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Epson LQ-2180


Printing Method24-pin, (12 x 2 staggered), impact dot matrix
Print DirectionBidirectional with logic seeking
Print Speed
High Speed Draft

480 cps (10 cpi)
360 cps (10 cpi)
120 cps (10 cpi)
Print Characteristics
Character Sets

Character Code Tables

Bitmap Fonts

Scalable Fonts

Bar Code Fonts

14 international; 1 legal

13 tables: Italic, PC437, PC850, PC860, PC861,
PC863, PC865, Abicomp, BRASC II, Roman 8,
ISO Latin 1, PC858, 1508859-15

EPSON Draft 10, 12, 15; EPSON Roman 10, 12, 15
proportional; EPSON Sans Serif 10, 12, 15
proportional; EPSON Courier 10, 12, 15 cpi;
EPSON Prestige 10, 12 cpi;
Epson Script 10 cpi;
EPSON OCR-B 10 cpi;
EPSON Orator 10 cpi;
EPSON Orator-S 10 cpi;
EPSON Script C Proportional

EPSON Roman 8 to 32 points;
EPSON Sans Serif 8 to 32 points;
EPSON Roman T 8 to 32 points;
EPSON Sans Serif H 8 to 32 points

EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, PostNet

Printable Columns
10cpi condensed
12cpi condensed
Characters Per Line; Character Pitch (CP)
136 ; 10
233 ; 17.1
163 ; 12
272 ; 20
204 ; 15
Paper Handling
Cut Sheet Size
(Single sheet or multipart)
- Width
- Length


- Width
- Length

Continuous Paper Size
(Single sheet, multipart, labels)
- Width
- Length

Paper Thickness
- Cut Sheet
- Cut sheet multipart forms thickness
- Cut Sheet Multi-part Forms
- Continuous Paper Multi-part

Paper Feeding


Paper Path
- Cut Sheet
- Continuous Paper

Line Spacing

Input Data Buffer

3.9-16.5" (100-420mm)
Max 16.5" (420mm)

No. 6, No. 10

3.9-7.8" (100-200mm)
Max 7.8" (200mm)

4.0-16.0" (101-406mm)
Max 22.0" (559mm)

0.0025-0.0055" (0.065-0.14mm)
0.0047-0.018" (0.12-0.46mm)

0.0087" (0.22mm)
0.0025-0.018" (0.065-0.46mm)

Friction Feed (Front/Top); Push Tractor Feed
(Front/Rear); Push-Pull Tractor Feed (Front/Rear);
Pull Tractor Feed (Front/Rear/Bottom)

Original + 5 copies

Front/Rear Entry;
Front/Rear/Bottom Entry

1/6" or programmable by 1/360"

64KB or 0KB (User Selectable)

InterfaceStandard Bi-directional parallel interface
(IEEE-P1284 nibble mode supported)
Printer LanguageESC/P2 and IBM 2391+ (IBM ProPrinter compatible)
Reliability/Life Expectancy
MVBF (Mean Print
Volume Between Failure)


Print Head Life
Ribbon Life

24 million lines
(except print head)

10,000 Power-on hours(POH) @ 25% Duty

400 million strokes/wire
8 million characters

Control Panel


Operate, Pause, Load/Eject, LF/FF, Tear off/Bin,
Font, Pitch Selection
Pause, Paper out, Micro adjust, Tear off/Bin
selection, Pitch selection, Font selection
Sound LevelApprox. 54dB (A) (ISO 7779 pattern)
Environmental Conditions
41 to 95 F; 5 to 35 C
10 to 80% RH
Power Requirements
Power Consumption

120V AC 10%
50 to 60Hz
Approx. 52W (ISO/IEC I0561 letter pattern)
W x D x L

25.16" x 15.82" x 10.11"
approx. 28.7 lbs.
Product/Supplies Part NumbersC272001 EPSON LQ-2180 printer
S015086 EPSON LQ-2180 ribbon fabric
C800321 Pull Tractor Unit
C806731 High Capacity Cut Sheet Feeder
C806741 Second-Bin Cut Sheet Feeder

Interfaces-Type B

    C823051 Serial
    C823071 32KB Serial
    C823622 Multiprotocol Series 2 Type B Ethernet Print
    > Server(10Mbps)
    C823642 Multiprotocol 10/100 Base-TX Type B
    Ethernet Print Server
    C823151 Twinax
    C823141 Coax
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