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Epson launches trio of EcoTank printers, free ink included

By Shannon Williams, Wed 3 Jun 2015
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Epson has today launched a trio of new EcoTank printers in New Zealand, with up to two years worth of ink included. 

The L365, L455 and L565 are a new generation of printers with additional features and better functionality, the company announced in a statement. 

“EcoTank printers have revolutionised household and small office printing by making them incredibly convenient as a result of the two years worth of included ink, the elimination of regular trips or orders to buy ink and the knowledge that, paper aside, most costs associated with printing are already paid for,” Epson says.

The Epson EcoTank L365, L455 and L565 are wireless all-in-one printers with integrated ink systems. Integrated high-capacity ink tanks means ink is supplied continuously to the printer, so there are no cartridges to replace.

EcoTank’s integrated high capacity ink tank system boasts enough ink in the box to print up to a massive 4000 pages in black and 6500 pages in colour.

“The use of ink bottles means there are no cartridges to change, ever. If required one simply tops up the tanks and continues printing without worry,” the company says.

Additional high-volume ink bottles can be purchased that have a drip free-free nozzle and resealable cap for easy storage. The replacement bottles also hold enough ink to print 4000 pages in black and 6500 pages in colour.

The EcoTank L365 printers have Wi-Fi with auto-setup, allowing users to connect all computers and laptops to the printer. In addition users can print from Android and iOS phones and tablets using Epson’s free iPrint app. iPrint is free to download from the Apple App store or Android Play store and allows users to easily print web pages, Microsoft Office documents, photos and PDFs.

The Epson EcoTank L455 is the next step up from the L365 and offers simple wireless connectivity allowing users to share the EcoTank L455 with multiple computers and mobile devices (up to four devices at once), allowing users to print from any location.  

The EcoTank L455 features a plug and play function, and users can choose from using an existing network with 802.11n or Wi-Fi Direct which means no wireless network is required, allowing for peer-to-peer printing. 

The L455 also uses Apple AirPrint, which allows users to print photos, emails, web pages and documents straight from any iPad or iPhone. There's no software to download, no drivers to install and no cables to connect; Apple iOS devices will automatically connect to the printer.  The L455 also allows printing on the go from a smartphone or tablet using Google Cloud Print via Gmail or Google Drive account. Users can also print from a Chromebook and Google Chrome without installing drivers or connecting cables.

The Epson EcoTank L565 is the ‘top of the range’ EcoTank multifunction printer, Epson says. “In addition to all the features that come with the L365 and L455 the L565 allows any home office or small office to do more in one small package,” it says. 

The L565 features a 100-sheet paper capacity and gives the ability to scan, copy and fax multiple original documents with its 30-page automatic document feeder. 

The L565 enjoys the same simple wireless connectivity as the L465 but boasts a larger 2.2” Mono LCD as part of its control panel. The L565 also allows users to print from tablets or smartphones using Epson Connect and supports Android, Apple iPad and iPhone, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, Mac and Windows devices.

All three new EcoTank printers are backed by an Epson One Year Return-to-Base warranty.

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