EPSON L565 is the perfect Printer and scanner that have always been on top for hot and never ending debate.
Everyone has their own perception for the best printers, and this is true for their own uses. Some like a basic printer that bestows its duty with one press on the command. On the other hand, some people like a printer that allows wireless connectivity and assists the user in printing anything while sitting in any corner of the home.
Buying a printer is a one of a kind decision as you have to shell out decent money and you cannot switch to a new printer every single day. You need a printing device that has all the needed functionalities and is soft on the pocket when it comes to taking prints. Also you need to ensure that you have paid attention to every single detail and feature before making a purchase decision.
I have spent a long time while using EPSON L565, and in this review I have covered all the major points why this printer deserves a place in your home/office. The review is also backed up with the significant pros and cons that make a massive difference.
Epson has a long and successful history in manufacturing high quality printers and scanners that are reliable for long use. EPSON L565 is no exception and this product carries the rich heritage forward while justifying every single penny paid for it. There’s a reason why this product is termed as an all-in-one tank printer.
This device is equipped with tremendous features that you will ever need. Right from scanning to wireless printing, there is an option for everything.
So let’s start with the overall build quality and the design of this product.
Space saving and minimalistic design
The best thing to look for in a printer is the design and its space orientation. If the printer is too bulky and eats up much space, then there is no point in buying that device and wasting the money.
When talking about EPSON L565, I didn’t felt any problem. The design is appealing as well as it consumes less space. The flap for scanner sits on the exact position and you will never encounter any problem with the storage of this device. The overall dimensions of this printing machine are 48.4cm x 22.6cm x 37.7cm (for a better explanation).
Easy portability- thanks to the light weight
I simply hated conventional printers due to their massive size and huge weight, which made them hard to transport and shift to another location. On the other hand, modern printers are less bulky and are easy to transport.
I am impressed by the light weight if this product. Basically I have a never changing habit of changing the location of things inside my room, and due to this I keep changing the position of my EPSON L565. The gross weight of this printer is about 6 kilograms and to be more exact it actually weight 6.2 kilograms which made it easier for me to shift to other locations.
I just plug out the device, take it in my lap, and plug it in to any random location in my room.
Epson has always manufactured products that promise pleasing performance that is worth appreciation. And this printer also left nothing to complaint about the performance. The EPSON L565 is a product that is accompanied by some other recognized products like L220, L455, L130, and L365. All of these are top of the line printers.
As per my usability, I can say that this printer can easily process 32 black pages of A4 size in a timeframe of one minute. And in the case of colored prints, I have received a range between 13-14 pages per minute. Some people might be wondering about the 4X6 photo draft capability.
This printer has an amazing speed and it takes nearly 30 seconds to completely process a photo draft of the above mentioned dimensions. For you kind information, these results can differ in your case depending on the type of prints. I have shared a mere approximation of time I have noticed during this experiment.
The quality of printouts
In the terms of quality and especially print quality, EPSON L565 will amaze you. The black and white prints looks sharp as compared to other printers and you can easily spot this massive difference by just having a look at the printed pages.
The colored and printed photos also look detailed and surprising. The colors look clean, vibrant, and are rewarded with a natural tone.
The prints processed out from EPSON L565 can be said to have extreme preciseness and there are no traces of color or ink spills on the pages if the cartridge is inserted properly
Excellent scanning abilities
The quality of print completely relies in the printer and the scanned blueprint. The scanner attached to this printer is very excellent and works brilliantly. You can easily scan anything just by keeping it inside the scanning flap, and by taping the button.
Functionalities associated with EPSON L565
The list of functionalities associated with this printer is exhaustible. There are tons of features you will find in this best-in-class device. Here I have elaborated each and every feature for better understanding on how the printer works.
A crisp display
The thing I adore the most is the crisp and clean display mounted on the front of this device. It becomes a real easier task to adjust the settings of the printer by keeping an eye on what changes are made. You will find it convenient to navigate with the buttons provided alongside the display. Another benefits related to the display are quick troubleshooting. You can check the level of ink into the cartridges and have a look at the issues when the printer is not performing.
The major reason why I bought this product is to terminate the hassles of dangling into multiple wires. I needed something that can print my commands from any corner of my home. Believe me now printing is an easier task, as I can generate print commands right from my quilt without even having to stand up.
