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Epson EPL-5900

Epson EPL-5900
alaScore 74

26 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Epson EPL-5900. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson EPL-5900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Hanyok (

GeForceFX 5900 Ultra


Just about the fastest card money can buy, and it's HUGE!

Jun, 2003

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Epson - EPL-5900


Epson might be well known for its inkjet products, but it hasn't had anywhere near as much success in the laser printer market. This new EPL-5900 is part of a range of printers designed to change ...

The EPL-5900 seems to be robust enough to cope with an office environment. It's small, fast and produces good quality output. It's not really suitable for anything other than personal or (with the optional network module) small workgroup use, but the...

Mar, 2002

Product Specifications

The EPL-5900 range provides high-quality true 1200-dpi printing on paper sizes up to A4. With a print speed of up to 12 pages per minute this printer is designed to offer sophisticated yet reliable local or small workgroup printing with a small footprint suitable for the desktop. The EPL-5900 features an EPSON controller running a fast processor and supports the PCL6, PCL5e and optional Adobe PostScript 3 (PS version) page description languages. A USB 1.1 port, along with IEEE 1284 parallel interface, are provided as standard ensuring easy connection to either a PC or Apple Macintosh environment. Paper handling as standard includes a 250-sheet multi-purpose tray capable of printing on a variety of paper sizes and types as well as postcards and envelopes. The EPL-5900 can be further expanded with the option of an additional 500-sheet paper cassette, which increases the total paper capacity of the machine to 750 sheets.


Energy Star certified: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:France/United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson EPL

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:250


Internal memory:8




Type: None


Type: None

Other Features

Mac compatibility: Yes
Power Requirements:220-240V 50/60Hz
Standard input trays:A4, A5, B5, Legal, Half-Letter, Executive, Government Legal, Government Letter, Monarch, DL, Commercial 10, International B5, C5, C6, Custom
Weight:17.6 / 18.5

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:100

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Print Technology

Color: No
Maximum duty cycle:15.000
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 600
Number of print cartridges:1


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P / EPSON ESC/P 2 / EPSON FX / EPSON GL/2 / HP GL/2 / IBM 2391 / PCL 5E / PCL 6 / PCL XL/EPSON ESC/P 2 / EPSON FX / EPSON GL/2 / HP GL/2 / IBM 2391 Plus / PCL 5E / PCL 6/EPSON ESC/P 2 / EPSON FX / EPSON GL/2 / HP GL/2 / IBM 2391 Plus / PCL 5E / PCL 6 / PostScript 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi/600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):12ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi/600dpi
Media Path Type:Curved
Media Type:Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):10,000 - 19,999 pages
Output Type:Monochrome
PostScript Support:Optional
Total Media Capacity:250sheets
Type:Personal printer/Workgroup printer


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):10


Installed Size:24MB/8MB
Max Supported Size:136MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.x / Apple MacOS 9.x / Microsoft Windows 95 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):15.7 x 17.1 x 10.4
Weight:17.6 / 18.5