Epson FX-890 9-Pin Serial Impact Dot Matrix Printer, 80 Characters, Ultra Speed Draft 680 cps

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About Epson FX-890

The Epson FX-890 9-Pin Serial Impact Dot Matrix Printer offers the durability and ease of use required for critical daily print requirements. This 9-pin, narrow-carriage workhorse boasts an MTBF rating of 20,000 power-on hours (POH) and speeds of up to 680 cps. Engineered for seamless integration, it provides Parallel, USB and additional connectivity options.

And, it includes EPSON Remote Configuration Manager software for easy printer setup and simple setting selections via most Windows operating systems. Ideal for rugged environments, this robust printer is the perfect drop-in replacement for the Epson FX-880/880+/980 or Okidata Microline 320/320 Turbo. An extremely reliable, high-speed performer, the Epson FX-890 races through forms up to 7 parts thick through four convenient paper paths. Its easy-to-install 7.5 million character ribbon cartridge boosts productivity and ensures a low cost per page, while its 400 million character print head life offers added dependability.

Epson FX-890 Features

  • Ultra fast 9-pin printing: Speeds through multipart forms, reports, labels and more at up to 680 cps
  • Extreme reliability in demanding print environments: Offers an MTBF rating of 20,000 POH and a 400 million character print head life
  • User-friendly setup and operation: Facilitates easy printer configuration using a newly designed control panel or Windows based Epson Remote Configuration Manager
  • Easy system integration: 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
  • Easy-to-install 7.5 million character ribbon cartridge: Ensures a lower cost per page and reduces the need for frequent user intervention
  • Advanced paper handling capabilities: Provides four convenient paper paths to accommodate cut sheet paper and continuous forms up to 7parts thick
  • Easy integration and maximum productivity in demanding print environments: A full-featured, high-value performer, the Epson FX-890 offers the durability and ease of use required for critical daily print requirements

Epson FX-890 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
80 characters @ 10 cpi
Print Speed
Ultra Speed Draft: 680 cps (12 cpi); 566 cps (10 cpi)
High Speed Draft: 559 cps (10 cpi)
Draft: 419 cps (10 cpi)
Near Letter Quality: 104 cps (10 cpi)
Character Sets
13 character tables
13 international character sets
Resident Bitmapped Fonts
Ultra Speed Draft: 10, 12 cpi
High Speed Draft: 10, 12, 15, 17, 20 cpi
Draft: 10, 12, 15, 17, 20 cpi
NLQ (Roman/Sans Serif): 10, 12, 15, 17, 20 cpi, 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
Formatting
1/6-inch or programmable in 1/432-inch increments
Line Spacing: 6 lines per inch default (8 lpi option available on FX-890 Okidata Mode only)
Control Panel Functions
Font, pitch, pause, tear off, bin selection, line feed, form feed, load, eject, micro adjust, top-of-form adjustment, panel lockout, reset, menu, default setting selection
Paper Handling Forms
Continuous multipart, original plus 5 carbonless copies, 1 + 6 copies with pull tractor, maximum thickness .018"
Paper Handling Width
Single sheets: 3.9" to 10.1"
Continuous: 4.0" to 10.0"
Cut-sheet feeder: 7.2" to 8.5"
Paper Handling Length
Single sheets: 3.9" to 14.3"
Continuous: 4.0" to 22.0"
Cut-sheet feeder: 10.1" to 14.0"
No. 6 envelopes
6.5" x 3.6"
No. 10 envelopes
9.5" x 4.1"
Labels
2.5" x 0.94" (minimum)
Roll paper
8.5" width
Paper Feed Speed
62 millisecond per 1/6"
5" per second continuous feed
Paper Path
Manual insertion: Front or rear in, top out
Cut sheet feeder: Top in, top out
Tractor: Front, rear or bottom in, top out
Pull push tractor: Front or rear in, top out
Software Drivers
Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, XP and NT 4.0
Interface
Bidirectional Parallel (IEEE 1284 Nibble Mode supported)
USB 1.1
Type-B slot for optional interface cards
Input Buffer
128KB
Printer Language
Epson ESC/P
IBM PPDS
Okidata Microline (FX-890 Okidata Mode only)
Sound Level
55 dBA (ISO 7779 pattern)
Rated voltage
120V
Input voltage range
103.5 to 132V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
Total print volume
52 million lines (except print head)
MTBF
20,000 POH (25% duty cycle)
Print head life
400 million characters at 14 dots/character
Ribbon life
7.5 million characters at 14 dots/character
Physical Dimensions
Height 6.6" x Width 16.3" x Depth 13.8"
Weight
16.8 lbs
Warranty
Epson 3 year limited warranty
Mfr #
C11C524001
SKU
IESFX890

Epson FX-890 Reviews

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3.4

(based on 5 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

GOOD DOT MATRIX PRINTER, EASY TO USE.

THE FX-890 IS A GOOD PRICE, EASY TO SET UP, AND PRINTS VERY QUICKLY. I USE IT FOR INSURANCE FORMS 1500'S AND HAVE NO PROBLEM. MY ONLY CONCERN IS I CANNOT GET IT TO PRINT DARK ENOUGH. I HAVE PUT IN A NEW RIBBON AND SAME PROBLEM.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

FX-890 Impact Printer

These printers are worthless. My company bought the first one in July 2010, the Tear Off/Bin button stopped working after 13 months of use. We purchased 2 brand new printer of the same model recently, on both new printers the same button did not work. This is substandard quality on all three printers. I will not purchase another Epson dot matrix printer.

Reviewed by 5 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Loud!

By

from Milwaukee, WI

The printer does it's job, but alot of times the paper gets jammed up and also it is TOO LOUD!! Does Epson make any other printers similar to this one that isn't so loud? IF anyone knows please advise..... thanks :0)

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

GOOD DOT MATRIX PRINTER, EASY TO USE.

By

from CHIDESTER, AR.

THE FX-890 IS A GOOD PRICE, EASY TO SET UP, AND PRINTS VERY QUICKLY. I USE IT FOR INSURANCE FORMS 1500'S AND HAVE NO PROBLEM. MY ONLY CONCERN IS I CANNOT GET IT TO PRINT DARK ENOUGH. I HAVE PUT IN A NEW RIBBON AND SAME PROBLEM.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

FX-890 Impact Printer

By

from Boulder, CO

These printers are worthless. My company bought the first one in July 2010, the Tear Off/Bin button stopped working after 13 months of use. We purchased 2 brand new printer of the same model recently, on both new printers the same button did not work. This is substandard quality on all three printers. I will not purchase another Epson dot matrix printer.

 
4.0

The printer is good ...

By

from balt.MD

The printer is good quality and has a lot of good features for a small business but i am having trouble finding a color ink cartridge for it since it says it is color capable.

 
5.0

Excellent replacement printer

By

from Eatonville, WA

This printer was bought to replace an older model impact printer that would not run under Windows 7. Printer works great, Windows7 had the drivers. Print quality good. Will save a lot of money over the life of the printer.

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