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Epson finally refreshes its photo printer lineup with two new models

Epson finally refreshes its photo printer lineup with two new models

Note: This article was first published on 7 March 2023.

The L8050 photo printer. Image source: Epson.

Epson has announced the launch of the Epson L8050 A4 Photo Printer and the Epson L18050 A3+ Wi-Fi Photo Printer. The two printers mark a refresh to the company’s photo printer lineup after two years.

As photo ink tank printers, the L8050 and L18050 come with six rather than the usual four ink tanks with the inclusion of Light Cyan and Light Magenta inks. This helps lift the image print quality allowing for images to be more vibrant than typical colour printers that only utilise 4 colours.

Topping up the six ink tanks. Image source: Epson.

Both printers also use Epson’s Image Complement for Down Sample which helps to avoid data loss when an image is downsampled. What this means is that with the use of ICDS, Epson photo printers can ensure that when you downsample an image and reduce its resolution (like text printing), you do not lose its original quality. The actual printing keeps the original details and fine lines that could otherwise be lost when you resize a photo.

They also print faster compared to their predecessors. The L8050 prints at 25 seconds for 4R photo borderless size and 64 seconds for A4 photo borderless, with the latter almost twice the speed of the previous model, the L805 which took 27 seconds for 4R photo borderless size and 121 seconds for A4 photo borderless size. The L18050 takes 27 seconds to print 4R photo borderless, 65 seconds for A4 photo borderless, and 110 seconds for A3+ with a border. Whereas the L1800 prints at 45 seconds for 4R photo borderless size, 150 seconds for A4 photo borderless size, and 227 seconds for A3+ with a border.

You can add an RFID to an ID card. Image source: Epson.

Both models also allow the printing of labels on a CD or DVD, as well as PVC/ID card printing. Users can even print on an RFID card to personalise it makinga plastic card into a secure staff pass.

The L8050 and L18050 also feature an all-front access port, making their maintenance simple and convenient. By opening the upper side, users can access various maintenance operations without the need to leave extra side space for maintenance purposes, optimising the usage of space.

Pricing and availability

The L18050 photo printer. Image source: Epson.

The Epson L8050 and L18050 photo printers will be available for sale in Singapore starting 9 March 2023 on the Epson website for S$489 and S$749 respectively. don’t forget to check out Epson’s official store pages on Lazada and Shopee as well. We don't have the pricing for replacement cartridges yet, but those used in the previous models cost S$15.90 per ink tank replacement.

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