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Epson FX 2190

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Epson FX 2190. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the design and price are generally positive. The durability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the reliability and performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson FX 2190 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Epson FX 2190

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Epson FX 2190 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and durability. The usability and performance also get good opinions.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Fx-2190 Impact PrinterEpson Fx-2190 Impact Printer

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Gary2199 (pcrush.com)

constant Jams on 14inch paper

 

The 2180 seems to be the reduce-cost-to-produce version of the 2170. Second tractor not included except at extra cost, Smaller capacity ink ribbon. No out feed paper guide. Manual on disk that computer can't read. Driver wont load in Windows 98. AND 14...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Gary2199 (epson.com)

constant Jams on 14inch paper

 

" The 2180 seems to be the reduce-cost-to-produce version of the 2170. Second tractor not included except at extra cost, Smaller capacity ink ribbon. No out feed paper guide. Manual on disk that computer can't read. Driver wont load in Windows 98. AND...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Anonymous (epson.com)

Does not print properly when you upgrade your OS

 

" This printer would be great if it worked the way it was supposed to. Currently, the printer will not do continuous feed when the operating system is updated. This seems to be a pretty widely known issue with dot matrix printers and yet there is no...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Anonymous (pcrush.com)

Does not print properly when you upgrade your OS

 

This printer would be great if it worked the way it was supposed to. Currently, the printer will not do continuous feed when the operating system is updated. This seems to be a pretty widely known issue with dot matrix printers and yet there is no...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: rjr1 (epson.com)

My Fault

 

" Printer seems to be good. Only thing is that I should have checked that it only had one tractor. My 2180 had 2 and that was great, didn't have to switch the tractor or paper. "

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: rjr1 (pcrush.com)

My Fault

 

Printer seems to be good. Only thing is that I should have checked that it only had one tractor. My 2180 had 2 and that was great, didn't have to switch the tractor or paper.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: IT Guy (epson.com)

Sad Shipper

 

" This 2190 replaced a DFX 5000+. The 2190 started out fine but after two weeks it started printing slower and slower. Now I can send a batch of 20 print job through and it will take about 30 seconds per page. This printer isn't even a month old. "

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: IT Guy (pcrush.com)

Sad Shipper

 

This 2190 replaced a DFX 5000+. The 2190 started out fine but after two weeks it started printing slower and slower. Now I can send a batch of 20 print job through and it will take about 30 seconds per page. This printer isn't even a month old.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Epsonuser (pcrush.com)

Win7 drivers not included

 

There is a white paper saying Win7 drivers are not included in cddrivers (only comes Win95-Vista) The generic Windows 7 drivers dont have all fonts.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Epsonuser (epson.com)

Win7 drivers not included

 

" There is a white paper saying Win7 drivers are not included in cddrivers (only comes Win95-Vista) The generic Windows 7 drivers dont have all fonts. "

Apr, 2012
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Product Specifications

High speed dot matrix printer for medium and large print volumes. As well as printing A3 sheets at an incredible 680 cps the Epson FX-2190 is exceptionally economical to run, offering the high productivity printing solution demanded by business: from warehouses and wholesalers through finance departments and labs. Compact robust design with versatile paper management, the Epson FX-2190 has the ability to handle up to 6 part forms and its flexible paper management allows for paper insertion from the front, top, rear and bottom. Extremely robust, this wide carriage 9 pin dot matrix printer is ultra reliable across all stationery types. The 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.

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.8in
Height:6.6in
Weight:20.7lbs
Width:23.2in

Endurance

Mean time between failures (MTBF):20000
Print head life:400
Ribbon life:12

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (typical):53

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Epson
Model:2190
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson FX

Memory

Buffer Size:128

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, XP, NT 4.0 / Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP, Windows NT 4.0 / Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP\nWindows NT 4.0
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):23.2 x 13.8 x 6.1 / 23.2 x 13.8 x 6.59 / 23.2 x 13.8 x 6.6 / 23.2 x 14.2 x 6.18
Fonts included:39 character tables, International character sets: 13 countries / Epson Draf, Epson Roman, Epson Sans Serif / Epson Draft, Epson Roman, Epson Sans Serif / Y
I/O ports:Parallel and USB & optional wireless and wired network interfaces. / USB
Minimum system requirements:Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / OS: Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP and Microsoft Windows NT operating system Version 4.0\n
Network ready: Yes
Paper handling:Friction feed,Push tractor feed, Push & Pull tractor feed,Pull tractor feed
Power Requirements:100 - 240V AC, 50 - 60 Hz / AC 220 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz
Print technology:Dot Matrix
Wireless technologies:Wired

Paper Handling

Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Plain paper, Roll

Ports & interfaces

Optional connectivity:Ethernet
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 1.1 / Parallel / Parallel, USB 1.1 / USB 1.1

Power

AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (typical):53

Print Quality

Color: No
Maximum print area:A3 (297 x 420 mm)
Maximum print size:A3 (297 x 420 mm)
Maximum printing width (columns):136
Maximum Resolution:240 x 144

Print Technology

Print direction:Bi-direction
Print head:9-pin
Standard printer languages:Epson ESC/P2, PPDS

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P / IBM PPDS / Okidata Microline
Max Media Size (Standard):16 in x 22 in/16.54 in x 22 in / fanfold (16 in)
Max Printing Speed:680char/sec
Media Type:Continuous forms / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper/Continuous forms / Envelopes / Plain paper
Output Type:Monochrome
Technology:Dot-matrix
Total Media Capacity:1sheets
Type:Personal printer

Printing

Built-in barcodes:CODABAR (NW-7), EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, Matrix 2/5, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / Code 39, PostNet, UPC-E
Character density:10 / 20
Character pitch:10 / 10,12 / 10,12,15
Maximum number of copies:6 / 7
Maximum print speed:680
Maximum print speed (draft):503 / 566
Maximum print speed (LQ):104 / 125.9
Normal print speed:419 / 503

RAM

Installed Size:128KB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Sound Emission

Noise Level:55

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 95/98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:20.7 / 208.3 / 21.2