Epson LQ-580


24-Pin Dot Matrix Printers

PRINTING METHOD   Impact Dot Matrix
PRINT DIRECTION   Bi-directional with logic seeking
High speed draft 10 cpi 400 cps   LQ 15 cpi 150 cps
Draft 15 cpi 450 cps   LQ 12 cpi 120 cps
Draft 12 cpi 360 cps   LQ 10 cpi 100 cps
Draft 10 cpi 300 cps   LQ 20 cpi condensed 200 cps
Draft 20 cpi condensed 300 cps   LQ 17 cpi condensed 171 cps
Draft 17 cpi condensed 257 cps  
Character Sets   1 legal character set
14 international character sets
13 character code tables (Standard)
Italic, PC437, PC850, PC860, PC861, PC863, PC865, BRASCII, Abicomp, Roman 8, ISO Latin 1, PC858, ISO 8859-15
Epson Draft   10, 12, 15 cpi
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
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 FONTS   EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, PostNet
10 cpi   Character 10
Character per line 80
12 cpi   Character 12
Character per line 96
15 cpi   Character 15
Character per line 120
17 cpi condensed   Character 17.1
Character per line 137
20 cpi condensed   Character 20
Character per line 160
Paper Path   Manual Insertion
(Front in, Top out)
(Rear in, Top out)
(Front in, Top out)
(Rear in, Top out)
(Bottom in, Top out)
Cut Sheet Feeder
(Rear in, Top out)
Cut Sheet Size   Width: 100-257mm (3.9-10.1")
Length: 100-364mm (3.9-14.3")
Envelopes   No. 6, No. 10
Continuous Paper Size   Width: 101.6-254mm (4.0-10.0")
Length: Max. 559mm (22.0")
* Can also print labels
Paper Thickness
Cut Sheet   Single sheet 0.065-14mm (0.0025-0.0055")
Multi-page forms 0.12-0.39mm (0.0047-0.015")
Envelopes   0.16-0.52mm (0.0063-0.0205")
Continuous Paper
Single sheet/Multi-page forms
0.065-0.39mm (0.0025-0.015")
Continuous Forms With Labels   Base Sheet 0.07-0.09mm (0.0028-0.0035")
Total Sheet 0.16-0.19mm (0.0063-0.0075")
Resolution   360 x 180 dpi maximum (letter quality)
360 x 360 dpi maximum (raster graphics)
Paper Feeding Standard
Friction   Front in, Top out
Rear In, Top out
Push Tractor   Rear In, Top out
Pull Tractor   Front in, Top out
Rear In, Top out
Bottom In, Top out
Optional Feeder
Cut Sheet Feeder   Rear In, Top out
Push-Pull Tractor   Rear In, Top out
Copies   Original + 4 copies
Line Spacing   1/6 inch or programmable by 1/360 inch
Standard   Centronics®-type 8-bit parallel interface
(IEEE-1284 Nibble mode)
Option   Expansion slot (Optional Type B interface)
Colour   Black
Type   Fabric Ribbon Cartridge
Ribbon Life   Approx 2 million characters
(LQ 10 cpi, 48 dots/characters)
ACOUSTIC NOISE   Approx 49dB (A) (ISO 7779 pattern)
MVBF (Mean Point Volume Between Failure)   19 million lines (except print head)
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure)   10000 POH (25% duty cycle)
Print Head Life   Approx 200 million strokes/wire
CONTROL PANEL   6 switches, 8 LEDs
Temperature   5° to 35° C
Humidity   10 to 80% RH
Rated Voltage   AC220V - 240V
Rated Frequency   50 - 60 Hz
Power Consumption   Approx 36W (ISO 10561 Letter pattern)
Energy Star Compliant
WxDxH   415 x 368 x 160 mm
Weight   7.5 kg
OS   Microsoft® Windows® operating system Version 3.1
Microsoft® Windows® 95/98/2000 and Microsoft® Windows NT® operating system v 3.51/4.0
UTILITY   Epson Remote! (MS-DOS environment only)
Epson Status Monitor 3 (Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000 and Microsoft Windows NT operating system Version 4.0 environment only)
WARRANTY   12 months return to base

Product Options

Product Code   Description
    Media Handling Options
8310   Roll Paper holder
C800202   Push/pull tractor
C806372   Single-bin cut sheet feeder
C806382   High capacity cut sheet feeder
C814232   Front sheet guide
CSFBD70N   Double-bin cut sheet feeder bundle
C823061   Type "B" serial interface
C823081   Type "B" 32 Kbyte intelligent serial interface
C823132   Type B 32 Kbyte IEEE-488 interface card
C823453   Type "B" Bi-directional parallel interface
EPCP   Parallel printer cable
C12C824352   10/100 BaseTX Internal Print Server

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