Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 37 / JUNE 1983 / PAGE 279

New Epson FX-80 Printer
The FX-80, a high-performance bi-directional printer with a printing speed of 160 characters per second, is now available from Epson America.
    The FX-80 offers a softwareselectable choice of elite (12 cpi) or pica (10 cpi) print spacing. In addition, users can send their own special fonts from their computer system to the printer, downloading the font into the printer's memory. This feature will be of particular help to those using math, engineering, foreign language, or medical applications.
    The FX-80 also features a one-to-one graphics ratio - the dot-matrix has the same scale vertically as horizontally; accurate graphics, including true circles, can be drawn with the dot-addressable graphics capability. Also incorporated into the new printer is a 2K-byte buffer, which allows buffered printing on longer productions.

Epson's dot-matrix printer.

    The new Epson printer provides 9x9 dot-matrix characters with full descenders and is downward compatible with the Epson MX Series of printers. Also featured is proportional spacing, pin- and friction-feeds, and a standard parallel communications interface, with serial or IEEE 488 interfaces also available as options.
    Four different printing densities - normal, emphasized, bold, and double-emphasized - are available.
    The short-form tear-off bar will aid in the production of computer-generated paychecks and other pre-printed forms. The tear-off bar separates the paper from the printer one-inch from the last printed line.
    The Epson FX-80 printer retails for $699.

Epson America, Inc.
3415 Kashiwa Street
Torrance, CA 90505