All I do is connect it with my laptop or phone, and order the device to print. It prints exactly on the go and delivers me with a message that the printing task has been accomplished.
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Frankly speaking I am not a huge fan of Ethernet connectivity, but I have to mention it as it is a part of this printer. I prefer using the wireless one, but in some situations Ethernet has also proved its worth. Actually I let my friends and neighbors use my printer for their personal uses, and they don’t have to connect it wirelessly.
The LAN cable is enough to process print commands to the device.
Easy to use mobile app
Ahhh! This feature has completely blown me away and I am hugely impressed. Epson has provided a printer app for the smartphone to easily control the device when it is connected wirelessly. The last-minute changes and other printer adjustments can be done though the application without tapping a single button on the printer.
Also the application is easy to use and has a smooth interface. I never had any problem with the app and wireless connectivity.
Soft touch buttons
The buttons mounted on this printer makes the printing game easier and convenient. These buttons are manufactured with a rubberized material and are soft to press. There are multiple shortcut buttons like stop/pause, the option to choose colored and black & white print, pausing the print process in between, home button, back button, and a power button to turn on/off the device.
Even a beginner can learn how to use this printer without external help and without going through the instruction manual.
The setup process of EPSON L565
The setup process of a printer can be a challenging task at its best. Some printers come in unmodified and parts form that is needed to be modified so as to space shipping costs and space. When talking about this product, you will get a good news.
You do not have to modify anything as the device comes in a single piece, and is ready to deploy for the printing purpose. But here’s a twist!
You are fortified from the hardware hassles, but you have to go through some software modifications in order to connect it with your pc.
In my case I have downloaded the drivers from their website and installed them in my laptop. It was quite an easy task and didn’t take much time. You can also download the Epson Connect app and can use it directly from your smartphone.
You will not bear any major difficulties in setting up the device, if you face so. The Epson service care is ready to assist you.
Epson provides a 1 year warranty or on completion of 30,000 pages- which so ever comes earlier will void the warranty period. Also the users will get on the go customer care support in case they find any difficulties with the printer.
In my case, I never needed any assistance with the product and its operations.
Pros and cons of EPSON L565
Affordable to use at home or in corporate departments.
High-end print quality.
Best-in-class wireless connectivity.
Compact design and easy to store.
• No option to print border-less images or prints.
• No duplex function supported
• No card slot to carry out offline operations.
So I have covered each and every section with comprehensive detail, while covering the tiniest of problems I have faced with this device. Now I’ll let you know a major thing that makes huge difference and that is “cost per print”. The cost per print will affect you in the long run and it was indispensable to talk about it.
Cost per print with EPSON L565
The manufacturer claims that a tiny bottle containing 70 ml of ink is abundant for printing down 4,000 pages and the amount can raise up-to 6,500 pages based on the types of prints you are expecting.
And as per my rigorous usage, I have came on a conclusion that the manufacturer is right. I am not saying that my yield was 6,500 pages, but the amount of pages I printed was 4,300 and I am satisfied.
The cost of printing a black and white print lands nearly 10 Paise, and on the other side a colored print can cost you 20-25 Paise based on the requirements. You will notice that the print cost is completely justified when you will have a look at the print quality.
Compatible ink bottles and what comes inside the box
EPSON L565 is compatible with a number of ink bottles like T6642 (Cyan), T6641 (Black), T6643 (Magenta), and T6644 (Yellow). You will get all these bottles of size 70 ml complementary fitted inside the printer.
You can also easily replace the color bottles when the ink level gets lower.
This was my detailed encounter with this top-grade orienting machine. As per my opinion, investing in this printer is the best use of money. No matter you need the device for personal or professional use, it will get all the tasks done flawlessly and within a couple of minutes.
The thing I didn’t liked is the no option for offline printing, and no functionality to print borderless prints. But these things can be avoided as this printer has multiple plus points and less negative points.
It may not be the best device in its class but it is a product with rewarding outcomes, which is backed up with age old experience of a brand like Epson. One thing you should keep in mind is the wireless connectivity range. Make sure that the device you have connected is nearby the EPSON L565. Once you are out of range, the process may come to a halt.