Epson L3150 vs HP 410 Ink Tank Printer Comparisson

Epson L3150 vs HP 410 Specification Comparison

        Epson L3150         HP 410

Epson L3150HP 410
TypeInk TankInk Tank
FunctionsPrint, Scan and CopyPrint, Scan and Copy
Page Yield (Black/Colour)4,000 Black
7,500 Colour
4,000 Black
8,000 Colour
Cost Per Print7 Paise For B/W
18 Paise For Colour
10 Paise For B/W
18 Paise For Colour
Print Speed (Black/Colour)10 ipm for B/W
5 ipm for Colour
8 ipm for B/W
4 ipm for Colour
Duplex PrintingManual OnlyManual Only
Paper Tray Capacity100 Sheets60 Sheets
Duty Cycle400-800 Prints/Mo400-800 Prints/Mo
OSMS Windows
Mac OS (Reported Issues)
MS Windows
Mac OS
Maximum Print Resolution5760 x 1440 DPI4800 x 1200 DPI
Warranty1 Year1 Year
PriceCheck PriceCheck Price

Over the past few years, printers have become more household-friendly, thanks to the advancement in technology and price drop. This, in return, has led to mass incorporation of the use of printers to common man’s life. The popular printer manufacturers Epson and HP saw an opportunity here and released two of the popular ink tank printers out there: Epson L3150 and HP 410. These two printers sold tens of thousands of units and helped their respective companies to dominate in this area. Today we will compare Epson L3150 and HP 410 printers to help you guys pick the right one for your needs.

Epson L3150 vs HP 410 review

Epson L3150 vs HP 410 Comparison

Print, Copy and Scan Features

Since both of these are refillable ink tank printers, the maintenance cost and ink costs are considerably low when compared to the conventional inkjet printers. However, other features have different performance values, depending on the technologies each of these companies use; especially the print, copy and scan functions.

Print Features

Printing is the most essential feature in a printer, it’s even called the PRINTER. When we look closer into the print features, we can see some similarities and some differences, let’s discuss those:

  • The Epson L3150 has a print speed of 10 ipm for black & white prints and 5 ipm for colour prints. Impressions per minute or ipm is measured according to the ISO standards, so it is more reliable than the pages per second (ppm) value. The page yield of L3150 printer is around 4,000 sheets for black and white prints and 7,500 sheets for colour prints. The ink cost for printing is about 7 paise for black & white printing and 18 paise for colour printing. This printer has a manual duplex option, which is assisted by the printer software. The maximum paper thickness supported by this printer is 180 GSM. The input tray in this printer can hold up to 100 sheets.
  • The HP 410 printer can print at an average speed of 8 ipm for black & white prints and 5 ipm for colour printing. The maximum number of print outputs per refill (or page yield) is around 4,000 sheets for black & white printing and 8,000 sheets for colour printing. The cost per print for this printer is approximately 10 paise for black & white printing and 18 paise for colour printing. Similar to the other printer, this printer also supports manual duplex printing. The maximum paper thickness supported by this printer is 300 GSM. Which means we can use high thickness glossy photo paper with this printer. The paper tray in this printer can hold up to 60 sheets.

Copy Features

This is the second most popular function in a multi-function printer. This feature is almost identical in both printers. Both of them have a quick copy button in their interface, so we can make copies without connecting the printer to a PC. We can also enlarge the copy size from 25% to 400%.

Scan Features

This feature is also similar in both of these printers. No mechanism for automatic document feeder is available. Both of them use flatbed image scanned mechanisms. Everything else is identical to the current industry standards.

Ink Tank Features

Epson L3150 and HP 410 have refillable ink tanks which will act as an ink reservoir for the cartridges. So whenever the printer is operating, the ink will be supplied from the tank. One of the main issues with this design is that there are high chances of ink clotting if you leave the printer unused. It is highly recommended to use this printer every week to take at least 2-3 colour and, black and white prints to reduce the chances of ink drying.

Both of them have a spill-free mechanism to refill the ink tanks, and you can easily refill the tanks all by yourself. Another cool feature is the transparent ink tanks, which helps you to check ink levels without using any computer software.

Another thing to discuss in this part is the use of cheap third-party inks. It is advised to use original manufacturer inks instead of other cheap third party inks, due to the high chances of cartridge damage and warranty terms violation.

