Epson L350 All-in-One Ink Tank System printer review

For the past few years, a lot of people convert their printers into continuous ink systems to lessen ink costs. It’s a popular choice for Filipinos looking for ways to save. Epson introduced their first ink tank system printer a couple of years ago to give us the low cost of continuous ink system without the hassle of conversion and voiding warranties.

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The Epson L350 is one of the second generation of ink tank system printers from Epson and combines the functionalities of a colored printer, scanner and copier in one desk-friendly machine. This printer is made for small businesses or medium-sized households requiring print/scan/copy for business or school purposes.

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The L350 printer is quite easy to set up and operate. It is bundled with four bottles of dye-based ink (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black), plus two additional bottles of black ink. Additional ink bottles costs P295 each.

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There are only four buttons for you to worry about. The Power button, the Copy buttons (one for monochrome and another for colored), and the Cancel button. Below the Cancel button are two LED indicators for Paper and Ink status.

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At the back is the power port and on the side is the USB port which you need to connect to a computer for scanning purposes (requires installing the bundled software).

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First thing you need to do to use the L350 is fill up the tanks with your inks. Don’t worry, it’s not messy as long as you’re careful. Make sure the rubber caps are secured before closing the tank holder.

Note: After plugging the printer, it’s important that you charge the inks first before you can start printing for the first time. You do this by pressing the Cancel button for three seconds until you see the Power button flashing. Charging the ink takes about 20 minutes and it will be finished once the Ink status lights up.

Performance

Printing on the Epson L350 is remarkably fast as it boasts of speeds of up to 33ppm for draft black and white which is good enough for internal office memos. Colored printouts using Epson’s photo papers gave impressive results as well.

Copying documents takes about 5 seconds for black and white and about 10 seconds for color. One thing I noticed is that you need to press the Copy button multiple times for multiple copies which is a bit rudimentary although you can press the Copy plus the Cancel button to make 20 copies in one go.

Scanning documents or photos is done by connecting your PC via USB (no WiFi) and running the Epson Scan software. It’s easy to use and allows you to save scanned items in a variety of image formats.

A bottle of black ink (Php295) will yield up to 4,000 pages which gives you a significantly lower cost per page than traditional inkjet printers.

Verdict

We’ve been using the Epson L350 for over a month and it’s done a good job printing documents, cards and photos, scanning passports and copying birth certificates. It’s fast and printouts are superb especially photos printed on Epson’s photo paper. The only issue we found was that sometimes it takes a while for the printer to ready upon turning on. Other than that, this printer worked smoothly during its duration in our home.

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The Epson L350 is a simple all-in-one ink tank system printer that can provide useful in a small office or a busy household requiring more than just print services. It retails for Php9,295 and already comes with 3 bottles of black ink, and a bottle of each C, M, Y colors. It’s a bit pricey initially but you’ll save on ink cost in the long run. You’ll also get a warranty coverage of one year or 30,000 prints, whichever comes first.

Epson L350 Ink Tank System Printer Specs:
Print Resolution: 5760 X 1440 dpi (with Variable-Sized Droplet Technology)
Print Speed: Black text: 9ipm (images per minute) according to ISO 24734, 33ppm in draft mode
Copy Resolution: 360 X 360 dpi (with VSDT)
Copy Speed:
Black text: 5 sec per copy (draft)
Color text: 10 sec per copy (draft)
Scan optical resolution: 600 dpi
Scanning Speed:
Mono (300 dpi) – 2.4 msec/line
Color (600 dpi) – 9.5 msec/line
Operating System Compatibility:
Windows XP / XP Professional x 64 Edition/ Vista/7/8
Mac OS X 10.5.8 / 10.6.x / 10.7.x
Printer Interface: USB 2.0
SRP: Php9,295

22 Comments

  1. crackinthewall /

    I’ve tried printing with the L100 and the draft mode is unusable for papers that needs to be submitted. It’s usable for things you need to read on your own but you won’t be printing in draft if you want to make an impact. The prints are too malabo. It’s not blurry per se but it lacks the punch of the draft mode of other printers. Printing on normal quality is okay but it was too slow. Is this still the case with the L350?

    • i used draft mode on the L350 to print some official documents i need to submit.

      • crackinthewall /

        How’s the quality? Is it clear enough? The L100’s draft prints looks too cheap to be presentable. I’ll try to scan a print from the L100 and my old HP printer.

        • yeah.. just tested it again and yes the draft is lighter than standard mode so it’s not presentable for official documents. my wife was using standard mode all along.

      • emmanuel /

        Can I use sublimation ink with Epson L350?

  2. I have a bad gut feeling for this I have the cousin L200 series and its all a mess. Hoping Epson have resolved issues with the HW and the super hassle issues with the warranty…

  3. Mr. save /

    i am using hp ink advantage and it really works. i print on draft for my documents and has no problem, ink costs 360 only so very cheap and if i am too lazy to buy a new cartridge i just inject ink on it and it works. i just bought my first cartridge yesterday after buying it on september 2011

  4. Timothy Tan /

    can anybody comment on the “warranty”. I hear in the older L100 models, if you reach the warranty print quantity, you would need to reset the printer itself which can only be done at the service center.

    is this true?

  5. Hi,

    We have CISS for Epson printers, also we have open modifiy epson printer which works like original Epson CISS and customer can reset it by reset program software
    for more information see our website on link below:
    http://continuousinksupplysystem.com.au/en/epson-canon-hp-and-brother-printers-/10042630-printer-with-ink-supply-system.html

  6. emmanuel /

    Guys, please comment on this… Can I use sublimation ink with this Epson L355?

  7. Hi
    I am having trouble charging the ink. While recharging, the machine made odd noises. I took out all the packing that I could see, but the noise continued.
    Now, the cancel button stays red – should it turn to green? The fill ink droplet has no light, so that is a good sign, right?
    Help!

    • EPSON L350 /

      HOw to solve the problem?

      When I using the print a document, it show the below message:
      “Initial Ink charging is not complete?

      Again the setup sheet to complete the ink charging process.

      Please show the procedure to solve the problem.

  8. epson l350 good printer

  9. Gurpal Singh /

    I bought brand new multi function print scan copier L-350 and trying to install. I have followed all procedure as per installer but the printer and copier refuse to function. I just get plain paper when try to print or copy.

    Nedd solution, as, no solution is suggested in operating instructions

  10. This is a great article . Thanks for sharing with us .

  11. Sherri /

    I have a question. I just bought an Epson L350. I took off all the tape filled the tanks, put back the tanks into their place, plugged in the printer and pressed the power button. Then I pressed the cancel button for 3 seconds and the power light started flashing. Sounds good right? Not. Then the paper light and the ink light started flashing fast for more than an hour. So I unplugged the machine. Repeated the process and the ink and paper light just starts flashing again. It is not loading the ink. What do I do??

  12. brikaela /

    Where can I buy Epson L350? It seems that it doesn’t exist. I even called the epson HOtline but still no Epson L350.

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  14. Avanish B /

    Bought the printer a week before and read this article and saw about how to copy multiple.When I press the copy button multiple times but the copy comes only single copy please help me how to copy multiple times at only one time.

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