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Epson LX-300



Printing Method9-pin impact dot matrix
Print DirectionBi-directional with logic seeking for draft text; unidirectional for graphics, NLQ text, bit image and color printing
Print Speed
Bit-mapped fonts

Near Letter Quality

264 cps (12 cpi)
220 cps (10 cpi)
53 cps (12 cpi)
44 cps (10 cpi)
Character Matrix
Bit-mapped fonts
9 x 9 draft mode
18 x 20 near letter quality mode
Control Code SetEPSON ESC/P
Resident Bit-Mapped Fonts (cps)Draft
NLQ Roman
NLQ Sans Serif
Column WidthPica: 80
Elite: 96
Condensed Pica: 137
Condensed Elite: 160
Character Sets96 ASCII characters
96 Italic characters
13 International characters
9 Character tables
Formatting21-36 horizontal tabs (dependent on
mode), 16 vertical tabs

Line spacing 1/16" or programmable in
1/216" increments

Skip-over perforation in lines

Page length in lines or inches

Bit Image Resolution60-240 horizontal dpi by 72-216 dpi vertical; mixable with text on line
Paper Feed MechanismFriction feed; automatic single sheet load; built-in push tractor with paper tension unit; micro adjustment for top of form and tear-off mode; paper parking for loading single sheet paper without removing continuous paper; optional single-bin cut sheet feeder for automatic feeding of multiple single sheet paper
Paper Feed Speed79 milliseconds per 1/6" line feed 2.78" per second with continuous feed
InterfacingCentronics-compatible 8-bit parallel standard; RS-232D with 25-pin connector
Paper Handling
Single sheets
No. 6 envelopes
No. 10 envelopes
Multi-part forms

7.2" to 10.1"
4.0" to 10.0"
6.5" to 3.6"
9.5" to 4.1"
Continuous sheet
Original plus two copies
(maximum thickness .0098"]
Physical DimensionsLength: 15.3" Height: 5.4"
Width: 10.8" Weight: 8.8 lbs.
Electrical Requirements120 VAC 10%; 49.5 to 60.5Hz; 120 watts maximum
Hardware Features4K input print buffer; control panel selection of fonts; condensed and microfeed adjustment
Sound Level47.5 dB(A) normal printing
Reliability/Life Expectancy
Print head

Ribbon (black)

Ribbon (color)

MTBF 4,000 power-on hours (POH) @ 25% duty cycle
200 million strokes per wire (mono ribbon)
100 million strokes per wire (color ribbon)
14 dots/character: 3 million characters
14 dots/character:
Black - 1 million characters
Red, Blue - 0.7 million characters
Yellow - 0.5 million characters
Environmental Conditions

5C to 35C (41 to 95F)
-20 to 55C (-4 to 131F)

30% to 80% (no condensation)
5% to 85% RH (no condensation)

Product Codes
LX-300 printer

Optional Accessories
Color option kit
Push/pull tractor
Standard capacity
cut sheet feeder
Ribbon cartridge



S015073 (color)
8750 (black)

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