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EPSON FX series FX-890 C11C524001 9 pins Dot Matrix Printer

  • 240 x 144 dpi
  • Printhead Life 400 million characters at 14 dots/character
  • Ultra Speed Draft – 680 cps (12 cpi); 566 cps (10 cpi)
  • High Speed Draft – 559 cps (10 cpi)
  • Draft – 419 cps (10 cpi)
  • Near Letter Quality – 104 cps (10 cpi)

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The Epson FX-890 9-pin dot matrix printer is a full-featured, extremely reliable, high-speed performer, ideal for point of sale, back-office applications, and more! It boasts exceptional paper-handling capabilities, and delivers a fast print speed of up to 680 cps, a 400-million- character printhead life, and an MTBF rating of 20,000 POH, ensuring fast, accurate, and reliable printing results every time. It’s also easy to install and operate.

  • newegg Unmatched performance This 9-pin dot matrix printer offers fast print speeds of up to 680 cps. It provides four convenient paper paths to accommodate cut-sheet paper and continuous forms up to seven parts thick, ensuring advanced paper-handling capabilities. It’s able to race through multipart forms, reports, labels, purchase orders, invoices, and more.
  • newegg Extreme reliability This reliable device will facilitate greater productivity with less downtime. It offers an MTBF rating of 20,000 POH, and a 400-million-character printhead life. Its easy-to-install 7.5-million-character ribbon cartridge ensures a lower cost per page, and helps reduce the need for frequent user intervention.
  • newegg User-friendly setup and operation The Windows-based Epson remote configuration manager software facilitates simple setup via a PC. The newly designed control panel features a lock-out mode and other intuitive functions, allowing for easy operation. It also includes standard Parallel and USB connections, and an additional slot for optional interface cards. With Epson and IBM printer languages, it’s a great replacement for the Epson FX-880/880+/980 or the Okidata Microline 320/320 Turbo.

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FX series FX-890


Print Speed
Ultra Speed Draft – 680 cps (12 cpi); 566 cps (10 cpi)
High Speed Draft – 559 cps (10 cpi)
Draft – 419 cps (10 cpi)
Near Letter Quality – 104 cps (10 cpi)
Max Resolution
240 x 144 dpi
Number of Pins
9 pins
Printhead Life
400 million characters at 14 dots/character
Ribbon Life
7.5 million characters at 14 dots/character
Feed Rate
5 ips
Language Simulation
Epson ESC/P
Okidata Microline (FX-890 Okidata Mode only)
Fonts Included
Ultra Speed Draft – 10, 12 cpi
High Speed Draft – 10, 12, 15, 17, 20 cpi
Draft – 10, 12, 15, 17, 20 cpi
NLQ (Roman/Sans Serif) – 10, 12, 15, 17, 20 cpi, proportional

Media Handling

Media Type
Continuous multipart, original plus 6 carbonless copies, 1 + 6 copies with pull tractor, maximum thickness .018"


Noise Level
55 dBA (ISO 7779 pattern)
Power Requirements
Rated voltage: 120V
Input voltage range: 103.5 to 132V
Rated frequency range: 50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range: 49.5 to 60.5 Hz


USB Ports
LPT Ports
Other Ports
Type-B slot for optional interface cards


Windows Compatible
Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, XP and NT 4.0
Windows Vista
Works with Windows Vista


Epson FX-890 Dot Matrix Printer - 9-pin 160 -column - 680 Mono - 240 x 144 dpi - USB - Parallel

Dimensions & Weight

16.3" x 13.8" x 6.6"
16.8 lbs.
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day
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Customer Reviews of the Epson America C11C524001

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  • Jose C.
  • 1/8/2014 7:54:13 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable Epson's Workhorse

Pros: Robust, reliable dot-matrix printer. Excellent for multipart formats. Durable ink ribbon and printhead. Excellent value for the price.

Cons: As with all of the dot-matrix printers, it's a little noisy, not that much to die, but it can become a little annoying.

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  • Valued C.
  • 4/2/2012 8:12:46 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsjunk

Pros: NewEgg is awesome as always and RMA with them was flawless.

Cons: item did not function. buttons on front were DOA. Epson troubleshooting over phone was adequate and quickly determined printer was d.o.a., BUT refused all warranty service unless printer was physically drive by myself and hand delivered to their service center in Omaha (3 hours away!). No other warranty service is provided by Epson on their dot matrix printers. Spoke with multiple supervisors and same ordeal. Printer would have to be hand delivered to Omaha. No mail in, no on-site, no replacement, no nothing. 1 day old printer. HORRIBLE COMPANY. first Epson AND LAST Epson printer I ever buy.

Other Thoughts: What type of company doesn't offer warranty service on a 1 day old product? what company in the right mind expects their customer to make a 6 hour round trip just to drop off a $350 printer and then make a 6 hour round trip to pick it up? Epson is an absolute joke.

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  • Paula K.
  • 2/23/2011 10:15:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLabel Nightmare

Pros: Good directions for unpacking and assembling the printer. Prints well once you get it set up.

Cons: Software does not support labels even though it is marketed as a label printer. The manual printer drawings do not match actual printer. If you follow the manual directions, the labels will not feed. Manual has numerous warnings on what you shouldn't do or you could ruin the printer--not exactly user-friendly.

Other Thoughts: After several frustrating hours of trying to get this printer to work, I think it is okay now. My "techie"son, through trial and error, finally made it work. I am a librarian and needed a dot matrix to replace my old Okidata for printing labels. Here are some things we learned: the pull tractor feed the manual tells you to use does not work on the labels. Use the rear push tractor. Remove the paper tension unit and the paper guide. We did not uninstall the Okidata software. We installed the Epson on the Okidata port and clicked on the Okidata printer for printing the labels, not the Epson. This is the only way we could get it to print labels. We did use the setting two for paper thickness as the manual states.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/13/2010 5:05:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Work Horse

Pros: We utilize this printer for our sheet metal ticketing process. I purchased this to replace another dot matrix printer and I have no regrets. Never experienced jams or hardware issues. Setup was fairly straight forward.

Cons: None that I can think of

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/18/2009 4:40:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsDoes the Job.

Pros: Just bought and installed one of these for my family Concrete Production Company as a replacement and WOW! I was really surprised. It prints about 4 invoices a minute. Also seems to be a well built machine because the environment that this thing is in is HARSH!

Cons: Can be hard to maintain

Other Thoughts: Which is had Quiet Mode...

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