EP­SON L555

HWM (Singapore) - - TEST -

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

Print res­o­lu­tion

1,440 x 5,760 dpi

Scan res­o­lu­tion

1,200 x 2,400 dpi

Au­to­matic du­plex

No

Pa­per Han­dling

100 sheets

Di­men­sions

474 x 377 x 226mm

Price

$399

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.

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