Epson brings us the L-series, world’s first genuine ink tank printer

It’s no secret that a lot of Filipinos opt to have CISS or Continuous Ink Supply System installed on their inkjet printers. Why not? You don’t have to buy those expensive cartridges with bottled inks being more affordable.

Instead of letting third-party CISS vendors make a Frankenstein out of their printers, Epson released their own CISS printers or what they call ink tank printers. The Epson L-series printers address the problems encountered when having a third-party CISS installed on a printer: warranty voids, ink spillage when transporting, printer head clogging, and color accuracy problems.

The Epson L-series printers feature Epson’s FIT (Fast Ink Top-up) technology that is made up of three specially designed components: 1) the Epson Ink Tanks, 2) special ink tubes and 3) a choke valve, all of which allow for easy ink refilling as well as convenient transportation of the printers.

The Epson Micro Piezo print head found in the Epson L-series printers achieves a maximum print resolution of 5760 x 1440 dpi and its variable size droplet technology (VSDT) allows the print head to eject ink droplets in three sizes. These capabilities ensure the greatest detail and extremely smooth gradations in photographs.

If you’re wondering about the cost, it’s just slightly more expensive than a printer and a CISS installation setup. The most basic L-series printer, L100, is priced at Php7,800. However, ink bottles are priced at Php265 per piece, Php15 more than your ink refill plus you are sure to get quality ink for your printer.

  

The L100 and L200 printers come with a starting set of three black 70ml ink bottle that can print up to 12,000 black/white pages (4,000 page yield per bottle) and three 70ml color ink cartridges that can print 6500 color pages. With each set of one black and three color inks, the printers offer an extremely low cost per page of only PhP0.06 per black page and only PhP0.12 per color page. In addition, each new unit comes with two additional black ink bottles to provide customers even greater value.

 

The Epson L800 photo printer comes with an initial bundle of six ink bottles (70ml each) that can print up to 1,800 4R photos. With each full set of inks (Cyan, Light Cyan, Magenta, Light Magenta, Yellow, Black), the printer offers an extremely low running cost of only PhP1.67 per 4R-size photo print (media price not included).

Feature

Epson L100 printer

Epson L200 All-in-one

Epson L800 photo printer

Type

4 ink multipurpose printer

6-ink photo printer

Print Resolution

5760 X 1440 dpi (with Variable-Sized Droplet Technology)

Print Speed (draft mode)

Black documents: 27 pages per minute / Color documents: 15 pages per minute

34 pages per minute (black / color printing)

15 secs / 4R photograph (borderless)

11 secs / 4R photograph (with border)

Copy Resolution

Not applicable

360 X 360 dpi (with VSDT)

Not applicable

Copy Speed

Black text:
11 sec per copy on draft mode

Color text:
38 sec per copy on draft mode

Scan optical Resolution

600 dpi

Scanning Speed

Monochrome (300 dpi) – 4 msec/line
Color (600 dpi) –15 msec/line

Operating System Compatibility

Windows® XP / XP Professional x 64 Edition/Vista™/7
Apple Mac OS not supported

Printer Interface

USB 2.0

Inks

cyan, magenta, yellow, black

cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan, light magenta

Price and availability

Php 7,800

Php 9,360

PhP 13,800

 


40 Comments

  1. Griswold /

    good move for epson. i think these CISS printers will pay off in the long run especially for families who prints a lot. At least hindi ka na matatakot na masira printer head mo.

    • CISS printe is only good for normal anf regular use. However, if you use it excessively or you print it excessively parang ma out or short of ink. Pag hindi mo naman nagamit ang printer…mag malfunction din, parang ma clog-up.

  2. Kapil /

    This Step Taken by Epson Is Marvellous. It Will Bring revolution In The Print Industry Specially Photo Industry. Not Too Late….I Appreciate This Move Of Epson..And Good Luck With best Wishes…This Really Made Me Happy

  3. Finally, a company listened and delivered what the consumers want.

    • regohn /

      True! I agree! Finally they listened to the clamor of the people. Enough with ridiculously overpriced ink. They have been milking the budget of peole for a long time now and slowly they realized that they are loosing revenue from those ciss installers. This move is going to put those individuals out of business. Im sure the other printer companies will follow suit.

