The Epson EcoTank ET-7750 multi-function printer sits directly at the top of this EcoTank product tree and although cost is alarming, this system is really a far cry from your disappointing Epson ET-4500.
Even the five-colour refillable ink tank process is a massive improvement in image quality as a result of the addition of a dedicated photo black pigment ink, and the grade is streets ahead. This system can also manage A3/tabloid-sized paper also boasts fast duplex printing speeds and high-resolution picture printing.
However, the eye catching feature that is plastered all over the box and brochure is the fact that includes enough ink at the ten bundled bottles to print 3,600 photographs. That is 10x15cm photo paper, not A4, but it's still far more than any other inkjet may offer.
Epson's EcoTank printers are a bit larger than their cartridge-based equivalents and that's especially true when you compare with the Epson ET-7750 with all the lozenge-shaped Epson XP-960, that may also manage A3 paper. The ink tanks themselves bulge in the front panel whereas they used to appear at the back on earlier versions and there's something satisfying about being able to realize how much ink you have remaining.
Waiting to get a cartridge to inform you when it needs replacing can leave you dry, or suspicious that you're spending more than you are actually using. The refueling system is nicely designed with bottles which correspond only with the appropriate colour tank, which means you cannot pour the incorrect one, whereas an automatic shut-off valve keeps you from overfilling the tanks.
With all these flaps and holes pushed , the Epson ET-7750 is compact enough, however the many extending trays feel flimsy and one can only wonder just how long the many moving plastic parts will survive.
The 2.7-inch (6.8cm) screen is smaller than that of this XP-90 and not touchscreen, but it is simple enough to read about its own tilting flap. You need to boost the flap and expand the front shipping tray to publish anything, which extends the footprint of the printer marginally.
We're happy to obtain an SD card slot together with the front USB port and also a square USB input with the Ethernet port in the back, although the bundle does not contain a USB data cable, yet sadly.
Does anyone still do that? Being a top model, it gives key features such as duplex printing. Most notable though, is the EcoTank system that replaces sealed cartridges with compartments that you fill with ink from a bottle.
Ten bottles of ink are included in the box, which Epson reckons may last you for up to three years, or 3,400 photographs, or 14,000 white and black pages and 11,200 color documents. With every 140ml ink bottle costing $11.99 ($15.67) that's a potential 80% on cartridge expenses. Nevertheless Epson has measured it works out as more cost effective than any other inkjet program we've tested.
There aren't any input paper traysone that will take 1 hundred sheets of paper and another for envelopes and photo paper, or a tray that allows you to print directly onto simple compact discs.
The back tray can handle A3 or tabloid-sized newspaper, which sets the Epson ET-7750 in a very useful category. It is well worth noting that while it can print colour documents at that size, it cannot print photos onto shiny A3 paper along with the scanner bed is much more than A3 too.
That is a fair resolution for most purposes, but it's half as far as the cheaper Epson XP-960.
We listed print speeds consistent with Epson's maintained 28ppm for fundamental mono printing and if picture printing is slow, so it's extremely impressive. There is no NFC for one-touch communicating with a mobile device, but the printer failed to connect easily enough employing the office Wi-Fi system and via Wi-Fi Direct.
Epson's Windows program comes from the box and also the Epson iConnect app is a free download for Android/Apple devices. It's not an especially advanced app and does not, for example, connect your printer along with your own Wi-Fi system for you at the setup stage.
Installation and operation
The user guide in this circumstance is a mere leaflet, which is always a fantastic sign. All you actually need is your mobile app to be able to follow the setup procedure and find the Epson EcoTank ET-7750 online and also calibrated. Four test sheets are churned out to your approval, therefore it's just as well you've as much ink included. Disappointingly, the app does not log the printer along with your Wi-Fi network, which means you have to type in your password through the bloated LCD and the buttons beside it. This makes the installation procedure somewhat longer than it has to be.
