Epson LQ-590 A4 Mono Dot-Matrix Printer


Improved Efficiency, Proven Reliability

  • USB & Parallel
  • Windows Compatible
  • Epson, IBM
  • Parts: 5 (original + 4 copies)
  • width: 80 Columns
  • 396cps Draft
  • 529cps Fast Draft
  • 110cps Best
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Epson LQ-590 in More Detail

Versatile Paper Handling: Multiple business applications are a breeze for the EPSON LQ-590. In addition to a high copy capability of 5 part forms, continuous paper can be inserted from the front, rear or bottom, and up to four different forms stored simultaneously (2 continuous - requires optional additional tractor unit, 2 single sheet - requires optional cut sheet feeders). The tractor unit can be used for push or pull feeding, or, with the purchase of an additional tractor unit, push and pull feeding is possible to ensure the smoothest paper feed. Even more versatility is provided with the front sheet guide and optional front paper guide for loading single sheets from the front. Other options include a high capacity 150 page cut sheet feeder, a standard capacity 50 page cut sheet feeder and a Roll Paper Holder. Two Noise Level Modes: The EPSON LQ-590 offers maximum performance at a minimum sound level, thanks to quiet operation and a choice of Standard and Low-Noise modes which represent just 51 and 49 dB(A). Total Connectivity: This printer can be quickly and easily integrated into any set-up with its standard USB and Parallel interfaces and optional serial, Twinax and Coax. It can also be integrated into a network - with or without wires - via the optional EPSONNet 10/100 BaseTx Int. Print Server or EPSONNet 802.11b Wireless Ext. Print Server. Long Life Ribbon for Cost-effective Results: Even the heaviest workloads require fewer ribbon changes, thanks to EPSON ribbons that feature a re-ink tank for longer life. The result is up to 5 million characters per ribbon, and an impressively low net cost per page.

The EPSON LQ-590 brings exceptional performance to the 24pin segment. In addition to high speed printing up to 529 characters per second, it is extremely compact, robust and reliable. This is perfect for the relentless everyday demands of busy environments like doctors' surgeries, banks, travel agencies and freight forwarders. Versatile paper management also comes as standard, for fast, flexible printing of orders and invoices, labels, system event logs, cheques and barcodes. The Perfect Printer for Medium and Large Print Volumes: This printer is built to last in even the most difficult printing environments. The printer mechanism has a Mean Volume Between Failure (MVBF) rating of 40 million lines, a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of 20,000 power on hours, a print head life of 400 million strokes per wire, and a long life ribbon that will last up to 5 million characters.

Detailed Specification


Product Group Output A4
Print Width width: 80 Columns
Speed Draft 396cps Draft
Speed Fast Draft 529cps Fast Draft
Speed Near Letter Quality 110cps Best
Print Direction Bi-directional with logic seeking


Number of Copies Parts: 5 (original + 4 copies)


Interface Type(s) USB & Parallel
Parallel Ports 1 x Bi-Directional Parallel Port
Operators Panel 6 buttons, 10 LEDs
USB Ports 1 x USB 1.1


Operating Systems Supported Windows Compatible

Media Handling

Media Supported Cut sheet paper, Card
Paper Handling Features Push Feed: Rear in, Rear/Top out Front in, Rear/Top out; Pull Feed: Rear in, Rear/Top out Front in, Rear/Top out Bottom in, Rear/Top out; Combined Push/Pull: Rear in, Rear/Top out Front in, Rear/Top out
Paper Handling Manual Feed Top in top out, Front in top out
Paper Size 10.16 - 25.4cm (Width) to 10.16 - 55.58cm (Length)
Paper Weight 52 to 82g/Sq m

Barcodes & Labels

Barcode 8715946337562


Mono or Colour Printer Mono
Technology Dot-Matrix Printer
Dimensions 43.75cm (W) x 37.45cm (D) x 17.15cm (H) - Weight 7.1kg
Environmental Operating Temperature 5 to 35C - Humidity 10 to 80%
Noise Level 51dbA
Power Consumption Printing/Standby/Sleep Modes 42W / 4.5W
Product Summary Epson LQ-590 A4 Mono
Product Type Dot Matrix Printer
Voltage/ Power/ Frequency 220 to 240VAC / 50 to 60Hz

Consumable Info

Print Head Life 400,000,000 Characters
Ribbon Life 5,000,000 Characters


Printer Languages Epson, IBM
Font Capabilities EPSON Draft, Roman, Sans Serif, Courier, Prestige, Script, OCR-B, Orator, Orator-S, Script C Proportional, Roman T, Sans Serif H, EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, POSTNET
Software Included Epson Status Monitor 3


Warranty 1 year Replacement or Repair

More Features

Certifications Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC: EN60950, EMC Directive 89/336/EEC: EN55022 class B, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN55024
Character Pitch 10, 12, 15, 17, 20cpi
Input Buffer 128KB
MTBF 20,000 Hours

Customer Questions & Answers

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  • Hi could you tell me if this printer is compatible with Windows 10 as I have an old one at the moment which isn't. Thank you

    This Epson printer is only compatible with Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 98, Windows XP but not Windows 10. For printers that are compatible with windows 10, please contact our sales team on 0800 840 1992 and they will be able to discuss your options with you.

    On 21/09/2016 16:22:51
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  • 5 / 5
    Paul Caldwell 16/3/2016
    5 Value
    5 Features
    5 Quality
    5 Perfomance


    Web site excellent, easy to order and arrived exactly on time. could not fault the service.

  • 5 / 5
    LYNDA PENDRY 20/3/2013
    5 Value
    5 Features
    5 Quality
    5 Perfomance


    This printer is excellent for a busy commercial environment where time is important and the use of NCR paper is needed

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