Okay firstly Epson wasn't my first choice in a laser printer, I need it because I'm a writer, well part time that is, just starting to get back into the business. Anyway, the Epson EPL-2550 is a compact A3 workgroup printer. It offers fast printing speeds of up to 30ppm and features Quick Fusing Technology to produce a first page out of just 8.2 seconds from ready mode and a first page out of 12 seconds from sleep mode. This means that you spend less time waiting for your prints and more time on your business. A large paper capacity and high-yield toner cartridges make this efficient laser printer ideal for corporate customers seeking a reliable, easy to use and cost effective printing solution. For convenience, the Epson EPL-N2550 printer driver is set to use A4 size as standard and the A3 paper trays are simply extended when you need them.
Now down to the nitty gritty part of the review; The Epson EPL-N2550 features USB, Parallel and Ethernet interfaces as well as ESC/Page, PCL and PostScript emulations to ensure that it will integrate seamlessly within your existing corporate IT infrastructure. For corporate customers who require secure printing, cluster printing, document management, tracking tools or barcode and symbol support, the Epson EPL-N2550 is fully compatible with the Epson printing solutions range.
And come on it's got a compact design, everyone should love that.
This innovative design enables Epson to offer a comparable footprint to an A4 laser printer. By combining the compact design with a low noise rating of 33db at standby the Epson EPL-2550 can be used as a desktop printer. Designed for ease of use and minimum maintenance, the EPL-N2550 offers a high paper capacity up to 1,500 sheets and toner yield up to 15,000 pages (17,000 standard pages in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752). As a result of less manual intervention you can print more high-volume documents uninterrupted.
Rated at a speed of 20ppm with automatic two-sided printing, the EPL-N2050+ breezes through heavy-duty reports and support materials with consummate ease. The standard 10/100Base-TX interface assures fast network printing that everyone can count on. And with true 1200dpi resolution, all your printouts will look as convincing as those from a professional press.
Our proprietary technology - BiRITech (Resolution Improvement Technology) ensures that text and edges are sharp and crisp, while Enhanced MicroGray Technology significantly improves image quality. Everything from letters to presentations to large reports will look thoroughly professional and at 20 pages per minute, you won?t have to wait long for them either.
We keep improving our printer driver software, so our printers keep getting easier to operate. Our latest on-screen status monitor, the Epson StatusMonitor 3, is bundled in the printer driver, making operation easy. Installation on a PC is quick and simple, as is control of printer functions.
Naturally, the monitor gives you the information you need about printer status, such as toner level, remaining paper and paper size/direction settings, and identifies any problems that might arise. The printer itself is helpful, too, with red, yellow and green LEDs on the front panel, and a Remaining Paper Indicator that moves down as paper is used.
The EPL-N2050+ has a range of versatile options - Multibin Unit, Shifter, Envelope Feeder and two 550-Sheet Large Capacity Paper Units.
The Multibin Unit has 10 bins that can hold up to 45 sheets each. It neatly organises document output, and has the added advantage of a lock function, with each user having their own password allowing sensitive material to be printed without concern. The Shifter option provides automatic collating. The Envelope Feeder allows convenient envelope printing. In addition to the main 550-sheet Universal Paper Tray and 100-Sheet Multi Purpose Tray, you can add two optional 550-sheet Lower Cassettes. This extends the total paper input capacity to 1,750 pages.
The EPL-N2050+ is ready for use in multi-host and multi-protocol environments, thanks to its built-in network support functions for 100Base TX configuration.