Epson L485 Printer Review : Good Option For Economic Printing

Epson L485 printer is a compact, multi-function printer with the ink tank system. It provides one of the lowest printing cost per page with good quality prints. Priced at Rs. 16,099/-, it has integrated Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct capabilities which makes it easy to print anywhere from your office or your home using your smart devices.

The L485 ink tank printer provides very good performance and with the printing speeds up to 10ipm for black and 5ipm for colour which delivers high quality prints faster. The L485 ink tank priner weighs just 4.5 kgs. The L485 Ink Tank Printer comes with a 1.44” colour LCD screen interface and an integrated memory card slot so you can print without computer.

Here are the key specifications of the printer

Properties

Paper Size

Input Tray Type

 

A4, A5, A6, B5, C6, DL

Standard Cassette

Technology

Nozzle Configuration

Printing Method

Function

Minimum Ink Droplet Volume

 

180 nozzles Black, 59 nozzles per colour (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)

Inkjet

Colour Scan, Copy, Print

3pl

Print

Print Speed (B/W)

Print Speed (Colour)

Print Resolution

Duplex Printing

Page Yield

Cost Per Page

Ink Color

 

33ppm

15ppm

5760 x 1440 dpi (with Variable-Sized Droplet Technology)

Manual

4,500 pages Black, 7500 pages composite yield

Black – 7 Paise, Color (Composite) – 18 Paise

Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Paper Handling

Output Tray Capacity

Input Tray Capacity

Media Size

 

30 sheets

100 sheets, A4 Plain paper (75 gsm)

A4, A5, A6, B5, C6, DL

Copy

Maximum Copies

Copy Speed

 

20

Approx. 7.7 ipm / 3.8 ipm (Black/Colour)

Scan

Scanner Type

Scan Speed

Optical Resolution

Scan Method

Maximum Scan Area

 

Flatbed colour image scanner

Monochrome 11 sec, Color 28sec

1200 x 2400 dpi

Flatbed colour image scanner

216 x 297 mm (8.5 x 11.7 “)

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions

Weight (Kgs)

 

482 mm(19.0 “)x 145 mm(5.7 “)

4.5

Connectivity

 

MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC (With Adapter), MiniSD, MiniSDHC, SD, SD Card Slot, SDHC, SDXC, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct
Printer Software

Operating System Compatibility

 

Windows XP / XP Profesional x64 / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10, Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

Power

Power Consumption

Power Required

 

Operating 13W, Standby 5W, Sleep 1.5W, Power off 0.3W

AC 100 – 240 V Universal, 50 – 60 Hz

Warranty Extensive warranty coverage, inclusive of printhead, of up to 1 year or 30,000 prints, whichever comes first.
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At a first glance the printer looks compact and nice with the good 1.44” colour LCD screen interface with the ink tank attached at the right side of the printer. The L485 incorporates a 1.44” colour LCD screen for easy operation and selection of images for printing from the memory card slot. It is easy to navigate and choose print, copy or scan options from the LCD display. It also has built-in memory card slot which makes it further easier to print without connecting to a computer.

The ink tanks are placed outside on the right side of the L485 printer. The refilling of ink in the ink tanks is little bit easy and you can fill them in a smooth way and the tubes in the L485 printer are designed in such a way that the flow of in is smooth at all times. But when we move the printer from one place to another the ink tanks come out often making it a little tough to move.

Epson L485 ink tank printer prints at a speed of 33ppm for black and white prints and 15ppm for colour prints with print resolution of 5760 x 1440 dpi. You can print 7,500 pages in colour or 4,500 pages in black which makes the printer one of the lowest cost printer. It comes with four ink colours – black, cyan, magenta and yellow.

Epson L485 printer supports Wireless printing with Epson iPrint , AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. It also has Wi-Fi Direct, through which you can connect up to 4 devices without a router. You can print from and scan directly to your smart device or online cloud storage services and you can print from an e-mail directly from computer or any device.

L485 Printer comes with Epson’s suite of connectivity features enabling printing and scanning directly to the user’s smart device or from online cloud storage services. For scanning capabilities, the L485 scans at 1200 x 2400 dpi.

The printer is compatible with the following operating systems – Windows XP / XP Profesional x64 / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10, Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later.

Epson L485 ink tank printer comes with an extensive warranty coverage, inclusive of printhead, of up to 1 year or 30,000 prints, whichever comes first.

Verdict

If you are looking for a printer for home and small office with good quality and economic printing and with Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct connectivity, you can go for the Epson L485 ink tank system at Rs 16,099/- it is a very affordable device that gives full value for money.