Epson LQ-590

Epson LQ-590

24-Pin Dot Matrix Printers

Efficient, Letter Quality, Dot Matrix Printing



PRINTER TYPE Impact Dot Matrix
PRODUCT NAME Epson LQ-590
PRODUCT CODE C11C558071
NUMBER OF PINS IN HEAD 24 pins  
PRINT DIRECTION Bi-directional with logic seeking
PRINT SPEED
HIGH SPEED DRAFT 10CPI 440 cps
HIGH SPEED DRAFT 12CPI 529 cps
DRAFT 10CPI 330 cps
DRAFT 12CPI 396 cps
DRAFT 15CPI 495 cps
DRAFT 17CPI (Condensed) 559 cps
DRAFT 20CPI (Condensed) 658 cps
LQ 10CPI 110 cps
LQ 12CPI 132 cps
LQ 15CPI 165 cps
LQ 17CPI (Condensed) 187 cps
LQ 20CPI (Condensed) 220 cps
PRINT CHARACTERISTICS
CHARACTER SETS 14 international character sets
13 character code tables (Standard)
Italic, PC437, PC850, PC860, PC861, PC863, PC865, BRASCII, Abicomp, Roman 8, ISO Latin 1, PC858, ISO 8859-15
BITMAP FONTS  
Epson Draft 10, 12, 15 cpi
Epson Roman 10, 12, 15 cpi, Proportional
Epson Sans Serif 10, 12, 15 cpi, Proportional
Epson Courier 10, 12, 15 cpi
Epson Prestige 10, 12, cpi
Epson Script 10, cpi
Epson OCR-B 10, cpi
Epson Orator 10, cpi
Epson Orator-S 10, cpi
Epson Script C Proportional
SCALABLE FONTS  
Epson Roman 10.5pt., 8pt. - 32pt. (every 2pt.)
Epson Sans Serif 10.5pt., 8pt. - 32pt. (every 2pt.)
Epson Roman T 10.5pt., 8pt. - 32pt. (every 2pt.)
Epson Sans Serif H 10.5pt., 8pt. - 32pt. (every 2pt.)
BAR CODE EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, PostNet
PRINTABLE COLUMNS
PITCH (cpi) Characters per line  
10 cpi 80  
12 cpi 96  
15 cpi 120  
17 cpi condensed 137  
20 cpi condensed 160  
PAPER HANDLING
PAPER PATH    
Manual Insertion : (Front or rear in, top out)
Push Tractor : (Front or rear in, top out)
Pull Tractor : (Front or rear or bottom in, top out)
Cut Sheet Feeder (Rear in, top out)
CUT SHEET SIZE Width: 100 - 257mm (3.9 - 10")
  Length: 100 - 364mm (3.9 - 14.3")
ENVELOPES No.6, No.10
CONTINUOUS PAPER SIZE Width: 101.6 - 254 mm (4 - 10")
  Length: 101.6 - 558.8 mm (4 - 22")
PAPER THICKNESS  
CUT SHEET 0.065 - 0.14mm (0.0025 - 0.0055")
MULTI-PART FORMS 0.12 - 0.39mm
ENVELOPES 0.16 - 0.52 mm
CONTINUOUS PAPER single sheet / multi part forms 0.065 - 0.39mm (0.0025 - 0.0018")
LABEL BASE SHEET 0.07 - 0.09mm (0.0028 - 0.0035 inch)
TOTAL SHEET 0.16 - 0.19 mm (0.0063 - 0.0075 inch)
PAPER FEEDING
STANDARD FRICTION (front in, top out)
PUSH TRACTOR (rear in, top out)(front in, top out)
PULL TRACTOR (rear in, top out)(front in, top out)(bottom in, top out)
OPTIONAL FEEDER  
CUT SHEET FEEDER (rear in, top out)
PUSH-PULL TRACTOR (rear in, top out)(front in, top out)
COPIES 1 Original + 4 copies always
ACCOUSTIC NOISE 52db(A) (ISO7779 pattern)
LINE SPACING 4.23mm (1/6")
INPUT DATA BUFFER 128 KByte
INTERFACE
STANDARD Bi-directional parallel interface
(IEE - 1284 nibble mode supported), USB (ver 1.1) I/F
OPTION Type B I/F level 2
RIBBON CARTRIDGE
COLOUR Black
TYPE Fabric ribbon cartridge
RIBBON LIFE Approx. 5 million characters
RELIABILITY
MEAN PRINT VOLUME
BETWEEN FAILURE (MVBF) 40 million lines (except print head)
MTBF 20,000 POH
PRINT HEAD LIFE 400 Million strokes / wire
CONTROL PANEL 6 Switches and 10 LED's
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS (OPERATING)
TEMPERATURE 5 - 35° C
HUMIDITY 10 - 80% RH
ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS
RATED VOLTAGE AC 220 - 240V
RATED FREQUENCY 50 - 60Hz
POWER CONSUMPTION Approx. 42W
(ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern)
(AC 120V / AC 220 - 240V)
Approx. 44W (ISO / IEC 10561 Letter Pattern)
(UPS version)
ENERGY STAR COMPLIANT
DIMENSIONS
width 414 mm
DEPTH 350 mm
height 167.5 mm
WEIGHT Approx. 7.1 Kg
PRINTER DRIVER / UTILITY
OS Microsoft® Windows® NT 4.0 / 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP and
UTILITY Epson Status Monitor 3 (Microsoft® Windows® NT 4.0 / 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP
Standard Warranty 12 months return to base
* For more information visit www.epson.com.au/warranty/

Product Options

OPTIONS  
RIBBON CARTRIDGE (BLACK) C13S015337
HIGH CAPABILITY CUT SHEET FEEDER C12C806382
SINGLE BIN CUT SHEET FEEDER C12C806372
PULL TRACTOR UNIT C12C800202
ROLL PAPER HOLDER C12C811141
I/F SERIAL BOARD C12C823061
I/F 32KB SERIAL CARD C12C823081
I/F ETHERNET C12C823623

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Usage Conditions
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