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).
Epson L100 printer
Epson L200 All-in-one
Epson L800 photo printer
4 ink multipurpose printer
6-ink photo printer
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)
360 X 360 dpi (with VSDT)
|Scan optical Resolution|
Monochrome (300 dpi) ““ 4 msec/line
|Operating System Compatibility|
Windows® XP / XP Professional x 64 Edition/Vistaâ„¢/7
cyan, magenta, yellow, black
cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan, light magenta
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