in standalone or networked environments. And, its convenient LCD display and intuitive menu selections mean setup has never been easier.

Epson DFX-9000 Features

  • 136 column, 9-pin serial impact dot matrix printer
  • Epson's fastest impact printer: Print speeds up to 1550 cps
  • Advanced paper handling: Dual paper paths with auto form-sensing
  • Easy integration and operation
  • Extreme durability: 20,000 hour MTBF at 25% duty cycle
  • Replaces DFX-8000/8500 series printers
  • Blaze through critical reports with ultra-fast print speeds: Prints multipart forms, labels and more at speeds up to 1550 cps
  • Tackle the most demanding print tasks: Durable 9-pin performer offers an MTBF rating of 20,000 POH at 25% duty cycle
  • Get dependable print performance, day after day: Boasts a 400-million-character print head life
  • Minimize your application costs: 15-million-character ribbon cartridge ensures low cost printing and reduces the need for frequent user intervention
  • Simplify the integration process: Convenient LCD display allows for easy printer configuration and menu navigation
  • Meet all your printing needs with flexible forms handling capabilities
  • Prints 136-column, wide-format reports, plus forms up to 10 parts thick
  • Front and rear paper paths
  • Platen gap adjusts automatically, according to the paper thickness
  • Auto jam sensor eliminates wasting forms
  • Use with new or legacy systems
  • Enhanced connectivity supports standard Parallel, Serial and USB interfaces
  • Accommodates optional internal Type B interface boards for easy networking

Epson DFX-9000 Specifications

Printing Method
9-pin, serial impact dot matrix
Print Direction
Bidirectional logic seeking for text and graphics printing; Unidirectional text or graphics printing can be selected using software commands
Characters per Line
136 characters @ 10 cpi
Print Speed
High Speed Draft 1550 cps (10 cpi); Draft 1320 cps (10 cpi); Near Letter Quality 330 cps (10 cpi)
Character Sets
11 Character tables, 13 international character sets
Resident Bitmapped Fonts
Epson Super Draft 10 cpi; Epson Draft 10, 12 cpi; Epson NLQ Roman 10, 12, proportional; Epson NLQ Roman/San Serif 10, 12, proportional
Bar Code Fonts
EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, POSTNET, Codabar (NW-7), Industrial 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5
1/6-inch, 1/8-inch or programmable in 1/432-inch increments
Line Spacing: 6 lines per inch default
Continuous form paper
Front Tractor - multi-part 1 + 9 carbonless copies
Rear Tractor - multi-part 1 + 6 carbonless copies
Continuous forms 3 - 16.5" wide
Continuous forms 3 - 17"
2.5" x 0.94" (minimum)
Paper Feed Speed
26.5 millisecond per line at 1/6" line spacing; 15" per second continuous feed
Paper Path
Push tractor - Front or rear in, top out
Pull tractor - Front or rear in, top out (optional)
Software Drivers
Windows 95, 98SE, 2000, Me, XP and NT 4.0
Bidirectional Parallel (IEEE 1284 Nibble Mode supported), USB 1.1, RS-232C serial, Type-B slot for optional interface cards
Input Buffer
Printer Language
Sound Level
58 dBA (ISO 7779 pattern)
Rated voltage
100 - 240V
Input voltage range
90 - 264V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz +/- .5Hz
Input frequency range
49.5 - 60.5Hz
20,000 POH (25% duty cycle)
Print head life
400 million characters at 14 dots/character
Ribbon life
15 million characters at 14 dots/character
Physical Dimensions
Height 14.3" x Width 27.6" x Depth 14.9"
75 lbs
Epson 1 year limited warranty

Epson DFX-9000 Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers


excellent printer


from PA  -  Quality Oriented

Great structure, a little heavy but works great

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