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Epson FX-890 Dot Matrix Printer

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by  EPSON    |    PCN#  780528    |    MFG#  C11C524001    |   
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Product Highlights:
  • 9
  • pin
  • 160 Column
  • 680 Mono
Product Condition: New and Factory Fresh
Limited Warranty: 3 Year
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs.
List Price: $346.00
Our Price: $339.72
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Epson FX-890 Dot Matrix Printer

FX-890 dot matrix printer offers ultra-fast 9-pin printing with an MTBF rating of 20,000 power-on hours (POH) and speeds of up to 680 characters per second. Draft speed is 419 characters per second. Near letter-quality speed is 104 characters per second. Engineered for seamless integration into virtually any system, it provides standard Parallel, USB, and additional connectivity options. Includes Epson Remote Configuration Manager software for easy printer setup and simple setting selections via most Windows operating systems. Control panel features a lockout mode and other intuitive functions. Dot matrix printer offers 7 maximum form parts, 128K input buffer, printhead life of 400 million characters at 14 dots per character. Paper feed rate is 62 milliseconds per 1/6" and 5.0" per second continuous feed. Paper size ranges from 3.9" to 10.1".

General Information

ManufacturerEpson Corporation

Manufacturer Part NumberC11C524001

Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.epson.com

Brand NameEpson

Product SeriesFX

Product ModelFX-890

Product NameFX890 Dot Matrix Printer

Packaged Quantity1 Each

Product TypeDot Matrix Printer

Technical Information

Technical Information

Maximum Mono Print Speed (cps)680

Maximum Print Resolution240 x 144 dpi

Number of Pins9-pin

Number of Columns160


Parallel PortYes


Media Types & Handling

Media TypeContinuous Form, Envelope, Label, Plain Paper, Roll Paper
Media SizeEnvelope No. 6, Envelope No. 10

Fonts & Emulation

Language EmulationEpson ESC/P, IBM PPDS, Oki Microline

MTBF20000 Hour

Power Description

Power SourceAC Supply

Input Voltage110 V AC

Physical Characteristics




Weight (Approximate)16.80 lb


Additional InformationPaper Feed Mechanism:
  • Friction feed (front, rear)
  • Push tractor (front, rear)
  • Pull tractor (front, bottom, rear)
  • Push and pull tractor*(front, rear)
  • Cut-sheet feeder (optional)
  • Roll paper holder (optional)
  • *Additional tractor unit required

    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
  • Formatting:
  • 1/6-inch or programmable in 1/432-inch increments
  • Line Spacing: 6 lines per inch default
  • (8 lpi option available) 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
  • Paper Feed Speed:
  • 62 millisecond per 1/6"
  • Print Speed:
  • 680 cps Ultra Speed Draft (12 cpi)
  • 566 cps Ultra Speed Draft (10 cpi)
  • Total print volume:
  • 52 million lines (except print head)
  • Paper Handling:
  • Forms: Continuous multipart, original plus 5 carbonless copies, 1 + 6 copies with pull tractor, maximum thickness .018"
  • Single sheets: (3.9" to 10.1") Width, (3.9" to 14.3") Length
  • Continuous: (4.0" to 10.0") Width, (4.0" to 22.0") Length
  • Cut-sheet feeder: (7.2" to 8.5") Width, (10.1" to 14.0") Length

System RequirementsPC:
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows ME
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows XP

Certifications & Standards


Platform SupportedPC



Assembly RequiredNo

Country of OriginIndonesia


Limited Warranty3 Year


Customer Reviews
Total Reviews:
Overall Rating:

(4.00 out of 5)

By PAUL GORDON on Jan 26, 2009
Good printer-this is our second one-1st one lasted more than 5 yrs
Tricky to set up/change ribbon until u know what u are doing
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