Epson L120 – Is It Good For Your Computer Shop Business?

It has been 6 months since our computer shopย became operational. In the 6 months of running, I can say that we had profit. It just have been lessen since the start of classes because the place of our shop is residential. Unlike those who are near at school, their sales might have risen. What we had better in sales is printing.

Printing is optional when running a computer shop, but I would suggest to offer it. In printing, we are gaining extra 2000-3000 php in sales. It also drives more costumer to computer shop, since they’ll see the computer shop and may rent a computer before l120 Review

What Is A Good Printer For Computer Shop?

epson l120 refillIn order to have a good profit in printing, a good printer is needed, a thrifty one, one that is not very technical to use and one that have a good printing quality. Since there are printers that are converted into continuous ink, they can print more pages with cheaper inks.

What we have used is Epson l120 printer. It is priced at 4,995 php here at Philippines and price for ink refills is around 380 php. It has a tank system which can be refilled easily by purchasing an ink from a supplier.

Unlike our first printer which is an HP Deskjet f2410, I had many problems with the ink system. I have to change cartridge from time to time and I had problems printing. The only thing the HP printer is useful right now is for scanning.

I know that this printer does not produce the highest quality of prints, but for a small and low budget business, it is perfect. I have returned my investment on it after 2 months.

Refilling Ink On The Printer

epson refill

It is really simple to refill the ink on the printer. The ink must be refilled when the ink goes into the bottom line. Don’t let it get drained and refill it when it prints abnormally on paper. I had experienced it and even I have the blank ink refilled, it still doesn’t print anything black.

Epson l120 not printing after refill

The solution is to flush your ink. You can flush your ink by going to maintenance mode of your printer and click Power Ink Flushing. You can also see other maintenance methods you can use with your printer.

Another issue I have encountered is when printing graphics with too much detail. It can easily be solved by changing the quality settings into high.

high settings, epson printer


To conclude, I’m satisfied with the printer I have bought for my computer shop business. Let me know your thoughts.

  • Simon Joven

    have you encountered light lines? on images?

    • Yes I experience it sometimes. You can fix this by printing it on high quality settings instead of standard. Always check the ink levels. There is also an option to flush the ink which can solve your problem. Cheers!

  • xian23

    ang problem lang eh kapag napuno na ang ink waste counter eh kelangan mong bilhin yung resetter.

    • Yes. Yan lang din ung issue ko na nakita. May nagamit akong resetter na may one time trial. Hindi pa naman ulit napupuno ung counter. Hopefully may ibang free na resetter akong makita pag napuno ulit.

      • xian23

        nagamit ko na yung WIC trial version nila.. problema ko na ulit saan ako makakahanap ng resetter kasE napuno na ulit yung counter ng printer ko. mga 1 month ko nang hindi nagagamit L120 printer ko.. marami na akong di-nownload na mga resetter “daw” pero hindi gumana.. nakakadismaya tuloy tong epson, parang pineperahan nila mga customer nila.. buti pa tong Canon Ip2770 ko 3 years ko nang ginagamit. nakailang reset ko na nga eh ok pa rin… sayang talaga mahal pa naman tong EPSON..

        • Brylupet

          Update: I found an Epson adjustment software online which worked once. After napuno ulit, hindi na gumana. Pumunta ako ng Epson service center at pinareset ko sa kanila. 450 ung cost nung reset tapos pina cleaning kona din. Inayos na din nila ung mga blank lines at pinalitan ung pinagtutuluan ng ink. 550 lahat nagastos ko.

  • net cafe

    I just bought my L 120 ngayon. Diko alam kung magtatagal. Since first time ko diko din siya alam kung i rereset siya pag na reach na yung page of print out. And compared sa picture printing mas quality ang canon 2770 at 230 ko. Mabilis lang ang printing ng Epson. But i hoping na magtagal ang Epson. I have been using 2 Canon 2770 and 2 Canon 230. Alam ko na magreset at napag aralan ko na rin ang mga problema nila. Hopefully itong bagong Epson ko mas magiging maganda ang takbo ng business ko dito ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 2 years mahigit na rin ung L120 ko na printer. Gumagana pa rin naman. Nag kaka minor issues lang din minsan. Goodluck ๐Ÿ™‚

      • net cafe

        Salamat. Pag may tanong ako, pag may issue pa help out po! ๐Ÿ˜€ TIA

        • Yes Sure.

        • anna mae borromeo

          Hi po yung canon 2770 mopo ba naka ciss? Thanks

          • net cafe

            oo ma’am naka ciss po.

