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Epson FX 890A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews of Epson FX 890A. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and durability. The price and performance also get good feedback. Views are divided on the noise. Many are negative about the paper handling.

usability, performance, price, durability, size

paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson FX 890A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Epson FX 890A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Epson FX 890A from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance. The reliability is also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the usability.

price, reliability, performance

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

This summary is based on the product: FX-890 6270CPS

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Epson FX 890A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Epson FX 890A from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Comments about the noise and design are overall positive. The durability and price are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the reliability and usability.

performance, price, durability, design, noise

usability, reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson FX-890 Impact Printer (C11C524001)Epson FX-890N Networking Impact Printer (C11C524001NT)Epson FX-890N Networking Impact Printer (C11C524001NT)

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Jose C. (newegg.com)

Reliable Epson's Workhorse

 

Robust, reliable dot-matrix printer. Excellent for multipart formats. Durable ink ribbon and printhead. Excellent value for the price.

As with all of the dot-matrix printers, it's a little noisy, not that much to die, but it can become a little annoying.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Computer D. (newegg.com)

junk

 

What type of company doesn't offer warranty service on a 1 day old product? what company in the right mind expects their customer to make a 6 hour round trip just to drop off a $350 printer and then make a 6 hour round trip to pick it up? Epson is an...

NewEgg is awesome as always and RMA with them was flawless.

item did not function. buttons on front were DOA. Epson troubleshooting over phone was adequate and quickly determined printer was d.o.a., BUT refused all warranty service unless printer was physically drive by myself and hand delivered to their...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Valued C. (newegg.com)

junk

 

What type of company doesn't offer warranty service on a 1 day old product? what company in the right mind expects their customer to make a 6 hour round trip just to drop off a $350 printer and then make a 6 hour round trip to pick it up? Epson is an...

NewEgg is awesome as always and RMA with them was flawless.

item did not function. buttons on front were DOA. Epson troubleshooting over phone was adequate and quickly determined printer was d.o.a., BUT refused all warranty service unless printer was physically drive by myself and hand delivered to their...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Paula K. (newegg.com)

Label Nightmare

 

After several frustrating hours of trying to get this printer to work, I think it is okay now. My "techie"son, through trial and error, finally made it work. I am a librarian and needed a dot matrix to replace my old Okidata for printing labels. Here...

Good directions for unpacking and assembling the printer. Prints well once you get it set up.

Software does not support labels even though it is marketed as a label printer. The manual printer drawings do not match actual printer. If you follow the manual directions, the labels will not feed. Manual has numerous warnings on what you shouldn't...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Excellent Work Horse

 

We utilize this printer for our sheet metal ticketing process. I purchased this to replace another dot matrix printer and I have no regrets. Never experienced jams or hardware issues. Setup was fairly straight forward.

None that I can think of

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Does the Job.

 

Which is had Quiet Mode...

Just bought and installed one of these for my family Concrete Production Company as a replacement and WOW! I was really surprised. It prints about 4 invoices a minute. Also seems to be a well built machine because the environment that this thing is in...

Can be hard to maintain

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: WI-FI (newegg.com)

Does the Job.

 

Which is had Quiet Mode...

Just bought and installed one of these for my family Concrete Production Company as a replacement and WOW! I was really surprised. It prints about 4 invoices a minute. Also seems to be a well built machine because the environment that this thing is in...

Can be hard to maintain

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: PAUL GORDON (pcnation.com)

EPSON FX-890 9PIN NARR 680CPS PAR USB

 

No Comment.

Good printer-this is our second one-1st one lasted more than 5 yrs

Tricky to set up/change ribbon until u know what u are doing

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: � Robynï½ (circuitcity.com)

Epson FX 890 9PIN Dot Matrix Printer 680CPS PAR/US

 

Very fast and not too big of a printer. Great for high volume printing.

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: Robyn (tigerdirect.com)

Epson E17-3472

 

Very fast and not too big of a printer. Great for high volume printing.

Apr, 2005