EPSON L655 All-in-One Ink Tank Printer Review
In a world where technology is revolutionizing every facet of civilization, we expect to find much more advanced gadgets than those that we know. Printers are one area that is changing rapidly, day in day out. At one time, a printer with an attached fax machine used to be the real deal. Today, printers no longer need faxing machines and even those that feature this utility, just include the fax as an additional service. Instead, printers are featuring far much-advanced facilities, such as wireless connectivity and touch screen panels.
EPSON is one of the oldest printer manufacturers in the market and among the most successful of this lot. Its success can be attributed to the company’s resolute focus to produce medium sized printers as well as innovative laser printers for its esteemed customers. This company focuses mostly on producing smaller printers and copiers, probably because they are far much profitable and are bought in bulk. One of its best printers in this class of mini printers is the EPSON L655. This printer was released this year and is the very first duplex ink tank printer from the brand. This product is targeted for small offices and businesses which need to deliver high-resolution printing works. Here are some of its best features.
Likeable features of the EPSON L655 printer: Stylish design
For a standard office printer, I think Epson was a bit generous with the entire design and veneer on this product. It comes in two major colors white and black. On the front facing is a 2.2 inch LCD display to you with navigation and other operations on this device. The control panel is textured and has well carved out buttons for an ergonomic feel. On the top side of the printer, you get a scan bed which you can use for scanning your documents. This device also comes with an array of ports which include an Ethernet (RJ45) and a USB port. You can always refer from the user manual to know the functions of other ports. The plastic also feels solid and tough meaning that the L655 was built to last. The printer weighs 11 kilograms and measures 60 by 46.8 by 36.8 centimeters.
Since time in memorial, Epson printers have been known of being extremely easy to use and uncomplicated. This printer is no different. The buttons are well labeled and then you have the additional LCD display to guide you. Moreover, this device is integrated with a new printer head design which uses a new technology called Precision-Core technology. This technology is responsible for faster prints and scans, as well as high-resolution printouts. Epson fitted the document feed tray on the top of the product so as to make it easy to use. With this change in design, multiple paged pamphlets and documents can be easily fed on to the scanner bed for photocopying, faxing or scanning.
Being the world’s first Duplex printer, the L655 is very economical with papers. Its ADF component can support up to 30 multi-paged sheets for scanning and copying. The company argues that the cost per print in this printer is very low, both for colored and black and white prints. The estimates are 20 paisas for colored prints and as low as 13 paisas for black and white prints. The printer uses a user-enhanced ink top-up mechanism, which reduces the probability of ink spillage. All prints are smudge-free, owing to precision ink jets, which spray just enough ink on the paper. This prevents blotches and at the same time saves on ink.
This printer has several connectivity options, which users can use to feed document information that is to be printed. To begin with, it supports Wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi(Wi-Fi direct). You can also use the Ethernet port to print documents across cabled networks in the office. The telephone cable port is essential for feeding faxes to the printer for printing. What’s even more, the printer has a fax storage capacity of about 100 pages. So if it runs out of ink or paper, the faxes can be held at bay before refilling and loading of more paper.
Pricing and Verdict
Epson was very reasonable while pricing this gadget, since with all these features, the L655 was priced at 22, 400 Rupees only. Of course, the price will vary depending on your region, but it will revolve around this figure. My final verdict over this gadget is – buy it! Being a duplex printer, you are sure to save a lot of cash that goes to waste through ink spillages and paper left-overs.
|Print Technology||PrecisionCore TM printhead|
|Resolution||4800 x 1200 dpi|
|Maximum Optical Resolution||1,200 dpi x 2,400 dpi|
|Scan Area||216 x 297mm|
|Wireless connectivity||Yes (Wi-Fi direct)|
|USB||Yes USB V 2.0|
|Network||Ethernet, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Mobile and Cloud Printing||Yes (Epson iPrint, Epson Email Print, Remote Print Driver, Scan to Cloud, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria Print Service)|