How To Perform Epson LQ 590ii Setup?

Epson LQ-590II is a dot matrix printer designed to offer fast and reliable printing. The printer will help you run and grow your business and stay in control of your day-by-day operations. Epson LQ-590II has a print speed of up to 487 characters per second (cps) to deliver fast results and speedy transactions. Moreover, it can satisfy all your personal and office needs. The Box contents include: Main unit, CD-ROM, Setup Manual, AC Power Cable, Ribbon Cartridge, Guide Stacker, Wing, and Tractor. Installing the Epson LQ-590II printer on your computer is a simple process that can be done by oneself with proper guidance. Do check out the whole article to know more about the Epson LQ 590ii Setup.

Epson Lq 590ii Setup


  • First, turn off the printer.
  • Open the printer cover to the upwards position.
  • Pull it up to remove it.
  • Remove the new ribbon cartridge from the package.
  • Turn the ribbon tightening knob in the direction of the arrow in order to remove any slack from the ribbon.
  • Insert the ribbon cartridge into its respective slot.
  • Firmly press both sides of the cartridge to fit the plastic hooks into the printer slots.
  • Use any pointed or sharp object to guide the ribbon between the print head and the ribbon guide.


Paper / Media Handling:

Document Feed: Single sheet rear, Continuous paper rear, Paper output rear.

Paper Formats:

  • Sheet Paper (single- and multi-layer).
  • Continuous Paper (single- and multi-layer).
  • Labels (single- and multi-layer).
  • Roll Paper.
  • Envelopes.

Steps to set up dot matrix forms with custom paper sizes

  • Go to the Windows Start menu.
  • Open the Control Panel window.
  • Click on Printer and Faxes.
  • Click on File, and toggle to Server Properties.
  • In the Print Server Properties window, tap on the Create a new form check box.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and enter the paper size.
  • Leave the margin values as zero, and click on OK.
  • In the printer setup window, select the custom paper size and click OK.


A printer driver acts as software that converts the data to a format that the printer understands quickly. The primary purpose of printer drivers is to allow applications to do printing without being aware of the technical details. Most printers require the latest printer drivers so that they can work fine without any issues. But it is quite important that you need to update the software from time to time to bring out the maximum performance from your printer.

Printer driver download from the official website:

  • Open your default web browser.
  • Visit the official printer driver download page.
  • Enter the printer's model number (Epson LQ-5900II) and hit Search.
  • Click on your printer’s name to open the driver download page.
  • Scroll down the webpage.
  • Click on the Downloads section.
  • Select your OS from the drop-down menu and hit Go.
  • Click the Drivers option (+ icon).
  • Note: You can either choose the combined driver package or separate drivers (according to your choice).
  • Click the Download button to initiate the driver download process.
  • Move on to the below section to know more about the driver installation steps.

Printer driver installation steps:

  • First, locate the downloaded setup file on your PC.
  • Double-click on the setup file to initiate the installation process.
  • From the drop-down menu, choose the desired language of your choice, and click OK.
  • Go through the License Agreement carefully and click Agree to proceed further.
  • Ensure that the Epson printer is turned on and connected to your PC via a USB cable.
  • On successful installation, you can see a small dialog box showing Printer driver installation and port configuration were completed successfully.
  • Now we have seen how to perform Epson LQ 590ii Setup. Suppose you find difficulty in establishing the connection, tap on the Help button to know more about the connection initialization.

Once you have successfully installed the printer drivers on your PC, you can perform all the printer operations directly from your computer with ease.


You can change the print quality of printouts through settings in the printer driver. With the printer drivers, you can make the print settings by choosing from a list of predefined settings.

Choosing the print quality - Automatic settings

You can change the quality of the printout to favor speed or detail. There are two levels of print output - 300 dpi and 600 dpi. 600 dpi provides high quality but requires more memory and slow printing speed.

  • Open the Print dialog box.
  • Select Printer Settings from the drop-down list.
  • Click on the Basic settings tab.
  • Choose Automatic under the Print Quality field.
  • Choose the resolution (Fast or Fine) from the Resolution drop-down list.
  • Once you have modified the settings appropriately, click on Print.

Choosing the print quality - Predefined settings

  • Open the Print dialog box.
  • From the drop-down list, select the Printer Settings option.
  • Select the Basic settings tab.
  • In the Print Quality field, choose the Advanced option.
  • From the drop-down menu, click on Automatic (Standard).
  • Select the most appropriate setting from the list according to your choice.


If your Epson LQ-590II printer is frequently misbehaving and if you feel that resetting the printer can solve the issue, then go ahead with the factory reset process. Remember that the reset process will erase all the settings that you have made right from the date of purchase.

