Epson LQ-680Pro Dot Matrix Printer

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Narrow Carriage 24-Pin Flat-bed Dot Matrix Printer

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      • Speed: up to 413cps (10cpi)
      • Prints up to 6-part forms
      • Optional network connectivity


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Ultra-Reliable Flatbed Printing
The LQ-680Pro offers a performance advantage that busy offices are sure to appreciate : speed. It is networkable and can be equipped with an optional Type B Level 2 interface card for wide-ranging connectivity.

Best-In-Class Speed
The LQ-680Pro offers a class-leading throughput and an amazing top speed of 413 cps (at 10 cpi in High-Speed Draft mode). What’s more, our new 24-pin Eco-Drive print head mechanism achieves this high level of productivity without running up your electric bill. And when a print job is finished, a new auto power-saving function puts the printer in standby mode for even greater savings.

Unrivalled Ease-Of-Use
Built into Every Feature A compact new flat-top housing makes the printer ideal for countertop and desktop use. The front sheet guide has also been redesigned – it now features a lower profile, a full-flat bottom and an L-shaped edge guide for smooth, easy front loading. In addition, improved front-in, front-out paper handling ensures that front-loaded cut-sheet paper and single-sheet, multi-part forms emerge right-side-up for instant legibility. For the enhanced convenience and productivity of pre-loading, simply add an optional cut-sheet feeder.

Reliability and Versatility
Print head life and total print volume have been extended even beyond the level offered by the widely acclaimed Epson LQ-670, and you can now get crisp, clear output on multi-part forms up to six layers thick. Versatility is also excellent, with three-way paper handling that allows paper to be loaded from the front, rear or top.

On-Screen Status Monitoring
The LQ-680Pro is networkable and can be equipped with an optional Type-B Level 2 interface card for wide-ranging connectivity. In addition to the Epson Status Monitor 3 on-screen display, the LQ-680Pro features an Auto Platen Gap adjuster and an Auto Paper Changer.

The Auto Platen
Gap adjuster sets the platen gap to suit the type of paper being used and this prevents paper misalignment and jamming that can cause problems during remote operation. In addition, the Auto Paper Changer lets you switch between cut-sheet and continuous-feed forms or paper without leaving your desk.

Printing Technology:

Print Method: Impact dot matrixControl Panel: LQ-680Pro: 7 switches, 10 LEDsPrint Direction: Bi-directional with logic seekingNumber of Pins in Head: 24 pinsControl Code: ESC/P2 & IBM 2390 Plus

Print Speed:

High Speed Draft: 10 cpi: 413 cpsDraft: 15 cpi: 465 cps
12 cpi: 372 cps
10 cpi: 310 cps
(Condensed) 20 cpi: 310 cps
(Condensed) 17 cpi: 264 cpsLetter Quality: 15 cpi: 155 cps
12 cpi: 124 cps
10 cpi: 103 cps
(Condensed) 20 cpi: 206 cps
(Condensed) 17 cpi: 175 cps


MVBF: 20 million lines (Except print head)MTBF: 10000 POH (25% duty cycle)Printhead Life: 400 million strokes/wire

Print Characteristics:

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 Latin1, PC858, ISO 8859-15Bitmap Fonts: EPSON Draft, EPSON Roman, EPSON Sans Serif, EPSON Courier, EPSON Prestige, EPSON Script, EPSON Script C, EPSON OCR-B, EPSON Orator, EPSON Orator-SScalable Fonts: EPSON Roman, EPSON Sans Serif, EPSON Roman T, EPSON Sans Serif H Barcode: EAN-13, EAN-8, lnterleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, PostNet

Paper Path:

Manual Insertion: Front in, Front outPush Tractor: Rear in, Front outCut Sheet Feeder: Rear in, Front out

Paper Media:

Cut Sheet (Single Sheet): Width: 90-304.8mm ( 3.5" -12.0") *1
Length: 70 - 420 mm (2.8" - 22.0")
Thickness: 0.065 - 0.19mm ( 0.0025-0.0074")Cut Sheet (Multi-part Forms): Thickness: 0.12-0.46mm (0.0047"- 0.018")Envelopes: Thickness: 0.16 - 0.52mm (0.0063" - 0.0205") (Total)Continuous Paper (Single Sheet): Width: 101.6 - 304.8mm ( 4" - 12.0")
Length: 76.2 - 420 mm (3" - 22.0")
Thickness: 0.065 - 0.19mm ( 0.0025 - 0.0074")Continuous Paper (Multi-part Forms): Thickness: 0.12 - 0.46mm ( 0.0047 - 0.018")Continuous Forms with Labels: Base Sheet Thickness: 0.07 - 0.09mm (0.0028' - 0.0035")
Total Sheet Thickness: 0.16 - 0.19mm (0.0063" - 0.0075")


Memory Buffer: 64 KBMultipart Copy Capability: 1 original + 5 copies

Supported OS and Applications:

Supported OS: Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 / NT 4.0Utility: EPSON Remote! (MS-DOS environment only)
Status Monitor 3 (Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / NT 4.0)

Dimensions and Weight:

Dimensions (W x D x H): 497 x 387 x 230 mmWeight: 9.4kg


Ribbon Cartridge Black: Approx. 2 million characters (LQ 10cpi, 48 dots/character) - C13S015508


Options: Cut Sheet Feeder - C12C806872
Serial Interface Board-No buffer Type B - C12C824432
Ethernet 10/100 Base TX Int. Print Server - C12C824352

Acoustic Noise:

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


Standard: Centronics -type 8-bit parallel interface (IEEE-1284 Nibble mode)Optional: Expansion slot (Optional Type B interfaces)


*1 Manual Insertion

*2 Second-Bin Cut Sheet Feeder cannot be used without High Capacity Cut Sheet Feeder

*3 Regional AC Adaptor Set (C82525) is required