I thought I’ve been doing ok without a printer, it was a bit of a hassle after my old printer died to print documents but on occasions I just asked my neighbour to. print a few pages. But as the lockdown started, I realised that I desperately need one. For multiple reasons: I had to print out work sheets for homeschooling my son and daughter, I needed to print labels for delivery companies (I buy and sell lots on Ebay) since I cannot label manually and take items to the post office – which is what I would normally do. And also, I wanted to get photos printed too.
Epson Ecotank Printers
So Epson kindly sent me their new Ecotank ET-7750 printer to test out. This A3 cartridge-free model is designed for printing lots of photos at a ultra-low cost. With the included ink, you can print up to 3,400 photos. For high-quality results, it uses four dyes and a pigment ink. It’s hassle-free to use with an SD card slot, borderless photo printing and dual paper trays. It’s also easy to set up, reliable and designed for mess-free refills. With 3 years of ink included, this saves lots and lots of cartridges! And lots of money spent on ink. In the Ecotank range there are 3 products available: one for everyday printing, one for businesses and one for photo-quality printing.
Laser printers typically have more consumables and require periodic replacement of the drum, transfer belt and fuser in many cases. Thanks to Heat-Free Technology, these inkjet printers use fewer parts that need replacing than in a laser printer, and our printheads are not a consumable. This reduces the environmental burden of manufacturing and recycling the additional resources.
What I thought about it:
- It was very easy to set it up with a help of a mobile app and place the inks into the tank
- Completely mess free, you cannot mix things up
- 3-in-1 multifunction device, which is very handy: it can print, scan and photocopy
- The printing is cost effective, even if you calculate the initial cost of the machine
- It can also handle A3-sized paper and high-resolution photo printing
- Not touchscreen, but it is easy enough to read on its tilting flap and the buttons are responsive and decent sizes
- For photo printing it is very handy to have an SD card slot alongside the front USB port and a square USB input. And Wifi printing of course