26 January 2016

Epson introduces six-colour ink tank-based L805 photo printer

The L805 ink tank photo printer.
Source: Epson. The L805 ink tank photo printer.
Epson, a global digital imaging and printing solutions provider, has launched the L805, a six-colour ink tank system photo printer that enables wireless printing from the mobile device while providing the lowest running costs in the market. Epson’s ink tank printers are the world’s first printers to use high capacity ink tanks instead of ink cartridges.

An improvement over the earlier L800 ink tank printer, the L805 now brings integrated wireless connectivity, enabling easy and flexible printing from mobile devices over a wireless network. Users can enjoy fast and seamless shared printing for multiple users with built-in support for Wi-Fi connectivity that comes with a suite of Epson Connect features.

Powered by its Micro-Piezo printhead technology, the Epson L805 brings lab-quality photos to users with a resolution of 5,760 dpi. Print speeds of 12 seconds per 4R photo, lead to enhanced productivity, while each set of inks at S$15.90 per bottle deliver an ultra-high page yield of 1,800 4R photos*, enabling low running costs and reducing downtime. The L805 also comes with direct printing for CDs/DVDs, and the Epson Easy Photo Print software for simplifying layouts. 

“We have taken the established L800 printer to bring the new L805 that brings connectivity and convenience to photographers, who can now shoot and easily print photos directly from their mobile phones. With the ultra-high yields and low running costs, the L805 is the ultimate tool for unsurpassed photo quality for the photo enthusiast,” said Tan May Lin, General Manager (Sales Division), Epson Singapore.

The L805 ink tank system includes the following Epson Connect features:

· Epson iPrint – print directly from a smart device or online cloud storage devices. Users can use their smart device as a scanner to capture a document, format, enhance, and print it to a Wi-Fi-enabled printer wirelessly via the app.

· Epson Email Print – print to any email print-enabled Epson printer from any devices or PC with email access.

· Remote Print Driver – Print to a compatible Epson printer anywhere in the world via the Internet, using a PC with the Remote Print driver or from mobile devices via the Epson iPrint app.


The L805 retails at $449 (inclusive of GST), and is available at all authorised retailers. The printer comes with a one-year warranty, or on the first 3,000 prints, whichever completes earlier. The Epson warranty coverage includes the print head, to cover for high-volume printing. 

*Quoted yields are extrapolated based on Epson original methodology from the print simulation of Test Patterns provided in ISO/IEC 29103.