Epson expands dot matrix range

Epson has launched two new dot matrix printers, the LQ-590 and LQ-2090, which it claims will help speed up office administration tasks and offer improved longevity over their predecessors.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  September 29, 2004

Epson has launched new A4 and A3 dot matrix printers. The firm claims its LQ-590 and LQ-2090 models offer a 10% increase in printer speed and improved print head longevity over their predecessors, the LQ-580 and LQ-2080. "Businesses today demand printers that are flexible, durable and user-friendly," said Khalil El-Dalu, general manager, Epson Middle East. "The LQ-580 and LQ-2080 meet all these factors, as well as providing value additions that optimise performance at all levels. Supported by winning features like minimal maintenance and high printing for medium and large print volumes, the two printers will find wide acceptability among businesses in the region." The main applications for these two new 24-pin printers are invoice and order printing, labels, system event log printing and bar code printing, making them squarely aimed at business environments such as doctor’s offices, banks, car dealers, laboratories, the travel industry, freight forwarders and retail outlets. Epson is the main player in a surprisingly resilient dot matrix market and currently reports over 60% market share across Europe. El-Dalu recently explained to ITP.net that dot matrix models remain an important part of the firm’s printer range. "Dot matrix is the technology that we say doesn't want to die. There is a big demand," explains El-Dalu. "Every year there is market expectation that either this market is stable or is going to decline, but we see good demand in the Middle East. I'd say it's increasing every year by an average of 12-15%."

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