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Epson LQ-590 Impact Printer / Mfr. item no.: C11C558001

Epson LQ-590 Impact Printer / Mfr. item no.: C11C558001
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Powering business productivity with superior performance and reliability

With powerful 24-pin technology, the Epson LQ-590 delivers precision text and graphics, plus rugged reliability for critical print requirements. Offering print speeds of up to 529 cps and easy integration with existing printing formats, this robust performer is sure to increase productivity. With versatile 5-part forms printing, multiple paper loading options, and a durable, long-lasting ribbon, it races through reports, purchase orders, invoices and more.

Ideal for point-of-sale, manufacturing, and production environments, this workhorse boasts an amazing 20,000 POH MTBF rating and a 400 million character print head life. Its easy-to-use control panel makes changing print settings a snap, while convenient configuration software facilitates simple setup via a PC. It even provides Parallel and USB connections, plus a slot for optional interface cards, including high-speed Ethernet, for greater compatibility with practically any system. And, with both Epson and IBM® printer languages, it's a great replacement for the Okidata® ML-390/490 or the Epson LQ-570e/870.

Ideal for businesses that require high quality, multi-part forms printing, the reliable Epson LQ-590 printer offer extremely low operational costs compared to other printing technologies, as well as superior performance in comparison to other printers in its class. Designed for use in demanding print environments, this heavy-duty dot matrix printer handles critical business applications with precision and ease. And, it's backed by a three-year warranty that includes Epson's superior service and support.

Key Features

  • Delivers high quality text and graphics for critical applications

  • Speeds through multipart forms, reports, labels and more at up to 529 cps

  • Offers an MTBF rating of 20,000 POH and a 400 million character print head life

  • Facilitates greater productivity with less downtime

  • 5 million (LQ-590) character ribbon cartridge reduces the need for frequent ribbon changes

  • Ensures the lowest cost per page

  • Includes USB and Parallel connections, plus an additional slot for optional Type B interface cards

  • Epson and IBM printer languages ensure compatibility for new and legacy printing applications

  • Improved menu navigation allows quick and easy changes to printer settings

  • Remote Configuration Manager facilitates easy setup via a PC


  • Get additional extended service plans, including exchange/repairs plans and replacement plans


Printing Method: 24-pin, serial impact dot matrix

Print Direction: Bidirectional logic seeking for text and graphics printing

Print Speed:

  • High Speed Draft: 529 cps (12 cpi); 440 cps (10 cpi)

  • Draft: 330 cps (10 cpi)

  • Letter Quality: 110 cps (10 cpi)

Characters & Lines

Character Sets: 96 ASCII characters; 14 international character sets and 1 legal character set; 128 user-defined characters; Extended IBM style graphic characters; 5 code pages

Resident Bitmapped Fonts:

  • Epson Draft 10, 12, 15 cpi

  • Epson Roman 10, 12, 15 cpi proportional

  • Epson San Serif 10, 12, 15 cpi proportional

  • Epson Courier 10, 12, 15 cpi

  • Epson Prestige 10, 12, 15 cpi

  • Epson Script 10 cpi

  • Epson OCRB 10 cpi

  • Epson Script C proportional

  • Epson Orator 10 cpi

  • Epson Orator S 10 cpi

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

Characters per Line: 80 characters at 10 cpi


  • 32 horizontal tabs

  • line spacing in 1/6" or programmable (minimum 1/360" increments)

  • skip over perforations in lines

  • page length in lines or inches

Paper Handling

Forms: Continuous multipart, original plus 4 carbonless copies, maximum thickness .018"


  • No. 6 envelopes: 6.5" x 3.6"

  • No. 10 envelopes: 9.5" x 4.1"


  • Single sheets: 3.9" to 10.1"

  • Continuous: 4" to 10"

  • Cut-sheet feeder: 7.2" to 8.5"


  • Single sheets: 3.9" to 14.3"

  • Continuous: 4" to 22"

  • Cut-sheet feeder: 10.1" to 14"

Labels: Minimum: 2.5" x 0.94"

Roll paper: 8.5" width

Paper Feed Speed:

  • 45 millisecond per 1/6"

  • 5" per second continuous feed

Paper Path:

  • Manual insertion: Front or top in, top out

  • Cut sheet feeder: Top in, top out

  • Tractor: Front, rear or bottom in, top out


Software Drivers: Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, XP and NT 4.0

Printer Language :

  • Epson ESC / P2



  • Bidirectional Parallel (IEEE 1284 Nibble Mode supported)

  • USB 1.1

  • Type-B slot for optional interface cards

Input Buffer : 128 KB

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

Sound Level : 52 dB(A)

Rated voltage : 120V

Input voltage range : 103.5 – 132V

Rated frequency range : 50 – 60 Hz

Input frequency range : 49.5 – 60.5 Hz

Dimensions : 16.3" x 13.8" x 6.3" (W x D x H)

Weight : 15.6 lb


Total Print Volume: 40 million lines (not including printhead)

MTBF: 20,000 POH (25% duty cycle)

Print head life: 400 million characters

Ribbon life: 5 million characters at 48 dots / character

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