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, this robust printer is sure to increase productivity. With versatile 5-part forms printing, multiple paper loading options, and a durable, long lasting ribbon, each product races though tickets, purchases orders, invoices and more. this printer boasts and amazing 20,000 POH MTBF rating and a 400 million character print head life.
Extremely robust design, 24 pin dot matrix printer
The Epson LQ-590 24 pin dot matrix printer has a compact footprint making it an ideal choice for general business use.
High speed, high quality printer for medium and large print volumes
Producing high quality A4 output, the Epson LQ-590 prints at an incredible 529 cps and is very reliable and economical to run.
Versatile paper management
With the ability to handle up to 5 part forms, its flexible paper management allows paper insertion from the front, top, rear and bottom. The front sheet guide enables front feeding of even small paper types.
Optional additional tractor unit
An optional additional tractor unit enables the printer to either accommodate two continuous forms at the same time, or to use push and pull paper feeding - ideal for commercial and industrial environments.
Powering business productivity with superior performance and reliability
* Powerful 24-pin print head technology
* Ultra fast print speeds
* Extreme reliability in demanding print environments
* Long-life ribbon cartridge that's easy to install
* Advanced paper handling capabilities for greater flexibility
* Easy system integration
* Simplified setup and operation
|Printing method:||Impact dot matrix|
|Number of pins:||24 pins (2x12)|
|Print width:||8", 80 columns at 10cpi|
|Print direction:||Bi-directional with logic seeking|
|Input buffer:||128 KBytes|
|Line spacing:||4.23mm (1/6th inch)
or programmable in increments of 0.0706mm (1/360 inch)
|Commands:||Epson ESC/P2 and IBM PPDS|
|Print Speed (cps)|
|High speed draft:||440 at 10cpi
529 at 12cpi
|Draft:||330 at 10cpi
396 at 12cpi
495 at 15cpi
559 at 17cpi (condensed)
658 at 20cpi (condensed)
|Letter Quality:||110 at 10cpi
132 at 12cpi
165 at 15cpi
187 at 17cpi (condensed)
220 at 20cpi (condensed)
|Type:||Black fabric ribbon cartridge|
|Ribbon Life:||Approx 5 million characters|
|Standard:||Bi-directional parallel interface (IEEE-1284 nibble mode supported)
USB version 1.1
|Optional:||Optional Network, 10/100 Base Tx, 802.11b Wireless, Coax, Twinax, Serial, additional Parallel, LocalTalk|
|MVBF (Mean Volume Before Failure at 25% duty cycle):||40 million lines (except print head)|
|MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure):||20,000 Power on Hours|
|Print Head Life:||400 million strokes/wire|
|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
|Scaleable fonts:||Epson Roman (10.5, 8 to 32 point in increments of 2)
Epson Sans Serif (10.5, 8 to 32 point in increments of 2)
Epson Roman T (10.5, 8 to 32 point in increments of 2)
Epson Sans Serif H (10.5, 8 to 32 point in increments of 2)
|Barcode fonts:||EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E,
Code 39, Code 128, POSTNET
|Push Feed:||Rear in, Rear/Top out
Front in, Rear/Top out
|Pull Feed:||Rear in, Rear/Top out
Front in, Rear/Top out
Bottom in, Rear/Top out
|Combined Push/Pull:*||Rear in, Rear/Top out
Front in, Rear/Top out
|Front and rear Push Feed paper can be loaded at the same time ready for use*|
|Paper width:||101.6~254mm, 4~10"|
|Thickness & Weight:||0.065~0.39mm, 0.0025~0.015", 52~82g/m2, 14~22lb|
|Multipart Weight:||40~58g/m2 , 12~15lb (one sheet)|
|LAbels:||Front or Bottom feed
Base sheet thickness 0.07~0.09mm, 0.0028~0.0035"
Total thickness 0.16~0.19mm, 0.0063~0.0075"
Label weight 64g/m2 , 17lb
|Copies:||1 original + 4 copies|
|*Requires optional additional push/pull tractor|
|Cut Sheet Paper|
|Manual Feed:||Top in top out
Front in top out
|Automatic Feed:||Standard capacity CSF (Cut Sheet Feeder)**
Hight Capacity CSF**
Both cut sheet feeders can be fitted at the same time
|Paper Width:||Manual Feed: 100~257mm, 3.9~10.1"
High Capacity CSF**: 100~216mm, 3.9~8.5"
Standard Capacity CSF**: 182~216mm, 7.2~8.5"
