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Epson Ecotank ET-5850 Review

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The Epson EcoTank ET-5850 is an efficient workhorse for small and home offices with its rapid printing, low running cost, and reliable page yield. Auto duplex printing and scanning enhance convenience, but color accuracy is mediocre.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Released in 2020, the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 is a premium all-in-one SuperTank inkjet with scan, fax, copy, and print functionality. Like the best printers, it supports automatic duplex scanning and printing, has a 550-sheet input tray capacity, and an automatic document feeder (40 pages).

It weighs 40.2 lbs and can print on A4, A6, letter, half-letter, legal, and executive-sized papers and glossy and matte paper types. Similar to the best all-in-one printers, there’s a 4.3” touchscreen LCD, and connectivity includes Ethernet, USB to computer, external storage, WiFi, Mopria, and AirPrint.

Best For

  • Black And White

  • Cheap Ink

  • Chromebook

  • Envelopes

  • Epson

  • For Mac

  • Small Business

  • Wireless

Consensus

our Verdict

The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 is a premium SuperTank for small offices, home offices, and families with vast printing needs. Its impressive 23 PPM mono and 18.1 PPM color print speeds sufficiently meet the requirements of a fast-paced work environment, ranking in the top 20% of our certified, tested printers. The low running cost of 0.5 cents per page and large page yield (4921 mono and 2532 color) make this printer a real workhorse in terms of efficiency.

The 4800 x 2400 DPI print resolution guarantees superior-quality prints with clear details. Although the scan quality is adequate at 1200 DPI, there is auto duplex scanning for greater convenience. Color accuracy is only average (7.02 dE), which isn’t suitable for high-quality professional color reproduction. Connectivity options are versatile—Ethernet, USB to computer, external storage, WiFi, AirPrint, and Mopria.

Reason to Buy

  • High-quality, reliable printing
    • The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 is a powerful printer for small and home offices with its huge page yield and fast printing.

    • Its 4800 x 2400 DPI print resolution is incredible at printing small details precisely.

  • Great scanning features
    • The 1200 DPI scan resolution is satisfactory for accurately capturing text.

    • This printer doubles as a reliable scanner with auto duplex scanning and a scan speed of 9 PPM.

  • Low running costs
    • The low running cost of 0.5 cents per page is economical, ranking in the top third of our verified, tested printers.

  • Blazing print speeds
    • The 23 PPM monochrome printing speed is perfect for fast-paced work environments, ranking in the top 20% of our certified, tested list.

    • The impressive 18.1 PPM color printing speed ranks in the top 13% of our verified, tested printers.

Reason to Avoid

  • Mediocre color accuracy
    • At 7.02 dE, color accuracy isn’t a strong point of this printer. It isn’t ideal if you require accurate, professional-grade color prints.

Epson Ecotank ET-5850 Specs

Automatic Document FeederAutomatic Document FeederYes
Automatic Two-Sided PrintingAutomatic Two-Sided PrintingYes
Copier Resolution (B&W)Copier Resolution (B&W)
Copier Resolution (Color)Copier Resolution (Color)
DepthDepth32.4"
Duplex Scan FunctionDuplex Scan FunctionYes
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedYes
HeightHeight13.8"
Integrated FaxIntegrated FaxYes
Max Number of CopiesMax Number of Copies999
Max Paper WidthMax Paper Width8.5"
Mobile PrintingMobile PrintingYes
Number of Ink Cartridges RequiredNumber of Ink Cartridges Required4
Paper FeederPaper FeederCassette tray
Print Speed (B&W)Print Speed (B&W)25 ppm
Print Speed (Color)Print Speed (Color)
Printer Resolution (B&W)Printer Resolution (B&W)
Printer Resolution (Color)Printer Resolution (Color)
Printer TypePrinter Type
Scanner ResolutionScanner Resolution
Scanner TypeScanner Type
Tray CapacityTray Capacity
WidthWidth
WirelessWirelessYes

All Specs

Test Results

B&W Print Speed (ppm)23
Color Print Speed (ppm)18.1
B&W Printing Costs (¢ per page)0.5
Color Printing Costs (¢ per page)2.15
Color Accuracy (dE)7.02

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Market Context

Released in 2020, the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 is a premium all-in-one SuperTank inkjet with scan, fax, copy, and print functionality. Like the best printers,…

Released in 2020, the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 is a premium all-in-one SuperTank inkjet with scan, fax, copy, and print functionality. Like the best printers, it supports automatic duplex scanning and printing, has a 550-sheet input tray capacity, and an automatic document feeder (40 pages).

It weighs 40.2 lbs and can print on A4, A6, letter, half-letter, legal, and executive-sized papers and glossy and matte paper types. Similar to the best all-in-one printers, there’s a 4.3” touchscreen LCD, and connectivity includes Ethernet, USB to computer, external storage, WiFi, Mopria, and AirPrint.

The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 is a premium printer with significantly better features than the upper mid-range Epson EcoTank ET-8550. Although both are great for…

The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 is a premium printer with significantly better features than the upper mid-range Epson EcoTank ET-8550. Although both are great for offices, the ET-5850 is more suitable for fast-paced work environments thanks to its 23-PM mono printing and 18.1-PM color printing speeds. The ET-5850 also has a higher print resolution than the ET-8550 for exceptional print quality (4800 x 2400 DPI), but the ET-8550 has higher color accuracy for better-looking color prints. To learn more, read our Epson EcoTank ET-8550 review.

The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850’s impressive page yield makes it much better equipped to handle vast printing requirements compared to the mid-range Epson Workforce Pro…

The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850’s impressive page yield makes it much better equipped to handle vast printing requirements compared to the mid-range Epson Workforce Pro WF-7840. (ET-5850’s 4921 mono and 2532 color vs. WF-7840’s 361 mono and 297 color).The ET-5850’s running costs are much lower at 0.5 cents per page (vs. WF-7840’s 4.4 cents per page), but the WF-7840 edges out with color accuracy and a low purchase price. For in-depth coverage, check out this Epson Workforce Pro WF-7840 review.

The Canon Pixma G7020 and the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 are excellent for offices. But the G7020’s superior page yield (5415 mono and 4790 color)…

The Canon Pixma G7020 and the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 are excellent for offices. But the G7020’s superior page yield (5415 mono and 4790 color) and lower running cost of 0.3 cents per page make it more economical than the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850. Nonetheless, the ET-5850 comes out on top with distinctly speedier printing, higher print quality and color accuracy, and duplex scanning support.  To learn more, check out this Canon Pixma G7020 review.

Automatic Document Feeder

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automatic Two-Sided Printing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Copier Resolution (B&W)

Copier Resolution (Color)

Depth

32.4"

29.8"

38.4"

14.6"

Duplex Scan Function

Yes

Yes

No

Energy Star Certified

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Height

13.8"

16.9"

20.5

9.3"

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Score Card

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Expert Score

90

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Customer Score

88

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True Score

89

Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    92.6

    Category Trust Score

    90
    The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 is an all-in-one supertank printer for small businesses with outstanding… read more

    By:

    Dagobiet Morales Alfaro
  • PC Mag
    86.9

    Category Trust Score

    90
    The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 AIO prints well and inexpensively, and it offers generous input… read more

    By:

    William Harrel
  • Tom’s Guide
    78.71

    Category Trust Score

    90
    The fast and flexible ET-5850 offers lots of features and extremely low ink costs, and… read more

    By:

    Eric Butterfield

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