Service Email:

FX-890II Dot Matrix Printer

High-performance dot matrix printers built for demanding print environments

The Epson FX-890II Impact Printer offers the durability and ease of use for critical daily print requirements. These reliable 9-pin, narrow-carriage impact printers boast a long life cycle, a 2-year limited warranty and speeds up to 738 cps1. Their up-to-7.5-million-character ribbon cartridge2 reduces user interventions as well as cost per page. Engineered for seamless integration into virtually any system, they include Epson ESC/P®, IBM® PPDS and MICROLINE® printer languages. Ideal for harsh environments, these workhorses race through cut-sheet, continuous or multipart forms up to 7 pages thick, and feature an intuitive control panel for easy setup and operation.

      • 9-pin wide carriage
      • Speed: up to 738 cps
      • Prints up to 7-part forms
      • 7.5-million-character ribbon cartridge
      • USB 2.0, Bi-directional Parallel Supported
      • (Network Model also available)


  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-4.0.0
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 89ms
  • bvseo-msg: The resource to the URL or file is currently unavailable.;
  • Extreme reliability — long life cycle; durable design with very few moving parts; withstands dust, humidity and extreme temperatures
  • Low cost of ownership — up-to-7.5-million-character ribbon cartridge2 offers a low cost per page and reduces the frequency of user interventions
  • Powerful productivity — ultra-fast 9-pin printer speeds through multipart forms and reports at up to 738 cps1
  • Seamless integration with both new and legacy systems — includes Epson ESC/P, IBM PPDS and MICROLINE printer languages for greater flexibility
  • Advanced paper handling — simple paper path for remarkable reliability; accommodates cut-sheet paper and continuous 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
  • Ethernet compatible — network card supports IPv63

What's in the box:

  • Epson FX-890II Dot Matrix Printer
  • Printer Driver
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Power Cable

Printing Technology:

Printer Type: 9-pin, serial impact dot matrixPrinter Language: Epson ESC / P
Okidata Microline (FX-890 Okidata Mode only)
IBM PPDSControl Panel: Functions: Font, Pitch, Pause, Tear-Off/Bin selection, Line Feed/Form Feed, Load/Eject, Micro-Adjust, Reset, Self Test, Data Dump, and Default Setting selectionPrint Direction: Bidirectional logic seeking for text and graphics printing.
Unidirectional text or graphics printing can be selected using software commands.Printing Method: Impact dot matrixPrint Speeds: Ultra Speed Draft: 738 cps (12 cpi), 615 CPS (10 cpi)
High Speed Draft: 612 CPS (10 cpi)
Letter Quality: 115 CPS (10 cpi)Number of Pins in Head: 9 pinsControl Code: ESC/P2, IBM PPDSPaper Width: Single sheets: 9.91cm to 25.65cm
Continuous: 10.16cm to 25.4cm
Cut-sheet feeder: 18.29cm to 21.59cm


Total Print Volume: 52 million lines (not including printhead)Printhead Life: 400 million characters at 14 dots / characterRibbon life: 7.5 million characters at 14 dots / characterMean Print Volume Between Failure (MVBF): 52 million lines (except print head)Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF): 25,000 Power On Hours (POH) (25% Duty)

Print Characteristics:

Character Sets: 13 character tablesBitmap Fonts: Ultra Speed Draft: 10, 12 cpi
High Speed Draft: 10, 12, 15, 17, 20 cpi
Draft: 10, 12, 15, 17, 20 cpiBarcode: EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, POSTNET, Codabar (NW-7), Industrial 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5

Paper Path:

Manual Insertion: Manual insertion: Front or rear in, top outPush Tractor: Cut sheet feeder: Rear in, top outPull Tractor: Tractor: Front, rear or bottom in, top outCut Sheet Feeder: Pull push tractor: Front or rear in, top out

Paper Media:

Cut Sheet (Single Sheet): Width: 9.906cm to 25.654cm
Length: 9.906cm to 36.322cmContinuous Paper (Single Sheet / Multi-part): Width:10.16cm to 25.4cm
Length: 101.6 - 558.8 mm | (4.0 - 22.0”)
Width: 101.6 - 406.4 mm | (4.0 - 16.0”)
Thickness: 0.065 - 0.46 mm | (0.0025 - 0.018”)Envelopes: No. 6 envelopes
No. 10 envelopesContinuous Paper (Multi-part Forms): Continuous multipart, original + 5 carbonless copies, 1 + 6 copies with pull tractor, maximum thickness 0.04572cmCut Sheet Size: Width: 18.288cm to 21.59cm
Length: 25.654cm to 35.56cmLine Spacing: 6 lines per inch default


Ribbon Cartridge Black: Standard: Fabric Ribbon Cartridge (Black)
Ribbon Life: Approx. 12 million Characters*1

Environmental Conditions (Operating):

Rated Voltage: AC 100 V to 240 VRated Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz

Acoustic Noise:

Acoustic Noise: 55 dB(A) (ISO 7779 pattern)

Input Data Buffer:

Input Data Buffer: 128KB
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-4.0.0
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 9ms
  • bvseo-msg: The resource to the URL or file is currently unavailable.;


1 Based on Ultra Speed Draft Mode at 12 cpi.

2 Based on Draft Mode printing.

3 Only available on the FX-890II NT model.