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It’s one thing to find the right printer for your needs, it’s another thing to find the right ink. Cartridges are expensive, so you don’t want to make the wrong buying choice. The ink you choose combined with the latest technology will bring photos to life as well as clear text documents.
Epson is obviously a wise choice for printing needs. Today, we will look at the ink cartridges Epson 410 vs 410XL. We will compare their quality, page yield and value for money. Once we have looked at all of the features, we’ll include a comparison chart and some pros and cons before our final verdict.
As the names suggest, the Epson 410 and the Epson 410XL are quite similar, so we will begin here.
Epson Quality Tested
The Epson 410 and the Epson 410XL come with the Epson seal of quality for the ultimate performance. They are testes in Epson labs for color, purity, viscosity, surface tension, and gas chromatography.
Claria Premium Ink
You may have noticed that not all generic cartridges will work in your Epson printer. The Epson 410 and the Epson 410XL have Claria Premium Ink which has been specifically engineered for Epson printers. The black cartridges are pigment inks, so they don’t bleed through the paper and the color cartridges are dye inks.
Images that are printed using the Epson 410 and the Epson 410XL are smudge and scratch-resistant. The quality of your prints will remain for longer, even up to more than 200 years.
The moment your photos and documents come out of the printer the Epson 410 and the Epson 410XL ink will be dry. This prevents the frustration of smeared prints and potentially having to reprint your images.
The following comparison chart will recap the specifications of the Epson 410 and the Epson 410XL.
|Epson Quality Tested||Yes||Yes|
|Available Packs||Black, Photo black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, C/M/Y/Photo black 4 pack||Black, Black photo, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, pack, C/M/Y/B/Photo black 5 pack|
|Printer Compatibility||Expression Premium (Small All-in-Ones)- XP-830, XP-7100, XP-530, XP-640, XP-630, XP-645, XP-900, XP-6005||Expression Premium (Small All-in-Ones)- XP-830, XP-7100, XP-530, XP-640|
|Claria Premium Ink||Yes||Yes|
|Resistance||Smudge and scratch||Smudge and scratch|
|Durability||More than 200 years||More than 200 years|
|Capacity||Standard Capacity- 300 pages||High Capacity- 500 pages|
The similarities between the Epson 410 and the Epson 410XL end with the quality of the ink. Now we will look at how they differ.
The ink cartridge yield is an estimation of the number of pages each cartridge can print.
The standard capacity cartridges can print around 300 pages each.
As high-capacity cartridges, the yield is approximately 500 pages each.
The Winner Is- The Epson 410XL
In some cases, you can save a few dollars by buying a pack of cartridges.
These cartridges come in black, cyan, magenta, and yellow. You can also buy a pack with all 4 cartridges (3 colors and photo black) and you literally save around $3 but it is also more convenient.
The individual cartridges are the same. The pack of 5 does seem to be excellent value for money, with savings of around $25. That is until you open the box and discover that it’s only the black cartridge that is a high capacity, the rest is standard.
The Winner Is- The Epson 410
These cartridges are compatible with the small all-in-one printers in the Expression Premium range.
You can use these cartridges with the XP-830, XP-7100, XP-530, XP-640, XP-630, XP-645, XP-900, and the XP-6005.
The product information shows fewer printers, including the XP-830, XP-7100, XP-530, and XP-640.
The Winner Is- The Epson 410
Pros and Cons
One last thing before making our final decision is the pros and cons of these Epson ink cartridges.