Epson LQ 690 Mono Dot Matrix Printer

  • A4 landscape, 106 columns
  • New Print Speed Enhancer for faster printing under Windows
  • Parallel and USB interfaces
  • Prints up to 1 + 6 part forms

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Mfr part code: C11CA13051

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    Epson LQ 690 Mono Dot Matrix Printer Product Description

    The Epson LQ-690 offers the best in dot matrix performance where it matters most: speed, reliability, ribbon yield and user-friendliness.

    The LQ-690 is fast and effective with print speeds of up to 529 cps (12 cpi), higher throughput speed and the ability to handle different media. Print Speed Enhancer increases the speed of bit image printing and resident fonts in letter quality mode, making the LQ-690 the ideal solution for those who demand higher productivity from their dot matrix printer.

    At 10 million characters per ribbon, the LQ-690 has the highest ribbon yield in the flatbed segment. With a mean time between failure (MTBF) of 20,000 power-on hours, the LQ-690 stands out among its competitors. Built to last, the print head life of 400 million strokes/wire ensures reliable printouts.

    As the LQ-690 is compact, it fits perfectly on your desk. The platen gap adjustment lever is hidden inside the front cover which helps avoid any accidental change in settings. The ruler in the front paper guide makes paper setting easy.

    Technical Specifications

    Environmental Standards

    ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes


    Width 48 cm
    Depth 37 cm
    Height 21 cm
    Weight 6.8 kg
    Printer Type Workgroup printer - dot-matrix - 24 pin - monochrome

    Expansion / Connectivity

    Connections 1 x parallel - 36 PIN Centronics ¦ 1 x USB - 4 pin USB Type B

    Media Handling

    Media Type Envelopes, labels, plain paper, continuous forms
    Max Sheets in Multi-Part Form 6


    Max Resolution ( B&W ) 12 cpi
    Barcodes Code 39, EAN/JAN-8, EAN/JAN-13, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, Postnet
    Print Speed Up to 440 char/sec - fast draft - 10 cpi ¦ Up to 330 char/sec - draft - 10 cpi ¦ Up to 110 char/sec - letter - 10 cpi ¦ Up to 529 char/sec - fast draft - 12 cpi ¦ Up to 396 char/sec - draft - 12 cpi ¦ Up to 132 char/sec - letter - 12 cpi
    Connectivity Technology Wired
    Interface Parallel, USB
    Max Resolution (B&W) 12 cpi
    Language Simulation EPSON ESC/P 2, IBM PPDS
    Fonts Included 9 x LQ ¦ 1 x bitmapped ¦ 4 x scalable ¦ 8 x barcode
    Printer Features Print Speed Enhancer


    RAM Installed ( Max ) 128 KB
    RAM Installed (Max) 128 KB


    Consumables Included 1 x ribbon (black) - up to 10 million characters
    MTBF 20,000 hour(s)
    Compatible with Windows 7 "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Service & Support Limited warranty - 3 years - carry-in
    Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years - carry-in


    Power Device Power supply - internal
    Voltage Required AC 230V
    Power Consumption Operational 37.5 Watt
    Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep 2.6 Watt

    Environmental Parameters

    Sound Emission (Operating) 57 dBA
    Sound Emission (Quiet Mode) 54 dBA

    Dimensions & Weight

    Width 48 cm
    Depth 37 cm
    Height 21 cm
    Weight 6.8 kg

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