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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

There’s little time to appreciate such subtleties while the EvoJet is at work, however. We cued up our regular black text test and watched open-mouthed as it shot out at more than 45 pages per minute (ppm), closely followed by our taxing colour test at nearly 31ppm. While these may seem a way off the claimed 60ppm speed, we usually include the time taken to create the print job and send it to the printer. Removing this, the text test hit exactly 60ppm, with colour lagging only slightly behind. It’s an astonishing result for any printer at this price, let alone an inkjet.

Fast inkjet prints are rarely impressive, but the only fault we could find with those from the EvoJet was that on plain paper they were a little faint, lacking the impact we’d expect from a good colour laser. Printing on Lomond’s own coated matte paper, text and graphics became incredibly punchy, but at 3p a sheet the extra quality is only worth it for special presentations. Surprisingly, given that photos were spat out almost as quickly as plain paper prints, the results on Lomond’s glossy paper were impressive, let down only slightly by a couple of very faint vertical lines. It’s quite uncanny watching photos this good appear so quickly.

Fortunately, Lomond hasn’t dropped the ball when it comes to the EvoJet’s running costs. Even allowing for a new print head after the rated 45,000 pages, mixed pages of text and colour graphics should cost only about 4p each, slightly less than the most cost-efficient workgroup colour lasers in the same price range – which will run up higher electricity bills. Combining quality, speed and value, this really is a remarkable printer.

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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