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Epson LQ-690

Why the Epson LQ-690?

Designed with the dot matrix user in mind, our latest model has an impressive print speed of up to 529 cps. This flexible and compact printer can easily handle cut sheets, continuous paper, labels, envelopes and cards. It has a built-in Print Speed Enhancer to increase the speed of bit image printing, making it an ideal printer for those in the most demanding of work environments.

Very fast:

Print faster and more productively, thanks to the Print Speed Enhancer - a unique feature in the Epson driver. Perfect for those printing directly from any Windows ® applications. – Also, LQ-690 is capable of printing an impressive 529 cps (12 cpi) when using printer resident fonts.

High ribbon yield:

In a demanding and fast-moving work environment, a high ribbon yield is essential, and with 10 million characters per ribbon, this marks out the LQ-690 as a leading force in the flatbed market. It is also cost-effective with long ribbon replacement cycles, low running costs and total cost of ownership.

Dependable:

Durable and built to last, users will be assured by the MTBF (mean time between failures) of 20,000 power on hours, plus a print head life of 400 million strokes/wire. This results in greater productivity and less maintenance - essential when producing large amounts of documents and data.

Smart design:

This compact hard-working printer is designed to fit on your desk. The platen gap adjustment lever is thoughtfully hidden under the front cover, to avoid accidental setting changes and paper setting is made easy thanks to the ruler in the front paper guide.

Key Features

  • Quality: The 106 column capacity with 24 pins means greater quality
  • Speedy: Impressive print speed of 529 cps
  • Productive: Big memory buffer of 128 KB and built-in Print Speed Enhancer ensures faster printing of bit image data
  • Reliable: Combined power of print head life and MTBF of 20,000 hours
  • Energy efficient: Low power consumption so better for environment
Epson LQ-690 datasheet
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Epson LQ-690 datasheet
PDF

Tech Specs

Product features and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

SKU: C11CA13041
  • Technology

    Printing Method
    Impact dot matrix
    Number of Pins
    24 pins
    Number of columns
    106 columns
    Needles
    24 Needles
  • Print

    Printing Speed
    LQ: 12 cpi: 132 chars/s, 10 cpi: 110 chars/s, Draft: 12 cpi: 396 chars/s, 10 cpi: 330 chars/s, HighSpeed-Draft: 12 cpi: 529 chars/s, 10 cpi: 440 chars/s
    Barcodes
    Coda bar (NW-7), Code 128, Code 39, EAN-13, EAN-8, Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E
    Carbon Copies
    6 plus one original
    Character Tables
    PC437, PC708, PC720, PC850, PC858, PC864, PCAR864, ISO-8859-15, Roman 8, Italic
    Printing Resolution
    360 x 180 DPI
  • Connectivity

    Interfaces
    Bidirectional parallel, USB 2.0 Type B
  • Paper / Media Handling

    Document Feed
    Single sheet front, Continuous paper rear, Paper output front
    Paper Formats
    Sheet Paper (single- and multi-layer), Continuous Paper (single- and multi-layer), Labels (single- and multi-layer), Roll Paper, Envelopes, Cardboard
    Paper Thickness Continuous Paper
    0.065 mm - 0.49 mm
    Paper Thickness Label Base Sheet
    0.16 mm - 0.19 mm
    Paper Thickness Label Total Sheet
    0.16 mm - 0.19 mm
    Paper Thickness Multi Part
    0.12 mm - 0.49 mm
    Paper Thickness Single Sheet
    0.065 mm - 0.19 mm
  • General

    Energy Use
    38 Watt, 3 Watt (standby)
    Energy Star
    No
    Product dimensions
    480‎ x 370 x 210 mm (Width x Depth x Height)
    Product weight
    6.8 kg
    Temperature
    Operation 5° C - 35° C
    Humidity
    Operation 10% - 80%
    Compatible Operating Systems
    Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 98, Windows XP
    Included Software
    Epson Status Monitor
    Mean Time Between Failures
    20,000 Hours
    Print Head Life
    400 Million Strokes/Wire
    Sound Pressure
    Operation: 57 dB (A)-Standby: 54 dB (A)
    Fonts
    Bitmap font EPSON Courier (10 CPI, 12 CPI, 15 CPI), Bitmap font EPSON Draft (10 CPI, 12 CPI, 15 CPI), Bitmap font EPSON OCR-B (10 CPI), Bitmap font EPSON Orator (10 CPI), Bitmap font EPSON Orator-S (10 CPI), Bitmap font EPSON Prestige (10 CPI, 12 CPI), Bitmap font EPSON Roman (10 CPI, 12 CPI, 15 CPI, Proportional), Bitmap font EPSON Sans Serif (10 CPI, 12 CPI, 15 CPI, Proportional), Bitmap font EPSON Script (10 CPI), Bitmap font EPSON Script C (Proportional), Scalable font EPSON Roman, Scalable font EPSON Roman T, Scalable font EPSON Sans Serif, Scalable font EPSON Sans Serif H
    Memory
    128 kB Included
    Ribbon Yield
    10000000 characters Black Draft
    What's in the box
    Driver and utilities (CD), Main unit, Power cable, Ribbon, Setup guide, Software (CD), User manual (CD), Warranty document
  • Other Features

    Emulations
    IBM PPDS, ESC/P2
  • Other

    Warranty
    12 months Carry in

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