Epson DFX-9000

Combining speed and reliability for maximum productivity.

With speeds up to 1550 cps and an MTBF rating of 20,000 power-on hours (POH), the Epson DFX-9000 offers the power and durability to tackle the most demanding print tasks. Day after day, you can count on it to efficiently process everything from reports and 10-part forms to shipping documents or mailing labels.

A robust, dependable workhorse, this 9-pin, wide-format printer boasts a 400-million-character print head life and 15-million-character ribbon cartridge, which minimizes production costs and reduces the need for frequent user intervention. Its advanced paper handling capabilities make it the perfect solution for a wide variety of applications, including critical spreadsheets, checks, invoices, bar codes and more.

Featuring two standard paper paths, the DFX-9000 easily switches between multiple applications. Its intelligent paper sensor detects the paper width and thickness, adjusting automatically for optimum performance and high-quality results. It even features an automatic jam sensor to prevent wasting forms in the unlikely event of a paper jam. With Parallel, Serial, and USB interfaces standard, plus a type-B slot for optional connectivity, the DFX-9000 easily attaches to new or legacy systems in standalone or networked environments. And, its convenient LCD display and intuitive menu selections mean setup has never been easier. Plus, it's all backed by Epson's one-year on-site warranty for superior service and support.



Printing Method: 9-pin, serial impact dot matrix

Print Direction: Bidirectional logic seeking for text and graphics printing. Unidirectional text or graphics printing can be selected using software commands.

Print Speed:

  • High Speed Draft: High Speed Draft 1550 cps (10 cpi)
  • Draft: 1320 cps (10 cpi)
  • Near Letter Quality: 330 cps (10 cpi)


Characters & Lines

Character Sets: 11 Character tables, 13 international character sets

Resident Bitmapped Fonts:

  • Epson Super Draft 10 cpi
  • Epson Draft 10, 12 cpi
  • Epson NLQ Roman 10, 12, proportional
  • Epson NLQ Roman / San Serif 10, 12, proportional

Bar Code Fonts: EAN-13, EAN-8, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, POSTNET, Codabar (NW-7), Industrial 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5

Characters per Line: 136 characters at 10 cpi

Line Spacing: 6 lines per inch default

Formatting: 1/6-inch, 1/8-inch or programmable in 1/432-inch increments


Paper Handling


  • Continuous form paper
  • Front Tractor: Multi-part 1 + 9 carbonless copies
  • Rear Tractor: Multi-part 1 + 6 corbonless copies

Width: Continuous forms 3 – 16.5" wide

Length: Continuous forms 3 – 17"

Labels: Minimum: 2.5" x 0.94"

Paper Feed Speed: 26.5 millisecond per line at 1/6" line spacing; 15" per second continuous feed

Paper Path:

  • Push tractor: Front or rear in, top out
  • Pull tractor: Front or rear in, top out (optional)



Software Drivers: Windows 95, 98SE, 2000, Me, XP and NT 4.0

Printer Language :

  • Epson ESC / P


  • Bidirectional Parallel (IEEE 1284 Nibble Mode supported)
  • RS-232C serial
  • USB 1.1
  • Type-B slot for optional interface cards

Input Buffer : 128KB

Sound Level : 58 dBA (ISO 7779 pattern)

Rated voltage : 100 – 240V AC

Input voltage range : 90 – 264V

Rated frequency range : 50 – 60 Hz

Input frequency range : 49.5 – 60.5 Hz

Dimensions : 27.6" x 14.9" x 14.3" (W x D x H)

Weight : 75 lb



MTBF: 20,000 POH (25% duty cycle)

Print head life: 400 million characters at 14 dots/character

Ribbon life: 15 million characters at 14 dots/character