Epson Ecotank Printer!

I’ve been in the market for a new printer for a little while. We had an all-in-one laser printer that had served us *very* well for probably 7 or 8 years, but it was to the point that it required parts and, well, it was hard to justify the expense. So my hubby and I spent some time wandering through a couple shops looking to see what was available. You know how it is – if you haven’t looked in six months, there’s something new out! We were intrigued by Epson’s EcoTank printers. When we got married, we each brought an inkjet printer into the marriage and they had their frustrations! We print a lot more now than we did back then, but it seemed like we were frequently struggling with either the jets being plugged or the cartridges drying out.

Well let me tell you, things have changed! First off, the EcoTank Supertank printers don’t have cartridges anymore! They have a “tank” that you fill with “up to two years of ink”. Each printer comes with enough ink to last about that long – based on an average of printing 150 pages per month. The tanks hold enough ink to print just over 11,000 colour pages. Now, naturally, you have to keep in mind that these are averages – if you print more per month or if you print lots of pictures, the ink will disappear faster. However, the appeal for me is this – they seem to be much less likely to have any issues with drying up, the tanks are bigger, so you don’t need to be constantly buying cartridges (supposedly the tanks hold about the equivalent of 30 cartridge sets!), and you can still have the option to print out beautiful photos!

Now, to back up a bit. There are several things that are really important to me in a printer. First, it needs to be wireless. We live in a mobile home at the moment. We have no spare space. That means my hubby’s “desk” (portable table) is in the living room. While there’s kind of space for a printer, it really isn’t convenient because it’s entirely too possible to have it knocked off. Our laser printer lives in the hallway next to the washer and dryer. At the moment, this printer is on a storage drawer unit next to it. If it wasn’t wireless, it would be mean walking down the hall and plugging the computer into the printer *every* time we wanted to print something! That would work okay for me since I use a laptop, but somehow that just doesn’t work so well with my husband’s desktop! Haha! So wireless was top priority. My second biggest priority was that it needed to be an all-in-one. I frequently scan items, so we needed a scanner. It’s also very handy to have the option to copy things.

When I asked Epson if they would like to work with me and if they could meet those two priorities, they said “Yes” and I did a happy dance! I was sent the Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer. Yup, it’s a mouthful, but it’s a good mouthful! This printer offers me colour printing, photo printing, and borderless printing. It also offers me scanning and copying. And, as a supreme bonus, it even does automatic double-sided printing! Woohoo! I don’t know about you, but I am really horrible at remembering which way to put the paper back in the tray before telling it to print the second side – I always end up with a least one page messed up because I put the paper back in wrong! So I am thoroughly enjoying this option! And I know we’ll use double sided printing more often because it’s more convenient than walking down the hall each time to put the paper back in!

Now you’re likely wondering, but what about the speed? The quality? Well, yes, since it’s an inkjet, it is slower than our laser one was. But truth be told, my life isn’t so crazy that I can’t wait a minute longer for my pages to print! It really is pretty quick – remember – I have to walk from the kitchen table, down the hall to the printer to pick them up. So unless I’m printing 20 pages, it’s done by the time I get there! And as for the quality – it is going to provide anything and everything I could ever want! For the fun of it, we picked up a ream of photo paper when we were in the city. I’m terrible at printing pictures, but figured, why not try it out! So I printed out three pages. One was two pictures from our recent trip to Mexico. They printed beautifully!  The second picture I printed was a painting done by a friend of ours from in Mexico. He’s phenomenal and I got to have a wee painting lesson with him. My task when we were done was to finish the painting – so I took a picture of the original that I was attempting to copy. In the printout, I can see the brushstrokes, I can see colour variances. Amazing!

The last picture I printed was printed directly from my phone! I figured I had better figure out that very nifty option as well! Connecting with the printer was easy, once I figured out what I needed to do on my phone! From there, it was super simple to choose print – of a picture I took this morning of the sunrise – and tell it to print landscape. Now this picture did take much longer to print. Note to self – leave phone near printer so that it can stay connected! The photo quality of the picture it printed is awesome!

If you’re looking for all the specs on this printer – sorry – you’ll have to go look at their website! I’m not here to compare printers or to decide which one is perfect. However, as a Mom and as reasonably-normal-human-being (haha!), this printer is going to *more* than meet my needs. I’m not running a business, I’m a Mom printing out school schedules and forms. I’m a Mom/Wife scanning and sending in health invoices. I’m scanning the kids’ artwork that I want to keep. I’m (now) printing photos to send to family. It’s much quicker than heading into town or the city to pick up pictures! I won’t be able to speak to the ease of loading the ink, because this printer arrived with the ink pre-loaded. However, given that I hope to only do it once a year or so, we should be good! The only thing I’m missing on this printer is a bottom paper tray. Since we don’t print every day, it’s nice when the tray is under the printer and in a location where the paper doesn’t get laden with dust! Guess I’m going to have to creak a dust cover for it!  The control panel is simple to operate and folds back out of the way so when the kids run down the hall at top speed, they don’t take it out!  I find the menus to be self-explanatory and easy to manipulate.  So am I happy with this printer?  You bet your boots I am

Thanks to Epson for my new positive outlook on printing! No more streaks, no more lines, no more split toner! It’s clean, it’s pretty and it works like a dream!

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Comments

  1. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for the great review,I’m actually in the market for a new one !

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    I would love to have this printer but sadly it’s out of my price range right now

  3. Thanks for the excellent review of this Epson printer. I am also looking for a new one.

  4. Florence Cochrane says:

    Thanks for the review. I am presently using an Epson and I would love to have a printer that is wireless. I will keep this in mind when I need to replace it.

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’m all in favour of wireless, so this printer appeals to me a lot. I also like the ink reservoirs such a huge improvement and printing from you phone is a huge plus too.

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’d like to have a colour printer as I only have a black and white laser printer, in fact that’s all I’ve had for the last 7 years! Colour would be lovely but this one’s a bit pricey for me considering how little I’d use it.

  7. Brian Hwang says:

    I’m in the market for a new printer. Our old one kept gumming up and wasting ink ALL the time, so this could be a promising replacement.

  8. Darlene Demell says:

    I love what features this printer has. I need a new printer so will keep this in mind.

  9. Looks like an awesome printer! We’ll be in the market for a new one soon.

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