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FX-890 Impact Printer

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. 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.

  • Model: C11C524001
FX-890II Impact Dot Matrix Printer
FX-890II Impact Dot Matrix Printer
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  • Speeds through multipart forms, reports, labels, and more at up to 680 cps
  • Offers an MTBF rating of 20,000 POH and a 400 million character print head life
  • Facilitates easy printer configuration using a newly designed control panel or Windows based Epson Remote Configuration Manager
  • 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
  • Ensures a lower cost per page, and reduces the need for frequent user intervention
  • Provides four convenient paper paths to accommodate cut sheet paper and continuous forms up to 7parts thick
  • Includes access to Epson's superior technical support

What's in the box:

  • Epson FX-890 Impact Printer
  • Ribbon
  • Printer Driver
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Parallel Cable
  • Power Cable

Print Other:

Printing Technology: 9-pin, serial impact dot matrixPrint Direction: Bidirectional logic seeking for text and graphics printing. Unidirectional text or graphics printing can be selected using software commands.ISO 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)
  • (Note: Normal print speed is achieved when printer safety cover is fully closed)

Characters & Lines:

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
  • Near Letter Quality (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 5Characters per Line: 80 characters at 10 cpiLine Spacing: 6 lines per inch defaultFormatting:
  • 1/6-inch or programmable in 1/432-inch increments
  • 8 lpi option available on FX-890 Okidata Mode only


Sound Level: 55 dB(A) (ISO 7779 pattern)Dimensions: 16.3" x 13.8" x 6.6" (W x D x H)Weight: 16.8 lb

Paper Handling Impact:

Forms: Continuous multipart, original plus 6 carbonless copies, 1 + 6 copies with pull tractor, maximum thickness .018"Width:
  • Single sheets: 3.9" to 10.1"
  • Continuous: 4" to 10"
  • Cut-sheet feeder: 7.2" to 8.5"
  • No. 6 envelopes: 6.5" x 3.6"
  • No. 10 envelopes: 9.5" x 4.1"
  • 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" widthPaper 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

Impact Printer Details:

Software Drivers: Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, XP and NT 4.0Printer Language:
  • Epson ESC / P
  • Okidata Microline (FX-890 Okidata Mode only)
Input Buffer: 128 KBInterfaces:
  • Bidirectional Parallel (IEEE 1284 Nibble Mode supported)
  • USB 1.1
  • Type-B slot for optional interface cards
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


MTBF: 20,000 POH (25% duty cycle)Total Print Volume: 52 million lines (not including printhead)Print head life: 400 million characters at 14 dots / characterRibbon life: 7.5 million characters at 14 dots / character


Rated Voltage: 120VRated Frequency: 50 – 60 HzInput voltage range: 103.5 – 132VInput frequency range: 49.5 – 60.5 Hz
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