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Epson LQ 2090

Epson LQ 2090
alaScore 82

14 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Epson LQ 2090. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the noise and design are overall positive. The performance and price also get good comments, but comments are divided on the usability.

price, performance, design, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson LQ 2090 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Epson LQ 2090 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the design. The performance also gets good feedback, but some have doubts about the usability.

price, performance, design


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

This summary is based on the products: Epson LQ-2090 24PIN 529CPS-DOTPR WCAR ( C11C559001 )Epson LQ-2090 24PIN 529CPS-DOTPR WCAR ( C11C559001 )

May, 2018

Consumer review (

Good printer


Value for Money, Quiet, Easy to Use, Performance

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

With powerful 24-pin technology, the Epson LQ- 2090 delivers precision text and graphics, plus rugged reliability for critical print requirements. Offering print speeds of up to 529 cps and seamless integration into existing printing environments, this robust performer is sure to increase productivity. With versatile 5-part forms printing, multiple paper loading options, and a durable, long-lasting ribbon, the product races through tickets, purchase orders, invoices and more. Perfect for point-of-sale, manufacturing, and production environments, this printer boasts an amazing 20,000 POH MTBF rating and a 400 million character print head life. It features an easy-to-use control panel that makes changing settings a snap, while convenient configuration software facilitates simple setup via a PC. This workhorse provides Parallel and USB interfaces, plus a slot for optional interface cards, including high-speed Ethernet, for greater compatibility with practically any system. And, with both Epson and IBM printer languages, it's a perfect replacement for the Okidata ML-390/490, the Epson LQ-570e/870 or the wide-format Epson LQ-2080. Ideal for businesses that require high quality, multipart forms printing, the reliable Epson LQ-2090 printer offers extremely low operational costs compared to other printing technologies, as well as superior performance in comparison to other impact printers in its class. Designed for use in demanding print environments, this heavy-duty dot matrix printer handles critical business applications with precision and ease.


Energy Star certified: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Mean time between failures (MTBF):20000
Print head life:400 / 8
Ribbon life:8

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):42

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson LQ


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:Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, XP, NT 4.0
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):23.2 x 13.8 x 6.59 / 24.1 x 14.7 x 6.73 / 24.1 x 14.7 x 6.75
Fonts included:EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E,Code 39, Code 128, POSTNET / Epson Roman, Epson Roman T, Epson Sans Serif, Epson Sans Serif H
Power Requirements:100 - 240V AC, 50 - 60 Hz / AC 220 - 240V / AC 220-240V / AC 220~240V
Print technology:Dot Matrix
Wireless technologies:Wired

Paper Handling

Standard tray media types:Labels, Plain paper, Roll

Ports & interfaces

Optional connectivity:Wireless LAN
Standard interfaces:Parallel, USB 2.0 / USB 1.1


Power consumption (typical):42

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:360 x 180

Print Technology

Print direction:Bi-direction
Print head:24-pin
Standard printer languages:Epson ESC/P2 / ESC P, PPDS


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P 2 / IBM PPDS
Max H-Resolution B/W:15cpi/360dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):16.5 in x 16.5 in / continuous paper 4 in - 16 in (width)/16.5 in x 16.5 in / Roll (16 in x 22 ft)/Roll (8.5 in)
Max Printing Speed:529char/sec/658char/sec
Max V-Resolution B/W:180dpi
Media Type:Continuous forms / Envelopes / Plain paper
Output Type:Monochrome
Type:Workgroup printer


Bitmap fonts:Courier, Draft, OCR-B, Orator, Orator-S, Prestige, Roman, Sans Serif, Script, Script C
Built-in barcodes:Codabar (NW-7), Code 39, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E / EAN13, EAN8, Interleaved 2/5, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E
Character density:12
Character pitch:10,12 / 20
Maximum number of copies:5
Maximum print speed:529
Maximum print speed (draft):529
Maximum print speed (LQ):132
Normal print speed:396
Scalable fonts:Roman, Roman T, Sans Serif, Sans Serif H


Installed Size:128KB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Sound Emission

Noise Level:50 / 52

System Requirements

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:20.9 / 21