  4. this is great, good news to those who wants to buy a ciss printer bundle, no more voided warranty + original epson inks that will produce great print results. kudos to epson!!!

  5. epson really did a good job in making their printers with ciss bundle… but do they have enough technical crew to accommodate reapers??

  6. I find the L800 not that much of a good choice though, bought 1 already, warranty is only 6 months or 3,000 prints, whichever comes first, while for L100/L200 it’s much longer. Ink for L100/L200 is only P265, while for L800 it’s P500… I don’t get it…

  7. a lot of ink businesses are probably gonna go bankrupt now.lol
    Apparently, stores that convert printers don’t sell these, perhaps they didn’t want they’re customers to know about it. I bought mine at a consumer electric store. It’s pretty slow, but worth the additional 9 months warranty.

    • wena /

      weeeeeeeeeeeeeeemd d nga hindi nga kame na bankrupt ehhhhhhhhhhh

  8. just wondering why it took years for them to realize that it’s about time they released their own CISS printer …

    as a business owner using HP and EPSON products, the prices offered by ink refill stations (whose quality is way below compared to original) is really bothering … consumers nowadays need not even mind the quality –> they are hypnotized by the price of ink refills … not minding what they actually get

    we’ve been praying that someday HP and/or EPSON will come up to the challenge …

    we thought that this would never come true until now …

    anyway BETTER LATE THAN NEVER …

    we already bought ours EPSON L200

    so INK REFILL COMPETITIONS … HERE WE COME !!! BRING ON THE CHALLENGE!!

  9. yasser /

    Hello
    We are a company of Berlin, General Trading
    And we want to buy printers
    Epson L200 & Epson L800
    The design also liked the idea a great Yemeni market
    We want large quantities
    I would like to Trdo as soon as the price of the printer in order to bring you the amounts
    Thank you for your cooperation with the sender of the company Yasser Afari Berlin

  10. Vherchito L. Maclang /

    What type of ink did Epson Inkjet Photo L800 Has? is it Dye or Pigment ink type?

  11. Recently got one of these along with my dad. Only gripe with the printer so far is that it’s a tad slower than other inkjets, even when printing text.

  12. Sanjay /

    I purchased L200 on 15.5.2012 but the printing quality is not good. All the printing like documents / photo all are the bluish.

    I inform service centre in different area, location that please solve this problem till waiting.

    If my problem will not solve then every where I send the masseg by mail that Epson Service & this L-200 Printer is not good.

  13. ashly /

    I want to buy a epson l200 printer but before that i just one to know f the printer is good

  14. Hassek Vladim /

    Just Give that product sometime like 3months to 5months, and wait for the users review if this one is good or not. Dont waste money just to buy a printer, Just buy a cheap price printer with a brand and convert in a CISS system if you’re using it in industrial use. if only personal, Just buy the regular one. It is just my opinion.

  15. omashinra /

    lots of positive comments huh???? excellent printing quality and price .. two thumbs up BUT what about the printing speed?????
    It prints very slow especially printing colored pages.. I regret buying this printer.

    i suggest everyone to check first the printing speed before buying any of this printers.. you might end up disappointed. think twice

  16. SHANKAR /

    this is great work from EPSON, we wasted money on buying ink catridges for getting just few copies, i bought L200 now i recovered my money only by pring the colour pring i earned nearly 15 thousand rupees from the original catridge comes with the printer

  17. CynaMyst /

    can i use L200 printer using dye,subli,pigment inks in one printer w/ 3 cis for 1 printer, is ds possible?durable ba to?tnx

  18. gourav bose /

    can we use this l200 printer by inverter/ battery……….does this printer have a enlarge system—i want to use this printer for buisness purpose—i only copy/ xerox to use this printer—can it will be helpful for doing xerox only……one another thing–if we want to do xerox on both side it has option for doing so and “id” also which wil be printed on one side of paper —

    • omashinra /

      i suggest you not to use this for that purpose… its time consuming.. prints very slow.

