If you are planning to buy a Ink tank printer the Epson L455 is another very good option available in the market. The Epson L455 is a wireless printer that supports WiFi, WiFi direct and Epson connect and yes it does come with the Ink Tank.
Epson L455 unboxing
Box pack content : Printer, user manual, warranty card, USB cable, power adapter and 4 ink bottles.
Design and Features
The Epson L455 is upgraded version of Epson ink tank print that comes with WiFi built-in. Body is made of plastic, printer looks good and also comes with a 1.44inch colour TFT screen. There is SD card slot on the left side – you can print photos stored on the SD directly using this slot.
L455 is all in one printer – you can scan, scan and print (copy) and use it like a printer to print documents / photos. The Ink tank is on the right side. There are 4 tanks Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and black.
The first think you should do after Unboxing is to put the ink from the bottle into the respective ink tanks. It takes few minutes to charge the ink after starting the printer for the first time.
The L455 comes with home, 4x navigation, OK and 2 function buttons. You can browse through the menu / options on the printer screen and using the navigation buttons choose / select options. To print photo you will need to insert the SD card (use adapter when using micro SD card) into the slot and print photos directly – the photo will show on the 1.44 inch screen you can select what to print.
Specification and Performance
The Epson L455 can be connected using the USB port or you can make use of WiFi / WiFi direct. WPS mode is supported. If you don’t have a router you can use WiFi direct to connect up to 4 devices directly (check video review).
Max Resolution – Supports 5760 x 1440 pixels
Print Direction – Bi-directional printing, Uni-directional printing
Speed – 33ppm ( black), 15ppm ( colour), 69 sec photo print.
Scan speed – 11 seconds monochrome 300dpi and 28 seconds colour 300 dpi.
Screen – LCD 1.44 TFT colour.
Options – USB, WiFi, WiFi-direct, memory card slot and Epson Connect.
Operating System – works with iOS, Android, Mac, Linux and Windows OS.
Cost – 12 paise per back print and 20 paise colour print.
You can print directly from mobile phone – for that you will need to download Epson print connect app (check video review).
I am using Epson L210 I am sure you might have checked the review for the same, in fact I am still using that print and it’s doing really well. I have changed the ink once. Never had the ink dried up and it is still giving me the same performance from day 1.
The Epson L455 comes with advance features. The best part it that it comes with built in WiFi and gives user the ability to print directly from mobile phone / tablet or other device using WiFi direct.
Definitely a very good buy, these ink tank printers initial cost is higher than inkjet printers but in the long run the ink tank are much cheaper and reliable. Ink Bottle (per) cost is around Rs. 320.
Rating 4 out of 5.