FX-2190
The wide-format solution for easy integration and maximum productivity
Impact Printer FX-2190
With an expansive feature set and remarkable durability, the Epson
FX-2190 impact printer offers the flexibility required for critical daily
print requirements. Powerful, yet easy to use, this 9-pin, widecarriage workhorse boasts an MTBF rating of 20,000 power-on
hours (POH) and speeds of up to 680 cps.
An extremely reliable, high-value performer, the Epson FX-2190
provides Parallel, USB, and additional connectivity options for
seamless integration. And, it includes Epson Remote Configuration
Manager™ software for easy printer setup and simple setting
selections via most Windows® operating systems. Ideal for rugged
environments, this robust printer is the perfect drop-in replacement
for the Epson FX-1180/1180+/2180 or the Okidata ® Microline ®
321/321 Turbo.
The high-speed Epson FX-2190 races through forms up to 7 parts
thick and 16.5" wide through four convenient paper paths. Its
easy-to-install 12 million character ribbon cartridge boosts
productivity and ensures a low cost per page, while its 400 million
character print head life offers added dependability.
Complete with a newly designed control panel featuring a lock-out
mode and other intuitive functions, this versatile product is the
ideal solution for demanding print environments. And, as part of a
comprehensive three-year warranty, it’s backed by superior
technical support from the world leader in impact printing.
Key Features
High-speed 9-pin printing
• Speeds through multipart forms, reports, labels,
and more at up to 680 cps
Extreme reliability in demanding print environments
• Offers an MTBF rating of 20,000 POH (25% duty cycle)
and a 400 million character print head life
Printer Throughput Test* - ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern
8.4
6.7
6.6
6.2
6
5.6
5
4
3
Epson FX-2190
Pages Per Minute
7.7
Okidata ML-421
8
7
Lexmark 2481
User-friendly setup and operation
9
2
1
0
10 cpi High-Speed Draft Mode
10 cpi Draft/Utility Mode
Selected Print Speed
• Facilitates easy printer configuration using a newly designed control
panel or its Windows-based Epson Remote Configuration Manager
Easy system integration
• Provides resident Epson, IBM® and Microline
printer languages for increased compatibility
• Includes standard Parallel and USB connections,
plus an additional slot for optional interface cards
Easy-to-install 12 million character ribbon cartridge
• Ensures a lower cost per page, and reduces the need
for frequent user intervention
Advanced paper handling capabilities
• Provides four convenient paper paths to accommodate cut sheet
paper and continuous forms up to 7 parts thick and 16.5" wide
Three-year warranty backed by Epson’s superior service and support
Printer Specifications
Printer Method
9-pin, serial impact dot matrix
Print Direction
Bidirectional logic seeking for text and graphics printing. Unidirectional text or graphics printing
can be selected using software commands.
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)
Letter-quality
104 cps (10 cpi)
(Note: Normal print speed is achieved when printer safety cover is fully closed)
Character Sets
13 character tables
13 international character sets
Resident Bitmapped Fonts
Ultra Speed Draft
High Speed Draft
Draft
NLQ (Roman/Sans Serif)
10, 12 cpi
10, 12, 15, 17, 20 cpi
10, 12, 15, 17, 20 cpi
10, 12, 15, 17, 20 cpi, proportional
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 5
Column Width
10 cpi
12 cpi
15 cpi
17 cpi
20 cpi
136
163
204
233
272
Formatting
1/6" or programmable in 1/432" increments
Line Spacing: 6 lines per inch default (8 lpi option available on FX-2190 Okidata Mode only)
Paper Feed Mechanism
Feeding method
Friction feed (front, rear)
Push tractor (front, rear)
Pull tractor (front, bottom, rear)
Push and pull tractor** (front, rear)
Cut sheet feeder (optional)
Roll paper holder (optional)
Paper Feed Speed
62 millisecond per 1/6"
5" per second continuous feed
Paper Path
Manual insertion
Cut sheet feeder
Tractor
Pull/push tractor
Printer Language
Epson ESC/P®
IBM PPDS
Okidata Microlines (FX-2190, Okidata Mode only)
Paper Handling
Forms: continuous multipart, original plus 5 carbonless copies,1 + 6 copies with pull tractor,
maximum thickness .018"
Width
Single sheets
3.9" to 16.5"
Continuous
4.0" to 16.0"
Cut sheet feeder
7.2" to 16.5"
Length
Single sheets
3.9" to 14.3"
Continuous
4.0" to 22.0"
Cut sheet feeder
10.1" to 14.0"
No. 6 envelopes
6.5" x 3.6"
No. 10 envelopes
9.5" x 4.1"
Labels
2.5" x 0.94" (minimum)
Roll paper
8.5" width
Sound Level
55 dBA (ISO 7779 pattern)
Power Requirements
Rated voltage
Input voltage range
Rated frequency range
Input frequency range
100 to 240V AC
90 to 264V
50 to 60 Hz
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
Power Consumption
Approx. 53W (ISO/IEC 10561)
Approx. 4W (in sleep mode)
0W in power off mode
Energy Star Compliant
Physical Dimensions
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
6.1"
23.2"
13.8"
21.2 lb
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
Reliability
MTBF
Print head life
Ribbon life
20,000 POH (25% duty cycle)
400 million characters at 14 dots/character
12 million characters at 14 dots/character
Front or rear in, top out
Rear in, top out
Front rear or bottom in, top out
Front or rear in, top out
Input Buffer
128K
Software Drivers
Windows 95, 98, 2000, Vista, 7, Me, XP and NT 4.0
Interface
Bidirectional Parallel (IEEE 1284 Nibble Mode supported)
USB 1.1
Type-B slot for optional interface cards
Ordering Information
Epson FX-1290
Product Code
C11C526001
S015335
C800211
Epson FX-1290
Description
Epson FX-2190 Impact Printer
Ribbon Cartridge
Additional Push/Pull Tractor Unit
Product Code
C12C824431
C12C824352
Description
Serial Interface Board
EpsonNet Multiprotocol 10/100 Base-TX
Type-B Ethernet Print Server
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