The Epson L555 has the smallest footprint among the printers tested here, so you will have no problems using this printer in a smaller office set-up. But even then, the L555 manages to squeeze in a 30-sheet automatic document feeder so you can print, copy or fax multipage documents without having to manually feed each sheet. Paper handling is modest, as the Epson L555 comes with a single paper tray that can handle 100 sheets at a go. Inkjet ink cartridges aren’t known to be in expensive, and costs can go up quickly if you’re doing a lot of printing. But the Epson L555 uses the ink tank system, so you can save a bit even if you’re doing a fair bit of printing as the ink refill bottles cost US$5.50. Unfortunately the Epson L555 is the only one in this line-up that does not have automatic duplex printing, so you will have to manually flip the pages over when printing doublesided documents.
In terms of wireless printing and scanning, the Epson L555 seems to be quite competent. With built-in Wi-Fi and the help of the free Epson iPrint app, you can print webpages, documents and PDF files directly from both your iOS and Android devices. You can also scan and save directly to your iOS and Android devices, in addition to being able to upload the scanned files or documents to cloud services such as Box.net, Dropbox, Evernote or Google Drive. The L555 does not have a touchscreen display, and comes with a conventional control panel and a two-line monochrome display.
Compact. Affordable ink tank. Cloud support. No duplex support. Small paper capacity.
AT A GLANCE
1,440 x 5,760 dpi
1,200 x 2,400 dpi
474 x 377 x 226mm
It uses the ink tank system, which lets you refill the tanks yourself.
The Epson L555 sports a conventional control panel.
It has a 30-sheet ADF.