Automatic duplex printers have become very popular over the last few years due to its impact on productivity. Today we will compare two of the popular duplex printers which have gained a lot of attention from the power users: Epson L6170 and Brother MFC-T910DW. We will analyse each aspect of these printers and will help you decide which printer you need to choose.
Epson L6170 Vs Brother MFC-T910DW Spec Comparison
|Epson L6170||Brother MFC-T910DW|
|Type||Ink Tank||Ink Tank|
|Functions||Print, Scan and Copy||Print, Scan, Copy and Fax|
|Page Yield (Black/Colour)||7,500 Black|
|Cost Per Print||9 Paise For B/W|
23 Paise For Colour
|8 Paise For B/W
26 Paise For Colour
|Print Speed (Black/Colour)||15 ipm for B/W|
8 ipm for Colour
|12 ipm for B/W
10 ipm for Colour
|Display||Yes (LCD)||Yes (LCD)|
|ADF||Yes (Single-side)||Yes (Single-side)|
|Paper Tray Capacity||150 Sheets||250 Sheets|
|GSM||180 GSM||220 GSM|
|Duty Cycle||1000-2000 Prints/Mo||1000-2000 Prints/Mo|
|Maximum Print Resolution||4800 x 1200 dpi||1,200 x 6,000 dpi|
|Warranty||1 Year||1 Year|
|Price||Check Price||Check Price|
How a printer looks isn’t that much of a concern for power users, but how the companies have combined different features is a concern. Both of these printers are ergonomically similar. They have packed maximum features into a compact but well-packed device. Both are compact and do not leave much of a footprint.
Print, Copy and Scan Features
Both of these printers are multi-function printers having essential features such as printing, copying and scanning. But the handling and processing efficiency for each printer is different. Let’s delve into those technical details.
1. Print Features
The Epson L6170 printer has a print speed of 15 impressions per minute for black & white printing and 8 impressions per minute for colour printing. This is measured using a unified ISO scale, and it is more accurate than the typical print speed measurement (Pages Per Minute). The L6170 has a page yield of 7,500 pages for black and white printing, and 6,000 pages for colour printing. This printer has a cost per print of 12 paise per print for black and white printing, and 18 paise per print for colour printing. This printer supports automatic duplex printing which will allow users to print both sides of a page without manually intervening in the print process. The maximum duty cycle recommended for this printer is 1,500 prints per month. This printer supports up to 180 GSM thick papers. The paper tray capacity is around 150 sheets.
The Brother MFC-T910DW printer has a print speed of 12 impressions per minute for b&w printing and 10 impressions per minute for colour printing. This printer has a page yield of 6,500 prints for black and white, and 5,000 prints for colour printing. The cost per print for this printer is around 8 paise for black and white prints, and 15 paise for colour printing, this may vary according to the print setting and amount of detail of the document. This is also an automatic duplex printer. The recommended duty cycle is similar to the Epson printer. Maximum paper thickness this printer can process is 220 GSM. The paper tray in this printer can hold around 200 pages.
2. Scan features
Epson L61701 has a flatbed scanner. We can scale image from the software end of this printer. This printer has an automatic document feeder which will allow the user to perform automatic single-sided scanning. This comes very handy if you have a lot of scanning to do.
Brother T910DW printer also uses a flatbed scanner having an ADF option. With the ADF available in this printer, you can only scan a single side of a document(s).
3. Copy Features
This feature is identical in both of these printers. The quick colour/black photocopy buttons are available in the switch interface. You can also play with the scaling in the user interface.
Ink Tank Features
Epson L170 and Brother MFC-T910DW use refillable ink tank technology to produce fine quality printouts. The ink tank used in these printers are similar to that of other printers in this price range: visible and transparent. The ink refilling is spill-free, and you can do it all by yourself. Although you can purchase cheaper printer inks from third-party ink producers, it’s recommended to use original ink to avoid the chances of ink clotting. You can check out the prices for original inks in the below links:
Wireless Connectivity Features
Other than the standard USB connectivity, these printers also offer Wi-Fi connectivity options using the inbuilt routers in these printers. There is no Bluetooth connectivity is available in both of these printers, which is a popular feature nowadays. You can use different third party printing services with these printers such as AirPrint, Google Cloud Print with these printers.
Both of these printers have an impressive user interface: LCD display, tiltable control panel, etc.… But the Brother printer takes that to another level by including a USB port into the UI. With the USB compatibility, users can print directly from the pen drive.
Both of these printers have an excellent control panel, consisting of all the necessary quick task shortcuts.
Apart from the common features the Brother MFC-T910DW printer also allows us to send digital fax. It’s not that popular right now, but some businesses prefer this type of communication for official purposes.
Warranty and OS Support
The warranty coverage for both printers is different. The brother printer gives coverage up to one year or 30,000 prints, whichever comes first. In comparison, the Epson printer provides coverage of up to one year or 50,000 prints whichever comes first. The warranty for more number of prints offered by Epson shows their trust in this device.
In conclusion, these are very similar printers that offer good value for money. One of the significant differences between these printers is the option for faxing. So if you are looking for a fax printer for this price range you should definitely look into the Brother MFC-T910DW printer; otherwise, you can consider the Epson L6170 printer.