Review: Epson ITS L1455 Printer

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Epson’s new ITS (Ink Tank System) L1455 printer is the company’s first A3 size high-productivity multifunction flagship that is aimed at users looking for low running costs.   The printer comes along with the company’s very own PrecisionCore printheads.

Epson claims that the L1455 is designed to offer printing speeds of up to 18-ipm (images per minute) for A4 and 10-ipm for A3 size paper. For those uninitiated, Image per Minute (IPM) is a way of measuring the speed of a printer. An IPM rate indicates the number of single-sided 8.5-by-11-inch sheets, a printer can complete in one minute. An IPM rate is more to graphics files, whereas a PPM rate is for more to text-only files.

The L1455 also comes with a range of productivity features aimed at an SME / SMB / SOHO audience. These features include A3 duplex printing, scanning and copying, 4.3-inch touch-screen LCD and convenient connectivity for printing wirelessly from smart devices, cloud storage services or to any printer remotely.

Setting up the printer is a walk in the park. Switch on the printer, make sure the ink tank system is filled with ink, and connect the printer to your wireless network through the printer’s onboard control panel. Once the printer is on the network, download the setup program from Epson’s website onto your laptop or PC.

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The setup application will then walk you through the steps of connecting your laptop or PC to the L1455. Like its L655 and L605 siblings, each set of inks is a capable of up to 6,000 pages in black and 6,500 pages in colour on the L1455.

The Epson L1455 comes with a 35-sheet duplex ADF, making it suitable for scanning and copying two-sided documents of up to A3 size. Duplex printing speed is rated at up to 8.7-ipm for A4. Also onboard are dual 250-sheet input trays, so you can put different paper sizes in different trays.

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In terms of connectivity, the L1455 offers Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct and USB 2.0 options. The printer also has card slots (SD card and Memory Stick) and a USB port with USB Host function, so you can print, scan, and save faxes directly with external flash memory and storage devices.

During our review period, we were impressed by the overall print, copy, and scan quality of the Epson L1455. In real world tests, we were able to clock 16-ipm for A4 size prints. With a host of connectivity features, big print duty cycle, ink tank system, and brilliant print quality, the Epson L1455 could be a perfect companion for all your small business printing needs.

[highlight color=”yellow”]Price: AED 3399[/highlight]

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Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is easily excited by the smallest of technologies around. He is an Android fanboy at heart, who also owns an iPhone, a Windows Phone, and a BlackBerry. Though he uses a MacBook Pro at work, he also uses a Windows PC, an Xbox One and an Xbox 360 for all his gaming requirements. True gadget lover at heart!