The LQ-680 Pro Impact Printer offers high-speed, 24-pin printing with Multipart form versatility (up to six page). This dot matrix printer can handle labels, tickets, checks, receipts, packing slips, and more. With exceptional paper handling capabilities, dual paper paths, and eight bar-code fonts, this energy-efficient printer is the perfect solution for your workgroup. It gives you speed and durability, without sacrificing performance. The LQ-680 Pro offers ultra-reliable flatbed printing with Epson quality and speed. Paper handling versatility is evident with three-way paper handling from the front, rear or top together with crisp, clear output achievable on multi-part forms up to six layers thick. Improved front-in, front-out paper handling ensures that front-loaded cut sheet paper and single-sheet, multi-part forms emerge right-side up for instant legibility. An optional cut-sheet feeder can also be added simply and easily for the convenience of pre-loading paper. The printer comes standard with a parallel interface. An Epson Type B interface slot allows easy integration with a wide range of different connectivity options including a full range of network and serial configurations.
Epson LQ-680 Pro Dot Matrix Printer Specifications
Part # C376101
Manufacturer Part #
Super Speed Draft
Near Letter Quality Speed
Flatbed APG (Automatic Platen Gap) adjustment technology protects multi-part forms from damage
360 dpi x 360 dpi
Optional Local Ports
Bi-directional Parallel IEEE 1294 (part# C823452)
Optional Network Ports
Type-B Coax, Twinax, Ethernet, 10/100Base-TX Type B Ethernet Print Server (part# C823622A) LocalTalk Interface Board, Type B (part# C823121)
ESC/P 2, IBM 2390 Plus emulation
Fonts and Bar Codes
Fonts: EPSON Roman 8 to 32 points (every 2 pt) EPSON Sans Serif 8 to 32 points (every 2 pt) EPSON Roman T 8 to 32 points (every 2 pt) EPSON Sans Serif H 8 to 32 points (every 2 pt) Barcodes: EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, Postnet
Manual insertion (front in, front out) Cut sheet feeder (rear in, front out) Tractor (rear in, front out)
High capacity cut sheet feeder (part# C806872) Second bin cut sheet feeder (part# C806791)
64 millisecond per 1/6", 5" per second continuous feed
Number of Copies
1 original + 5 copies
.0025" to .0074"
Cut sheet single sheet (front entry, manual insertion): Width 3.5" to 12" Length 2.8" to 16.5" Thickness .0025" to .0074" Cut sheet multipart (front entry, manual insertion): Width 3.5" to 12" Length 2.8" to 16.5" (line glue on one side of the form, 11.7" maximum): Thickness .0047" to .018" Envelope: No. 6, No. 10 Thickness .0063" to .0205" Continuous paper: Width 4" to 12" Length (one page) 3" to 22" Thickness .0025" to .018" Continuous forms with labels: Base sheet width 4" to 12" Base sheet length 3" to 22" Total thickness .0075" Roll paper: Width 8.5" Thickness .0028" to .0035"
Monthly Duty Cycle
10,000 Sheets The duty cycle is the maximum recommended number of printed pages per month to ensure long printer life.
AC 120 V
This ribbon are designed specifically for the C376101: Ribbon (Part #: S015016 ) Yields pages @ 5% coverage
Software Drivers: Windows 3.1x, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me and Windows NT 3.51/4.0
Dimensions (H X W X D)
9.0" x 19.6" x 15.2"
Windows 3.1x, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me and Windows NT 3.51/4.0
Two year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada. This warranty does not include replacement of consumables such as toner. Super Warehouse offers a wide array of extended warranties which can add 2 to 4 years of coverage.
Epson Automated technical support 800-922-8911
Includes in the Box
LQ-680Pro Printer Printhead Ribbon Users Guide CD ROM: Drivers
**Note: does not include cable
Epson LQ-680 Pro Dot Matrix Printer Features
High Speed, 24 Pin Printing: The LQ-680Pro prints letter quality labels, invoices, packing slips, and more up to 413 CPS in high-speed draft mode.
Flatbed APG (Automatic Platen Gap) adjustment technology: Automatically adjusts the platen to accomodate the thickness of each form.
Multipart printing and font versatility: Easily handles up to 6-part forms and provides a variety of built-in fonts.
MTBF rating of 10,000 POH; 400 million strokes/wire print head life: DeliversEpson's legendary reliability for the most demanding back-office print tasks.
Windows 3.1x, 95, 98, 2000, Me and NT 3.51/4.0 Printer Drivers: Works with most Windows software applications; features Epson ESC/P 2 and IBM 2390 Plus emulation.
Epson's Unbeatable Service and Support: Includes two year limited warranty and access to Epson's superior technical support.
Epson LQ-680 Pro Dot Matrix Printer Included Items
LQ-680 Pro Printer
CD ROM: Drivers
**Cable Not Included
Epson LQ-680 Pro Dot Matrix Printer Warranty Information
Comments about Epson LQ-680 Pro Dot Matrix Printer:
This printer was used in printing delivery records for my company and due to the volume of print outs required, it was decided to go for this printer. however after printing about 13pages straight, the printer makes a certain noise and it scatters the print work forcing you to stop what you are printing and start all over again :(
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend