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Epson DFX 9000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Epson DFX 9000. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and usability. The reliability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the durability.

performance, reliability, usability, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson DFX 9000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Epson DFX 9000 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on People really like the usability. The performance also gets good feedback.

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This summary is based on the products: Epson 9-PIN Dot Matrix Wide DFX-9000Epson 9-PIN Dot Matrix Wide DFX-9000

Jun, 2018

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EPSON DFX 9000 9 pins Impact Printer


Very reliable and fast!

Tough to configure on a Unix system. Epson Technical Support does not even know what a serial port is.

Nov, 2006

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EPSON DFX 9000 9 pins Impact Printer - Retail


Very reliable and fast

Tough to configure on a Unix system. Epson Technical Support does not even know what a serial port is

Nov, 2006

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Excellent customer service on a quality product


Chris was a great help to us when we purchased the Epson DFX-9000 printer. He also facilitated our communication with technical support to get the printer setup. Always very quick to respond and very professional. Printer has been under five day a week...

Apr, 2012

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Epson DFX-9000 Impact Printer


Good for medium sized prints

May, 2011

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Epson DFX-9000 Impact Printer


workhourse back in the day.

Apr, 2010

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Epson DFX-9000 Dot Matrix Printer


We purchased this printer to replace an Okidata ML421 and oh what a difference. Not that the Okidata is a bad printer, but this is 3 times the speed. We are very happy, we are getting out all the work in one quarter of the time. Very crisp characters too.

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I am a business owner, I own an internet shop that also has encoding and printing services. Needless to say, we are heavy on printing. I am so happy to have found this particular brand and model. It's so economical on ink release, it's a fast printer,...

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

With speeds up to 1550 cps and an MTBF rating of 20, 000 power-on hours (POH), the Epson DFX-9000 offers the power and durability to tackle the most demanding print tasks. Day after day, you can count on it to efficiently process everything from reports and 10-part forms to shipping documents or mailing labels. A robust, dependable workhorse, this 9-pin, wide-format printer boasts a 400-million-character print head life and 15-million-character ribbon cartridge, which minimizes production costs and reduces the need for frequent user intervention. Its advanced paper handling capabilities make it the perfect solution for a wide variety of applications, including critical spreadsheets, checks, invoices, bar codes and more. Featuring two standard paper paths, the DFX-9000 easily switches between multiple applications. Its intelligent paper sensor detects the paper width and thickness, adjusting automatically for optimum performance and high-quality results. It even features an automatic jam sensor to prevent wasting forms in the unlikely event of a paper jam. With Parallel, Serial, and USB interfaces standard, plus a type-B slot for optional connectivity, the DFX-9000 easily attaches to new or legacy systems in standalone or networked environments. And, its convenient LCD display and intuitive menu selections mean setup has never been easier.


Energy Star certified: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Mean time between failures (MTBF):20000
Print head life:15 / 400000
Ribbon life:15

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1.85
Power consumption (typical):7.5

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson DFX


Buffer Size:128


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Type: None


Type: None

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP/ Windows NT 4.0
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):27.6 x 14.9 x 14.3
I/O ports:1 x IEEE 1284\n1 x Serial\n1 x USB (1.1)
Power Requirements:100-240V, 50-60Hz
Print technology:Inkjet
Standard media sizes:A4
Wireless technologies:Wired

Ports & interfaces

Optional connectivity:Ethernet
Standard interfaces:Parallel / Serial


Power consumption (standby):1.85
Power consumption (typical):7.5

Print Quality

Color: No
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum Resolution:240 x 144

Print Technology

Print direction:Bi-direction


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Parallel / Serial / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P / IBM PPDS
Max Media Size (Standard):Roll (16.5 in)
Max Printing Speed:1550char/sec
Media Type:Continuous forms / Labels
Output Type:Monochrome
Type:Personal printer


Built-in barcodes:Code 39, Postnet, UPC-A, UPC-E
Maximum print speed:1550 / 560


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Sound Emission

Noise Level:58

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP

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