  • Firmly press the Power button to turn off the printer.
  • Use any pointed object or a pin to press and hold the reset button at the back of the printer.
  • Turn on the printer but make sure that the reset button is pressed (5 seconds).
  • Release the Reset button after a warning page is printed.
  • After some time, another page with the default IP Address will be printed.
  • Use this IP address to reconfigure the printer to the computer.


If you find that the printed document is unexpectedly faint or dots in the printed document are missing, then cleaning the print head would be the best solution, which ensures that the nozzles are delivering ink properly. Make use of Head Cleaning to perform the print head cleaning process.

Follow the below steps (Windows users)

  • Turn on your Epson printer and make sure that the ink out light is off.
  • Access the printer software.
  • Click the Utility tab and click on the Head Cleaning button.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Caution: Never try to power off the printer while the Power light is flashing. Doing so might damage the printer.
  • When the Power light stops blinking or flashing, click the Print Nozzle Check Pattern in the Head Cleaning dialog box.
  • Note: If you feel that the nozzle check page is not satisfactory, then repeat the head cleaning one more time and print the nozzle check pattern again.


If your printer is facing a printhead problem, then it’s high time to replace the printhead itself.Before you replace, check the printhead’s warranty, as replacing might void the overall printer’s warranty.

  • Find the warranty details by visiting the Epson support page.
  • If the printhead is under warranty, you can get a new printhead assembly kit for free.
  • If the printhead is not under warranty, you can order a new printhead and replace the old printhead with the new one.


Printers face certain issues in their lifetime; one among them is the printing problem. Follow the below troubleshooting methods in order to fix the same.

Uncheck the Use Printer Offline option

  • Turn on your PC and log in to the Admin account.
  • Open the Run dialog box and type Control Panel.
  • Set view by as Large icons.
  • Click on the Devices and Printers to view the list of printers on your network.
  • Right-click on your Epson printer and select See what’s printing.
  • Click on the printer.
  • If you find any checkmark next to Use Printer Offline, uncheck it immediately.
  • Restart your printer and see whether it comes back online.

Set your printer as the default one

  • Go to the Windows Start menu.
  • Open the Control Panel window.
  • Click Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers.
  • Right-click on your Epson LQ-590II printer.
  • Click on Set as default printer from the drop-down menu.

Follow the below simple step to cancel the pending documents.

  • Right-click on the printer icon > See what’s printing > Cancel All Documents.
  • Also, check whether your Epson printer is facing any paper jam issue.
  • If yes, then do look out the below section.
  • We have explained in detail to remove the paper jam.

Run printer troubleshooter:

  • First, turn on your computer.
  • Press the Windows key + I to open the settings page.
  • Open the Troubleshoot tab.
  • Locate your Epson LQ-590II printer and click on it.
  • Click the Run the troubleshooter button.
  • Go through the on-screen instructions and apply any recommended fix.


Performing the troubleshooting steps by yourself will improve your troubleshooting skills. Make use of the below troubleshooting methods to solve the various printer issues. Furthermore, if you need any help in troubleshooting any printer issue, call our technicians, who are available 24/7 to help you out of the situation.


Follow the below steps to clear the paper jam on your Epson LQ-590II printer.

  • First, turn off the printer.
  • Gently remove the paper that has been stuck on the paper guide.
  • Open the printer cover.
  • If you are loading continuous paper, remove the paper guide.
  • If you witness that the continuous paper is jammed, then tear off the fresh supply at the perforation. Rotate the knob on the right side of the machine to eject the jammed paper.
  • Make sure that you remove any remaining pieces of paper.
  • If needed, replace the paper guides, and close the printer cover.
  • Turn on the printer.
  • Ensure that the paper is out and paper lights are off.


Basic checks:

  • Cross-check whether the printer is not in sleep mode.
  • When the Epson printer is idle for a certain period, it will enter into sleep mode, which is common.
  • Press any button to wake the machine from sleep mode.
  • Cross-check whether the power cord is firmly connected to the electrical supply.
  • Also, make sure that the socket is working correctly.
  • If available, try a different power cord.
  • Make all the necessary connections and turn on the printer.

Remove and re-add the printer:

  • Click on the Windows Start icon.
  • Go to Devices and Printers.
  • Locate your Epson printer name.
  • Right-click on your printer icon and click Remove Device.
  • Wait for a few minutes and re-add the printer to your computer via a USB cable.

We have gone through the whole printer setup and tried our level best to provide the steps that will be useful in setting up the Epson LQ-590II printer.

If you have any kind of queries regarding the Epson LQ 590ii Setup and Troubleshooting, call our technicians, and they will guide you.