Epson DFX5000


Epson DFX-5000 Dot Matrix Multiform Impact Printer
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
DFX5000 C112001

At 533 characters per second, EPSON's DFX-5000 is undeniably fast and smart. It detects paper thickness of up to six part forms and adjusts the print head automatically to prevent paper jams. The DFX-5000 stops itself in the unlikely event of a paper jam and knows better than to print off the sides of the paper.

Printing Method9-pin impact dot matrix
Print DirectionBidirectional with logic seeking in text mode (unidirectional can be selected by software) and unidirectional in bit image and graphic character mode.
Print Speed
High Speed Draft
Draft Elite
Draft Pica
Near Letter Quality Pica
Near Letter Quality Elite

533 cps (10 cpi)
504 cps (12 cpi)
420 cps (10 cpi)
84 cps (10 cpi)
101 cps (12 cpi)
Character Matrix
Bit-mapped fonts
9 x 7 High Speed Draft mode; 9 x 9 Draft mode; 18 x 23 Near Letter Quality mode
Control Code SetEPSON ESC/P
IBM ProPrinter II Emulation
Character Sets13 International characters
9 Character tables
2 Character tables (IBM mode)
Resident Bit-Mapped Fonts (cpi)
Epson High Speed Draft
Epson Draft
Epson Near Letter Quality Roman
Epson Near Letter Quality Sans Serif

10, 12, 15, 17.1, 20
10, 12, 15, 17.1, 20, proportional
10, 12, 15, 17.1, 20, proportional
Column Width
Pica (10 cpi)
Elite (12 cpi)
15 cpi
Condensed Pica (17.1 cpi)
Condensed Elite (20 cpi)

Line spacing
Page length
Perforation skip

32 horizontal tabs; 16 sets vertical tabs
8 VFU channels
1/6" or programmable (min 1/216" increments)
lines or inches
skip over perforation in lines
Bit Image Resolution60-240 horizontal dpi by 72-216 dpi vertical; mixable with text on a line
Paper Handling
Continuous paper width

Paper feed method

Paper thickness

Paper weight
Paper paths
Line spacing

4" (101mm) to 16" (406mm)
Dual push tractors/paper paths:
automatic back out and loading; automatic paper
thickness width and adjustment; optional pull tractor
Front: 1+5 Rear: 1+3
Front max: 0.018" (0.46mm) with 6-part carbonless
Rear max: 0.012" (0.30mm) with 4-part carbonless
Single: 14-22 lbs.; Multi-part: 11-15 lbs.
front and rear
1/6", 1/8" or programmable (1/216" min)
Paper Feed Speed17 ms/line at 1/6" line feeding;
10" per second continuous feed;
26 ms/line intermittent speed
Panel SwitchesPause; LF/FF load; auto I/F selection; paper jam detection; auto paper thickness adjustment; binding skip; paper width detection; paper memory function; hex dump; self-test printing; Draft/NLQ input data buffering; buffer full printing; paper-out detection; case open detection
InterfacingStandard: Centronics -compatible 8-bit parallel; RS232C serial
Optional: Type-B Coax; Twinax; Ethernet
Input Data Buffer20KB or 0KB (selectable)
Physical DimensionsHeight: 14.5" Depth: 15.0" Width: 27.6" Weight: 63.9 lbs
Electrical Requirements103.5-132V AC; 49.5 to 60.5HzSound Level
Sound Level55 dB(A)
RibbonBlack, fabric, 15 million characters at 48 dots per character
Reliability/Life Expectancy
Print head
Average pages/month

MTBF 8,000 power-on hours (POH) @ 25% duty cycle
300 million characters (14 dots per character)
Product Codes8766: Ribbon cartridge
Optional Accessories:
8502: Printer stand
8309G-A:Pull tractor unit
C823051: Serial interface board
C823071: 32KB intelligent interface board
C823101: 32KB intelligent parallel interface board
C823141: Coax interface board
C823151: Twinax interface board
C823622: Multiprotocol Series 2 Type B Ethernet Print Server
C823642: Multiprotocol 10/100 Base-TX Type B Ethernet Print Server(with AC adapter)