Epson LQ-2180


24-Pin Dot Matrix Printers

High speed, wide carriage 24-pin printer

PRINTER TYPE Impact Dot Matrix
Number of Pins in Head 24 pins
Print direction Bi-directional with logic seeking
High speed draft 10 cpi 480 cps
Draft 12cpi 431 cps
Draft 10 cpi 360 cps
LQ 12 cpi 143 cps
LQ 10 cpi 120 cps
Character sets 1 legal character set
14 international character sets
13 character code tables (standard)
Italic, PC437, PC850, PC860, PC861, PC863, PC865, Abicomp, BRASCII, Roman 8, ISO Latin 1, PC 858, ISO8859-15
Bitmap Fonts Epson Draft 10, 12, 15cpi
Epson Roman 10, 12, 15 cpi proportional
Epson Sans Serif 10, 12, 15 cpi, proportional
Epson Courier 10, 12, 15 cpi
Epson Prestige 10, 12 cpi
Epson Script 10 cpi
Epson Script C Proportional
Epson OCR-B 10 CPI
Epson Orator 10 cpi
Epson Orator-S 10 cpi
Scalable Fonts Epson Roman 8 to 32 points
Epson Sans Serif 8 to 32 points
Epson Roman T 8 to 32 points
Epson Sans Serif H 8 to 32 points
Bar Code Font EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, POSTNET
Characters per line 10cpi 136
12cpi 163
15cpi 204
17cpi condensed 233
20cpi condensed 272
Standard Manual Insertion:
Front in, Top out
Rear in, Top out
Front in, Top out
Rear in, Top out
Bottom in, Top out
Option Cut Sheet Feeder:
Rear in, Top out
Cut Sheet Size Width:
   100 ~ 420mm (3.9 ~ 16.5")
   Front in 148 ~ 420mm (5.8 ~ 16.5")
   Rear in 100 ~ 420mm (3.9 ~ 16.5")
Envelopes No. 6, No. 10
Continuous Paper Size Width:
   101.6 ~ 406.4mm (4.0 ~ 16.0")
   Max. 559mm (22.0")
* Can also print labels
Paper Thickness Cut sheet:
Single sheet 0.065 ~ 0.14mm
Multi-part forms 0.12 ~ 0.46mm
Envelopes: 0.16 ~ 0.52mm
Continuous paper:
Single sheet / Multi-part forms 0.065 ~ 0.46mm
Continuous forms with label:Base sheet 0.07 ~ 0.09mm
Total thickness 0.16 ~ 0.19mm
Paper Feeding Friction feed (Front/Top insertion)
Push tractor feed (Front/Rear insertion)
Push-pull tractor feed (Front/Rear insertion)*(Additional Tractor required)
Pull tractor feed (Front/Rear/Bottom insertion)
Copies Original + 5 copies
Line Spacing 1/6" or programmable by 1/360"
INPUT DATA BUFFER 0K Byte or 64K Byte (selectable)
Standard Centronics® type 8-bit parallel interface
(IEEE-1284 Nibble mode)
Option Expansion slot (Optional Type B interfaces)
Colour Black
Type Fabric Ribbon Cartridge
Ribbon life Approx.8 million characters (LQ 10 cpi, 48 dots/character)
ACOUSTIC NOISE Approx. 54 dB (A ) (ISO 7779 pattern)
Mean Print Volume Between Failure 24 million lines (except print head)
Mean Time Between Failure 10000 POH (25% duty cycle)
Print Head Life 400 million strokes/wire
Temperature 5° to 35° C
Humidity 10 to 80% RH
Rated Voltage 220V~240V
Rated frequency 50 to 60 Hz
Power consumption 52W (ISO 10561 Letter pattern) Energy Star compliant
Width 639 mm
Depth 402 mm
Height 257 mm
Weight Approx. 13 kg
Operating System
Utility Microsoft® Windows® v3.1
Microsoft® Windows® 95 / 98 / 2000 / XP
Microsoft® Windows® NT v3.51/4.0
Epson Remote! (MS-DOS environment only)
Standard Warranty 12 months return to base)
Optional Additional 2 years return to base warranty   -   3YWLQ2180
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Product Options

Product Code Description
C272041 Epson LQ-2180 dot matrix printer
  Media Handling Options
8310 Roll Paper holder
C800322 Pull tractor
C806732 High capacity cut sheet feeder
C806742 Second-bin cut sheet feeder
C823061 Type  B  serial interface
C823081 Type  B  32 Kbyte intelligent serial interface
C823102 Type  B  32 Kbyte buffered parallel interface
EPCP Parallel printer cable
C12C824352 10/100 BaseTX Internal Print Server

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