Epson L3150 vs HP 410 Specification Comparison
|Epson L3150||HP 410|
|Type||Ink Tank||Ink Tank|
|Functions||Print, Scan and Copy||Print, Scan and Copy|
|Page Yield (Black/Colour)||4,000 Black|
|Cost Per Print||7 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 Printing||Manual Only||Manual Only|
|Paper Tray Capacity||100 Sheets||60 Sheets|
|GSM||180 GSM||300 GSM|
|Duty Cycle||400-800 Prints/Mo||400-800 Prints/Mo|
Mac OS (Reported Issues)
|Maximum Print Resolution||5760 x 1440 DPI||4800 x 1200 DPI|
|Warranty||1 Year||1 Year|
|Price||Check Price||Check 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 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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.