Epson EcoTank L3150 Key Features + Specifications
Epson EcoTank L3150 : Key Features
The Epson EcoTank L3150 is the mainstay of the EcoTank L-series of multifunction colour printers, offering the ability to scan, copy and print in colour wirelessly.
Colour Scanning + Copying
Flip open the top cover, and you will find a high-resolution colour scanner, with a resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi, and a 24-bit colour depth.
This built-in scanner lets you make black and white or colour photocopies, albeit only at a lower resolution of 600 x 600 dpi.
The Epson EcoTank L3150 uses Variable-Sized Droplet technology to deliver a maximum print resolution of 5760 x 1440 dpi, at up to 33 pages per minute (black) and 15 pages per minute (colour).
But its call to fame is its EcoTank system, with CYMK colours – cyan, yellow, magenta and black – that delivers incredibly low cost per print.
A single set of four Epson 003 ink bottles (Epson 103 / 104 in some countries) will let you print up to 4,500 pages (black) and 7,500 pages (colour).
That works out to just 0.52 sen (0.13 cent) per page for black, and 0.94 sen (0.24 cent) per page for colour!
USB + Wireless Connectivity
Like other printers, it can be connected to your computer through a USB cable. However, it is not even necessary to use the cable.
The EcoTank L3150 has WiFi-N connectivity built-in, so you can just plug in the power cable and start printing wirelessly from your computer, or even your smartphone or tablet.
In fact, you can even print remotely from your devices through Google Cloud Print!
The Epson EcoTank L3150 supports printing on paper up to A4 or Letter, with a maximum weight of 80 g/m2 for plain paper.
But it supports photo paper, which are much thicker and heavier. Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper, for example, has a paper weight of 225 g/m2.
It also supports 4R borderless printing – that’s 4 inch x 6 inch, preferably using the Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper.
The print quality on plain paper is acceptable for presentations, but not for photos – they appear dull as you can see in the video above.
For photo printing, you must use photo paper. The print quality on photo paper is worlds apart from what you can get on plain paper. The colours are deeper and a lot more vibrant, and your photos will actually look like photos!
The video may not show it, but the detail in the photo is amazing. As long as you print with high-resolution photos, the printer will deliver colour print resolution of up to 5760 x 1440 dots per inch!
The print-outs do come out a little darker than our display. But that’s easily corrected by adjusting the exposure in the photos before printing.
But without a doubt, the Epson L3150 offers a very cheap photo printing solution. The cost of printing a large A4 photo is only 75 sen (about 18 cents), including both photo paper and ink!
Epson EcoTank L3150 : Specifications
|Specifications||Epson EcoTank L3150|
|Printer Type||Multi-Function (Print, Scan, Copy)|
|Printing Technology||Piezoelectric Inkjet|
|Nozzle Configuration||Black : 180 nozzles
Yellow : 59 nozzles
Magenta : 59 nozzles
Cyan : 59 nozzles
|Maximum Print Resolution||5760 x 1440 dpi
(Variable-Sized Droplet Technology)
|Minimum Ink Droplet size||3 picolitre|
|Automatic 2-Sided Printing||No|
|Print Speed||4×6″ Photo (Border) : 69 seconds
4×6″ Photo (Borderless) : 90 seconds
A4 Black (Draft) : 33 ppm
A4 Black (Simplex) : 10 ipm
A4 Colour (Draft) : 15 ppm
A4 Colour (Simplex) : 5 ipm
|Paper Support||Premium Glossy Photo Paper : 20 sheets
Envelope : 10 sheets
Postcard : 30 sheets
A4 / Letter Paper (80 g/m2) : 100 sheets
|Print Noise||Plain Paper : 52 dB(A)
Premium Photo Paper : 38 dB(A)
|Ink Bottle Yield||Black : 4,500 pages
Cyan + Magenta + Yellow : 7,500 pages
|Maximum Paper Size||215.9 mm x 1200 mm|
|Scanner Type||Flatbed Colour Scanner|
|Scanner Sensor||Contact Image Sensor (CIS)|
|Optical Resolution||1200 x 2400 dpi|
|Scanner Bit Depth||48-bit input, 24-bit output|
|Scan Speed||Black, 200 dpi : 11 seconds
Colour, 200 dpi : 28 seconds
|Maximum Scan Area||216 mm x 297 mm|
|Copy Size||A4 / Letter|
|Copy Resolution||600 x 600 dpi|
|Copy Speed||Black : 7.7 ipm
Colour : 3.8 ipm
|Connectivity||Wired : USB 2.0
LAN : No
Wireless : WiFi-N (with Wi-Fi Direct)
|Power Consumption||Operating : 12 W
Standby : 4.3 W
Sleep : 0.7 W
Power Off : 0.3 W
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