I’ve seen most offices stick to black and white printing to save costs. But believe me, the color attracts attention; bright, eye-catching colors of green, red or blue stand out and often stand out from monochromatic or neutral shades. Sales & marketing teams can make abundant use of colors to make their presentations more lively. Ditto for the creative lot, like photo enthusiasts and content creators, who are normally self-employed. The need for a quality photo printer has become essential for our work schedules which have not yet returned to normal. Even school and college students can make good use of photo printers for their homework.
Japanese Epson is trying to appeal to the aforementioned target audience with its EcoTank L8180 photo printer. Uniquely designed to meet the needs of photo studios and photo enthusiasts, the L8180 is an all-in-one printer that delivers a wider color gamut for high-quality photo prints, with powerful performance and an affordable price. We’ve spent a fortnight with the new Epson creation and we firmly think it’s a great machine for remote work, home offices and more.
The Epson EcoTank L8180 is priced at Rs 54,999. Appearance-wise, it is compact, sleek and can easily print, copy and scan using an impressive optional 10.9cm color touchscreen , 5-way media handling and unique 6-color inks. Yes, you heard right. This new photo printer comes with six unique color inks (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, gray and pigment black). With this combination, the printer can produce attractive borderless prints up to A3+ size that offer superior color reproduction for large photos, photo albums, etc.
Additionally, the Epson Smart Panel app allows the user to control the printer from smart devices to print, copy documents and even configure and troubleshoot the printer. Going a step further, the printer uses premium Epson Claria ET inks with Multi-Size Dot technology to produce attractive, long-lasting photos. It can also print great black and white photos with the combination of 2 black and gray inks. Equipped with a multi-path paper feed option for prints up to A3+, this printer features a high-yield ink bottle, scans up to 21.59cm x 35.56cm. It can even print directly onto inkjet-coated CDs/DVDs.
The L8180 photo printer is powered by Epson’s exclusive Micro Piezo technology, which delivers faster prints and uses Epson’s heatless technology, which consumes less power, saving money. money and protect the environment. The low power consumption also ensures that there are no interruptions during power outages as the printer can even run on a conventional UPS. The device is equipped with a host of connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, WiFi Direct, Ethernet, SD card and USB drives for seamless printing.
Siva Kumar, Senior General Manager – Inkjet Printers, Epson India, said, “The EcoTank L8180 will represent a new era in photo printing and supports a multitude of applications such as photo albums and passport photos, combined with low printing cost and high quality prints. .”
Let me list some of the things I liked about the L8180 photo printer. It is compact and stylish with improved print quality and low running cost. It delivers high page yield and has multiple paper feed paths for convenience. In other words, it is multifunctional and versatile while remaining affordable, compact and, above all, reliable.
Optical touch panel: LCD, 10.9 cm
Resolution: 5760 x 1440 dpi (with scalable Droplet technology)
Number of inks and type: 6 colors, black (pigment), black (dye), cyan, magenta, yellow, gray
Ink per bottle: Rs 989
Scanner type: Flatbed color image scanner up to Legal size (21.59 cm x 35.56 cm)
Print size: up to A3+ (single-sided) / up to A4 (duplex)
Estimated retail price: 54,999 rupees