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Wireless Connectivity Features

Both of these printers are among the cheapest WiFi-enabled ink tank printers. And that’s one of the main reasons why people are buying these printers. This printer has a single-band WiFi router with WiFi direct support. The wireless commands can be sent through either the manufacturer’s mobile apps or third-party printing apps such as Google Cloud Print. Regarding the compatibility of Apple’s AirPrint app, it is still unclear, and there are no visible indications of its support in any of their product manuals.

Even if these printers didn’t support third-party printing apps, the company apps are more than enough to perform most of the printing tasks.

UI Features

User interface is one of the crucial aspects of any modern age electronic devices. While the software UI of both of these printers is similar, we noticed some differences in the physical UI: the control panel. One of the major disadvantages of Epson L3150 is that it does not have any display functions. So we have to rely on the blinking LEDs to understand what the printer is saying to us. On the other hand, HP 410 has a segmented display, which will help us keep track of print progress, wireless connectivity, error codes, etc..

Warranty and OS Support

Both of these printers claim that they are compatible with both MS Windows and Apple Mac OS. However, there have been some user complaints regarding the compatibility of Epson L3150 with Mac OS. I would say it’s worth noticing if you have a Mac device.

In terms of the warranty, both of them give one year warranty for manufacturing complaints. Claims for ink drying and physical damages won’t be covered under the warranty terms.

Epson L3150 vs HP 410 Printer Comparison
Epson L3150 vs HP 410 Printer Comparison


It’s hard to pick one from these two. However, for the sake of this comparison, I would give some suggestions. If you own a Mac OS device, it would be better to buy the HP product, due to the smooth integration. If you want a higher page yield, I would suggest with Epson L3150, because it has the highest capacity ink tank in this group.

So that’s it. If you have any more doubts, please share with me in the comment section. Good day.

John M

I love computer devices of all kinds! I am particularly interested in productivity devices such as printers. I remember my first printer back in 2008, which was an awesome experience for me. I learned a lot of things after that experience. I intend to share my experience through this blog. That way I can make others understand the nuances and help them to make the right purchase decision.

This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. anubha

    hi,i want to buy a printer for home my budget around 10K-12K.I would be using print and scan option and looking for wifi connectivity.My main purpose is printout for school projects around 10-15 pages a week.please suggest which one to buy.Incase we dont use printer for long time like 1-2 month in summer vacation which printer will have less drying in tubes and print head problem.

    1. John M

      Hi Anubha,

      Tough question you got there. If you can make some adjustments to print 2-3 colour pages every week during summer vacation I’d easily suggest HP 410/415.

      If you are planning to leave the printer for more than 2 weeks you should get an inkjet printer. An advanced inkjet printer costs around 8,000 Rs. But the print cost will be above 1.5 Rs (up to 3.5 Rs for colour). And if you leave it unused for more than one month, the ink clotting will affect the cartridge (yeah, this one too has that issue).

      The choice is up to you. Low print cost or high idle period.

  2. Satish

    Between Epson, l3150 and Hp 415…which is better

    1. John M

      Hi Satish,

      Quick answer: HP 415. Low maintenance cost and similar print performance (page yield + cost per print).

  3. Karthik

    There is 2 options currently on Amazon. HP 410 and EPSON 3150. Which one do you recommend. Epson is 1k more than hp 410 on price point

    1. John M

      Hi Karthik,

      Performance-wise both of these printers are similar. HP 410 has a smaller tank, that means the tank will become empty sooner than Epson L3150. That doesn’t mean the running cost will be high for HP 410, you just need to put some extra effort. On the other hand, HP has better service options and cheaper spare parts. So I’d recommend HP 410.

  4. Nimit

    Hi John,
    I have a few questions:
    1. How is the photo print quality of HP 415/419 vs Epson 3152 vs Canon g3000/3010 .. which is better to print good quality photos (on proper photo paper) which can be framed ?
    2. Which of the above are better at accepting different paper thickness (gsm) ?
    3. Is there any firmware difference between hp 410/415/419 ?

    1. John M

      Hi Nimit,

      1, The printers you mentioned above are normal printers, not photo printers. You won’t get studio quality photos from these printers due to their limited colour pallet. However, I have seen some of these printers in studios for minor works (like passport size photo printing). I think most of them use Canon printers, maybe because they have a lot of trust in that brand. But in my opinion, all of them have similar print quality (due to the technology used in these printers).

      2, Epson accepts up to 180 GSM. Canon accepts up to 220 GSM. HP can take up to 300 GSM. But it’s not recommended to use them at their maximum capacity for too long.

