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Lexmark Forms Printer 2581

Lexmark Forms Printer 2581

Lexmark 25xx+ Forms (Dot Matrix) Printer ? How to Adjust the Power Saver Timeout


Aside from not having a power switch/button, the new 25xx+ Forms printer models also introduces the Power Saver feature. Unlike its predecessor models (Forms 25xx), users of the 25xx+ models will have an option to set the timeout to 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours or Disable it.

This feature is only available in the following models: 2580+, 2580n+, 2581+, 2581n+, 2590+, 2590n+, 2591, 2591n+. The default value set on the printer upon purchase is 2 Hours.

Adjustment procedure


Power the printer ON. Click the link to see the Location of the power switch.


Once the printer has fully booted, open the Op Panel Cover to access its second layer.


Make sure paper is loaded on its tractor. Press the “Set Up” button to enter Set up mode. The printer should print the Set Up Page.


Navigate through the menus. Under “Control Options” you’ll see “OFF Mode”, enter it.


Once you’re in “OFF Mode” menu, you will see that default timeout is 2 hours. Here you can change the desired timeout or disable the feature.


Navigate back through the menus until you see “Return to Main Menu” and select it.


Select “Exit and Save Set Up” to save the desired changes made.

For network models (e.g., 2580n+, 2581n+, 2590n+, 2591n+), the “Control Options” is not available on the Embedded Web Server (EWS). Therefore, changes will have to be made on the printer itself.

Still need help?

Please contact Lexmark Technical Support if you need additional assistance.
When calling for support, you will be asked for your machine/model type and serial number (SN). If you need help locating these, How to Locate the Serial Number on a Lexmark 24xx/25xx/25xx+ Series Forms (Dot Matrix) Printer.

Please call from near the printer in case the technician on the phone asks you to perform a task involving the printer.


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