          • anna mae borromeo

            Anong ink po gamit nyo? So tumatagal din pala baka yan nalang bilhin ko hehehe salamat

          • net cafe

            water base na ink ma’am nabibili siya sa mga computer stores po. For me, much better ang canon 2770 compared sa epson L120. kasi 2 weeks pa lang ang epson ko yung sa photo printing kahit sa bondpaper may guhit na kahit nag he head clean ako. Ang L120 ma’am for me talaga good for documents lang plain text. Ang canon 2770 good for both. Madali pa mag reset, at mag ayos.

          • anna mae borromeo

            Dye ink po anong brand po meron kasi ako uv dito tira sa ciss nun hp ko e nasira naputol yung hose ahh ok sige for personal used lang naman ilang beses ka na nakapag palit ng cart nya?

          • net cafe

            every 3 months ako nagpapalit ng cartridge. ๐Ÿ˜€

          • anna mae borromeo

            Hi pwede po mag ask nag print kasi ako hindi po kasi sakto sa size na nilalagay ko yung printout a4 size po then naka a4 din lahat s settings kaso un 2×2 na aize mas maliit pag printout napo ๐Ÿ™

          • net cafe

            hi sorry for the late reply super busy kasi sa shop. Try mo itong link na ito panoorin tapos gawin mo na lang din. Nagka experience na kasi ako ng ganyang problem. I inform mo ako kung gumana.. ๐Ÿ˜€ Maraming salamat.

  • anna mae borromeo

    Hi balak ko sana bumili neto for personal used ask lang ulang gsm kaya neto for photo paper? Thanks

    • Hi Anna Mae,

      I’m not sure for the GSM of the printer for photo paper. I have recently bought Epson L360 for additional services to our computer shop (Scanning and Xerox) and it also works on Photo paper as advertised. Will be trying it soon on photo paper and probably put up a blog post about it.

      I bought it at 7,400 pesos. You can probably get it cheaper at around 7,200-7,300 from bigger pc stores.

      • anna mae borromeo

        Hi natry nyo napo ba sa epson l360 if ilang gsm kaya yung kapal po? Thanks till now kasi dipadin ako decided pigmented ink din kasi habol ko

        • Hindi ko pa man na try eh. Ano ba ung usual ba na GSM ang gamit mo for printing? I’ll try it siguro by this weekend pag di na ako busy.

          • anna mae borromeo

            Hi po gud am
            Iba kasi din may 230gsm din na manipis pero pang invitation at photo paper po kasi mga 200-250gsm po siguro

  • net cafe

    hello, alam ko out of the topic ang question ko. sir, ok lang ba na dalawa ang cafe suite timer sa magkaibang pc? dalawa kasi ang attendant dito sa shop para just in case busy ang isa pwede mag timer ang isa. And may problema kasi sa may main server ko, once a week nag ha hang siya hindi pwedeng galawin o hindi siya gumagana kumbaga useless siya kaya may isa pa akong pc na balak gawing timer if in case nag hang yung main server sir. Ok lang kaya yon? Wala kasi akong technician bali ako lang at ang kapatid ko ang tumitingin sa lahat ng pc at printer haha para bawas din gastos. Salamat sa pagsagot! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • I’m not sure pero sa tingin ko hindi pwedeng dalawang pc ung cafesuite timer. Pwede ka din gumamit ng team viewer. Naka diskless ba ung set up sa shop mo?

      • net cafe

        hindi naka diskless sir. Ah ok po, salamat.

  • Jm Kwong

    Hi sir bryanbonifacio. Ask ko lang kung maganda pang print ng mga photos yung epson l120? Or mas maganda ba yung canon g1000 na lang? Thanks sir. Plano ko po business kasi print ng photos. Thanks in advance.

    • Hi SIr Jm,

      Hindi ko man ginagamit for photo printing yung Epson l120, more on documents on normal paper lang. Pero recently, I purchased Epson l320 which I’ll use for photo printing. I’ll make an update once na test ko na sya.

  • Stephanie Joy Violan

    Hi sir. Pareho pa tayo ng printer. Kaso itong printer ko ay bigay lang at nawala ang cd installer how do i install it without the installer?

  • net cafe

    Hi ulit ๐Ÿ˜€ nakabili na ako ng Epson L360.. kaso di pa rin ako kontento sa print out ng colored ang dark kasi di katulad sa print out ng canon ip230 at 2770 ko. Ask ko lang sir, ok ba sa photo paper ang L360? Anong GSM? Maraming maraming salamat sa iyo sir! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Hindi ko pa kasi na focus ang pag priprint sa photo paper. Yung xerox at scan lang ung service sa shop. Pero na try ko pa lang ng minsan yung photo paper mula sa CDR-King na tig 50 pesos ung pack. Nag High Quality print ako, ok naman ung output. Nag phophotoprinting services kaba?

      • net cafe

        oo sa photopaper mga projects lang at minsan mga ibang kostomer na hindi naman kailangan ng pangmatagalan na output. Ok sige salamat pa rin sayo! ๐Ÿ˜€