Mixing the ink tanks, when motivated, is rather enjoyable. The tops of the bottles have particular shapes so you can't pour the cyan into the magenta tank for instance. Presumably that could have caused some true headache. What is more, they automatically quit dispensing ink once the tank is complete, and that means you can just reverse the bottle free of fear of it running . We set down newspaper for this particular job, but didn't spill a drop and we should not have worn out the included rubber gloves.
In operation, the Epson is plausible and user friendly, especially through the Epson iConnect app and it prints pretty lightly at 37dB when using photo paper.
The Epson EcoTank ET-7750 passed all our tests easily and although it would occasionally spit out two pieces of photo paper at precisely the exact same time, the standard of every print was high.
Very modest text was constantly clearly legible, while bigger letters seemed well defined and constant. Laser printers tend to manage finer lines, but there was certainly no denying, or over inking going on.
The four dyes can be applied evenly and quickly to generate vivid colour documents on up to A3 sized paper in moments. However, the Epson EcoTank ET-7750 is most remarkable when turning photos onto glossy photo paper in their highest quality. The amount of detail on show is remarkable and the advantage of using a separate picture black pigment as well as the dark dye is evident in every shot.
It's fairly fast also, with printing rates that step around Epson's quoted 5.5 pages per second for mono duplex printing, or possibly 28ppm when apartment out. It's not quite as fast as a laser printer, nor can it be the fastest inkjet, and using the paper limited to a hundred sheets, it cannot compete using a Xerox machine to get efficacy. It performed faithfully in the evaluation nonetheless, and it surely did not run out of ink.
The possible savings which can be made out of the latest iteration of Epson's EcoTank system easily outweigh that hefty first outlay. By any measurement, it ends up far less expensive than cartridges, whereas the five-colour system works especially well with photos on picture.
Mono duplex printing is quite fast and reliable in A4 paper, however remember that you can also A3-sized documents in color, and of course envelopes and CD labels.
There is denying that at a recommended retail price of 700, this is a costly printer and it is a shame you do not have the alternative of purchasing a package with only 1 pair of refills for much less. Given the price and the massive capacity of the ink tanks, then it only makes sense if you realize you will be doing quite a great deal of printing. And given the large cost, it's a shame there is no NFC connectivity, either a much greater scan resolution, A3 photo printing, or even no less than a USB data cable from the box.
If you can get past that prohibitive first price, this laser method really does work out far more cost effective than some cartridge-based system. With quick duplex mono printing and the capability to manage A3 paper, this multifunction model is something of an all-rounder. Given that high price, however, as well as the high ability of these ink tanks, it makes much more sense in an office that prints from colour frequently.
- Cartridge-free printing — comes with up to 2 years of ink in the box
- Includes enough ink to print documents up to 14,000 pages black/9,000 color — equivalent to about 30 ink cartridge sets
- Save up to 80 percent on ink with low-cost replacement bottles — plus easy-to-fill, supersized ink tanks
- 5 color inks — for printing high-quality documents and photos up to 11" x 17"
- Versatile paper handling — dedicated paper and photo trays, plus a rear specialty feed
- Easy PC-free printing — with built-in USB and memory card slots
- Large, easy-to-read 2.7" color LCD — simple setup and navigation
- Complete wireless solution — easily print from iPad®, iPhone®, Android™ tablets and smartphones7; includes Wi-Fi Direct® and Ethernet
- Exclusive auto-stop ink bottles — uniquely keyed for easy filling of each color
- Product protection you can count on — 2-year limited warranty with registration
Windows 10, Windows 8, 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows Vista® (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows Server® 2003 – Windows Server 2016 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Mac® OS X® 10.6 – macOS® 10.12.x12
Eco Features :
Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWay® Transport Partner
What's In The Box:
Expression Premium ET-7750 EcoTank all-in-one
CD-ROM for product setup
Included ink in the box:
2 bottles 512 Black (140 mL)
2 bottles each 512 Cyan, M75agenta, Yellow, Photo Black (70 mL)
DOWNLOAD DRIVER EPSON ET-7750
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|Scanner Driver and Epson Scan 2 Utility v220.127.116.11 Windows 32 & 64 Bit|
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