To get the best performance out of your Epson LQ-2190 printer, you should pair it with genuine Epson printer ribbons. Genuine Epson ribbons are manufactured from high-strength fabric which is resistant to stretching and fraying and lasts longer than most aftermarket ribbons.
In a continuous printer, the quality of ribbons is paramount if you are to maintain a reliable printing environment. Official Epson tests have shown that using genuine Epson ribbons extends the life of your printer, ensuring it will last up to 20,000 power-on hours before failure. The use of aftermarket ribbons will significantly reduce this figure and may even invalidate the warranty of your printer.
Using long-life Epson ribbons not only reduces print costs, it also helps reduce the environmental impact of your printing. Long-life ribbons don’t need to be replaced as often, reducing the amount of material used, and when they are empty, genuine Epson ribbons can be recycled free of charge using the official Epson recycling program.