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Epson LQ-590

Epson LQ-590
alaScore 80

129 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the performance and print quality are overall positive. The build quality and value for money also get good reviews.

usability, value for money, build quality, print quality, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson LQ-590 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 129 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Epson LQ-590

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Epson LQ-590 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the product: Epson LQ-590 24 Pin Dot Matrix Printer

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Amazon.com review summary for Epson LQ-590

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Epson LQ-590 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, print quality, reliability, performance

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson LQ-590 Impact Printer (C11C558001)Epson Black Fabric Ribbon Cartridge for CART-LQ-590 (S015337)LQ-590 24-Pin Dot Matrix Impact Printer

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Replaced a Panasonic with this printer

 

I replaced a Panasonic KX-P3196 with this printer. I couldn't be happier. This printer is faster, quieter, cheaper to operate and has a bigger duty cycle. It started right up with my existing print forms. Very user friendly. I have another Panasonic...

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Great Printer

 

This is the 5th one. It replaces our last Epson LQ-870 that finally gave up. Compared to other brands, the ribbon life is great and the durability is super.

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Great Printer

 

This is the 5th one. It replaces our last Epson LQ-870 that finally gave up. Compared to other brands, the ribbon life is great and the durability is super.

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Great for printing on 3 part forms

 

We got this printer to use on out 3 part bid sheets- we needed something that would print through all 3 carbon pages- and it does- with ease. My only gripe is that it leaves marks on the 2nd and 3rd pages where the wheels move the paper a long- they...

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Great for printing on 3 part forms

 

We got this printer to use on out 3 part bid sheets- we needed something that would print through all 3 carbon pages- and it does- with ease. My only gripe is that it leaves marks on the 2nd and 3rd pages where the wheels move the paper a long- they...

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Easy Peasy

 

Great printer. We needed to replace the broken and antiquated LQ-510. No drivers or installation needed(maybe it uses the same driver as the LQ510).

Easy to set up,Easy To Use

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One of the few Impact printers still around

 

I needed this printer for a library application, crating spine and card labels, that I created a few years back. There aren't many impact printers available for the consumer market and Epson has always had one of the most reliable ones.

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One of the few Impact printers still around

 

I needed this printer for a library application, crating spine and card labels, that I created a few years back. There aren't many impact printers available for the consumer market and Epson has always had one of the most reliable ones.

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Good, flexible impact/dot matrix printe

 

The printer has a front feeder that makes it easy to feed small items, along with bottom and rear feeds for forms, etc. This printer even has a USB connection, so you're not stuck needing an old parallel port. The only quibble I have: my old 1989...

Easy To Use,Flexible printing options

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Good, flexible impact/dot matrix printe

 

The printer has a front feeder that makes it easy to feed small items, along with bottom and rear feeds for forms, etc. This printer even has a USB connection, so you're not stuck needing an old parallel port. The only quibble I have: my old 1989...

Easy To Use,Flexible printing options

Product Specifications

Extremely robust design, 24 pin dot matrix printer. The Epson LQ-590 24 pin dot matrix printer has a compact footprint making it an ideal choice for general business use. High speed, high quality printer for medium and large print volumes. Producing high quality A4 output, the Epson LQ-590 prints at an incredible 529 cps and is very reliable and economical to run. Versatile paper management, with the ability to handle up to 5 part forms, its flexible paper management allows paper insertion from the front, top, rear and bottom. The front sheet guide enables front feeding of even small paper types. An 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.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.8in/14.8in
Height:6.3in/6.7in/6.8in
Weight:15.7lbs
Width:16.3in/17.2in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Epson
Model:590
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson LQ

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P 2 / IBM PPDS
Max H-Resolution B/W:15cpi
Max Media Size (Standard):10 in x 22 in / JIS B4 (10.12 in x 14.33 in)/JIS B4 (10.12 in x 14.33 in) / Roll (10 in)/JIS B4 (10.12 in x 14.33 in) / Roll (8.5 in)
Max Printing Speed:529char/sec
Media Type:Continuous forms / Envelopes / Plain paper
Output Type:Monochrome
Technology:Dot-matrix
Type:Workgroup printer

RAM

Installed Size:128KB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

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/NT/2000/XP