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A comparison between two of the popular Printers from Epson L555 and L550

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Epson L555

World's first all-in-one ink tank system printer with fax, ADF and wireless connectivity

The Epson L555 is the world's first all-in-one ink tank system printer with fax, ADF and wireless connectivity.Epson’s proven original ink tank system delivers reliable printing with unrivalled economy. At just US$5.50 per bottle, Epson genuine ink bottles let you enjoy ultra high page yields of up to 4,000 black-&-white pages at very low running cost.The L555 also features Epson fast ink top-up technology for easy mess-free refills. Special tubes in the printer ensure smooth and reliable ink flow at all times. A handy choke valve allows you to lock the ink system during transport to minimise messy leaks and ink wastage.

Wireless Printing with Epson iPrint

Built-in support for Wi-Fi connectivity ensures fast and seamless shared printing and scanning for workgroups. Epson iPrint offers the convenience of wireless printing direct from your iOS or Android devices. With iPrint, you can easily print web pages, Microsoft Office documents, photos and PDFs over your home or office network. You can also scan and save onto your mobile devices, send as an email or upload to a cloud service such as Box.net, Dropbox, Evernote® or Google® Docs™. Epson iPrint is free to download from Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Epson L550

AN ALL-IN-ONE INK TANK SYTEM PRINTER WITH WIRELESS, FAX AND ADF CAPABILITY

Take your business productivity to the next level with the Epson L355. Now print 4000 prints (Black) for just Rs. 441/-* along with the efficiency and convenience of wireless printing.

The L550 includes a simplex 30-page automatic document feeder (ADF) for quick and easy multi-page scanning, copying and faxing. Its 2-line LCD panel provides status of print jobs and printer maintenance for greater efficiency.Broadcast Fax and PC-fax functions lets you send multiple documents simultaneously from your PC. A 180-page fax storage memory ensures that all incoming faxes will be received.


Side by Side comparison

Series #
L555 : Ink Tank System
L550 : Ink Tank System
Buy Now L555
Prices in Indian Rupee
Infibeam ₹ 16156 10% off
SnapDeal ₹ 16524 8% off
Epson ₹ 17999
FlipKart ₹ 17351 4% off
Paytm Mall ₹ 20000
Prices in British Pound
Epson UK £ 330
Prices in Malaysian Ringgit
Lazada Malaysia RM 919 5% off
Epson Malaysia RM 968
Refreshed 4 hours ago
Buy Now L550
Prices in Indian Rupee
Infibeam ₹ 14976 17% off
SnapDeal ₹ 16471 8% off
FlipKart ₹ 16200 10% off
Paytm Mall ₹ 17999 +12% CB
Epson ₹ 17999
Prices in Malaysian Ringgit
Lelong Malaysia RM 848
Refreshed 5 hours ago
Highlights
L555 : 1200 x 2400 dpi
L550 : 1200 x 2400 dpi
A scanner's optical resolution is determined by how many pixels it can actually see. In a typical flatbed scanner it uses scanning head with 300 sensors per inch, so it can sample 300 dots per inch (dpi) in one direction.
Mac compatible
L555 : 
L550 : 
L555 : Inkjet
L550 : Inkjet
There are several types of printing technologies :
  • Inkjet printer
  • Laser printer

  • Inkjet printers uses liquid ink sprayed through nozzles onto the paper, and laser printers use a toner cartridge (filled with fine powder) and a heated fuser for printing.Each technology has its own importance.

    Inkjet Printer : In the inkjet printing technology, the print head has several tiny nozzles. The copy from an inkjet printer needs a little time to dry. Adequate drying time is especially important if the hard copy contains large sections of solid black or dark color.The advantage of using an inkjet printer is that they give an excellent color output.

    Printer Function
    L555 : Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), Fax, Photo, Photo Copy, Print, Scan, Wi-Fi
    L550 : Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), Fax, Photo, Photo Copy, Print, Scan, Wi-Fi
    Monochrome/Colored Printer
    L555 : Coloured Printing, Colored Fax
    L550 : Coloured Printing, Colored Fax
    L555 : No
    L550 : No
    Borderless printing is a printing technique that makes a printer print an image without any margin or other border. Borderless printing is mainly used for printing a photo without any border, printing an image which needs multiple pages of paper like billboard or big photo, or printing a full page template.
    L555 : All In One, Ink Tank System
    L550 : All In One, Ink Tank System
    An ink tank system in printers continuously supplies ink to a comparatively small inkjet print head. It increases the print capacity. Ink in the tank will lasts for a long time and it is refillable. How long the ink will last depends on how heavy the usage of the printer is for the user. The general warranty that companies offer for the Ink Tank system is for a period of one year or in a range of 25000 to 30000 pages.

