I know my family can’t be the only family that seems to prints out random things each day but our printer has had a hard and painful life of overwork.
It has also cost me a small fortune in inks over the last 2 years too. With ink cartridges (of which I needed 2, a tri colour and black) and each costing in the region of £24+ I have probably spent enough to fund a family long weekend break over the last year alone. So when recently I was asked to try out the Epson EcoTank ET-2750 I was obviously interested. Epson EcoTanks are amazingly cost-effective on the print/ink ratio but having seen only one model previously I was concerned that it would be massive and swamp the office.
I was wrong.
When the Epson EcoTank ET-2750 arrived I was incredibly surprised at just how compact it was in its size. With its cubed shape and family friendly features this machine was hopefully going to be the answer to my printing prayers.
Firstly I think that the set up a machine can tell a lot about how user-friendly something is going to be so with baited breath I read through the instructions and started the step by step process of setting it up. For the whole duration of the process (13 minutes) it was straight forward and easy enough to follow just the instructions on the screen but having the written step by step guide was really helpful when it came to emptying the ink into the tanks.
Ink is one of those things that sets my clean freak inside on edge so after covering the carpet in the office with an old towel I twisted the cap of each ink bottle and placed it into the corresponding ink tank and it just did it all without me having to stress at all. I expected some ink dribble from at least one but actually I got absolutely nothing in terms of mess. Although it is worth noting that I was very gentle turning them upside down before inserting them into the tanks. If you go flailing them about you are probably going to get some splatter, just on laws of common sense.
I have been printing for nearly a month now and the inks are still going strong with no movement in the ink wells at all. Which is not surprising as it claims to print 14,000 pages in black and 5,200 in colour with the ink that was included in the box. Which is works out to be approximately 3 years worth depending upon usage.
I love the print from anywhere feature which means I can print via the home Wi-fi connection and if I wanted to extend this further I could download the Epson iPrint app and print from there or could use the SD card slot so I wouldn’t even need a computer to print anymore.
Overall I have and continue to be thrilled with how easy it is to use, the quality of the prints and the general cost-effectiveness of the ink in general.
Disclaimer: We were sent this printer for the purposes of reviewing it and sharing our thoughts. All opinions however remain independently those of The Oliver’s Madhouse