Epson | C276001 - FX 980 B/W Dot-matrix Printer | EPSON FX-980 Impact Printer

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EPSON
®
BLISTERING SPEED AND IRONCLAD
RELIABILITY— YOUR BEST CHOICE FOR
FAST, DEPENDABLE BACK OFFICE PRINTING.
Name a back office printing task and the EPSON
FX™-980 will race through it in record time. It’s our
fastest impact printer. In fact, it’s the fastest impact
printer in its class. Put it to work for you and speed
through continuous forms, labels, checks, greenbar
forms, spreadsheets, envelopes, manufacturing reports,
packing slips and security logs at up to 569 cps in high
speed draft mode.
It’s also one of the most reliable impact printers,
with an MTBF of 10,000 power-on-hours (POH), a print
head life rating of 300 million strokes/wire and a
ribbon life of 7.5 million characters. Combined, they
add up to a workhorse printer you can depend on for
years of rugged, care-free use.
It’s the only printer in its class that can handle up
to 7-part (original +6) forms. It’s also equipped with
front, rear and bottom paper paths. And it even comes
with two tractors. So, unlike its less sophisticated
counterparts, you can load two different forms and
switch between them without ”reloading” the forms
each time. Plus, the zero tear-off paper handling
eliminates wasted paper, saving even more time and
reducing paper costs in the bargain.
The EPSON FX-980 also gets along well with
others—it can be used in multi-platform environments,
features both parallel and serial connectivity standard
and comes complete with a variety of Windows®
printer drivers. Add the optional network interface
board to quickly connect it to an Ethernet network or
Type B device.
The worry-free, care-free EPSON FX-980—rely on it
to cut costs, increase efficiency and
make quick work of any
printing task.
2361 McGaw Ave
Irvine, California 92614
PHONE: (949) 660-7080
FAX: (949) 975-1557
EPSON FX-980
Impact Printer
F E AT U R E S
BENEFITS
• Rock-solid EPSON
9-pin technology
Crisp, clear near letter-quality printing
on single or multipart forms.
• Rapid-fire
print speeds
Prints up to 569 cps in high speed draft
mode (at 12 cpi), so printing tasks are
completed quicker.
• MTBF rating of
10,000 POH with
300-million
strokes/wire
print head life
Ultra-dependable printing for the most
demanding back-office print tasks.
• Prints up to 7-part
(original + 6) forms
Can print virtually any multipart form with
superior legibility on all parts.
• Two tractor
feeds included
Can load two different forms at the same
time and print to either, increasing productivity
by eliminating the need to change forms.
• Zero tear-off
paper handling
Saves time and eliminates paper waste
of both prenumbered and standard
forms.
• Front, rear and
bottom paper
paths
Multiple paper paths allow printing of single
sheet, continuous forms, labels, checks, multiplesized envelopes, spreadsheets, greenbar forms
and more.
• Long-life 7.5 million
character printer
ribbon
Ribbons last longer than those used in
comparable printers
• Windows 3.1x,
Windows 3.51/4.0/
NT/4.51 printer
drivers included
Compatible with all industry standard
software.
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Printing Method
9-pin, impact dot matrix
Printer Language
EPSON ESC/P®, IBM® 2380+/2381+
Print Direction
Bidirectional with logic seeking for text and graphics
printing and unidirectional text or graphics printing via
software commands
Physical Dimensions
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
Print Speed
High Speed Draft
Draft
Near Letter Quality
569 cps (12 cpi)
380 cps (10 cpi)
95 cps (10 cpi)
6.1"
23.2"
13.8"
21.2"
Power Requirements
120V AC ± 105; 49.5 to 60.5Hz; 120 VA maximum
Rated Current: 1.0 Amp, Energy Star compliant
Character Sets
13 character tables, NLSP 37 character tables,
13 international character sets
Environmental Conditions
Temperature
41º to 95ºF; 5º to 35ºC
Humidity
10 to 80% RH (no condensation)
Residential Bitmapped
EPSON Draft
EPSON NLQ Roman
EPSON NLQ Sans Serif
8 Bar Code Fonts
Hardware Features
Control panel selection of: power, fonts, pause, paper feed,
top-of-form adjustment, paper parking, tear-off, default feature
setting
Paper Feeding
Friction feed
Push tractor feed
Push/pull tractor feed
Pull tractor feed
Feeder
Paper paths
Manual insertion
CSF
Tractor
Fonts (cpi)
10, 12, 15
10, 12, 15, proportional
10, 12, 15, proportional
EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved
2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code-39,
Code-128, POSTNET
Front,
Front,
Front,
Front,
Front,
CSF
rear
rear
rear
rear, bottom
push tractor, rear push tractor,
Front or rear in, top out
Rear in, top out
Front, rear, bottom in, top out
Advanced Paper Handling
Micro-adjustment for top-of-form and tear-off mode, paper
parking for loading single sheet paper without removing
continuous paper. Optional: additional push/pull tractor,
standard-capacity cut sheet and envelope feeder, and front
sheet guide, roll paper holder.
Paper Handling
Forms
Continuous multipart, original plus 6 carbon
less copies; maximum thickness 0.018 inches
(.46mm)
Cut sheet size (single sheet or multipart)
Width
3.9 to 10.1" (100 to 257 mm)
Length
Max 14.3" (364 mm)
Envelopes-top entry
No. 6, No.10
Continuous paper size (single sheet, multipart or labels)
Width
4.0 to 10.0" (102 to 254 mm)
Length
Max 22.0" (559 mm)
Paper thickness
Cut sheet
0.0025 to 0.0055" (0.065 to 0.14 mm)
Cut sheet multipart forms thickness
0.0047 to 0.015" (0.12 to 0.39 mm); 12 to 15 lb
Continuous paper multipart forms thickness
0.0025 to 0.018"(0.065 to 0.46 mm)
Input Buffer
64KB or 0KB (User selectable)
Interface
Bidirectional Parallel interface (IEE-1284 nibble mode
supported), serial; optional Type B interface
Sound Level
55 dB(A)
Ribbon Life
Black - approximately 7.5 million characters (Draft 10 cpi,
14 dots per character)
Reliability/Life Expectancy
Total print volume
7.5 million lines (except print head)
MTBF
10,000 power-on hours (POH)
@25% duty, 35% coverage
Print head life
300 million characters
@14 dots per character
Control Panel
Buttons
Indicators
Operate, Pause, Load/Eject, LF/FF,
Tear Off/Bin, Font, Pitch
Pause, Paper Out, Tear Off/Bin
selection, Pitch Selection, Font
Selection
Product/Accessories Part Numbers
EPSON FX-980 printer
EPSON FX-980 ribbon cartridge
Additional Pull Tractor Unit
Cut Sheet Feeder
High-capacity/envelope
Single bin
Interfaces—Type B
Serial
Serial w/32KB Buffer
Multiprotocol 10 Mbps Ethernet Print Server
Multiprotocol 10/100 Ethernet Print Server
w/AC adapter
Twinax
Coax
Roll paper holder
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Warranty
Two year limited in the U.S. and Canada
Support–The Epson ConnectionTM
Pre-Sales Support U.S. and Canada
Automated Technical Support
Internet Website
800-463-7766
800-922-8911
http://www.epson.com
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2361 McGaw Ave
Irvine, California 92614
PHONE: (949) 660-7080
FAX: (949) 975-1557
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