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Epson Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Micro Piezo Technology with Seven L-series Printer Models

By Joy Hou - on 1 Mar 2013, 11:50am

Epson Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Micro Piezo Technology with Seven L-series Printer Models

Epson has introduced its L-series printers that are aimed to offer customers more choices in terms of speed and reliability. Sporting seven models, this new series helps with reducing operating costs using Epson ink bottles supplies. Designed to empower users to print freely without worrying about running costs, productivity and warranty issues, the L-series printers also provide corporate users the opportunity to switch from using laser or dot matrix printers to the highly affordable L-series ink tank system printers.

L550 (Image source: Epson)

Epson L110 and L210 ink tank system printers

Designed for home and SOHO (small office / home office) users, the L110 single function and L210 all-in-one ink tank system printers have a 6ipm (images per minute - ISO standard) print speed and a high rated durability of 15,000 pages. They are also compactly designed to take up less space which means you can fit them comfortably anywhere in your home/office.

Epson L300 and L350 ink tank system printers

For SMB (small to medium business) users, Epson has introduced the more advanced L300 single function and L350 all-in-one ink tank system printers. These models offer a productivity-boosting print speed of 9ipm and assure users of reliable performance with their high 30,000 pages rated durability. The L300 and L350 also come with two additional black ink bottles in the initial package.

Epson L355 & L550 ink tank system printers

Further enhancing connectivity in the office, the Epson L355 and L550 ink tank system printers facilitate workgroup sharing with Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity respectively, on top of the USB 2.0 connectivity offered in the L-series printers. Both the L355 and L550 also offer iPrint, making it simple for users to print and scan to and from compatible mobile devices without having to connect software, drivers or cables. Finally, the L550 also comes with an integrated fax and auto document feeder (ADF) to provide for a hassle-free printing without needing to reload documents frequently.

Epson L800 photograph ink tank system printer

Catering to photo enthusiasts and SMB users, the L800 single function ink tank system printer promises to deliver high quality printouts with greater cost savings. The L800 helps users save time by offering efficient print speeds of 11 seconds for black and colour in 4R draft mode. This enables photo enthusiasts to print out their favourite photo album within minutes. The L800 will be going for $800. 

Epson L800

Common key features:

Extremely high print volume and low cost per page - All models in the Epson L-series continue to offer customers high capacity ink bottles (worth SGD 9.90 each) that allow them to print at incredibly high volume and low cost per page so as to free them from worrying about printing costs. The printers come with a starting set of one black 70ml ink bottle that can print 4,000 black pages and three 70ml colour ink bottles that can print 6,500 colour pages3. The L300, L350, L355 and L550 come with two additional black ink bottles in the initial bundle, while the L800 comes with an additional light magenta and light cyan ink bottle each in the initial bundle. With these inks, the Epson L-series ink tank system printers offer the world’s lowest cost of any genuine printer branded ink that guarantees high quality print.

Ultra high performing and reliable Epson Micro Piezo print head - The Epson L-series is made possible by Epson’s advanced "Micro Piezo" print head technology that has higher reliability and lower operating temperature than competing thermal print head technology used by other inkjet makers. The high reliability of Epson’s Micro Piezo print head allows it to be built into the printer and cater for high volume printing. The Epson Micro Piezo print head found in the Epson L-series models achieves a maximum print resolution of 5760 x 1440 dpi and its variable size droplet technology (VSDT) allows the print head to eject ink droplets in multiple sizes. These capabilities ensure the greatest detail and extremely smooth gradations in documents or photographs.

Pictured here is the L350. The ink tank is located on the printer's right. Unlike conventional inkjet printers which utilize ink cartridges, the L-series uses ink tanks.

The Epson L-series printers feature Epson Original Ink Tanks, neatly integrated ink tubes and a special choke valve, all of which allow for easy ink refilling as well as convenient transportation of the printer. The ink tubes have a protective filter that prevents evaporation of moisture from the inks. The choke valve cuts off ink supply to prevent backflow during transportation.

The Epson L-series ink tank system printers are covered by Epson’s warranty for a year or for 15,000 pages (L110 and L210) or 30,000 pages (L300, L350, L355 and L550) and six months for L800 or 3,000 pages, whichever comes earlier.

Most ink cartridges come with a built-in print head, which drives the cost of the cartridge up. The L-series lets users refill their ink tanks with ink refill bottles sold by Epson. By shifting the print head to within the printer itself, Epson has managed to keep the costs of the ink refill bottles down.