Inside: Epson L550 A 4-In-1 Printer With Fax & ADF Capability

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We have used the Epson L550 Printer, a 4-in-1 for printing, scanning, copying and at times faxing, an we loved it.

The printer comes with an integrated ink system and though we were using it at work, an office of around 20 people printing over 3 documents everyday; the printer can nevertheless be used at home, in an education institution and even in a home office.

The printer comes with Epson iPrint which alows one to print wirelessly even from their smartphones and tablets as long as they are in the office. Because it uses internet, with its Ethernet capability, it is the best printer even for several departments in the same office, allowing to be shared by anyone on the LAN or office network.

For bulcky copies, the printer’s multi-copy function, the printer comes with a capability to allow one to copy one page up to 100 pages once, a feature good for institutions with many students, it is also time saving especially during examination periods or meetings or even church services.

I liked the printers Micro Piezo printhead technology and its ADF capability-automatic document feeder, a two-line LCD screen to show the status of your print of fax job.

For a girl, it is so easy to refill the ink tanks, which are also clearly labelled and come with a drip-free nozzle. For cost, the Epson L550 printer promises low-cost per page for both black and colour printing. It’s high-volume ink bottles can print up to 4,000 black pages and 6,500 colour pages.

The printer is 12% smaller than previous models, saves costs for an SME as it can print, scan, copy and fax and such offices need not to buy independent machines.

The On-demand ink jet allows 180 nozzles Black, 59 nozzles each colour with its bi-directional printing or uni-directional printing.


Key Specs Summary


Method On-demand inkjet (Piezo electric)
Nozzles 180 Nozzles black, 59 Nozzles per colour
Minimum Droplet Size 3 pl, With Variable-Sized Droplet Technology
Ink Tech Epson Dye Ink
Resolution for print 5.760 x 1.440 dpi
All-in-One Functions
Scan, Copy, Fax
Printing Speed 9 Pages/min Monochrome, 4,5 Pages/min Color
Printing Speed 33 Pages/min Monochrome (plain paper 75 g/m²), 15 Pages/min Color (plain paper 75 g/m²)
Colours Black, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta
Scan speed black A4 300 dpi 2,2 msec/line, 600 dpi 2,4 msec/line
Scan speed colour A4 300 dpi 7 msec/line, 600 dpi 12,7 msec/line
Scanning Resolution 1.200 dpi x 2.400 dpi (Horizontal x Vertical)
Output formats PDF
Scanner type Contact image sensor (CIS)
Type of fax Walk-up black and white and colour fax capability
Fax speed dials (max) 60 names and numbers
Page memory Up to 180 pages (ITU-T No.1 chart)
Fax Functions PC Fax, Auto Redial, Speed Dial
Number of paper trays 1
Paper Formats A4, A5, A6, B5, C6 (Envelope), DL (Envelope), No. 10 (Envelope), Letter, 9 x 13 cm, 10 x 15 cm, 13 x 18 cm, 13 x 20 cm, 20 x 25 cm, 100 x 148 mm, 16:9, Legal
Duplex Manual
Automatic Document Feeder Standard (built-in)
Output Tray Capacity 30 Sheets
Paper Tray Capacity 100 Sheets Standard, 100 Sheets maximum, 20 Photo Sheets
Compatible Paper Weight 64 g/m² – 95 g/m²
Media Handling Auto Sheet Feeder
Product dimensions 474‎ x 377 x 226 mm (Width x Depth x Height)
Product weight 6,2 kg
Noise Level 5,2 B (A) with Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper / Photo RPM mode – 37 dB (A) with Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper / Photo RPM mode
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows XP, Windows XP x64, Mac OS
Included Software Epson Easy Photo Print, Epson Event Manager, Epson Scan, EpsonNet Print
Interfaces USB, Ethernet
Mobile and Cloud printing services Epson iPrint
Power Supply 220V
Included 4 x 70ml individual ink bottles (Bk,C,Y,M) plus 2 extra black ink bottles, Driver and utilities (CD), Installation/safety manual, Power cable, Setup guide, Software (CD), User manual, User manual (CD)
LCD screen Type: Monochrome, 2-line text


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