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Epson L3150 EcoTank Printer Review

Overview

Epson L3150 printer is the winner of the RedDot Award 2019 for its design making it cost efficient for printing. This printer uses Ink Tanks in the forms of the bottle instead of cartridges which makes it economical and reduces the cost of every print. The Ink tanks are placed in front of the printer and make the user able to see the level of ink available in the printer and make him or her get another ink bottle in advanced.

By the way, Epson L3150 is one of the most widely used inkjet printers both for professional and even for private users.

Here, if you are thinking of buying a printer that will give you more margin in every printing, you can think of this printer. But before that, let’s see the key features or specifications, whatever you call, below.

What you can expect from this printer

  • Reducing cost of printing: As the information from Epson, it will cost 18 paise for color and 7 paise for black print for every print.
  • Compact Ink Tank: In the previous printer of Epson, Ink Tank has been installed to the side of the printer, making it wider and more space-consuming. But Epson L3150 has the Ink Tank installed in front (to the right) of the printer, and hence it does not become wider.
  • You’ll enjoy the refilling: The Ink Tank has been made in such a way that the refilling will be more spill-free and error-free.
  • Wireless Printing support: Epson L3150 has the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct so that you can connect your devices to the printer and print wirelessly. You can even print from your mobile devices subject to the availability of wireless features in those devices.
  • The ability of Borderless printing up to 4R.

Control Panel

Power Button: This is the power button to turn the printer on or off. Besides that, it is also required to set up the printer for the first time. This button is also used along with the last (Cancel) button to take a test print. If you press and hold the power button and the cancel button for the 5 seconds, a test page will be printed having the status of the printer and ink.

Wi-Fi: The Wi-Fi button is used for wireless printing with the printer. This button along with the Wi-Fi info button to get the information related to Wi-Fi. If you press and hold the W-Fi and Wi-Fi info button simultaneously for 5 seconds, the Wi-Fi direct feature will on. If only this button is pressed and hold for 5 seconds, the Wi-Fi router feature will open.

Wi-Fi Info: The information related to wireless settings in your printer can be known by using this button along with the previous buttons. If you press this button and release, you will get the information of Wi-Fi-router settings and information, and if you press and hold until a paper print, then Wi-Fi direct features setting and information will be printed. The information contains the SSID name and Password with other details.

Black copy: If pressed and released once, then it prints only a single page in black color and if pressed and hold continuously for 5 seconds, it will go on printing until 20 pages in color.

Colour copy: This button works the same as the above button. It will print a color copy if pressed once. If pressed and hold for 5 seconds, it will go on printing up to 20 pages in color.

Cancel button: If pressed once while printing, it will cancel the printing process. And if pressed and hold for 5 seconds, it will clean the head.

Error indicators: There are two indicators of errors happening in the printer. The upper light having a symbol of ink, if blinks, indicates if there is an error in ink, and if there is any problem in a paper-like paper jam, then the below light will show the error indication.

Key Features

We have already discussed what you can expect from the printer and what the control buttons that you can use for your printing process. Now is the time to look into some of the basic features and specifications in the Epson L3150 printer that you need to know before buying it.

  • Printer Type
    • Print: This is the basic feature of any printer. It uses On-Demand Inkjet printing Technology to print your documents both in black and color.
      • Printer Language: ESC / P-R
      • Direction: It has both Bi-directional and Uni-directional printing direction.
      • Nozzle configuration: 180 x 1 nozzle Black, 59 x 1 nozzle per color (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)
      • Maximum Resolution: 5760 x 1440 dpi with variable-sized Droplet Technology
      • Epson L3150 lacks the feature of Automatic 2-sided printing.
    • Scan: Epson L3150 has the feature to scan your document.
      • Scanner Type: Flatbed colour image scanner.
      • Sensor Type: CIS
      • Optical Resolution: 1200 x 2400 dpi
      • Maximum Scan Area: 216 x 297 mm (8.5 x 11.7”)
      • Scanner Bit Depth (Colour): 48-bit input, 24-bit output
      • Scanner Bit Depth (Greyscale): 16-bit input, 8-bit output
      • Scanner Bit Depth (Black & White): 16-bit input, 1-bit output
  • Print Speed
    • Photo Default: 10 x 15 cm /4 x 6 “*2. It takes approximate 69 sec per photo (Border) and 90 sec per photo.
    • Draft, A4 (Black / Colour): Upto 33 ppm / 15 ppm
    • ISO 24734, A4 Simplex (Black / Colour): Up to 10 ipm / 5.0 ipm.
    • First page out Time from Ready Mode (Black / Colour): Approx. 10 sec / sec.
  • Copy Speed
    • Copy quality: colour / black and white; Draft /  standalone.
    • Maximum copies from standalone: 20 copies.
    • Maximum copy size: A4, letter.
    • ISO 29183, A4, Simplex (Black / colour): Up to 7.7 ipm / 3.8 ipm
  • Scan speed
    • Flatbed (Black / colour): 200 dpi: 11 sec /  200 dpi: 28 sec
  • Connectivity
    • USB interface: USB 2.0
    • Network: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
    • Network protocol: TCP/IPv4, TCP/IPv6
    • Network Management Protocols: SNMP, HTTP, DHCP, APIPA, PING, DDNS, mDNS, SLP, WSD, LLTD
  • Consumables
    • Black Ink Bottle: 4500 pages
    • Cyan Ink bottle: 7500 (Composite Yield)
    • Magenta Ink Bottle: 7500 (Composite Yield)
    • Yellow Ink Bottle: 7500 (Composite Yield)
  • Interface
    • USB: USB 2.0

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Written by kumarjanglu

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