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|
|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)|
|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|
|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|
|Mobile and Cloud printing services||Epson iPrint|
|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|