    • omashinra /

      one another thing–if we want to do xerox on both side it has option for doing so and “id” also which wil be printed on one side of paper —

      you have to turn the other side of the paper.. in other words.. do it maneually coz it doesnt have a feeder on top of the scanner

    • Go for Epson Workforce M200 for your purpose. 12 paisa printing cost per page. It’s a monochrome printer with ADF facility

  19. June Laurel /

    I really need to buy one myself ASAP. Only question is how durable the ink is compared to Epson Claria Dye?

    Anyone knows the answer?

    Please reply, I need your answer before buying one.

    How come Epson never published the resistance to fading with this new ink?

  20. June Laurel /

    I really need to buy one myself ASAP. Only question is how durable the ink is compared to Epson Claria Dye?

    Anyone knows the answer?

    Please reply, I need your answer before buying one.

    How come Epson never published the resistance to fading with this new ink?

  21. mabagal mag print, tapos palagi nagkakaproblem on board.. NO power (walang kapangyarihan)

  22. Can we use the Epson L800 series printer for Printing of T-Shirts & Mugs, Cap and other gift items

  23. What is the USD equivalent of Php?

  24. fairprints /

    I bought my epson L200 SN: NFZK083162 last March 19, 2012 from PC GADGET store in SM North, Q.C.

    Pls. take note of the following based from my experience with this L200 epson printer:

    1). ON/OFF SWITCH (POWER SUPPLY)already not working after only 3 or 4 months of normal printing. Since its under warranty, I brought it to COMPUSERVE, epson authorized repair shop and it was repaired within 3 weeks.

    2). PRINTHEAD CLOGGED and cannot be removed even after several head cleaning. I brought it again to COMPUSERVE and they changed the printhead. All 4 ink tanks (CMYK)were almost empty when it was returned to me they said that it was used in ink charging process.

    3). AT PRESENT, DISTORTED IMAGE CAME OUT WHEN SCANNED AND PHOTOCOPY, ALSO PAPER FEEDING NOT ALIGNED. I HAVE TO BRING IT IMMEDIATELY TO COMPUSERVE AGAIN FOR REPAIR, ONLY ONE AND A HALF MONTHS LEFT TO ITS WARRANTY.

    I noticed there is alot of epson L series at compuserve shelves brought to them for repair.

  25. timmy /

    Hi. Just want to ask if the L800 model is good for t-shirt printing business? A little expensive though but I think its worth it because of the quality of the print. I need advice please. Thanks!

  26. archie /

    tanong lang po mga sir…. meron po ako problem sa printing kc blue color lang ung lumalabas sa print out ko,… natry ko na po ung Nozzle check pati mga settings … nung unang print ko eh ok naman tpos after a days eh nung nag print ulet ako eh puro blue na ung napriprint nya,,.. [L800] meron po ba to kaugnayan sa Color management…? pa help po .. bagohan lang po ako when it comes in printing.. TIA

    • LOL /

      Pre. unlock mo lang ung travel switch ung sa ink banda then Power cleaning. The best ang L800! ginagamit ko sa photobooth ko. Superb ang output! mura pa comsumables! :)

      • Sarah C. /

        HI! Do you know where can i buy epson L20o ink refill? By the way, I’m from Bohol, Philippines

  27. Sarah C. /

    Hi! I have Epson L200 printer.Where can i buy inks for it?I am running out of ink. Thank you!

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  29. Dennis /

    Ok b ang L series sa pag print ng pvc id? I am using original cartridge sa epson t13 ko kaso nahihirapan na ko makabili ng orig cartridge na mura wala na stock sa recto at sa mga site nabibili ko lang sya ng 300 1 set na cartridge na before ngayon napipilitan ako bumilli sa mall na sobrang mahal per cartridge 475 ang isa.

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