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Epson DFX-8500 Dot Matrix Printer, 1120 cps

Manufacturer: Epson

Part # DFX-8500


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Epson DFX-8500 Dot Matrix 9-pin Impact Printer, Speed 1120 CPS

The Epson DFX-8500 Dot Matrix printer is an 18-pin, serial, dot matrix printer with a maximum speed of 1120 characters per second (cps). It is designed for business use and provides high speed, high volume printing and continuous-sheet handling.

Key Features:

Maximum printing speeds:

  • 1120 cps (high speed draft mode)
  • 840 cps (draft mode)
  • 210 cps (NLQ mode) at 10cpi

Advanced paper handling:

  • 10  inches per second (ips) paper feeding
  • Paper jam detection
  • Paper width detection
  • Front and rear two-way push tractors
  • Optional pull tractor
  • Automatic paper back-out and loading from another paper path and paper park
  • Automatic platen gap adjustment for paper thickness
  • Automatic tear off
  • Paper memory function
  • Automatic paper path changing
  • Auto cut mode enables the optional perforation cutter to cut the paper at the perforation.

Bi-directional parallel interface (IEEE-1284 nibble) and RS-232C serial interface are standard

EPSON ESC/P (upper compatible with DFX-8000) and IBM/LEXMARK 2381Plus emulation

35 character tables in the NLSP (National Language Support) version and 11 character tables in the standard version

2 NLQ and 1 draft bit-map type faces and 8 barcode fonts are supported.

Optional paper cutter and perforation cutter

Upgraded data handling

  • 128 KB input buffer
  • Automatic interface selection
  • Type-B optional I/F cards

Printing Specification:

  • Print method : Impact dot matrix
  • Number of pins : 18-pin (Refer to Figure 1-2.)
  • Print pin arrangement : 9 x 2
  • Print pin diameter : 0.0114 inches (0.29 mm)
  • Color : Black
  • Print direction : Bi-directional with logic seeking

Print Speed:

  • High Speed Draft: 1120 cps (10 cpi)
  • Draft: 1008 cps (12 cpi)
  • Draft: 840 cps (10 cpi)
  • Near Letter Quality: 252 cps (12 cpi)
  • Near Letter Quality: 210 cps (10 cpi)

Character Matrix

  • 9 x 9 SuperDraft mode
  • 9 x 12 Draft mode (10 cpi)
  • 18 x 24 Near Letter Quality mode (10 cpi)

Character Sets:

  • 11 character tables, 13 international character sets

Resident Fonts:

  • EPSON SuperDraft: 10 cpi
  • EPSON Draft: 10, 12, 15
  • EPSON NLQ Roman: 10, 12, 15, proportional
  • EPSON NLQ San Serif: 10, 12, 15, proportional

8 Bar Code Fonts:

  • EAN-13
  • EAN-8
  • Interleaved 2 of 5
  • UPC-A
  • UPC-B
  • Code-39
  • Code-128
  • POSTNET

Column Width:

Character Columns
10 cpi 136
12 cpi 163
15 cpi 204
17 cpi 233
20 cpi  272

Formatting:

  • Tabs: 10 sets vertical tabs, 32 horizontal tabs
  • Line spacing: 1/6", 1/8" or programmable (min 1/216")
  • Page length: 3.5" minimum for forms with labels
  • Perforation skip: Skip over perforation programmable in lines

Bit Image Resolution:

  • 60-240 horizontal dpi by 72-216 dpi mixable with text on a line

Paper Feed Mechanism:

  • Dual push tractors/paper paths
  • automatic back-out and loading
  • automatic paper thickness adjustment
  • automatic paper width detection
  • micro-adjustment for top-of-form and tear-off mode
  • adjustable tractor feed
  • perforation cutter (optional)
  • paper cutter (optional)
  • pull tractor (optional)

Paper Weight:

  • Continuous: 14 to 22 lb
  • Multipart: 11 to 15 lb

Front load: Up to seven copies (original + 6); total thickness 0.021 inches

Rear load: Up to six copies (original + 5); total thickness 0.018 inches

Interfaces (Standard)

  • Parallel and RS-232C Serial

Compatibility

  • ESC/P, IBM 2380+/2381+

Physical Characteristics:

  • Height: 14.5"
  • Width: 27.6"
  • Depth: 15.0"
  • Weight: 63.9 lb

Reliability/Life Expectancy:

  • Total Print Volume (TPV): 26 million lines (except print head)
  • MTBF: 10,000 POH at 25% duty cycle, 35% coverage
  • Print head: 400 million characters
  • Ribbon: 15 million, draft, 14 dots per character
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