Epson L355 Ecotank breaks a long standing mold of inkjet printers. It does this by dispensing with the ink cartridge. Instead of the standard ink cartridge the Epson Ecotank L355 comes with an ink reservoir to not only hold more ink than a cartridge but its easier to fill and will reduce the cost of printing by being able to by extra ink in larger quantities and not having to fork out for the electronic parts needed in an ink cartridge.
The Epson L355 is a multifunction printer, offering scanning and copying facilities as well as colour printing. It is also a general home use printer for standard printing and not really for professional photos or office style printing, It is important to note what you intend to use a printer for as the differences can be substantial, using a printer for what it was designed to do will get you most value for money.
The L355 is a wireless printer, so providing you have a wireless router in your home you can position the L355 printer anywhere in the house, meaning it can be hidden away if you don’t want the sight of a printer in a particular room or simply moved elsewhere if you haven’t got enough desk space to accommodate what is a reasonably large printer.
Price wise the Epson L355 Multifunction printer is quite expensive with a retail price of £249.99, however before you instantly decide that your not going to buy a printer that costs that much money, the reason behind the price is that the ink reservoir comes with 2 years worth of ink (consisting of 4000 pages of black and 6500 pages of colour printing) This does make the price look a little more reasonable, not to mention £249.99 is RRP and you will find cheaper options around. After the cost of the printer of course the saving do start, not only with the two years of free ink included but also after that the ink bottles are significantly cheaper than Epson ink cartridges.
Epson L355 Ink type and Media
|Black Ink Bottle||T6641||Amazon UK|
|Cyan Ink Bottle||T6642||Amazon UK|
|Magenta Ink Bottle||T6643||Amazon UK|
|Yellow Ink Bottle||T6644||Amazon UK|
|Multipack (All 4 Bottles C,M,Y,Bk)|
|Epson 10cm x 15cm glossy photo paper (20 sheets)||C13S042546||Cartridge Monkey|
|Epson A4 Photo Paper (25 sheets)||C13S042159||Cartridge Monkey|
|Ebuyer Everyday paper (250 Sheets)||Ebuyer|
Epson L355 Specifications
|Nozzle Configuration||180 Black Nozzles, 59 nozzles per colour|
|Printing Resolution||5760 x 1440 DPI|
|Print Speed (Manufacturer)||33 Pages/min Monochrome (plain paper 75 g/m²) – 15 Pages/min Colour (plain paper 75 g/m²)|
|Print Speed (ISO/IEC 24734)||9 Pages/min Monochrome – 4.5 Pages/min Colour|
|Scan Speed||300 DPI 2.4 msec/line|
|Scan Resolution||1,200 DPI x 2,400 DPI (Horizontal x Vertical)|
|Scan Output Type||JPEG / PDF|
|Paper Types||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 Capability||Manual Only|
|Paper Tray Capacity||100 Sheets (20 Photo sheets)|
|Compatible paper weight||75 gsm – 255 gsm|
|Energy Use||4.5 Watt (ready), 0.3 Watt (Power off), ENERGY STAR® qualified, 11 Watt (standalone copying, ISO/IEC 24712 pattern), 2.3 Watt (sleep mode)|
|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|
|Dimensions||472 x 300 x 145 mm (Width x Depth x Height)|
|Connection types||WiFi, USB|
|WLAN Security||WEP 64 Bit, WEP 128 Bit, WPA PSK (TKIP), WPA PSK (AES)|
|Compatible Operating Systems||Mac OS 10.5.8 or later, Mac OS 10.6+, Mac OS 10.7.x, Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8 (32/64 bit), Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows XP, Windows XP x64|