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Epson LQ-590

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 reviews of Epson LQ-590. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive opinions about the design.

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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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 3.9/5 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 products: Epson LQ 590 - Printer - B/W - dot-matrix - 254 x 559 mm, JIS B4, 254 mm (width) - 24 pin - up to 529 char/sec - parallel, USBEpson LQ 590 - Printer - B/W - dot-matrix - 254 x 559 mm, JIS B4, 254 mm (width) - 24 pin - up to 529 char/sec - parallel, USB

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Epson LQ-590

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Epson LQ-590 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and price are overall positive. The performance and reliability also get good comments. There are some less positive views about the design.

usability, reliability, performance, price, size

design

81% 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 LQ-590 Impact Printer (C11C558001)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Epson LQ-590

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Epson LQ-590 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Amazon.ca. There are some negative views about the price.

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

This summary is based on the products: Epson C11C558001 LQ-590 24PIN Nar 529CPS USB Par Type B Dot MatrixEpson C11C558001 LQ-590 24PIN Nar 529CPS USB Par Type B Dot Matrix

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

this printer is king of the paper jam

 

so ive just ordered another Okidata printer and surprise Okidata is still making the same models from 20 years ago. woohoo that means my old ribbons that have been collecting dust for YEARS still fit for this machine. the HP LQ-590 can't hold a candle...

-uhh i can't think of any

i switched from my ancient okidata to this hp printer about 8 years ago, I feel like i fight it every single day. paper jammed up in the tractor so bad my now runs with the tractor removed. jams easily, eats ribbons to shreds eats paper to shreds....

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

EPSON LQ-590 24 pins Impact Printer

 

A versatile high speed printer with good print quality. Great owners manual with good directions for setting up the printer in various feed modes. We have used it for the past 3 years to print continuous feed labels. Works great, just do not turn the...

Never, never, never turn the big knob on the side of the printer when it is on as you will negate the electronic set point. Horrible Tech support manned by people in a foreign country with limited knowledge of the English language and limited knowledge...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

EPSON LQ-590 24 pins Impact Printer

 

A versatile high speed printer with good print quality. Great owners manual with good directions for setting up the printer in various feed modes. We have used it for the past 3 years to print continuous feed labels. Works great, just do not turn the...

Never, never, never turn the big knob on the side of the printer when it is on as you will negate the electronic set point. Horrible Tech support manned by people in a foreign country with limited knowledge of the English language and limited knowledge...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

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...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

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.

May, 2012

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

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...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

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.

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (pcnation.com)

EPSON LQ-590 24PIN NARR 529CPS PAR

 

I had an older version of this printer for years. It was slow and the paper got stuck no matter what I did. I did a lot of research and after calling many places decided to try the new version and I''m glad I did. This is an awesome printer.

Fast printing. Able to get my work done in half of the time. Lightweight, easy to program

None, so far

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (pcnation.com)

EPSON LQ-590 24PIN NARR 529CPS PAR

 

No Comment.

Good product, great price with free shipping

No Comment

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (pcnation.com)

LQ-590 24PIN NARR 529CPS PAR USB ESC/P IBM PPDS

 

No Comment.

Good product, great price with free shipping.

No Comment.

Oct, 2007

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.

Certificates

Certification:Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP/\nNT v4.0
Energy Star certified: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

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

Endurance

Maximum duty cycle:8000000
Mean time between failures (MTBF):20.000 / 20000
Print head life:40 / 400
Ribbon life:5

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):4.5
Power consumption (typical):42
Power Requirements:AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )

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

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

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/Me/\nXP/NT v4.0 / Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP/NT
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.1 x 14.2 x 6.3 / 16.3 x 13.8 x 6.59 / 17.2 x 14.7 x 6.75 / 17.2 x 14.8 x 6.77
Fonts included:Epson Draft, Epson Roman, Epson Sans Serif, Epson Courier, Epson Prestige, Epson Script, Epson OCR-B, Epson Orator, Epson Orator-S, Epson Script C Proportional, Epson Roman T, Epson Sans Serif H
Power Requirements:220 - 240 V; 50/60 Hz / 220/240 V / 220V & 240V / AC 220 - 240V
Print technology:Dot Matrix / Inkjet
Printing material thickness:65/390
Printing media thickness:65/390
Recommended media weight:40/90
Wireless technologies:Wired

Paper Handling

Paper feed:Pull tractor, Push tractor
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Roll

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Parallel, USB / Serial, USB 2.0 / USB 1.1

Power

Power consumption (standby):4.5
Power consumption (typical):42
Power Requirements:AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )

Print Quality

Color: 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
Maximum Resolution:360 x 360
Resolution:360 x 360

Print Technology

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

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

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-A, UPC-E
Character pitch:10,12,15,17,20
Line spacing:0.167
Maximum number of copies:6
Maximum print speed:440 / 529 / 658
Maximum print speed (draft):529
Maximum print speed (LQ):110
Normal print speed:330
Scalable fonts:Roman, Sans Serif

RAM

Installed Size:128KB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Sound Emission

Noise Level:49 / 51 / 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/NT/2000/XP
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:15.4 / 15.5 / 15.7