Epson L4160 Printer was recently launched by Epson under premium home segment, which is suitable for home and small office use in terms of size, cost per print, multi-function, etc.,
I got the opportunity to test this printer and here is my review on Epson L4160 Printer after using it for 20 days.
Design and Build Quality:
The Epson L4160 Printer is designed for small office and home. Hence, the size is very compact and easily fits in your home or office. The printer has a compact & solid body. It weighs only 5.5 kg, which is lighter when compared to the previous models.
The front part of the printer consists of a 1.4-inch colour LCD panel with buttons for accessing the settings, menu, paper out tray, SD card slot, Power on/off button and the transparent ink tank, which shows the ink level. Epson L4160 Printer has the mechanism of feeding paper on top and delivers it at the bottom, which easily manages the paper feeding. The scanner is placed at the top of the printer and you can scan up to A4 size. Both the power port and the USB connection port are located in the backside.
Epson L4160 Printer Technical Specifications :
Name: Epson L4160
Printer Type: Print, Scan, Copy
Dimensions: 187*347*375 mm
Weight: 5.5 Kg
Print Method: On-demand Inkjet (piezoelectric)
Print Direction: Bi-directional printing, Uni-directional printing
Printing Maximum Resolution: 5760 x 1440 dpi
Automatic 2-sided printing: Yes (up to A4)
Photo Default Print Size: 10 x 15 cm / 4 x 6 inches
Copy Function: Max Copies 99 copies
Maximum Copy Size: A4, Letter
Connectivity: USB, WiFi, WiFi Direct
Other Supported Printing Technologies: Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria Print Service
Compatibility: Windows and macOS
LCD Screen: 1.4 ” Colour LCD Panel
Ink Tank Life: 7,500 pages for Black Ink and 6000 pages for colours (3 tanks combined)
Warranty: One year or 30,0000 pages
Key Features of Epson L4160 Printer:
- Compact Design and size
- Auto-duplex printing
- Borderless Printing up to A4 size
- The multi-function which includes Print/Scan/Copy
- Spill-free Refilling Method
- Cloud printing
- LCD Screen for PC less operation
- Multiple modes of connection
- Cost effective printing
I have tested this printer in several ways by printing different text, images, black/white, colour, photo paper print and lot more. After testing all the printing formats, I can say that Epson L4160 is one of the best suitable printers for small office and home usage. The text prints are sharp and clear. The images are very detailed.
What impressed me the most is the glossy photo paper prints. I took many photo prints with the glossy photo paper and the pictures were very clear, sharp and the images had a great detail in it. Apart from text, if you want to experience the effect of the images or photos, I would suggest using glossy photo paper instead of normal papers. Photo prints with even standard quality option look very impressive and satisfied.
The printer is capable of printing 33 pages per minute in black and white. On the glossy photo paper (A4 Paper Size), it took 2 pages per minute to print the photos (colour).
Printing photos is easy as Epson is providing Easy photo print software, which allows to edit, align, crop, zoom your pictures and preview. With this software, photo printing became easy for me.
Check out the samples taken in Glossy Photo Paper:
Epson scan utility allows scanning your documents on various sizes. The maximum size is A4. You can choose the scan resolution dpi from 75 to 1200. Based on which the scan time varies.
The LCD screen and buttons work seamlessly without the help of a PC.
Spill-free Refilling Method:
The Ink Tank comes with a Spill-free Refilling Method, Just remove the cap of the ink bottle, position the top of the ink bottle along the slot in front of the filling port and then stand the bottle slowly to insert it into the filling port. The Ink flow stops automatically when the ink level reaches the upper line.
Also, no worries about the level of Ink, it has the transparent ink tank which can show the ink level.
Overall, I’m really impressed with the print quality of this printer.
According to Epson, they claim that per refill, the black colour can print 7500 pages whereas the colours can print 6000 pages (3 colours combined). Th print costs only 0.12 paise per page (black and white) and 0.20 paise per page (colour).
While reviewing the printer, I took around 80 to 90 glossy photo paper print of my photos, arts, etc., (all a4 paper size) and I can still see 75% to 80% of the colour ink remains. Hence, it would be one of the best multifunction printers you can get for your home and small office.
- Good build quality and Compact
- Print quality
- Multi-Connection option
- Printing Speed
- Integrated Ink Tank with transparent design
- LCD Screen to use Printer without PC
- Cost Effective
- Supports up to A4 paper size only
Price and Buy:
Epson L4160 Printer is priced at Rs.17,299 and it may vary slightly.
Buy Link: Epson Shop
Epson L4160 is one of the best All-in-One Ink Tank printers you can get at this price and it is suitable for Home and Small office. Another great point is the cost of printing, this printer costs as low as less than 0.50 paise per page. If you are thinking to buy a printer for your home or small office, I would recommend you to check this printer.