The Epson FX-890 is an old printer and uses in Windows 10 the inbuilt generic driver
supplied by Windows.
Once installed by simply turning it on for Windows to discover,
you will find an entry for the FX-890 printer in the Start menu, under
Devices and Printers.
Double-click on the printer, which will open a screen, where you can click on the link saying "Display Printer Properties".
This will open the driver settings dialog, but I have no way of guessing
what it will look like.
If you see several tabs, check all of them for the following two options:
"Draft mode" and "Bi-directional printing".
Try to set the printer in Draft mode and to disable Bi-directional printing,
whichever of the two options that you can manage to find.
If you have found both options but the printer does not work when both are set,
try setting only one of them.
As for your question about printing modes, if you are able to modify this mode:
- Do not use PCL
- Try the Epson ESC/P,
developed by Epson mainly for use in dot matrix printers (which is your case).
Only if this does not work:
- PostScript (although this might not apply to such an old printer).