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Epson LQ-310 Dot Matrix Printer

24-Pin Narrow Carriage Impact Printer

Your fast and affordable printing solution

    • Narrow carriage 24-pin SIDM
      High 416 CPS print speed at 12CPI
      10,000 power on hour MTBF
      USB, Serial and Parallel ports

       

WHY THE EPSON LQ310?
Building on its reputation as the world’s top dot matrix printer maker, Epson has introduced the Epson LQ-310 as the next-generation narrow carriage, 24-pin model that replaces the legendary LQ-300, featuring vastly improved speed and reliability.

Extreme Speed
The Epson LQ-310 features a 128KB input data buffer memory that is double that of its predecessor. This enables it to achieve high printing speeds of up to 416 characters per second at 12 CPI – or almost 40% faster than the model it replaces.

Improving on Legendary Reliability
The Epson LQ-310 also has an improved reliability rating that is an astonishing 67% higher than its predecessor that was already renowned for its dependability. The LQ-310 is rated for a mean time before failure (MTBF) of 10,000 POH (power on hours) compared to the older model’s 6,000 POH.

High Impact for Multiple Carbon Copies
Achieve optimum efficiency with the LQ-310’s ability to create up to a 4-part form printout (1 original + 3 copies).

Flexible Connectivity
With built-in USB, Serial and Parallel Interface options, the LQ-310 is able to connect to just about any output device you need it for.

Printing Technology:


Print Method: Impact dot matrixControl Panel: 4 switches and 5 LEDsPrint Direction: Bi-direction with logic seekingNumber of Pins in Head: 24 pinsControl Code: ESC/P2 and IBM PPDS emulation

Print Speed:


High Speed Draft: 10cpi: 347 cps
12cpi: 416 cpsDraft: 10cpi: 260 cps
12cpi: 312 cps
15cpi: 390 cps
(Condensed) 17cpi: 222 cps
(Condensed) 20cpi: 260 cpsLetter Quality: 10cpi: 86 cps
12cpi: 103 cps
15cpi: 129 cps
(Condensed) 17cpi: 147 cps
(Condensed) 20cpi: 172 cps

Reliability:


MTBF: Approx. 10,000 POH (25% Duty)Printhead Life: Approx. 400 million strokes/wireMean Print Volume Between Failure (MVBF): Approx. 20 million lines (Except print head)

Print Characteristics:


Character Sets: Italic table, PC437 (US Standard Europe), PC850 (Multilingual), PC860 (Portuguese), PC861 (Icelandic), PC863 (Canadian-French), PC865 (Nordic), Abicomp, BRASCII, Roman 8, ISO Latin 1, PC 858, ISO 8859-15Bitmap Fonts: Epson Draft: 10, 12, 15 cpi; Epson Roman & San Serif: 10, 12, 15 cpi, Proportional; Epson Courier: 10, 12, 15 cpi; Epson Prestige: 10, 12 cpi; Epson Script, OCR-B, Orator & Orator-S: 10cpi; Epson Script C: ProportionalScalable Fonts: Epson Roman, Epson San Serif, Epson Roman T & Epson San Serif H: 10.5pt., 8pt. - 32pt. (every 2pt.)Barcode: EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, Postnet

Paper Path:


Manual Insertion: Rear in, Top outPush Tractor: Rear in, Top out

Paper Media:


Cut Sheet (Single Sheet): Length: 100 ~ 364 mm (3.9 ~ 14.3")
Width: 100 ~ 257 mm (3.9 ~ 10.1")
Thickness: 0.065 ~ 0.14 mm (0.0025 ~ 0.0055")Cut Sheet (Multi-part Forms): Length: 100 ~ 364 mm (3.9 ~ 14.3")
Width: 100 ~ 257 mm (3.9 ~ 10.1")
Thickness: 0.12 ~ 0.32 mm (0.0047 ~ 0.0126") (Total)Envelope (No.6): Length: 92 mm (3.6"), Width: 165 mm (6.5"), Thickness: 0.16 ~ 0.52 mm (0.0063 ~ 0.0205") (Total)Envelope (No.10): Length: 105 mm (4.1"), Width: 241 mm (9.5"), Thickness: 0.16 ~ 0.52 mm (0.0063 ~ 0.0205") (Total)Continuous Paper (Single Sheet): Length: 101.6 ~ 558.8 mm (4.0 ~ 22.0")
Width: 101.6 ~ 254.0 mm (4.0 ~ 10.0")
Thickness: 0.065 ~ 0.32 mm (0.0025 ~ 0.0126") (Total)Continuous Paper (Multi-part Forms): Length: 101.6 ~ 558.8 mm (4.0 ~ 22.0")
Width: 101.6 ~ 254.0 mm (4.0 ~ 10.0")
Thickness: 0.065 ~ 0.32 mm (0.0025 ~ 0.0126") (Total)Roll Paper: Width: 216 mm (8.5"), Thickness: 0.07 ~ 0.09 mm (0.0028 ~ 0.0035")

Supported OS and Applications:


Supported OS: Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me /XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10Utility: Epson Status Monitor 3: Microsoft® Windows® 2000 / XP / 7 / 8
Epson Printer Setting: Microsoft® Windows® 2000 / XP / 7 / 8

Dimensions and Weight:


Dimensions (W x D x H): 362 x 275 x 154 mmWeight: 4.1kg

Consumables:


Ribbon Cartridge Black: Approx. 2.5 million characters (Draft 10 cpi, 48 dots/character)

Environmental Conditions (Operating):


Temperature: 5 ~ 35°CHumidty: 10 ~ 80 % RH

Acoustic Noise:


Acoustic Noise: Approx. 53 dB(A) (ISO 7779 pattern)

Input Data Buffer:


Input Data Buffer: 128KB

Interface:


Standard: Bi-directional parallel interface (IEEE-1284 nibble mode supported)
USB 2.0 Full-Speed
Serial