Epson β€œEcotank” printers : Any good ?

Epson β€œEcotank” printers : Any good ?

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Pinoyuk

Original Poster:

343 posts

3 months

Wednesday 4th September
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Need a new colour printer . And note these have amazing “Pages per toner ratio “ Probably use it via cable . Don’t truly need the very best state of art photo quality . Just nice letters and simple flyers etc


Only A4 use and envelopes or envelope address stickers etc

Insanity Magnet

608 posts

100 months

Thursday 5th September
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We have an ET-2750. It's fine and only drinks a small amount of ink. I have a forest-wasting 10yo daughter who delights on printing all sorts of creative-graphic twaddle* and we've been through at least two reams of paper without making much of a dent in the levels (10% ink depletion so far). I couldn't give an accurate idea of how much we have used but certainly much less than the previous HP cartridge machine.

Only problem I have at the moment is W10 refusing to operate the scanner remotely so I end up using either an SD card or the mac...

  • meaning paper covered in blue and red shapes all outlined in black.

3200gt

2,723 posts

171 months

Friday 6th September
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Got an ET4500. Use it for office use about 50 pages per day. Cost about £100 more than HP cartridge machine of same spec but recovered that extra cost in the first 3 months due not not having to buy the HP cartridges at ridiculous prices every couple of months. £15 70ml 4 bottle ink set lasts me about 8 months constant use.
Plus side, low ink costs and reliable (so far).
Down side smallish paper capacity about 50 sheets a4.

Zadkiel

266 posts

93 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Basically the same as above here. Bought one to replace an HP unit as I got sick of buying massive plastic cartridges every few months (I don't print all that much). I'm still on the ink it came with now almost 2 years later. I'll never go back.

Pinoyuk

Original Poster:

343 posts

3 months

Wednesday 11th September
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No argument against then !

Now, which model ? Will a £300 be ok for my needs Or do I have to even spend that ?

Thanks

Edited by Pinoyuk on Wednesday 11th September 14:01

3200gt

2,723 posts

171 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Think the et4500 I got cost just over £200

Pinoyuk

Original Poster:

343 posts

3 months

Monday 16th September
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To use these printers also for normal B&W letters etc .Are they as good as a cheap mono laser etc ? If so ,I means I could ditch the laser etc !

3200gt

2,723 posts

171 months

Monday 16th September
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yes

pmanson

12,438 posts

200 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Hi All,

Looking for a recommendation on a new MFP for my new venture.

Minimal printing requirements (I can count on one hand the amount of times I've needed to print something in the last 3 months (and generally in B&W)) but on occasion I've needed to be able to print something, sign it and scan it.

Saying that my son has just gone to middle school so I expect the level of printing required will start to increase over the coming years

There seems to be a lot of similar models available at vastly different price points. Any recommendations on models and places to buy?

Cheers,
Phill


Murph7355

23,352 posts

203 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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I have one of these:

https://www.printerland.co.uk/product/hp-laserjet-...

(not from this link - first one that came up with the model smile).

If you're not printing photos then I'd recommend a colour laser over an inkjet.

Pinoyuk

Original Poster:

343 posts

3 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Running costs of a laser are going to cost a lot more ? The Ecotank system must be the cheapest in the world ?

silobass

876 posts

49 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Does the Ecotank printer print photos OK?

3200gt

2,723 posts

171 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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silobass said:
Does the Ecotank printer print photos OK?
As good as any other inkjet on photo paper.

Pinoyuk

Original Poster:

343 posts

3 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Thats the trick. To use the best paper for the job.

pmanson

12,438 posts

200 months

Thursday 24th October
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Thanks all.

Murph7355

23,352 posts

203 months

Friday 25th October
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Pinoyuk said:
Running costs of a laser are going to cost a lot more ? The Ecotank system must be the cheapest in the world ?
Depends what you're printing and how often.

I have an inkjet for photos and laser for everything else.