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Epson LQ-680

This reliable countertop 24-pin, 360 cps printer has a flatbed format which is really useful if you need to change paper types regularly.

Why the Epson LQ-680?

Enjoy high quality countertop printing with the 24-pin, 360 cps printer that’s ideal for everywhere from retail stores to doctors’ surgeries. It’s built to last and delivers crisp, clear results at very low cost. You can insert cut sheets from the front in A4 landscape format and the Epson LQ-680 includes automatic paper thickness adjustment for handling an even wider range of papers.

Simple and reliable The straight, flat paper path gives you maximum reliability when you print on multi-part paper up to 6-part forms, but you can choose from front, rear and top feeds too.

Fast and flexible Print up to 413 cps up to 106 columns wide, and take up less space with A4 landscape cut sheet paper feeding.

A professional touch If you use lots of different paper types the Epson LQ-680 gives you even more options – it even handles paper of varying thickness like overlapping parts and forms with labels.


  • 8 built-in barcode fonts
  • Standard bi-directional parallel interface
  • Windows 3.1x/95/98/NT3.51/NT4 included
  • Reliable and durable 24 pin flat bed 106 column impact printer
  • Handles up to 6 part forms (1 original + 5 copies)
  • Prints up to 413 characters per second (10 cpi)
  • Flexible paper paths (Front, rear and top)


  • Printing Method: 24-pin, impact dot matrix

Print Speed (cps @10 cpi)

  • High Speed Draft: 413
  • Draft: 310
  • NLQ (10CPI) / LQ (12CPI): 103 / 124
  • Maximum Form Parts: 1+5
  • Input Buffer: 6 KB
  • MTBF: 10,000 POH @ 25% duty
  • Print Head Life: 400 million strokes/wire
  • Sound Level: 55 dB(A)
  • Standard Interface: Parallel
  • Printer Language: LQ ESC/P 2, 2390 Plus

Physical Dimensions

  • Height (inches): 9.0" (230 mm)
  • Width (inches): 19.6" (497 mm)
  • Depth (inches): 15.2" (387 mm)
  • Weight (lbs): 20.7 lbs (9.4 kg)

Specification document:

Epson Dot Matrix Brochure

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