Epson Releases New EcoTank All-in-Ones with Refillable Ink Tanks in Western Europe
Epson U.K. is introducing two new color inkjet All-in-Ones for small offices, the Ecotank L355 and Ecotank L555, which feature refillable ink tanks and are equipped with enough ink to print up to 4,000 pages in black and 6,500 pages in color, without users needing to replace ink cartridges.
Simon Hanly, product manager for Epson UK, says: “The L555 and L355 are based on technology that has been highly successful in other markets where we have sold over 10 million units in less than four years. Epson is now responding to customer needs by launching the EcoTank range for western Europe. Complimenting our line-up of existing products, these models are ideal for home and small office customers who want to print everyday documents, such as recipes, homework, emails and maps, and for whom price and convenience are key factors.”
EcoTank printers feature ultra-high-capacity ink tanks that can be refilled using the included Epson ink bottles. Epson says set-up is simple: fill the ink tanks, turn the printer on, and prime the ink system. When it’s time to refill the ink tank, Epson ink bottles are available for £7.99 ($13.00 U.S.).
The L555 and L355, which use Epson’s Micro Piezo inkjet-printing technology are now available exclusively at Dixons Carphone (Currys and PC World stores), and are priced at £329 and £249 respectively. That’s about $527 and $400 respectively in U.S. dollars. As noted, replacement ink bottles are priced at £7.99 ($13.00 U.S.).
The L555 and L355, both with print, copy, and scan, are essentially the same, except the L555 adds fax. Other features for both models include:
- 30-page automatic document feeder.
- Control panel with two-line LCD screen.
- Bundled with four cyan, magenta, yellow, and black 70ml Epson ink bottles for refilling ink tanks.
- Print speeds of up to 9 ppm.
- Wi-Fi wireless connectivity
- Mobile printing with the Epson iPrint app.
- 12-month or 30,000-page warranty.
- 1,200 dpi scanner resolution.
- Energy Star-qualified
For more information and complete specifications on the Ecotank L355 and L555, visit Epson U.K. here. For a look at hands-on experience with color inkjets with refillable ink tanks, including two Epson models, see Wirth Consulting’s comprehensive test report here.