New Rugged Epson FX-890II Dot-Matrix Printers Designed to Handle Toughest Environments


Epson FX-2190II

On February 15th, Epson America expanded its family of dot-matrix impact printers with the Wider-Format FX-2190II printers, designed for businesses and harsh environments that need fast, reliable multi-part printing or continuous printing in a 9-pin configuration. As impact printers, the new printers use ribbon cartridges, not ink or toner.

As with the recently announced Epson FX-890II, Epson says the FX-2190II series impact printers deliver fast print speeds and can stand up to dusty, humid, and high-temperature environments. The FX-2190II also features a large-capacity ribbon cartridge ($26.99) that prints up to 12 million characters (draft mode), all in a 9-pin impact printer.

Epson also says that the FX-2190II impact printers feature a long life cycle, three-year limited warranty, and print speeds of up to 738 characters per second (cps) in Ultra Speed Draft Mode at 12 cpi. The printers include Epson ESC/P, IBM PPDS, and MICROLINE printer languages.

The printers can print on cut-sheet, continuous, or multipart forms up to 7 pages thick. Key features include:

  • Long life cycle; durable design with very few moving parts; withstands dust, humidity and extreme temperatures.
  • Advanced paper handling ― simple paper path for reliability; accommodates cut-sheet paper and continuous or multi-part forms up to 7 pages thick.
  • Easy setup and operation ― user-friendly control panel with intuitive setup and configuration features.
  • Low power consumption ― ENERGY STAR V2.0 compliant.

Print Speed (Ultra Speed Draft Mode at 12 cpi):

  • Ultra Speed Draft: 738 cps (12 cpi), 615 CPS (10 cpi)
  • High Speed Draft: 612 CPS (10 cpi)
  • Draft: 463 CPS (10 cpi)
  • Letter Quality: 115 CPS (10 cpi)

Paper Widths:

  • Single Sheet: 3.9″ to 16.5″
  • Continuous: 4.0″ to 16.0″
  • Cut-sheet Feeder: 7.2″ to 16.5″

Paper Lengths:

  • Single Sheet: 3.9″ to 14.3″
  • Continuous: 4.0″ to 22.0″
  • Cut-sheet Feeder: 10.1″ to 14.0″


  • Standard: Bidirectional Parallel (IEEE 1284 Nibble Mode supported)
  • USB 2.0 Optional (Factory configuration only): Serial Interface Board (FX-2190II NT only)
  • Network 10/100Base-TX Interface Board (FX-2190II NT only)

The Epson FX-2190II Impact Printer Series is currently available through authorized Epson resellers and sales channels. The FX-2190II has a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of $504, while the FX-2190II NT with Ethernet network interface has an MSRP of $778. For more information and complete specifications on the FX-2190II, visit Epson here, and here for the FX-2190II NT.


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