Epson Stylus 1500
Although ostensibly the all-black A3+ Epson Stylus Picture 1500W (Craftsmen 1430 in the US) printer appearances suitably various to the two-tone Epson Stylus Picture 1400, under the hood, it is a various issue.
Among our chief gripes with the Epson 1400 was that it used the Owl Ink cartridges – well, the Epson 1500W features the same six-color dye-based ink system, with individual cartridge bays for magenta, cyan, yellow, light magenta, light cyan, and black.
There is no
a problem with the Epson fade-resistant Claria ink – the colors are vibrant on shiny paper, and prints are said to last up to 98 years under glass and over 200 years in a picture cd. No, it is more to do with the dimension of the cartridges.
The Owl Ink cartridges are also used in some of Epson’s A4 picture printers, where their 11.1ml ink capacity makes more sense. Increasing the publish dimension to A3+ normally means that ink supplies will run down much faster, and the cartridges are mosting likely to need changing more often.
It is such as placing the fuel storage container from a Small Cooper inside a BMW 5 Series; you are not getting too much if you press it hard.
With a road price of about £240 (about $300 in the US), the Epson Stylus Picture 1500W shows up great worth – the extra ‘premium’ over the Epson 1400 obtains you Wi-Fi publishing functionality.
Both models share the same Mini Piezo TFP publish going, with 90 nozzles, each color qualified of 1.5pl ink beads, and an optimum resolution of 5760 x 1440 dpi.
Neither is an especially inexpensive printer to run. The 11.1ml colored ink cartridges cost £14.21 ($21.99), placing the price each milliliter of ink at £1.28 ($1.98).
Regarding paper handling, the Epson 1500W/Craftsmen 1430 has a capability of 100 sheets of ordinary A4 or 30 sheets of Epson Premium Shiny Picture Paper.
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On-body manages limited, but the acquainted Epson user interface offers sufficient printer management when the drivers are installed on a computer system.
Connection is available in 3 forms: USB 2.0 (for which you will need to buy a cable television separately), a front-panel PictBridge port for publishing straight from a suitable video cam, and Wi-Fi for publishing wirelessly from a laptop computer or desktop.
Being Wi-Fi suitable means that by installing the Epson iPrint application, pictures can also be published from an iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
Develop, handling, and publish times
Develop quality is typically great. The Epson Stylus Picture 1500W isn’t mosting likely to win any design honors – the design eases towards functional and commercial instead compared to elegant. But, at 616mm x 322mm x 215mm with the sheet feeder and output trays shut, at the very least, its impact is fairly small.
That is not to say it is small – this is an A3+ printer. Since it offers cordless publishing, at the very least, you do not need to have it in the same room. It took us a couple of attempts to obtain the printer identified on our network, although there is a good, slightly daunting, online help source should you come unstuck.
The Epson 1500W is peaceful when it’s operating, however, and publish rates aren’t devastating. Epson prices the Stylus Picture 1500W’s publish speed at 3 mins 18 secs for an A3+ publish at default picture quality.
This is accurate: in our tests, we clocked a standard quality A3+ publish at 3 mins 24 secs from the point at which the rollers involved the paper to the moment the picture was expelled.
Choosing the finest Picture Resolution Efficiency Management (RPM) setting, we saw the A3+ publishing time enhancing to 7 mins 55 secs, with an A4 publish at the same Picture RPM setting taking 3 mins 41 secs.
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