    A multi-function printer is a type that performs multiple tasks alongwith printing such as scanning, sending fax, photo copy, automatic document feeding etc.

    Best Suited For
    L555 : Home & SOHO Document Printers, Small to Medium Business (SMB) Document Printers
    L550 : Home & SOHO Document Printers, Small to Medium Business (SMB) Document Printers
    Double Sided Printing
    L555 : Manual
    L550 : Manual
    Warranty(Months)
    L555 : 12
    L550 : 12
    Printing
    Print Resolution
    L555 : 5760 x 1440 dpi (with VSDT)
    L550 : 5760 x 1440 dpi (with VSDT)
    Print Direction
    L555 : Bi-directional, Uni-directional
    L550 : Bi-directional, Uni-directional
    Type of Direct Printing
    L555 : Card slot
    L550 : Card slot
    L555 : 180 nozzles Black, 59 nozzles each colour (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)
    L550 : 180 nozzles Black, 59 nozzles each colour (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)
    A nozzle is a hole smaller than a human hair found on the print head of a print cartridge. Each nozzle produces millions of ink droplets used in creating the images and text generated by your printer.
    Photo Default - 10x15cm / 4x6"*2
    L555 : Approx. 69 sec per photo (W/Border)
    L550 : Approx. 69 sec per photo (W/Border)
    Copy Mode
    L555 : Standard
    L550 : Standard
    Min. Ink Droplet size
    L555 : 3 PL
    L550 : 3 PL
    Maximum Copies From Standalone
    L555 : 99
    L550 : 99
    Max Photo Draft - 10x15cm / 4x6"*2
    L555 : Approx. 27 sec per photo (W/Border)
    L550 : Approx. 27 sec per photo (W/Border)
    Design
    L555 : On-demand ink jet
    L550 : On-demand ink jet
    On demand inkjet print method is a broad classification of inkjet printing technology where drops are ejected from the print head only when required and saves ink. This method improves productivity, reliability, flexibility and enables ad-hoc printing.
    On-demand ink jet: In this on demand inkjet process, the print cartridges consist of a series of tiny chambers, each containing a heater that ejects the droplet from a chamber.
    Scanning
    Scanner Type
    L555 : Flatbed colour image scanner
    L550 : Flatbed colour image scanner
    L555 : Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
    L550 : Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
    Contact Image Sensors (CIS) are image sensors used in flatbed scanners almost in direct contact with the object to be scanned. CIS are popular due to its less cost and easy maintenance.
    L555 : 48-bit internal, 24-bit external
    L550 : 48-bit internal, 24-bit external

    Bit depth is the scanner's ability to accurately analyze and reproduce the full color spectrum of the scanned information. This increased bit depth processing helps in improving the ability to obtain detail from the darker areas of an image.

    48-bit internal, 24-bit external means that the scanner (48 bits - internal) performs the internal processing to select the best possible colors from the available shades or (palette) of colors and outputs only in 24-bit color (24 bits -external).

