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Epson B-310N is a winner!,
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This review is from: Epson Business InkJet B310N A4 Colour Printer (Personal Computers)
OK, the Epson 310N is a little ugly, with it's odd bulges sticking out here and there it's not going to win any beauty contests. But who cares?! I wanted a printer that didn't get through a cartridge in 3 weeks and that was also fast. (I run a one man internet business). This Epson is the answer to my prayers. The cartridges hold a massive 76ml of ink in each cartridge, now compare that to my previous ink jet (also an Epson) and it was just 7ml of ink in the black cartridge. Even the high capacity version only held 11ml!!! So let's see, that's about 11 times more ink in one carridge for the Epson 310N. Oh yeah, remember those odd bulges I was talking about? Well that's where those huge cartridges go!
Now, here's a minor minus point. This model does not take the high capacity and super high capacity cartridges like it's big brother the B510 Does. But that really isn't a problem for my business use as even the basic 76ml cartridge should last me for months! Oh yes, let's not forget the savings made on the ink. My old printer cartridges were costing me about £11.00 each, so to get the same amount of ink as one of the B310N cartridges would cost me (11 x 7ml cart @£11.00 each) £121.00!!! If you buy the B310N's cartridges from Amazon they cost just £25.00! That's a huge saving, less packaging for the environment, less time and hassle changing them, - a no brainer really!
OK, So I said I also wanted a fast printer, boy this a huge step up from those personal printers, it spits pages like an angry tiger. I will say that there is a delay if you haven't printed anything for a while, as the printer goes into power save mode and has to 'wake up' first. But once it has done so, it's like it's had a can of Red Bull and nothing's a challenge!
Another plus point is you can fill the paper cassette (tray) with a whole ream (500 sheets) of paper!
So the beast has met and exceeded my expectations so far. It was very easy to set up, the instructions are kept to just pictures with a minium of actual words, ensuring that the procedure is straight forward for anybody.
I highly recommend this machine, it has the benefits of a laser, with lower running costs.