Epson rewrote the printer history when they launched their first EcoTank inkjet printer. Since then most users have stopped using printers bundled with small, prefilled ink cartridges and prefer inkjets with permanent ink tanks. This surge in demand has encouraged Epson to release some EcoTank printers with highly advanced features and the Epson EcoTank L15150 is one such printer. Primarily designed for business users the EcoTank L15150 claims to be a blend of high-quality performance and affordability. Therefore, to test these claims we did an in-depth review of Epson EcoTank L15150 printer so that you can decide yourself.
Design and Features
This EcoTank printer has been designed for business establishments and its compact size does justice to this idea. Despite having the ability to print, scan, copy and fax A3+ sized documents this printer has surprisingly low footprint, which means it will easily fit in your workspace. Printer design includes two front trays of 250-sheet capacity, one rear feed tray with 50-sheet capacity and an Auto Document Feeder (ADF) of 50-sheet. All these trays and ADF can easily handle A3+ sized sheets.
This inkjet is packed with many advanced features, but the most prominent is its 4-color ink tank printing system, which is both cost effective and user friendly. The scanner of this device supports double-sided scanning and printer can perform duplex printing. Fax speed dial has the capacity to store up to 200 names and numbers. This Epson all-in-one has B/W and color fax capability. Supported fax functions include Fax to E-mail, PC Fax, Auto Redial, Memory Reception, Fax to Folder, etc. When faxing pages you can send files of up to 550 pages or up to 6 MB in size.
Productivity and Performance
Since this all-in-one is designed for businesses it can deliver fast and efficient performance. The maximum print speed offered by this device is 32 ppm for mono and 22 ppm for color prints. Also, features like fast duplex printing and high-speed ADF empower you to speed through day-to-day tasks. You can easily navigate through most of the features of this multi-function inkjet using its touchscreen LCD, which further improves its productivity.
Using its Epson PrecisionCore Print Head technology this printer delivers truly impressive print quality, which matches laser quality prints. Due to its high printing resolution of up to 4800 x 1200 dpi this printer is most suited for printing professional quality images and photos. Results of our lab tests reveal that the quality of print was consistent throughout large print jobs. The ink used by this printer is Epson DURABrite pigment ink, which is capable of delivering sharp, clear and water resistant prints.
The Epson EcoTank L15150 is an A3 printer. Therefore, the quality tests on A3 sheets is extremely important as its commonly seen that A3 printer’s print quality reduces in large sized prints. However, this is not the case with this Epson L15150 all-in-one. The final print quality on both A3 and A4 page prints is of good quality.
Ease of Use
Ink tanks in this printer are easily accessible from the front and offer hassle-free refilling. One refill can last for thousands of prints as the ink is available in enhanced ink bottles designed for clean refills. The 10.9 cm LCD touchscreen on the front panel along with the hard keys allows you to easily print, scan, copy and fax documents without requiring any computer.
Faxing documents using this device is like a breeze. The speed dial is easy to operate and due to its 200 name memory you can easily send multiple faxes without much work. Scanning and copying documents is also easy due to the ADF feature as it allows you to complete large print jobs without being near to this printer. Because this printer is designed for business establishments you will find many features which are productive and easy to use.
The most impressive feature of an Epson EcoTank printer is its incredibly low cost per page. Due to the large front ink tanks in this Epson all-in-one you have to refill them less often. So, one refill lasts longer and costs less. The ink for the tanks is available in bottles which are easy to reseal and incorporate drip-free design to allow long storage times. The innovative design of this printer protects its ink tanks from any damage.
Also, the Epson EcoTank L15150 printer supports double-sided printing and scanning. Therefore, you can easily and quickly perform duplex printing and scanning jobs and save both time and money. When you compare the cost of operation of this printer with any other 4-in-1 ink cartridge A3 printer you will find the cost lower by up to 90%. The power consumed by this device is much lower than the other A3 printers of its class.
Connectivity options supported by this printer are Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Ethernet, USB and USB Host. Therefore, you can easily access this MFP in many ways. It can be physically connected to a network using Ethernet or multiple users can wirelessly connect to this printer by using their wireless devices. Either ways you will be able to control all the functions of the printer with complete ease.
You can print and connect anywhere with Epson’s mobile and cloud services. Just install Epson apps on your smart devices and get the power to connect this printer with many online services provided by Epson. The apps provided by Epson are Epson iPrint app, Epson Email Print app, Remote Print Driver app and Scan to Cloud app. Of course, for stand-alone computers there is the option of connecting through USB as well.
- Extremely low running costs
- Great printer quality especially for images and photos
- Automatic Document Feeder for easy and quick completion of lengthy jobs
- Amazing mobile connectivity
- Multiple mobile apps to better utilize all the functions of this printer
- Refilling of ink tanks is very easy and storing of inks is really simple and safe
- High initial price of this printer
The Epson EcoTank L15150 all-in-one prints good and inexpensively. The input capacity offered is generous for large print jobs and Wi-Fi support allows you to operate this device remotely. Epson EcoTank design was a boon for office printers as it reduced cost, lowered refilling time and improved productivity. Therefore, the value this printer offers to small businesses and workgroups is incomparable to any other A3 printer in competition.