Epson EcoTank Review

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Are you running a small to medium-sized business? Need a printer capable of handling pages of documentation, faxing, copying, and scanning? Why, the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-16650 is happy to serve. Thanks to its high capacity trays, excellent printing performance, and ink program, Epson created the best printers for a fledgling business. Are you interested in the future of printing? Take a look at how inkless printing hit the consumer market.

Why We Like It – Epson EcoTank Review

The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-16650 is a powerhouse, capable of pumping out page after page without quality suffering, while also sweetening the deal with an amazing deal for the first two years of owning the machine.

Pros
  • Superb printing performance
  • Unlimited ink for two years
  • High paper capacity
Cons
  • Upfront cost

Performance

The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-16650 is all about performance, especially with its ink tanks. A set or replacement ink bottles have enough ink to output 7,500 uncolored or 6,000 colored—which color printing is lacking in the Brother HL-L2300D. It can easily handle 25 pages per minute without print quality suffering.

That kind of performance can be used to your advantage, thanks to the large paper tray—or should we say “paper trays.” The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-16650 has two front trays and a rear free for specialty paper. Its paper capacity holds up to 500 sheets of paper.

Design

The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-16650 is an all-in-one printer, making use of inkjet technology to do the work. It has a copier and scanner at the top, alongside an auto document feeder, fax, and printer (2-sided). You use a 4.3-inch color touchscreen to navigate, which is very clear and big enough to not be a hindrance—also being nearly twice as large as the touchscreen on HP OfficeJet 3830.

There’s two trays in the front, each holding 250 pages. When ink runs out, there’s a refillable ink tank to use, which is typical of inkjet printers. And lastly, the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-16650 is Wi-Fi capable, but also Ethernet.

Value

The Epson EcoTank is an absolute monster, printing page after page. Its performance and quality are hard to pass on. This is especially true if you’re running a small business that deals with documentation frequently. If you’re looking for an all-in-printer for personal use, the HP OfficeJet 5255 might be more your speed.

And we can’t forget their 2-year program when you pick up qualifying EcoTank printers. For the first two years, Epson will reimburse you for ink bottles you’ve purchased. What’s also nice is ink bottles cost a fraction of the price compared to ink cartridges, further reducing the amount spent per page on ink.

Epson EcoTank Review Wrap Up

If you’re willing to pay the higher upfront cost, you won’t be disappointed with the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-16650. Even less so when you consider its performance, high capacity paper trays, and Epson’s ink program. For someone running a business dealing with documents constantly, that kind of savings can be game changing. It’s well worth the initial asking price.

Performance9.5
Design9.4
Value9.3
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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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