      3, That’s what the officials claim. This could improve the ink efficiency a little.

      1. Nimit

        Thank you, John, for the quick turnaround.

  5. Abhishek

    Hi John
    Does HP 419 printer accepts A4 photo paper of 300GSM?

    1. John M

      Hi Abhishek,

      Yes HP 419 accepts 300 GSM A4 sheets. But keep in mind that it is not built for large GSM sheets it just supports printing up to 300 GSM.

  6. Yamini

    Hi John M,

    Which of these 4 printers is the best option to buy

    1. HP 410 All-in-One Wireless Ink Tank Color Printer with Voice-Activated Printing(Works with Alexa and Google Voice- Assistant)

    2.HP 419 All-in-One Wireless Ink Tank Color Printer with Voice-Activated Printing(Works with Alexa and Google Voice- Assistant

    3. HP Smart Tank 530 All-in-One Wireless Ink Tank Colour with ADF and Voice-Activated Printing (Works with Alexa and Google Voice- Assistant)

    4.Epson EcoTank L3150 Wi-Fi All-in-One Ink Tank Printer (Black)

    1. John M

      Hi Yamini,

      First of all, you didn’t mention your requirements, so I am going to guess that. If you need an ADF printer for scanning legal-size sheets, the only option available in this list is HP 530.

      Or if you just need a basic all in one printer with WiFi connectivity I’d suggest HP 419. HP 530 will be overkill since there are additional features and an extra cost of 3-4k. My reasoning for picking this printer is the following: low-cost spare parts, high availability of original ink consumables, good service options and trusted brand. Epson is also good but I would suggest you go with the successor of this version-Epson L3152. Much more stable than its previous version.

  7. Venkat

    Can you please let me know HP 419 vs Epson l3150 which is better. maintenance cost like ink and performance which is better

    1. John M

      Hi Venkat,

      My personal preference would be HP 419. Cheap maintenance cost and similar ink cost.

  8. Amitesh kumar

    If I need to print pdf or ebook content than please suggest me which inktank printer is good for this?(epson m205,hp 419,hp 410 according to per page cost)

    1. John M

      Hi Amitesh,

      If you just need black and white printing Epson M205 might be a good pick. Or if you need colour printing, I’d recommend Epson L3152 or HP 419.

  9. Amitesh kumar

    Thank you john

  10. Rahul S

    Very good article to understand the difference. I’m going with HP 410. My main usage is school worksheets weekly around 10-15. Other than this, as buying printer hence will print pdf books for self reading purpose. And will also print photos taken from mobile camera.
    Any opinion on this?

    1. John M

      Hi Rahul,

      I’d recommend HP 415 or Canon G3010/12. Both of these are good fit for your requirement.

  11. Rahul S

    Thank you for suggestion. Purchased Canon G3010.

  12. Shanu

    Which is the best printer for photo prints and multifunctional as well

  13. Ad

    I am unsure if I should buy Epson l3150 or HP415, I need to print occasionally 40-50 pages per month. I have all Apple device which I wish to take print from. I am not sure if Epson L3150 supports Air Print , which is best option for me.

  14. Madhav

    I want to purchase Printer using for Weekly 30-35 prints home use. Kindly suggest Best Printer HP 410/415/419, Epson L3150?

    Paper cost, Quality, and Overall BestOne pls recommend?

  15. Shailja

    Hi John
    My requirement is to print notes of kids approximately 4 pages per day. I am confused between Epson L3152 and HP 410 in case I go with wifi feature. HP is Rs1300 cheaper but money is not the issue but quality is. If I keep the wifi feature aside how is Epson L3116 in terms of performance

  16. Chandramohan

    Hi John, I run a small DTP shop. I’m looking for an ink-tank colour printer (max A4 is required). The options that I’ve filtered out now are:
    * HP Smart Tank 515
    * Epson L3150
    * Epson L3115
    * HP Ink Tank 419
    Do you have better options? I’m looking for models that are highly ink-yielding and low in printing cost, both without compromising on print quality.

    Pls suggest… Thanks in advance

  17. Sheila

    Thank you for another informative website. Where else could I get that kind of info written in such a perfect way? I have a project that I am just now working on, and I’ve been on the look out for such info.

  18. SK

    Which one to buy from these three? In terms of efficiency, product quality, warranty & service?

    Canon Pixma G3000 v Epson L3152 v Hp 419

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