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Epson releases the Epson LQ-690 impact printer: descendant of a winner at the Tokyo Olympics

August 2012

Epson, the global leader in serial impact printing technology, has released the Epson LQ-690, a new 24-pin flatbed model in its range of workhorse impact printers and successor to the long-running LQ-680.

This flexible and compact printer can easily handle cut sheets, continuous paper, labels, envelopes and cards for tasks such as multi-page form invoices and orders, inventory and receipts, schedules and itineraries, payslips and employee records.

It has an impressive print speed of 529 cps, a high ribbon yield of 10 million characters, and has a built-in Print Speed Enhancer to increase the speed of bit image printing making it an ideal printer for demanding work environments such as warehousing and logistics, building sites, airport and travel agencies, real estate and property management, and retail.

Backed by Epson’s high quality, reliability and service support the LQ-690 is more dependable than ever with a mean time between failure of 20,000 power on hours – 100% higher than the LQ-680.

Having invented serial impact printing technology 48 years ago for the Tokyo Olympics, Epson has continually developed and refined its impact printers making them more cost and power efficient and has a worldwide reputation as the leading SIDM printer company.

Now Epson’s range of impact printers offers the ideal multipart forms printing solution for any type of business or application. With remarkably low failure rates and incredible high-yield ribbons, these workhorses provide exceptional performance at an affordable cost per page.

In Australia Epson’s impact printers are backed by a comprehensive warranty plus an extensive nationwide network of authorized service centres.

Key features of the Epson LQ-690

  • Durable, 24 pin, 106 column, medium duty flatbed dot matrix printer
  • Prints up to 529 cps (12 cpi) on High Speed Draft
  • Print Speed Enhancer: Fast printing of bit image data in a Windows® environment
  • High reliability with mean time between failure of 20,000 hours
  • High ribbon yield of 10 million characters
  • Large memory buffer of 128 Kbytes
  • Low power consumption
  • Multi-page capability of one original + 6 copies
  • Compact design

The LQ-690 is available through Epson Volume Distributors, Epson Volume Direct Dealers and Epson Direct Retailers at an RRP of $899.

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