Epson LQ-590 Dot Matrix Printer

Epson LQ-590 is now even faster, more reliable and more efficient! It features a proven durable print head from its previous best-selling predecessor the LQ-580, which boosts speed and productivity by 30%, making it ideal for high traffic, customer service application. Its new compact body makes it the best choice for desktop and counter top.

EPSON LQ-590 Bring quality and reliability to your busy printing schedule with the 24-pin A4 printer that works hard and delivers every time With powerful 24-pin technology, the Epson LQ-590 delivers precision text and graphics, plus rugged reliability for critical print requirements. Offering print speeds of up to 529 cps and easy integration with existing printing formats, this robust performer is sure to increase productivity. With versatile 5-part forms printing, multiple paper loading options, and a durable, long-lasting ribbon, it races through reports, purchase orders, invoices and more.

Ideal for point-of-sale, manufacturing, and production environments, this workhorse boasts an amazing 20,000 POH MTBF rating and a 400 million character print head life. Its easy-to-use control panel makes changing print settings a snap, while convenient configuration software facilitates simple setup via a PC. It even provides Parallel and USB connections, 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 great replacement for the Okidata® ML-390/490 or the Epson LQ-570e/870.

Ideal for businesses that require high quality, multi-part forms printing, the reliable Epson LQ-590 printer offer extremely low operational costs compared to other printing technologies, as well as superior performance in comparison to other 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. And, it's backed by a three-year warranty that includes Epson's superior service and support.

Improved Efficiency, Proven Reliability:

  • Speed: up to 440cps (10cpi)
  • Prints up to 5-part forms
  • Narrow Carriage
  • Versatile paper paths
  • Optional network connectivity
  • Delivers high quality text and graphics for critical applications
  • Speeds through multipart forms, reports, labels and more at up to 529 cps
  • Offers an MTBF rating of 20,000 POH and a 400 million character print head life
  • Facilitates greater productivity with less downtime
  • 5 million (LQ-590) character ribbon cartridge reduces the need for frequent ribbon changes
  • Ensures the lowest cost per page
  • Includes USB and Parallel connections, plus an additional slot for optional Type B interface cards
  • Epson and IBM printer languages ensure compatibility for new and legacy printing applications
  • Improved menu navigation allows quick and easy changes to printer settings
  • Remote Configuration Manager facilitates easy setup via a PC




Method: Impact Dot Matrix

Number of Pins

24 Pins


High Speed Print: 12CPI/529cps, Draft: 10CPI/330 cps


20000 POH

Print Head Life

400 million strokes/wire

Character Sets

14 International Character Sets, 13 Character code tables Italic, PC 437, PC850, PC860, PC861, PC863, PC865, abicomp, BRASCII, Roman 8, ISO Latin 1, PC858, ISO 8859-15

Supported Bitmap Fonts

Epson- Draft, Roman, Sans Serif, Courier, Prestige, Script, OCR-B, Orator, Orator-S, Script C

Supported Scalable Fonts

Epson-Roman, sans Serif, Roman T, Sans Serif H

Barcode Sets

EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128,Postnet.

Media Cut Sheet

Single Sheet- 0.065-0.14mm, Multipart- 0.12-0.39mm, Envelops-0.16-0.52mm

Envelopes Media

No. 6, No. 10

Continuous Paper

LQ-590 (Widhth: 101.6-254mm (4-10 inch), Length: 101.6-558.8mm (4-22inch)

Multipart Copy

1 original + 4 copies always

Print Direction

Bi-direction with logic seeking, Manual : Front/Rear Insertation, Push Tractor: Front/Rear Insertion, Pull Tractor: Front/Rear/Bottom Insertion, Cut sheet Feeder: Front/Rear Insertion.


128 KByte

Supported Consumables

Fabric Ribbon Cartridge, Color: Black, Ribbon Life: Approx. 5 million characters


Standard: bi-directional parallel interface (IEEE-1284 nibble mode supported), USB (ver 1.1)/F, Option: Type B I/F Level 2

Control Panel

6 Swtiches and 10 LEDs


AC 220-240V

Rated Frequency

50-60 Hz

Power Consumption

Approx. 42W (SO/IEC10561 Letter Pattern), (AC 220-240V) Energy Star Compliant

OS Compatibility

Microsoft®windows®95/98/2000/Me/XP and Microsft®Windows® NT® opearting system version 4.0


Temperature: 5-35ºC, Humidity: 10-80%

Advanced Features

6 switches and 10 LEDs




Approx. 7.1 Kg

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