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Epson FX 890A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 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. Views about the size and durability are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are mixed opinions on the noise and reliability. There are some negative comments about the paper handling.

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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 81/100 = 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. People are impressed by the performance. The reliability also gets good views, but there are some mixed comments 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 products: FX-890 6270CPSFX-890 6270CPS

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Epson FX 890A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 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. Views about the noise and design are overall positive. The durability and price also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the reliability and usability.

performance, price, durability, design, noise

usability, reliability

84% 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-890 Impact Printer (C11C524001)

Jan, 2018

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: Adam S. (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: 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: 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: 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: � Robyn¿½ (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

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:RoHS
Energy Star certified:No / Y / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / White

Endurance

Mean time between failures (MTBF):20.000 / 20000
Print head life:400
Ribbon life:7.5 / 7500000

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 120
Power consumption (standby):4.5 / 45
Power consumption (typical):53 / 56

Memory

Buffer Size:128
Internal RAM:128
RAM capacity:128

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 95/98/2000/Me/XP/NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP/\nNT v4.0 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows XP / Windows 95 / Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, XP, NT 4.0 / Windows 95\nWindows 98\nWindows 2000\nWindows Me\nWindows XP\nWindows NT 4.0 / Windows 95\nWindows 98\nWindows 2000\nWindows Vista\nWindows 7\nWindows Me\nWindows XP\nWindows NT 4.0 / Windows NT 4.0\nWindows 98\nWindows 2000\nWindows Me\nWindows XP\nWindows Vista\nWindows 7
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.3 x 13.8 x 6.57 / 16.3 x 13.8 x 6.59 / 16.3 x 13.8 x 6.6 / 16.3 x 13.8 x 6.61 / 16.3 x 13.8 x 6.95 / 20.8 x 18 x 10.7
Fonts included:39 character tables, International character sets: 13 countries / Code 128, POSTNET, Code 39, UPC-E, UPC-A, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN-8, EAN-13 / Epson Draft, Epson Roman, Epson Sans Serif
I/O ports:1x USB\n1x Parallel / Bi-directional parallel interface (IEEE-1284 nibble mode supported), USB (ver 1.1)\nEPSON 'Type B' slot for optional interfaces
Line density:6 / 8
Media types supported:Envelopes, Labels, Roll
Paper handling:CSF / Friction feed, Push tractor feed, Pull tractor feed, Push-pull tractor feed
Power Requirements:100 - 120 V 200 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz / 120V / 220-240V / 240 V / AC 220 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz
Print technology:Dot Matrix
Printing material thickness:4572
Printing media thickness:4572
Standard media sizes:A4
Weight:15.9
Wireless technologies:Wired

Paper Handling

Continuous paper length range:3.98 - 22 / 4.02 - 22
Continuous paper width range:0.394 - 10 / 4.02 - 10
Cut sheet length range:3.9 - 14.3
Cut sheet width range:3.9 - 10.1
Paper feed:Manual, Pull tractor, Push tractor / Pull tractor
Standard tray media types:Cut sheet, Envelopes, Roll / Envelopes, Labels / Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper / Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Roll / Envelopes, Labels, Roll / Envelopes, Roll

Ports & interfaces

Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Optional connectivity:Ethernet / Ethernet, Serial (RS-232) / Ethernet, Wireless LAN
Standard interfaces:Parallel / Parallel, RS-232 / Parallel, USB 1.1 / Parallel, USB 2.0 / Parallel, USB, USB 1.1 / USB 1.1 / USB 2.0

Power

AC input frequency:49.5 - 60.5 / 50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 103.5 - 132 / 120
Power consumption (standby):4.5 / 45
Power consumption (typical):53 / 56

Print Quality

Color:N / No
Maximum print area:254 x 558.8 mm / A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:254 x 558.8 mm / A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum printing width (columns):160 / 80
Maximum Resolution:240 x 144
Printing width:13

Print Technology

Print direction:Bi-direction
Print head:9-pin
Standard printer languages:Epson ESC/P2, OKI ML, PPDS / Epson ESC/P2, PPDS / ESC P, IBM ProPrinter / ESC P, PPDS / ESC P,PPDS / IBM ProPrinter, OKI ML

Printing

Bitmap fonts:Roman,Sans Serif
Built-in barcodes:CODABAR (NW-7), Code 128 (A/B/C), Code 39, EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, Matrix 2/5, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / Codabar (NW-7), Code 39, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7), EAN13, EAN8, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, Matrix 2/5, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / CODABAR (NW-7),Code 128 (A/B/C),Code 39,EAN13,EAN8,Industrial 2/5,Interleaved 2/5,Matrix 2/5,POSTNET,UPC-A,UPC-E / Code 39, Postnet, UPC-A, UPC-E
Character density:20
Character pitch:10,12 / 10,12,15,17,20 / 10,12,15,17.1,20
Character sets:ISO 8859-15, PC437, PC850, PC858, Roman 8
Maximum number of copies:6 / 7
Maximum print speed:627 / 680
Maximum print speed (draft):419 / 559 / 627 / 680
Maximum print speed (LQ):104 / 125 / 125.9
Normal print speed:419 / 503 / 559 / 566
Scalable fonts:Roman, Sans Serif

Sound Emission

Noise Level:55

System Requirements

Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 2000,Windows 95,Windows 98,Windows ME,Windows NT,Windows XP Home,Windows XP Home x64,Windows XP Professional,Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Technical Details

Relative humidity:10 - 80

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.8
Height:6.57 / 6.61
Weight:15.9 / 16.7 / 16.8
Width:16.3