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Lomond EvoJet Office review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £658.80
inc VAT

Not just the fastest printer we've tested, the EvoJet Office produces quality prints for peanuts. It's the future of inkjet printing


MEMS inkjet, 60ppm print speed, USB, 10/100 Ethernet, 225x420x550mm

Despite regular updates, the technology behind printers hasn’t fundamentally changed for decades; lasers, inkjets and even dye-sublimation photo printers all work essentially as they always did, which is why it’s exciting to review the Lomond EvoJet Office. Based on technology developed in Australia, the EvoJet’s makers claim that it will print a page a second. It’s an inkjet, but not as we know it.

Lomond EvoJet Office
About the same size as a laser, but lighter and much less power-hungry

The dramatic step up in speed is made possible by the EvoJet’s print head which, rather than moving back and forth across the page, is fixed in place and spans the full width of the paper path. Pages cascade through the printer at a constant speed as the huge head lays down a so-called ‘waterfall’ of ink. Unlike a laser, there’s no lag while the page image is created on a photosensitive drum.

Physically, the EvoJet Office looks much like a workgroup colour laser printer. There’s a 250-sheet paper input tray in the base, a single-sheet multipurpose feed at the back, and a 125-sheet output tray at the front. That’s where the similarity ends, however. With less complicated working parts it’s a fair bit lighter than a laser, and with no fuser to heat it runs far cooler and uses much less electricity – we measured peak power consumption of just 34 watts. In use it’s much quieter than most other inkjets, helped by the absence of frenetic print head movements. The only significant omission is the lack of an automatic duplexer.

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Basic Specifications

Rating *****
Maximum native print resolution 1,600×1,600dpi

Quoted Speeds

Quoted speed, mono A4 60ppm
Quoted speed, colour A4 60ppm

Tested Speeds

Time for two 10x8in photos 1.0 18s
Time for six 6x4in photos 1.0 20s

Print Quality

Number of ink colours 4
Number of ink cartridges 5
Maximum number of ink colours 4
Maximum number of cartridges 5
Quoted photo durability source N/A

Physical and Environmental

Standard printer interfaces USB, 10/100 Ethernet
Optional printer interfaces none
Size 225x420x550mm
Weight 12.0kg
Noise (in normal use) 55dB(A)
Duty cycle 4,000 pages

Paper Handling

Maximum paper size A4/legal
Maximum paper weight 300gsm
Standard paper inputs 2
Standard paper input capacity 251
Maximum paper inputs 2
Maximum paper input capacity 251
Duplex (code, cost if option) No

Photo Features

PictBridge support No
Borderless printing A4
Direct (PC-less) printing No
Supported memory cards none
CD printing No


Printer technology MEMS inkjet
Supported operating systems Windows Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.5 or later
Other inkjet features none
Other inkjet options £240 inc VAT

Buying Information

Price £659
Consumable parts and prices £50 each
Quoted life of supplied black cartridge 4,070 (ISO/IEC 24712)
Quoted life of supplied colour cartridge(s) Cyan 5,430, magenta 3,169, yellow 3,088 pages (ISO/IEC 24712)
Quoted life of supplied photo cartridge(s) N/A
Price per colour A4 page 2.5p
Price per mono A4 page 1.5p
Warranty one year

Tested Print Speeds

Time for two 10x8in photos 1.0 18s
Time for six 6x4in photos 1.0 20s