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New Epson SMB focused EcoTank printers again look to lower costs for companies

By Ken Wong - on 28 Feb 2021, 10:12am

New Epson SMB focused EcoTank printers again look to lower costs for companies

Note: This article was first published on 22nd January 2021.

The L6580. Image courtesy of Epson.

Epson has launched two new AIO business ink tank printers aimed at the SMB market.

The EcoTank L6550 and L6580 both use DURABrite ET pigment inks to deliver up to 7,500 pages in black and up to 6,000 pages in colour without replacement. The prints yielded are sharp, crisp, and water-resistant prints that are ideal for business needs.

They both also come equipped with Epson’s proprietary Heat-Free Technology. Epson claims that this helps businesses save money as no heat is generated during the printing process, less power is consumed, and the printers have less downtime and need fewer replacement parts.

As business AIO’s, both offer print, scan, copy, and fax capabilities, with duplex printing available for up to A4 size, and paper trays taking a capacity of up to 550 pages.

Scanning and editing are also simplified with Epson ScanSmart, which converts scanned files into editable formats for a variety of different uses and is able to stitch large documents into a single image. Furthermore, with Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct features, users can print from their smart devices using the Epson iPrint app or print from anywhere using Epson Connect cloud solutions.

 

Individual differences

The L6550. Image courtesy of Epson.

But there are small differences between the models

The EcoTank L6550 is suitable for users who require basic A4 colour multifunction printers and prints slower than the EcoTank L6580.

Besides the faster print speed in both mono and colour, the EcoTank L6580 also supports direct printing from USB devices for JPEG, TIFF and PDF files.

 

Pricing and availability

Epson says that both printers are available now with the L6550 priced at S$1,139. Interested customers of the L6580 are asked to check with Epson for pricing. Customers interested in purchasing both can visit the website contact their nearest Epson Authorised Dealer for more information.

Specs/Model EcoTank L6550 EcoTank L6580
Dimensions 425 x 500 x 350mm 425 x 500 x 350mm
Weight 17.5kg 17.8kg
Print speed
  • A4 Simplex (Black/Colour): Up to 25 ipm / 12 ipm
  • A4 Duplex (Black/Colour): Up to 16 ipm / 9.0 ipm
  • First Page Out Time A4 (Black/Colour): Up to 5.5 sec / 8.5 sec
  • A4 Simplex (Black/Colour): Up to 25 ipm / 25 ipm
  • A4 Duplex (Black/Colour): Up to 21 ipm / 21 ipm
  • First Page Out Time A4 (Black/Colour): Up to 5.5 sec / 5.5 sec
Scan Speed
  • Monochrome: Up to 5.0 sec / 27.5 ppm / 11 ipm
  • Colour: Up to 10 sec / 9.0 ppm / 6.0 ipm
  • Monochrome: Up to 5.0 sec / 27.5 ppm / 11 ipm
  • Colour: Up to 10 sec / 9.0 ppm / 6.0 ipm
Connectivity  Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Ethernet, Epson Connect Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Ethernet, Epson Connect
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