|Paper Length:||Manual Feed: 100~364mm, 3.9~14.3"
High Capacity CSF**: 100~364mm, 3.9~14.3"
Standard Capacity CSF**: 210~364mm, 8.3~14.3"
|Paper Thickness & Weight||Front or Top Feed: 0.065~0.14mm 0.0025~0.0055"
52~90g/m2 , 14~24lb
Cut Sheet Feeder**: 0.07~0.14mm 0.0028~0.0055"
64~90g/m2 , 18~24lb
|Multipart Copies:||1 original + 5 copies (front feed)|
|Multipart Total Thickness:||0.12~0.36mm 0.0047~0.015"
40~58g/m2 , 12~15lb (per sheet)
|Manual Feed:||Top in, Top out
Front in, Top out
|Automatic Feed:||High Capacity CSF (Cut Sheet Feeder)**|
|Card Width:||100~148mm, 3.9~5.8"|
|Card Length:||Manual Top Feed or High Capacity CSF**: 100~148mm, 3.9~5.8"
Manual Front Feed: 148mm, 5.8"
|Thickness and Weight:||0.22mm, 0.0087", 192g/m2 , 51lb|
|Manual Feed:||Top in top out|
|Automatic Feed:||High Capacity CSF (Cut Sheet Feeder)**
25 envelopes 90g/m2 , 24lb
30 envelopes 40g/m2 , 12lb
|Envelope width:||165~241mm, 6.5~9.5"|
|Envelope length:||92~105mm, 3.6~4.1"|
|Thickness and weight:||0.16~0.52mm, 0.0063~0.0205"
45-90g/m2 , 12~24lb
|Optional Roll Paper Holder:||Rear in, Top/Rear out|
|Roll Width:||216mm, 8.5"|
|Roll Diameter:||127mm, 5"|
|Paper Thickness:||0.07~0.09mm, 0.0028~0.0035"|
|Paper Weight||52-82g/m2 , 14~22lb|
|6 buttons, 10 LEDs|
|Font selection, Pitch selection, Pause, Tear Off/Bin(CSF)/Card selection, Line Feed/Form Feed, Load/Eject, Micro Adjust (paper position), Reset, Self Test, Data Dump, Default Settings, Panel function lock|
|Dimensions & Weight (Width x Depth x Height)|
|Printer||437.5 x 374.5 x 171.5mm, Approx. 7.1kg|
|With standard capacity cut sheet feeder**||437.5 x 445 x 386mm, Approx. 7.7kg|
|With high capacity cut sheet feeder**||437.5 x 434 x 378mm, Approx. 8.4kg|
|With both cut sheet feeders**||437.5 x 564 x 408mm, Approx. 9kg|
|Standard Version (13 character tables):||Italic table, PC437 (US, Standard Europe), PC850 (Multilingual), PC860 (Portuguese), PC863 (Canadian-French), PC865 (Nordic), PC861 (Icelandic), BRASCII, Abicomp, Roman 8, ISO Latin 1, PC858, ISO 8859-15|
|NLSP Version (40 character tables):||Italic table, PC437 (US, Standard Europe), PC850 (Multilingual), PC437 Greek, PC853 (Turkish), PC855 (Cyrillic), PC852 (East Europe), PC857 (Turkish), PC866 (Russian), PC869 (Greek), MAZOWIA (Poland), Code MJK (CSFR), ISO 8859-7 (Latin/Greek), ISO Latin 1T (Turkish), Bulgaria (Bulgarian), PC 774 (LST 1283:1993), Estonia (Estonia), ISO 8859-2, PC 866 LAT (Latvian), PC 866 UKR (Ukraine), PC860 (Portuguese), PC861 (Icelandic), PC865 (Nordic), PC864 (Arabic), PC APTEC (Arabic), PC 708 (Arabic), PC 720 (Arabic), PCAR864 (Arabic), PC863 (Canadian-French), Abicomp, BRASCII, Roman 8, ISO Latin 1, PC858, ISO 8859-15, PC771 (Lithuania), PC437 (Slovenia), PC MC, PC1250, PC1251|
|International character sets (14 countries and legal):||U.S.A., France, Germany, U.K., Denmark 1, Sweden, Italy, Spain 1, Japan, Norway, Denmark 2, Spain 2, Latin America, Korea, Legal|
|Printer Driver / Utility|
|Operating Systems:||Microsoft ® Windows ® 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP and NT ® version 4.0|
|Utility:||Epson Status Monitor 3 (Microsoft ® Windows ® 95 / 98 / Me / XP and NT ® version 4.0)|
|Rated voltage:||AC 220~240V|
|Power consumption:||Approx. 42W (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter pattern)
Approx. 4.5W in sleep mode (when 5 minutes have elapsed with no data in the input buffer, no error status, and the printer has not been set to Pause)
0W when switched off
Energy Star compliant
|Acoustic noise (ISO 7779 test pattern):||49dB(A) (low noise mode), 51dB(A) (normal mode)|
|Operating:||Temperature: 5~35°C * 1, 15~25°C * 1 * 2
Humidity: 10~80% RH * 1, 30~60% RH * 1 * 2
Resistance to shock: 1G, within 1ms
Resistance to vibration: 0.25G, 10~55Hz
|Non operating:||Temperature: -30~60°C
Humidity: 0~85% RH * 1
Resistance to shock: 2G, within 2ms
Resistance to vibration: 0.5G, 10~55Hz
* 1 without condensation
|220V & 240V models:||Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC: EN60950
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC: EN55022 class B, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN55024