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Powering business productivity with superior performance and reliability

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.

  • Model: C11C558001
Our Price :


LQ-590 Impact Printer is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 21.
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  • 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

What's in the box:

  • Paper Tray
  • Ribbon
  • Printer Driver
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Parallel Cable
  • Power Cable
  • Printer

Print Other:

Printing Technology: 24-pin, serial impact dot matrixPrint Direction: Bidirectional logic seeking for text and graphics printingISO Print Speed:
  • High Speed Draft: 529 cps (12 cpi); 440 cps (10 cpi)
  • Draft: 330 cps (10 cpi)
  • Letter Quality: 110 cps (10 cpi)

Characters & Lines:

Character Sets: 96 ASCII characters; 14 international character sets and 1 legal character set; 128 user-defined characters; Extended IBM style graphic characters; 5 code pagesResident Bitmapped Fonts:
  • Epson Draft 10, 12, 15 cpi
  • Epson Roman 10, 12, 15 cpi proportional
  • Epson San Serif 10, 12, 15 cpi proportional
  • Epson Courier 10, 12, 15 cpi
  • Epson Prestige 10, 12, 15 cpi
  • Epson Script 10 cpi
  • Epson OCRB 10 cpi
  • Epson Script C proportional
  • Epson Orator 10 cpi
  • Epson Orator S 10 cpi
Bar Code Fonts: EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, POSTNET, Codabar (NW-7), Industrial 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5Characters per Line: 80 characters at 10 cpiFormatting:
  • 32 horizontal tabs
  • line spacing in 1/6" or programmable (minimum 1/360" increments)
  • skip over perforations in lines
  • page length in lines or inches


Sound Level: 52 dB(A)Dimensions: 16.3" x 13.8" x 6.3" (W x D x H)Weight: 15.6 lb

Paper Handling Impact:

Forms: Continuous multipart, original plus 4 carbonless copies, maximum thickness .018"Width:
  • Single sheets: 3.9" to 10.1"
  • Continuous: 4" to 10"
  • Cut-sheet feeder: 7.2" to 8.5"
  • No. 6 envelopes: 6.5" x 3.6"
  • No. 10 envelopes: 9.5" x 4.1"
  • Single sheets: 3.9" to 14.3"
  • Continuous: 4" to 22"
  • Cut-sheet feeder: 10.1" to 14"
Labels: Minimum: 2.5" x 0.94"Roll paper: 8.5" widthPaper Feed Speed:
  • 45 millisecond per 1/6"
  • 5" per second continuous feed
Paper Path:
  • Manual insertion: Front or top in, top out
  • Cut sheet feeder: Top in, top out
  • Tractor: Front, rear or bottom in, top out

Impact Printer Details:

Software Drivers: Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, XP and NT 4.0Printer Language:
  • Epson ESC / P2
Input Buffer: 128 KBInterfaces:
  • Bidirectional Parallel (IEEE 1284 Nibble Mode supported)
  • USB 1.1
  • Type-B slot for optional interface cards
Control Panel: Functions: Font, pitch, pause, tear off, bin selection, line feed, form feed, load, eject, micro adjust, top-of-form adjustment, panel lockout, reset, menu, default setting selection


MTBF: 20,000 POH (25% duty cycle)Total Print Volume: 40 million lines (not including printhead)Print head life: 400 million charactersRibbon life: 5 million characters at 48 dots / character


Rated Voltage: 120VRated Frequency: 50 – 60 HzInput voltage range: 103.5 – 132VInput frequency range: 49.5 – 60.5 Hz
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Safer and less expensive than other printers. Ink Jet and laser printers are either too expensive to use or not safe. This works for the intended use.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No worries! Highest reliability! Are you sick of your bubble jet printer ink always drying up? Sick of shelling out money for ink cartridges only to get a few pages (if used sparingly)? In grade school and junior high we printed all of our documents on noisy dot matrix printers (early 90's). Class after class, hour after hour of students printing, then reprinting, probably pushed those printers well over 100% duty cycle yet they continued to print despite the constant use and abuse. Fast forward to 2017. I am writing this review on my LQ-590 that I purchased in 2014. I have yet to replace, tinker, or adjust anything on this printer. I never have to worry about dried up ink cartridges and the cost that goes with them. The ink ribbons for dot matrix printers are very inexpensive and last so much longer. The noise is what you'd expect from a dot matrix printer, its not loud but its not quiet either. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LQ 590 Great for multi part forms Very quiet for an impact printer
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A real work horse I've worked with my company for 29 years. Very dusty, dirty construction environment. This is our 3rd LQ-590. Amazing the way this printer holds up day after day, year after year.
Date published: 2016-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This thing is fast! When I upgraded to Windows 8, I found that my old reliable Epson impact printer couldn't handle the new operating system. I bought the LQ-590 to replace it because my old Epson was such a work horse and I wanted to stick with the brand. This little printer is ridiculously fast, and the print is nice and sharp. My only complaint is that it can't be configured to fit my 6 1/2" continuous feed checks - and I use it exclusively for printing checks. I paid about $2K to have these checks printed, so for the time being I'm feeding them into the printer one at a time. That little glitch is the only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars. Kudos to Epson for making such a quality product.
Date published: 2014-12-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worked great at first I've had my Lq-590 since 2008. It worked very well at first and I was very happy with it. However, after the first ribbon cartridge that came with it, which lasted till the ink faded, the new ribbon life is very short. I average only 300-500 pages printing before it chews through the ribbon and jams. I've tried 3 generic ribbons and assumed this was the issue but the 2 Epson ribbons I bought at the Epson store only averaged about 300 pages each. I'm using 2 part form feed paper and only print between 100 to 200 pages a month. I don't know if its the printer or the ribbon quality that is the problem.
Date published: 2014-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LQ 590 An exellent printer with good quality print. The only problem I have experienced is, tht it is near impossible to line up pre-printed checks. The numbers come before the $$ sign and there isn't enough carriage space to compensate
Date published: 2013-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LQ590 Impact printer I have had two LQ570 and now have two LQ590 Impact printers. They are by far the best and longest lasting printers I have ever owned. Do not hesitate to buy. You will never be disappointed.
Date published: 2012-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great!! This was the fastest, easiest printer (of any kind) to set up and resume business with. Within minutes out of the box we were back up and running. I thought it would be some kind of nightmare to make our invoicing line up correctly on the pre-printed paper - but the first small adjustment did it. Thank You!
Date published: 2012-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jam indication, no jam If you let your Ribbon get too old (as I do between orders) your lq590 will start to fault out in the middle of a document. however It sure is great saving money on ink using a impact printer with a wife who likes to print everything.
Date published: 2012-05-04
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