Epson MX-80 Technical Manual?

dwight dkelvey at
Wed Nov 9 08:47:05 CST 2016

It is interesting that the MX-80 was copied by several other

printer manufactures. For a while, the term MX-80 compatible

was an important selling feature.

The Canon Cat had configurations for many different Canon printers

built in, from daisy wheel to bubble jet. It had one extra configuration

called 'common printer' and guess which printer that is. The MX-80!


From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at> on behalf of Scott Kevill <scott at>
Sent: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 6:49:49 PM
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: Epson MX-80 Technical Manual?

Just wanted to say thanks for doing this scan (and of course all the other great work you do), Al, the quality was fantastic.

For anyone else that didn't notice this (or forgot to check back), it's at:

And it's much more readable (especially the diagrams).


On 06/11/2016, at 1:59 AM, Al Kossow <aek at> wrote:

> A scan I did this morning will be up on bitsavers by 13:00 PDT
> On 11/5/16 9:36 AM, Dave Wade wrote:
>> They said they were working on it..
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Keven
>>> Miller
>>> Sent: 05 November 2016 13:04
>>> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
>>> <cctalk at>
>>> Subject: Re: Epson MX-80 Technical Manual?
>>> I tried this link this morning (from Utah US) and got the manual.
>>> So the link must have gotten fixed.
>>> I've placed here just in case:
>>> 80_dot_matrix_printer_-_technical_manual.pdf
>>> Keven Miller
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Scott Kevill" <scott at>
>>> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
>>> <cctalk at>
>>> Sent: Sat 05 Nov 2016 01:24 AM
>>> Subject: Re: Epson MX-80 Technical Manual?
>>> On 05/11/2016, at 4:29 AM, Eric Smith <spacewar at> wrote:
>>>> Does anyone have a scan of the MX-80 Dot Matrix Printer Technical
>>> Manual?
>>>> It's apparently intended to be available here:
>>> Matrix-Printer-Technical-Manual/
>>>> but I was unable to actually download it.

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