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A black and white printer that will last you for years

by Grace Sundram

With loads of office work piled up at home, don’t you think it’s time to search for the best home printer that may suit your needs? To be frank, printers are more than just your home office needs. As long as you’re able to do your work documents, it will certainly save you a lot of money from commercial printing coasts.

Design 4/5


Measuring at 375mm wide, 267mm deep and 161mm high, this monochrome black and white cuboid-shaped printer is pretty lightweight and does not take much space on the desk. So in terms of mobility and compactness, it’s a +10 for sure. The Epson EcoTank M1120 printer comes with a built-in tank system that can help reduce printing costs as well as preventing users from purchasing any overpriced ink cartridges.

On top of the printer, it features a row of control centre with all the buttons: power, WiFi Direct, and command prints for ink refill and print. Meanwhile, on the rear panel, there’s a USB port that allows users to connect the printer to their laptop or PC and another port for the power cord.

As to accessing the ink tank, there’s a top panel on the printer that flips open and a slot just below the output tray in front to load up the blank paper sheets.

Setting up a printer can be a quite tedious job however with this one, it’s relatively easy. More or less, just plug and print.

Features 3.5/5


This print-only monochrome machine is designed to mainly print out documents alongside its prominent feature, WiFi direct connectivity. Users can connect up to eight devices to the printer, all without a router.

So by having the Epson iPrint mobile app,  it appears to be quite redundant as the photos you print are definitely going to come out colourless. However, the document scanning feature on the app seems to be handy since the printer doesn’t come with a scanner.

Besides the mobile app, if you find connecting your laptop using a USB cable is quite a hassle, you can just pair your device by pressing the WPS and Wi-Fi buttons on your router and the printer.

Performance 4/5


The Epson EcoTank M1120 printer uses an on-demand inkjet printing method with a 1440 x 720 resolution and a black nozzle configuration of 180 x 2. It also can accommodate up to fifteen A4 sized paper sheets per minute. by the speed of 15ppm. But a little advice, try to stray away from printing heavy graphics and images.

With just a single bottle of the Epson 005, the M1120 can print at least 6,000 pages which is an impressive number. Plus, in comparison with a laser printer — its black and white printing cost per page is 40% cheaper.


To refill the ink tank, just press the ink button on the top of the printer for at least five seconds until the tank moves to the arrow position. And users can just insert the nozzle of the bottle into the slot. The best part of refilling is that it comes with front-facing tanks alongside a spill-free and error-free ink bottle.

Apart from that, the pigment ink does not smudge or bleed when it gets splashed with water. Another reason why users should consider getting this printer.

If users want to just check the ink level, they can check it through the transparent window on the front of the printer.

Value 4/5


The Epson EcoTank M1120 printer is available at all Epson dealerships nationwide and is priced at RM719.00. If you’re the type of person who needs a printer mainly for work, then we reckon this to be the right choice for you. Plus if you ever run out of ink, you can get the Epson 005 High Capacity Black Ink Bottle for a fairly affordable price as well.


So no matter if it’s for your home or office, this is probably the best printer that can help you print out documents in perfect quality. All while keeping the printing cost low.


Number of Paper Trays: 1
Paper Hold Capacity: Input Capacity: Up to 150 sheets-A4 / Letter Plain Paper (80 g/m2); 10-sheets-Envelope
Output Capacity: Up to 30 sheets
Maximum Paper Size: 215.9 x 1200 mm (8.5 x 47.24″)
Paper Sizes: Legal, Indian-Legal (215 x 345 mm), 8.5 x 13″, Letter, A4, 16K (195 x 270 mm), B5, A5, B6, A6, Hagaki (100 x 148 mm), Envelopes: #10, DL, C6
Paper Feed Method: Friction feed
Print Margin: 3 mm top, left, right, bottom via custom settings in printer driver


Harvey Norman (Paradigm Mall), Lot 1F-01 & 02, 1st Floor No.1, Jalan SS7/26A, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 1300-88-5200

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