    Maximum Scan Size
    L555 : 216 x 297mm (8.5 x 11.7")
    L550 : 216 x 297mm (8.5 x 11.7")
    Scanner Bit Depth (Grayscale)
    L555 : 16-bit internal, 8-bit external
    L550 : 16-bit internal, 8-bit external
    Scanner Bit Depth (Black and White)
    L555 : 16-bit internal, 1-bit external
    L550 : 16-bit internal, 1-bit external
    Fax
    Fax Resolution
    L555 : Photo (200 x 200 with error diffusion), Standard (200 x 100)
    L550 : Photo (200 x 200 with error diffusion), Standard (200 x 100)
    Max Fax Speed (Data Transfer Rate)
    L555 : 33.6 kbps
    L550 : 33.6 kbps
    Fax Transmission Speed
    L555 : Approx. 3 sec per page
    L550 : Approx. 3 sec per page
    Error Correction Mode
    L555 : CCITU/ITU Group3 fax with Error Correction Mode
    L550 : CCITU/ITU Group3 fax with Error Correction Mode
    Fax Speed Dials (Max)
    L555 : 60 Names and Numbers
    L550 : 60 Names and Numbers
    Max Page Memory
    L555 : 180
    L550 : 180
    Additional Fax Details
    L555 : Automatic Redial, PC Fax (Transmit only), Broadcast Fax (Mono only), Group Dial, Delay Send
    L550 : Automatic Redial, PC Fax (Transmit only), Broadcast Fax (Mono only), Group Dial, Delay Send
    Paper Details
    Max. Paper Size
    L555 : 8.5 x 44"
    L550 : 8.5 x 44"
    L555 : Friction feed
    L550 : Friction feed
    This is a method that feeds paper through a printer. Friction-feed printers make use a plastic or rubber rollers to squeeze a sheet of paper and pull it through the printer.
    Paper Size
    L555 : 100x148mm, 10x15cm(4x6in), 13x18cm(5x7in), 13x20cm(5x8in), 16:9 wide size, 20x25cm(8x10in), Index Cards 9x13cm(3.5x5in), A4, A5, A6, B5, C6(114x162mm), DL(110x220mm), Envelopes:#10(4.125x9.5in), Half Letter(5.5x8 1/2in), Legal(8.5x14in), Letter (8.5 x 11 in)
    L550 : 100x148mm, 10x15cm(4x6in), 13x18cm(5x7in), 13x20cm(5x8in), 16:9 wide size, 20x25cm(8x10in), Index Cards 9x13cm(3.5x5in), A4, A5, A6, B5, C6(114x162mm), DL(110x220mm), Envelopes:#10(4.125x9.5in), Half Letter(5.5x8 1/2in), Legal(8.5x14in), Letter (8.5 x 11 in)
    Input paper hold capacity (Sheets)
    L555 : 100
    L550 : 100
    Output paper hold capacity (Sheets)
    L555 : 30
    L550 : 30
    Compatibility
    USB
    L555 : 
    L550 : 
    ADF Function
    Maximum Capacity
    L555 : 30
    L550 : 30
    Maximum Document Size
    L555 : A4, US Letter, Legal size
    L550 : A4, US Letter, Legal size
    Supported Paper Types
    L555 : Plain paper only
    L550 : Plain paper only
    Supported Paper Thickness
    L555 : 64 – 95 g/m²
    L550 : 64 – 95 g/m²
    ADF Max Document size
    L555 : A4, US Letter, Legal size
    L550 : A4, US Letter, Legal size
    Connectivity
    Connectivity
    L555 : IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    L550 : IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    OS Support
    L555 : Windows XP/XP Professional x64 Edition/Vista/7/8/8.1 Mac OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.x, 10.8.x, 10.9.x
    L550 : Windows XP/XP Professional x64 Edition/Vista/7/8/8.1 Mac OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.x, 10.8.x, 10.9.x
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    L555 : 6.2 kg
    L550 : 4.4 kg
    Width
    L555 : 474 mm
    L550 : 474 mm
    Depth
    L555 : 377 mm
    L550 : 377 mm
    Height
    L555 : 226 mm
    L550 : 226 mm
    Power
    Power Consumption
    L555 : 10 W
    L550 : 10 W
    Power Consumption Standby
    L555 : 4.5 W
    L550 : 4 W
    Power Consumption Sleep
    L555 : 2.3 W
    L550 : 2 W
    Power Consumption Power Off
    L555 : 0.3 W
    L550 : 0.3 W
    Rated Voltage
    L555 : 220 AC V
    L550 : 220 AC V
    Rated Frequency
    L555 : 50-60 Hz
    L550 : 50-60 Hz
    General Details
    Noise Level (PC Printing /Plain Paper Default*4)
    L555 : -
    L550 : 45 dB
    Color of the Product
    L555 : Black
    L550 : -
    L555 : Epson iPrint
    L550 : -
    Epson iPrint: Printer with Epson iPrint brings greater convenience by allowing you to print web pages, important documents and photos wirelessly from iOS™ and Android™ devices.
    Noise level (PC Printing / Premium Glossy Photo Pa
    L555 : -
    L550 : 37 dB
    L555 : 
    L550 : -
    To gather or arrange in their proper sequence
    No of Colors In Ink System
    L555 : 6
    L550 : 6